NY state expands funding for non-public schools
Leaders of independent, Catholic and Jewish schools reacted with elation to expanded funding for nonpublic schools for the 2016-17 academic year included in the just-passed state budget.
“Not only does this funding help thousands of kids whose schools like ours face funding challenges, it also should be seen as a step toward breaking down the walls that have prevented public, private and parochial schools from working together to help all of our kids,” Joshua Crane, head of school at The Stony Brook School, said Friday.
“Contrary to popular belief, many private schools are not flush with financial resources, and therefore additional revenues outside of tuition and fundraising can and will provide a needed lift,” Crane said. The independent preparatory school in Stony Brook, founded in 1922, has 360 students in seventh through 12th grade.Read More