New York State Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb meets with members of the School Administrators Association of New York State, Tuesday, March 10, 2015.
New York State Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb (R,C-Canandaigua) recently met with the School Administrators Association of New York State to discuss state education policy and hardships faced as a result of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s unfair education budget and policy tactics. Currently, Gov. Cuomo refuses to release school aid projections, which districts rely on to prepare their own budgets, unless his education reforms are passed.
“After meeting with education leaders directly impacted by Gov. Cuomo’s unprecedented budget tactics, it is clear the governor’s decision to withhold school aid projections has become an unnecessary roadblock for school districts to responsibly prepare their own budgets. Faculty, staff, administrators and students have all been put at risk by the governor’s misguided approach,” Leader Kolb said.
Leader Kolb recently held a press conference with members of the Assembly Minority Conference, education advocates and school district superintendents to call on Gov. Cuomo to release school aid executive budget estimates. Leader Kolb reiterated that the governor’s tactics are preventing school districts from being able to accurately plan for the future, and his heavy-handed approach flies in the face of good fiscal practice.
Leader Kolb also spoke with the group about teacher evaluations and other education issues. He remains committed to passing legislation that adequately funds our schools and gives all New York students a chance to succeed.
Editor’s Note: A jpg of New York State Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb at the event is available at: http://ppl.ug/S1-UYa1RPsM/.