February 24, 2014

NYSSBA, Others, Sue Government over GEA, State Education Funding

Hoping for a quick end to the Gap Elimination Adjustment and the state cap on local property tax increases, a coalition of education groups including NYSSBA has filed a lawsuit contending the state’s system of funding public education violates the state constitution.

The defendants are the State of New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the state Board of Regents and Education Commissioner John B. King Jr.

The plaintiffs are 15 parents from across the state and a litigation group called New Yorkers for Students’ Educational Rights, which is comprised of more than a dozen education groups including the state Council of School Superintendents and the state Association of School Business Officials.

Read the full story at the New York State School Boards Association.