“That would be helpful,” Marlow said.
In addition, she noted, Cuomo’s mandate-relief proposal would exclude districts with less than 1,000 students, such as NAC, from having to go through an annual and expensive internal audit.
But while Cuomo’s proposed spending plan is “a step in the right direction,” Marlow said, it likely won’t serve as a fiscal cure for schools, which have experienced significant reductions in state aid over the years.
“I still believe districts are going to be in financial hardships despite those efforts,” she said.
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