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Liverpool, North Syracuse to Hold Joint Legislative Forum

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Public education is a complex issue. Each and every day there are new proposals and mandates that will not only impact a student’s education but also every community member when it comes time to pay taxes.

Across New York State, school districts are just starting the annual budget process, and the balance between providing students with the best education while being fiscally responsible to taxpayers continues to be a challenge.

That is why the Liverpool Central School District and the North Syracuse Central forumwebSchool District are co-hosting a Community Legislative Forum on Thursday, March 9, at 7 p.m. in the North Syracuse Junior High Auditorium (5353 West Taft Road, North Syracuse). The topic is “How Equitable Funding Promotes School Success.”

New York State’s highest court has ruled that schools must receive enough state aid to provide a sound basic public education. For the past 10 years, New York has ignored that court ruling, depriving Liverpool and North Syracuse students of almost $300 million.

The purpose of this forum is to educate parents, students, community members and educators about the issues impacting educational opportunities for children. Presenters will boil down the complexities of state aid into an easy-to-understand format and address how Albany’s unfair distribution of aid is undermining the future of Liverpool and North Syracuse students.

In addition, those in attendance will receive tools, information and insights that will arm and inspire them to be effective advocates and ensure that districts get their fair share of school aid.

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