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Killing GEA Could Further Devastate Area Schools

March 19, 2014
By TIM O. MAINS - Superintendent of Jamestown Public Schools , Post-Journal

If the single house budget bills coming out of the New York State Senate and Assembly last week are any indication, Chautauqua County public schools are about to be shortchanged ... again. Despite rhetoric from politicians about getting rid of the Gap Elimination Adjustment (GEA) as quickly as possible, there is scant evidence of such an effort from the governor or either house in the Legislature. To add insult to injury, there are a flurry of proposals for brand new educational programs (for both schools and taxpayers) at the very time that all available resources are desperately needed to support basic educational funding - i.e. direct aid to school districts.

 
 
 

 

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