February 8, 2023
On Wednesday, February 8th, Policy and Advocacy Associates Jenny Veloz and Rebecca Charles submitted testimony to the New York State Joint Legislative Hearing on Elementary and Secondary Education.
While CCC supports the investments made in Governor Hohcul’s Executive Budget around increases to school funding, behavioral health supports, and funding for school food initiatives, we also recognize that more is needed to ensure students have resources that support their ability to excel. This testimony urges state legislators to include, among other things, funding for universal school meals, increased investments in community schools, removing cost-neutrality language from Pre-School Special Education from proposed methodology review, and ensuring that Pre-K is adequately funded. You can read more about their recommendations in the testimony.