ALBANY, NY – Senator Terrence Murphy believes that every child deserves a quality education that can help them realize their potential. In fulfilling his promise to support public education, Senator Murphy has delivered a record-level of funding for schools in the 40th Senate District.
Westchester County will receive $207,199,960, an increase of $15,070,122. Putnam County will receive $77,020,542, an increase of $4,091,274, and Dutchess County will get $65,611,247, an increase of $5,396,036.
“Nearly every school district within the Fortieth Senate District will receive a record high amount of aid,” Senator Murphy said. “I set out to eliminate the Gap Elimination Adjustment (GEA) and it has now gone the way of the Edsel. It was a failure is now best forgotten. The money recouped from the extinction of the GEA is going back into our classrooms where it belongs. My next goal was to increase school funding for the coming year and I accomplished what I set out to do. Our children are our future. They deserve every opportunity we can give them to succeed.” Read more