Statewide Problem: Statewide Communication


We have discovered that schools and communities throughout the state are in a bind with respect to adequate funding educate our children.  For a list of schools and news articles statewide (by no means exhaustive!), scroll down.

 You may personally recognize schools from your hometown, where you went to college or the names of towns throughout our state that you have had occasion to travel through or visit.  And you may know people in communities across the state that are facing devastating cuts at their local schools.  

Parents and community members in our area have been organizing to make the state government aware of the devastating effect on our school and our local community.  Perhaps now is the time for us all to reach past our own communities and to acquaintances, friends and family statewide. If communities and schools statewide mobilize and let our officials know that our children are losing critical opportunities necessary to developing skills and backgrounds needed for college and careers, we have a better chance of saving our schools.  

Think about using email, Facebook, or other means to reach out to others statewide.  Let people know that you would like to hear from them to see how/if we can support each others` communities in an effort to maintain our children`s educational opportunities.  Ask them if this situation does apply to their school and community, and if so, to share your email.

In your email/post/communication, you might mention the following:

To organize our own efforts, and perhaps help others as well, we have a website  There is a Contact Us page for people to share their email/district/story.  

The site also includes some information, tools and models which can be used to mobilize people and help them to take action such as the following:

1.       Sign and forward the Sign-On Petition for fair funding (VERY IMPORTANT AND EASY TO DO!!!!!)

2.       Call, email, facebook and WRITE the Governor and State Legislators

3.       Send letters to the editor of local newspapers and the Albany Times Union

4.       Get local governments and Chambers of Commerce to pass resolutions in support of schools.

We also have a Facebook group Equity in State Aid for Schools



News links to districts facing financial difficulties (not in any particular order):


Guilderland, Schodack

Albany area

Syracuse Area








Thousand Islands

Sackets Harbor


Green Island (Albany)

Brocton, Cassadaga Valley (Chautauqua)

West Seneca (Erie)

Oppenheim-Euphrata (Fulton)

Hermon-DeKalb (St. Lawrence)

Ilion, Herkimer, Mohawk (Herkimer)

West Canada Valley (?) (Herkimer)

Pavilion (Genesee)

East Ramapo (Rockland)

Lafayette (Onondaga)

Dolgeville (Herkimer)


Cambridge (Washington)

Elmira Heights (Chemung)

Fonda-Funtonville (Montgomery)

Jordan-Elbridge (Onondaga)

Canastota (Madison)

Broadalbin-Perth (Fulton), Mayfield

Maine-Endwell (Broome)    

Owego-Apalachin (Tioga(?))

Lewiston-Porter (Niagara)  

Scotia-Glenville (Schenectady)

Amityville (Suffolk)


West Seneca (Erie)

Utica (Oneida)


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