Twenty-six school districts have been labeled "fiscally stressed" under NYS Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli's Fiscal Stress Monitoring System.
This year, two school districts were declared in "significant fiscal stress," -- one being East Aurora Union Free-- seven in "moderate fiscal stress," and the remaining 17 as "susceptible to fiscal stress."
These four WNY school districts were categorized as "susceptible to fiscal stress":
- Evans-Brant Central School District
- West Seneca Central School District
- Niagara-Wheatfield Central School District
- Springville-Griffith Institute Central School District
The NYS United Teachers President Andy Pallota released this statement in response:
“The Comptroller’s report shows significant progress in reducing the number of school districts facing fiscal distress. We will not be satisfied until every school in our state has the resources required to fully support its students. That is why it is critical that we ensure the budget passed in Albany this year fully funds our school aid requirements.”
Last year, 59 districts were listed "fiscally stressed."