We warned you that it wouldn’t be pretty; that if school districts failed to pass their budgets, there would be dire consequences. Today, the Albany Times Union reported on two such districts that are on the ropes.
Of course, while it is better for communities to have passed their budgets than not, nearly every single budget in New York contained some pain brought on by the state’s failure to make up for three years of aid cuts exacerbated by an unrelenting property tax cap. Thousands of educators will not be returning to work in the fall and students will have fewer programs and services.
No, it’s not pretty anywhere.