Charter transitional aid
NYC has lost out of more than $2 billion in state transitional aid between 2012 and 2020, meant to reimburse districts for some of the costs they suffer due to charter school expansion.
AQE has estimated that the city lost about $258 million this year alone in state aid, because of the provision in the law that excludes NYC from this revenue stream.
And yet NYC has by far the most charter schools in the state, which is costing the DOE budget more than $2.6 billion per year.
Please send a message now to the State Legislature now, urging them to change the language in the law which unfairly excludes NYC from charter transition aid. The letter also asks them to require NYC to reduce class size with a portion of the additional funds our schools receive.