NYC Comptroller says new analysis shows many schools welcoming newcomer students faced budget cuts


New York City Comptroller Brad Lander’s office released a new analysis which alleges that a majority of schools that welcomed new-coming asylum-seeking students faced several significant budget cuts earlier this year. 

The Comptroller’s office’s analysis findings indicated an estimated 368 city public schools enrolling asylum-seeking students are owed more than $39 million in Fair Student Funding (FSF) – a number calculated by utilizing enrollment-related data and formulas which primarily provide schools with their budgets, while factoring in and need-based students.