NYSUT officials on ‘Fund Our Future’ tour in Riverhead hear about overcrowded, under-resourced public schools
Riverhead administrators, teachers, staff, PTO leaders and parents spoke frankly to NYSUT officials about the real consequences of the district's foundation aid deficit.
State Sen. Ken LaValle and Assemblyman Fred Thiele say they've drafted legislation that would require an increase in foundation aid for districts, like Riverhead, funded at less than 55% of the foundation aid formula if they meet growth and need criteria.
Not even close: Governor’s budget would increase foundation aid to Riverhead schools by just $1.1 million
The governor's budget proposal is still more than $23 million shy of what Riverhead is owed if state foundation aid is fully funded — 'nowhere near' the district's fair share, Superintendent Henriquez says.
Residents turned out in force today for a rally at the middle school, carrying colorful signs and chanting "fair share now!" to demand Riverhead get its fair share of state education aid.