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Provide input on potential changes to school aid formula

Future state funding that would support student programming and staffing in the Poughkeepsie City School District and others could be in jeopardy based on a desire to change the state's formula for allocating educational funding. The Rockefeller Institute of Government has been commissioned by the state to assess New York's foundation aid education funding formula and discuss potential changes to how the formula works.

As part of the study, the Rockefeller Institute wants to hear from education stakeholders across the state, including students, their parents and families, teachers, school staff and administrators.

The Poughkeepsie City School District strongly encourages everyone to provide feedback and input on the Foundation Aid formula by either:

  • Submitting written comments on the Rockefeller Institute website’s online platform.
  • Registering to speak at one of five public hearings happening this July and August in New York City, Buffalo, Farmingdale, Laurens and Guilderland. (Dates and Locations)

Over the past four years Poughkeepsie City School District students have benefited greatly from the financial resources that have been provided by the state (approximately 68% of the entire school district's budget). Any reduction to the amount of state funding will have an adverse impact on our children continuing to strive. Please join the district in taking action in having our voices heard. 

For more information on the foundation aid formula, the study, how you can provide written feedback and the upcoming public hearings, visit