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For Immediate Release
May 9, 2017

RUMORE CALLS UPON BUFFALO COMMON COUNCIL TO REJECT MAYOR'S EDUCATION ALLOCATION - SUPPORT BUFFALO STUDENT AS OTHER CITIES DO


BTF President, Phil Rumore, today released a letter to the Mayor and Common Council (attached) calling the City's funding for Buffalo's students, ”disgraceful”.

Rumore released charts that showed that the City of Buffalo's funding for its students was $30,646,642 to $93,151,509 behind Syracuse, Rochester and Yonkers. The chart shows that while the City of Buffalo contributes 50% of its budget to support its students, Yonkers provides 34%, Rochester 24% and Syracuse 21%.

"It is disgraceful that Buffalo Public School students receive between $30,646,642 to $93,151,509 less from their city than the other city school children.

We call upon the Mayor and Buffalo Common Council to reverse the City's unacceptable underfunding of our students and to support our students on the same level as Rochester, Yonkers and Syracuse fund their students.

Our students deserve more, nothing less”, Rumore stated.

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