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Foundation aid

NYSUT officials on ‘Fund Our Future’ tour in Riverhead hear about overcrowded, under-resourced public schools

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Riverhead administrators, teachers, staff, PTO leaders and parents spoke frankly to NYSUT officials about the real consequences of the district's foundation aid deficit.

Lawmakers take aim at foundation aid equity

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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

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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.

‘Fair share now!’ — Riverhead rally for state education aid draws big crowd

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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.
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