New York state’s fourth-largest school district filed a lawsuit last week alleging that the state inadequately finances the district.
The Yonkers board of education and a nonprofit organization of parents and PTAs contend that the urban district bordering the Bronx borough of New York City doesn’t receive as much per-pupil as other cities in the state.
In this school year, the 26,400-student district receives $6,200 per pupil in state aid, while Buffalo, Syracuse, and Rochester receive more than $9,200 per student from the state, the complaint said.
The lawsuit was filed June 1 in state supreme court, a trial-level court, in Westchester County. The office of state Attorney General Eliot Spitzer would not comment on the suit, a spokesman said.