Statement Regarding 2016-2017 Transportation Aid
The Port Washington School District would like to update the community about an issue with the district’s 2016-2017 transportation state aid that the Board of Education discussed at a public meeting last fall.
As previously stated, due to a filing error, the necessary paperwork was not submitted within the State Education Department’s required deadlines. As soon as this mistake, which equals a significant dollar amount, was uncovered by the district all of the necessary paperwork was promptly submitted to SED.
The district has been diligent in its efforts to favorably rectify this situation. We have been working closely with Sen. Elaine Phillips and Assemblyman Anthony D’Urso, who have been acting on our behalf in Albany to remedy the issue. Despite numerous attempts, as of this time we have not yet received a resolution, the exact dollar amount or when it will affect the district’s finances from SED. We express our sincere appreciation to both the Senator and Assemblyman for their efforts on behalf of our school district and community.
Initial legislation seeking group amnesty for several school districts throughout the state, including Port Washington which missed submission deadlines, was vetoed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo prior to approving the state budget. Currently, the Senator and Assemblyman are working in Albany seeking passage of a second piece of legislation to secure a favorable resolution for Port Washington. We are hopeful this legislation will be passed.
“During my tenure as State Senator, I have fought to deliver record state aid for Port Washington schools and worked with school district leaders to address challenges such as emergency repairs to the Guggenheim Elementary School leaking roof and support for academic enrichment and health programs benefitting students and the school community,” said Sen. Phillips. “I remain committed to working with school administrators to protect students and taxpayers facing this unexpected financial hurdle and have introduced legislation intended to remedy the situation. It is my hope the measure will pass both the Senate and Assembly, and signed into law by the Governor, before the end of this current session next month.”
We will continue to aggressively pursue all options and once a final decision has been made, we will share the decision with the community. We again thank Sen. Phillips and Assemblyman D’Urso for their continued support.
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