Western Queens schools to receive $33 million in funding

More than 40 schools in western Queens will receive a $33 million funding boost — money that is owed to them and will be distributed with the Foundation Aid formula — Senate Deputy Leader Michael Gianaris announced this week.

Gianaris, who represents District 12 in the state Senate, said they were able to include the allocation in the new state budget after more than a decade has passed of a New York State Court of Appeals decision that found the state violated students’ Constitutional rights by underfunding schools.

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