Cuomo says schools need funding help from Washington, or major cuts are coming

What’s next or school aid?

When Gov. Andrew Cuomo unveiled his budget for fiscal year 2022 it included an apparent increase in school aid by $2.1 billion.

However, that’s contingent on New York’s federal aid. That plan incorporates $4 billion in federal aid for K-12 schools passed last month, as well as another $6 billion that will be shared as President Joe Biden begins the task of governing.

“We need results and we need them quickly,” Cuomo said speaking to the urgency necessary in Washington. A final 2022 budget will be due by the end of March.

Altogether, Gov. Cuomo says New York faces a $13+ billion deficit, as well as an anticipated deficit of $39 billion over the course of the next four years.

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