City Council members respond to school budget reports released last week


Prior to the impending passage of New York City’s new $100 billion budget, members of the City Council sought to clarify reports of significant funding cuts to education.

City Council Speaker Adrienne Adams, Education Committee Chair Rita Joseph, and Oversight and Investigations Chair Gale Brewer responded to school budget reports released last week with significant changes due to lost funding and declining public school enrollment. 

In the statement released June 13, the three public servants emphasized their commitment to education and public schools, as well as outlined how they would work to ensure that New York City public schools would be able to thrive despite some federal funding and enrollment losses.