Assemblyman Bronson: Rochester Area School Districts to See Increase in School Aid

Assemblyman Harry Bronson (D-Rochester/Chili/Henrietta) announced that the 2016-17 state budget will increase school aid in the 138th Assembly District by $49.5 million over last year’s budget. Local school districts will also receive additional funding to fully restore the Gap Elimination Adjustment (GEA).

“A quality education is essential to a child’s future success,” said Assemblymember Bronson. “That’s why the budget that we just passed once again makes children’s education a top priority by increasing education aid. As a product of public education, I know how important the state’s commitment to students is to the future of our state.”

The budget includes funding for:

  • Gates-Chili Central School District - $38,459,287, an increase of $4,166,542
  • Rochester City School District - $580,097,121, an increase of $39,008,166
  • Rush-Henrietta Central School District - $32,251,012, an increase of $2,056,492
  • Wheatland-Chili Central School District - $7,270,270, an increase of $969,285
  • Churchville-Chili Central School District - $40,611,228, an increase of $3,315,532
  • “Education is the foundation for future success,” continued Bronson. “Giving students a comprehensive, top-quality education allows them to grow and reach their fullest potential. I am proud to have fought for the increases in education funding that will provide our children with a strong educational foundation and a start on the road to success. Investing in our schools is an investment in our future.”