CSA President Mark Cannizzaro’s Testimony On Fair Student Funding
On Tuesday, October 30, CSA President Mark Cannizzaro offered testimony before the NYC Council Education Committee Oversight Hearing on Fair Student Funding, calling once again for the City to bring all schools to 100%.
“We have schools that have been underfunded for the last ten years, according to the Fair Student Formula,” said Cannizzaro. “We will continue to lobby in Albany and we will fight for our fair treatment under the Campaign for Fiscal Equity formula. That has been something we have been pushing very hard for. However, whether we get that funding from the State or not, it’s time now that we do something to bring our schools to 100%.”
Earlier this year, Cannizzaro joined Mayor de Blasio at a City Hall press conference to unveil a $125 million annual investment in Fair Student Funding after the council partnered with CSA’s position to increase dollars sent directly to school budgets. Mayor de Blasio subsequently responded to CSA’s and the council’s recommendation with an increase in FSF that lifted the floor to 90% and the average to 93%.