Rockland’s eight school districts could receive a total of $11.4 million in state budget cuts under a plan by Gov. David Paterson to reduce the state’s deficit.
North Rockland, Clarkstown and East Ramapo each could receive spending cuts of $2.5 million or more under the governor’s proposal. Pearl River, which was supposed to receive $9.1 million from the state this school year, could see that figure drop by $578,890.
To see how your school district might be affected under Paterson’s proposals, click here: Proposed cuts for every school district.
Paterson also has proposed cutting state aid to municipalities. While no Rockland community would receive cuts this fiscal year, the county’s municipalities could see a total drop of $105,163 in state aid during 2009-10 under the governor’s plan.
To see how your community might be affected in the 2009-10 fiscal year, click here: Proposed cuts for every New York community.
Next week, the state Legislature will meet for a special session to discuss ways of reducing the state’s budget deficit, which could reach $2 billion. Paterson has proposed numerous cuts to the state’s budget, including health care and state aid to communities and school districts.
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