Schools send out an SOS

These are tough financial times for all of us. It’s so bad most New Yorker’s are too poor to retire. They must keep on working.

Here’s a link to what one school district is doing to get members involved. Scroll down a bit to find the video. The numbers are appalling about what the Cleveland Hills schools in western New York face. But then, the video becomes an attack because another school district was not cut as badly as Cleveland Hill was. Hey I understand the frustration. I hear it from schools every day . I see how they are doing more with less on a weekly basis. How bad do you think it’s going to get when schools have to compete for basic operating aid, like the executive budget proposes? (Insert your own apocalypse-type scene and music here please.)

It doesn’t have to be this way. Tell your lawmaker making schools compete against each other for basic operating aid is a bad idea. At the very least, click here to sign an online petition. Do tell us, what is your district doing about the issue? Call at (800) 342-9810, email to or comment online.



  1. Michelle Enser January 26, 2012 at 6:01 pm #

    The schools in Cattaraugus, Chatauqua and Allegany counties are being hit even harder! We are desperate for equity!! With the Board of Regents breathing down our necks about Regional High Schools, we are fighting for our very identities!!
    This is a great effort from NYSUT, I hope it’s not too little too late for those of us in rural areas.

  2. Shirley Clark April 3, 2012 at 1:54 pm #

    Search You Tube for Unatego SOS.

    Our rural schools need your help.

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