Scotia-Glenville residents concerned with the direction being taken by the state may contact their local legislators at these addresses:
▪ Assemblyman James N. Tedisco, Room 404 Legislative Office Building, Albany, NY 12248. Telephone: 455-5772 Contact form: http://assembly.state.ny.us/mem/James-Tedisco/contact/
▪ Senator Hugh
T. Farley, Room 711 Legislative Office Building, Albany, NY 12247.
Contact form: http://www.nysenate.gov/senator/hugh-t-farley/contact
▪ Governor Andrew
M. Cuomo, State Capitol, Albany, NY 12224 Telephone: (518)
Contact form: http://www.governor.ny.gov/contact/GovernorContactForm.php
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School districts throughout New York are facing a fiscal crisis - one that threatens to undo years of progress in classrooms and will restrict student opportunities for future graduates. Scotia-Glenville needs parents and community members to advocate on behalf of your schools. Here are some tools to help you do that:
▪ Advocacy Toolkit (PDF)
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What is the GEA?
The Gap Elimination Adjustment (GEA) was begun by the state in 2009 as a way of dealing with it's fiscal shortfalls because of the poor economy. Since the 2010-11 school year, Scotia-Glenville has lost $12.3 million to the GEA - forcing the reduction of dozens of programs and elimination of 40+ positions since 2010. That includes an estimated $2.86 million GEA "give back" in the coming 2013-14 school year.
Here is a video about the GEA developed by the Superintendent's Joint Legislative Committee from the Capital Region BOCES and QUESTAR III BOCES - http://vimeo.com/60567776