Council passes resolution to reverse reductions in school budget

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The New York City Council unanimously passed Resolution 283-A on Tuesday, which calls upon both Mayor Eric Adams and NYC Schools Chancellor David C. Banks to immediately reverse the Department of Education’s (DOE) reductions to school budgets.

The resolution, sponsored by Council Speaker Adrienne Adams, calls for the DOE to restore the $469 million that was originally removed from school budgets as announced earlier this year. The resolution also calls for Chancellor Banks to submit updated school budgets to the Panel for Educational Policy (PEP) to accurately reflect the funding restoration and full account of unspent federal stimulus funds – which have not yet been provided to the public.

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