CCC Testimony: New York City Council Finance And Education Committees Regarding The Fiscal Year 2018 Preliminary Budget

March 7, 2017

CCC testified at the New York City Council Committees on Finance and Education at a hearing on March 21, 2017 regarding the Fiscal Year 2018 Preliminary Budget.

CCC supported the Preliminary Budget proposals to add $14 million for Summer in the City programs for at-risk 2nd graders and to expand STEM programming and summer school from 4 to 6 hours, and to add $14.83 million for SESIS system upgrades. CCC also supported the administration’s plan for a $495 capital investment from FY20-24 to create 38,487 new school seats.

CCC urged the administration to go further in the upcoming Executive Budget by expanding universal free lunch to all public school children; strengthening services and support for homeless school children (which includes restoring and baselining $10.3 million for social workers to help homeless children); maintaining funding for community schools; and funding the implementation of the recommendations from the Leadership Team on School Climate and Discipline.

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