Hornell School Superintendent Does Not Like Governor’s Budget

Hornell School Superintendent Doug Wyant Says Gov’s Proposed State Budget is “Disappointing”
January 24, 2014

HORNELL, NY – Hornell School Superintendent Doug Wyant was not pleased with this year’s budget proposal that was announced this week in Albany, by Governor Andrew Cuomo. “My reaction to the Governor’s budget address can be summed up in one word, disappointed,” said Wyant. “The Foundation Aid, our basic operating aid, was frozen. This has changed very little, if any, since the 2008-2009 school year. The Gap Elimination Adjustment, monies used to reduce the State’s debt was reduced. The Governor is withholding $467, 149, down from $829,366 last year. So, the net increase in non-expense driven aid for the 2014-2015 school year is $362,217. An increase of 1.45% over last year’s total aid package.”

Wyant says this was not adequate. “As the self-proclaimed student advocate, the Governor should be doing more for all children of the state.”