Assemblywoman Sandy Galef

Hosts a Forum on Property Tax Relief

Shrinking School Budgets Through
Sharing and Consolidation

Thursday, September 16th
7:00-9:00 p.m.
Cortlandt Town Hall

1 Heady Street, Cortlandt Manor


Jonathan Drapkin- Executive Director
Pattern for Progress

Charles Zettek Jr.-Vice President and Director of Government Management Services
Center for Governmental Research

John Clarkson-former Executive Director, State Commission on Local Government Efficiency and Competitiveness

Dr. Joseph L. Natale-Director, Advisory Solutions
New York State School Boards Association

Some school districts in the area are seeing declining enrollment, lower state aid, and increased difficulty getting budgets passed with ever-growing property taxes. This forum is an opportunity to discuss what is often considered highly controversial. Hopefully it will offer insight about ways other states have approached education financing, and what we can do to continue to offer the excellent educational programs and high standards we are known for in Westchester and Putnam Counties, and New York as a whole. These panelists have all been involved with studies within New York State and beyond that analyzed areas schools can look to for savings.

There will be an opportunity for Q & A following the panel discussion.