WASHINGTON, DC ( WKBW / release) Funding numbers from the education jobs bill set to pass Congress today. The measure is expected to provide $607 million to New York State's strapped school districts.
New York State Senator Charles Schumer's office noting the measure, set to pass Congress today, Is fully paid for – and won’t add a dime to the deficit.
The Bill will provide hundreds of millions of dollars to New York State to mitigate teacher layoffs. Here is how the money will be distributed:
Capital Region will Get $40.8M;
In a 1:30p.m. conference call today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer will release a breakdown of estimates of what each county’s school districts will receive from the education jobs bill that saw final Congressional passage today.
Schumer pushed hard for the measure, and it was passed by the Senate last week. The House of Representatives is set to pass it today.
The measure, which is fully paid for, will send an estimated $607 million to New York State, which the U.S. Department of Education estimates will save approximately 8,100 teaching jobs in New York. Schumer’s office worked with the New York State United Teachers to calculate the estimates.