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Thursday, June 25, 2015

What Changes Have Been Made To The Charter Cap?

Since the details of the "framework" that Cuomo, Heastie, and Flanagan agreed to for the end-of-the-session legislation have yet to be put into writing, no one's quite sure what the hell is in it.

It seems some details that were released a couple of days ago may still be up for negotiation - including the charter cap.

Here's the Buffalo News on that:

Sources say the property tax rebate program, as well as a deal to extend the state’s property tax cap program for an additional four years, were no longer subject to the kind of thorny negotiations still taking place over other issues at the Capitol.

But there was a furious round of last-minute negotiating Wednesday over the New York City rent-control laws and a program that provides tax incentives for downstate developers. Additionally, the sides were still discussing provisions relating to giving New York City several additional charter schools. The existing state cap on new charter schools would not be raised, but the charters of several shuttered schools upstate, including in Buffalo, would be transferred for use in New York City.

So how many new charters end up in NYC?

Still a little fuzzy, it seems.

1 comment:

  1. Michael FiorilloJune 25, 2015 at 7:39 AM

    Oh, how nice of oour reptilian Governor and his heavy hearts lackeys are "giving" NYC more charter schools.

    You'd think it was a gift, rather than an invitation to loot the DOE budget...