Our talmidim and faculty have worked hard to lobby for increased state funding for non-public schools in areas such as STEM and Security.  From partnering with Teach NYS to host a visit with New York Assemblyman Marcos Crespo, who experienced our STEM program, to two separate lobbying trips to Albany; one with our New York Political Action Club where our talmidim met with nearly 50 members of the Senate and Assembly and another trip on behalf of Teach NYS, our talmidim have had the unique opportunity to make a real impact.  We are excited to share the results of their efforts with you!
Teach NYS’ goal has always been to unite students, parents, advocates, and educators to make the case for our schools and families.  Three weeks ago, we were part of the single largest delegation from our community to Albany, and over the past two weeks, we have been part of more than 4,000 letters sent to law-makers stating our support of growing this incredible program.  We were just informed by Teach NYS, that on Monday, April 1st, the 2019-2020 NYS Budget was finalized.   Because of our activism and part in the Mission to Albany, the non-public school community received more $40 million in increased funding – a 15% increase from last year.
This year, with the state budget now officially adopted, we are excited to share that the STEM program will be funded at $30 million for Year 3 –  a 100% growth over last year!  In addition to the STEM funding, the CAP and MSR programs were funded at a 3.6% increase over last year’s funding, as well as an additional $25 million allocation in Security funding for non-public schools, daycares, cultural museums, and camps, on top of last year’s $15 million allocation.

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