CSA President Joins Mayor To Announce $125 Million in FSF
On Wednesday, April 25, CSA President Mark Cannizzaro joined Mayor de Blasio, Council Speaker Johnson and Chancellor Carranza at a City Hall press conference to unveil an additional $125 million annual investment in Fair Student Funding for New York City public schools.
Earlier this month, the council partnered with CSA’s position to increase dollars sent directly to school budgets when it released its official response to the mayor’s proposed budget. (Click here to see the CSA testimony calling for full funding and a more equitable funding formula). Mayor de Blasio subsequently responded to CSA’s and the council’s recommendation with an increase in FSF that lifts the floor to 90% and the average to 93%.
The mayor and council members in attendance all echoed CSA’s sentiment that there is more work to be done, and the mayor thanked Mark Cannizzaro for his advocacy.
“He’s fought hard for this,” said de Blasio, “and I want to thank him and all his colleagues at CSA for fighting for this, here and in Albany.”
At the press conference, CSA continued to advocate for full funding.
“This is just the beginning,” said Cannizzaro. “We’re going to continue to fight here in the city, and up in Albany, and everywhere we have to fight to make sure that the children of this city get the education they truly deserve.”