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Sign This Petition and Tell Albany: No Cuts to Education Funding!

A 20% reduction in aid to New York's schools that is being considered as a budget gap closing measure for the current year (2020-21) would have enormous consequences for students and communities. No matter how it’s distributed, a 20% state aid loss would be financially devastating to our schools, students, staff, and teachers. Our community need state education funds — now more than ever! Please click the button below to share this opinion with our state legislators.

The New York State PTA, The Council of School Superintendents, New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) and other education organizations are asking state policy makers to support schools and oppose any cuts to state aid for schools. They estimate that if a 20% reduction to all state-funded programs to schools were to occur, this would fall to 30%, which is lower than any year since 1940 when it was was first recorded.

  • The enacted state budget already reduced state support for schools for 2020-21 by $1.1 billion through the Pandemic Adjustment
  • A 20% state aid cut represents a $5.2 billion loss of funding
  • A 20% reduction in state aid is roughly double the size of any other state aid cut in history
  • Mid-year cuts are especially disruptive to students and districts’ fiscal stability
  • A reduction of 20% of state aid would bring the state’s share of school funding to a historic low

Read the full NYS Educational Conference Board Factsheet for more information.

“The pandemic has shown us one thing; our schools can do amazing things for children in our most difficult times of need. From transforming into immediate online instruction, to find ways to feed our 2.6 million public school children overnight, our schools lead the way. Now, we must support them. Our children cannot withstand any cuts to programs or services. Cuts to school aid would have an everlasting effect on their learning – and we simply cannot allow that,” added NYS PTA President Dana Platin & Kyle Belokopitsky, NYS PTA Executive Director.

Sign the Petition now! No Cuts for NY Education Funding

Support Seniors with 2021 Clothing Orders by December 4

Want to See Your Senior in the 2020-2021 Yearbook?

Order a 2020-2021 Yearbook now!  Send in photos of your Senior! The Yearbook Staff is requesting photos that fit a theme (Purple Pride, My Decorated Car, Working Hard, Fall, Halloween). Photos of seniors in their sports uniform, in action or with their team are needed as well, especially photos of teams.
When you have selected photos, there are 3 ways to submit them: Remind your senior to schedule a 5-minute Senior Portrait Photo in the House 4 Cafeteria and to submit a Senior Quotation and Parting Words. At the Senior Quotation website, click Student Login.  School number is 10801. The user ID is the student's first initial and last name all together. The password is the student ID number.
 
Want to make the yearbook even more memorable and honor the Class of 2021? Friends, families, and businesses can place booster ads to show love and support for the graduating seniors.
 
More Yearbook Information

Remember to join our PTSA this year — and every year!

Your annual dues support NRHS teachers & student programs.

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