Survey: NY school districts still in ...

Survey: NY school districts still in rough financial shape

Posted in the Weird Forum


Sharon Springs, NY

#1 Jan 16, 2014
A third of New York superintendents expect their school districts could become financially insolvent within four years, according to the results of a 2013 survey released Wednesday by the New York State Council of School Superintendents.
The survey found that while school districts may be better off than they were a few years ago, most still face tough budget challenges despite the state’s improving finances.
In the survey, 33 percent of the 339 respondents said that after four years their district may become unable to meet some financial obligations, a number that has dropped slightly compared to the 2012 survey. But a higher percentage of districts also said they could become financially insolvent after four years, compared to 2012. And 43 percent of districts said they may become unable to fund all state and federal mandates for instruction and student services within four years.
Nearly a third said their district’s financial condition has worsened over the past year.
The NYSCSS polled its members on the financial condition of their districts. About half of the state’s roughly 700 school districts responded. The survey did not include the so-called “Big Five,” New York City, Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse and Yonkers, becausee their school budgets are not subject to voter approval,
“The financial outlook for New York State government has improved under Governor Cuomo’s leadership. But that has yet to translate into wide gains for our schools,” Robert Reidy, the Council’s Executive Director, said in a statement.”Too many districts still have real fears of insolvency. Too few have been able to restore programs and opportunities for their students.”

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Weird Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
What turns you on ? (Aug '11) 1 min skybobbie 496
News Evolution vs. Creation (Jul '11) 1 min Dogen 210,244
El's Kitchen (Feb '09) 4 min Hypocrite Hunter 61,725
Funny!! Word association game. (Nov '13) 6 min skybobbie 4,267
+=Keep 1 Drop 1=+ 3 STACK (Mar '13) 6 min Princess Hey 10,698
Word Association 2 (Sep '13) 12 min skybobbie 20,627
Last Post Wins! (Aug '08) 14 min Princess Hey 147,299
What song are you listening to right now? (Apr '08) 15 min TheJerseyDevil 201,294
What Turns You Off (Jun '11) 20 min skybobbie 9,176
Who won the Presidential debate 2016 ? 9 hr Go Blue Forever 155
More from around the web