State Assemblyman Chad Lupinacci, R-Huntington Station, recently joined Farmingdale High School students and board members to advocate for greater education aid for Long Island schools.
The students, teachers and board members were in Albany to highlight the negative impact reduced school funding could have on their educational experience, particularly the loss of AP classes.
"Long Island schools have consistently received substandard aid for our students,” said Lupinacci. “Our teachers and parents are some of the most dedicated in the state and they continue to work together to improve our education system."
Gov. Andrew Cuomo's budget proposal could mean as much as a $37 million loss for schools in the coming year, said Lupinacci, a former South Huntington School Board member.
Lupinacci and several of his colleagues recently launched an online petition asking the governor to re-think his budget proposal. To sign on to the petition, visit http://bit.ly/LISchools. Additional information on the proposed cuts and Assemblyman Lupinacci’s perspective on the plan can be found by visiting http://fb.com/AssemblymanChadLupinacci.