|Smithtown Council PTA
Welcome to the Smithtown Council of PTAs website. The hope for this website is to help everyone better communicate ideas, events and general information between schools.
If at anytime you would like your upcoming event posted or written about, please e mail any Council Executive Committee Member. Please see tab to left. We will be happy to help.
Thank you for your input. I hope you find this website informative and helpful!
NYS PTA Action Alert: Funding Our Schools
The 2016-17 NYS Executive budget proposals is a study in contrasts. Absent is the negative rhetoric that characterized last year's proposals. This year's budget is also introduced in a climate where new federal legislation, proposed Regents regulations and recommendations from the Governor's Common Core Task Force have introduced the promise of flexibility into the discussion of education reform. At the same time, funding of schools and the education department is insufficient. For the past eight years districts have filled gaps in state aid during a period of economic downturn in the state budget through program reduction and reserves depletion. With an improved economy and budget surplus, legislative priorities must turn to reimbursing districts for lost aid, demonstrating progress in honoring past commitments and supporting existing programs and regulations with adequate and equitable funding. NYS PTA maintains that a minimum increase of $2.2 billion in local aid to schools will be necessary to address these priorities. Increased support and staffing essential to supporting education department leadership is also required.
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