Money intended for schools in city, BX may pay off new contract for teachers

Schools in the Bronx and the rest of the city are scheduled to get almost $2 billion extra from New York State each year, but there might be a change in those plans.The Daily News is reporting nearly

News 12 Staff

Dec 4, 2006, 2:48 PM

Updated 6,382 days ago

Share:

Money intended for schools in city, BX may pay off new contract for teachers
Schools in the Bronx and the rest of the city are scheduled to get almost $2 billion extra from New York State each year, but there might be a change in those plans.The Daily News is reporting nearly one-third of the money awarded to city schools may go to paying off the new teachers contract. If that happens, it would push salaries of some teachers into the six-figure range for the first time.The Campaign for Fiscal Equity (CFE) took the state to court for the extra school money, arguing how underprivileged students in the Bronx and the rest of the city were. One education advocate said this is a prime example why the $1.9 billion awarded is not enough. Teachers Union President Randi Weingarten said she would like the CFE money and the teachers contract to be separate. Mayor Bloomberg (R-NYC) and Schools Chancellor Joel Klein said they want the money to be spent on pre-kindergarten classes, small high schools and special education.It's not known yet whether the city or state will contribute additional money to the teachers contract. The agreement still has to be ratified by the members of the teachers union and the Panel for Educational Policy.


More from News 12
1:37
President Biden delivers West Point commencement address

President Biden delivers West Point commencement address

2:05
Pleasant conditions continue Sunday in the Hudson Valley; storms move in on Memorial Day

Pleasant conditions continue Sunday in the Hudson Valley; storms move in on Memorial Day

0:28
State police: NYPD officer from Putnam Valley killed in Campbell Hall crash

State police: NYPD officer from Putnam Valley killed in Campbell Hall crash

1:54
African American history celebrated at Pinkster Festival in Sleepy Hollow

African American history celebrated at Pinkster Festival in Sleepy Hollow

0:47
Bake Back America volunteer from Scarsdale has art displayed at Adelphi University

Bake Back America volunteer from Scarsdale has art displayed at Adelphi University

Guide: 2024 Memorial Day Parades in the Hudson Valley

Guide: 2024 Memorial Day Parades in the Hudson Valley

2:08
Blood test that detects colon cancer close to receiving FDA approval

Blood test that detects colon cancer close to receiving FDA approval

1:39
Monsey family business targeted again over Israeli flag

Monsey family business targeted again over Israeli flag

1:39
Caribbean foods and culture highlighted at International Food Festival in Mount Vernon

Caribbean foods and culture highlighted at International Food Festival in Mount Vernon

0:34
Orangetown police: Man sought for approaching boy at Pearl River home

Orangetown police: Man sought for approaching boy at Pearl River home

0:33
Hudson Link's free weekend shuttle bus service for Cuomo Bridge bike path resumes this weekend

Hudson Link's free weekend shuttle bus service for Cuomo Bridge bike path resumes this weekend

0:28
Newburgh man sentenced to eight years behind bars for shooting

Newburgh man sentenced to eight years behind bars for shooting

0:27
FBI: 6 Chilean nationals charged in connection to tri-state area burglaries

FBI: 6 Chilean nationals charged in connection to tri-state area burglaries

1:28
Heavy holiday weekend travel begins in New York

Heavy holiday weekend travel begins in New York

2:22
Memorial Day ceremony in Katonah honors fallen service members

Memorial Day ceremony in Katonah honors fallen service members

1:21
Crews prep Westchester County beaches ahead of opening weekend

Crews prep Westchester County beaches ahead of opening weekend

0:48
Mount Vernon Mayor Patterson-Howard says she's back at work on hybrid basis following health incident

Mount Vernon Mayor Patterson-Howard says she's back at work on hybrid basis following health incident

1:45
Dozens attend a Memorial Day ceremony in Rockland on Friday

Dozens attend a Memorial Day ceremony in Rockland on Friday

0:51
'Turtles of Western Highway' wants volunteers to ensure reptiles' safety while crossing Orangetown roadway

'Turtles of Western Highway' wants volunteers to ensure reptiles' safety while crossing Orangetown roadway

6:13
EXCLUSIVE: Donald Trump one-on-one interview with News 12

EXCLUSIVE: Donald Trump one-on-one interview with News 12