NYS Comptroller Scores School Districts On Fiscal Stress
The New York state Comptroller has designated more than 13 percent of school districts as fiscally stressed. A few districts in the Hudson Valley are on the list.
State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli’s office evaluated 672 school districts with fiscal years ending on June 30 and found 90 in varying degrees of fiscal stress. Of the ten school districts classified in “significant stress”, two are in the Hudson Valley. Third highest was the East Ramapo Central School District in Rockland County. Number ten was the Peekskill City School District in Westchester. The Poughkeepsie City School District in Dutchess County and the New Paltz Central School District in Ulster County were among the 27 classified as in moderate fiscal stress. A third category contains 53 districts that are susceptible. This marks the second year DiNapoli’s office has assessed and scored the financial stability of school districts.