NY Suspends Funding for 10 School Districts

NY Funding Suspended School Districts Teacher Evaluations

Tuesday, Jan 3, 2012  |  Updated 7:08 PM EDT
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NY Suspends Funding for 10 School Districts

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State Education Commissioner John B. King is suspending millions of dollars in grants to 10 school districts statewide including New York City, after local officials missed a deadline to agree on teacher evaluations.

King says six of the districts showed progress and could ultimately earn the funding. Those districts are Roosevelt on Long Island, Poughkeepsie, Buffalo, Syracuse, Albany and Rochester.

The other districts hit with suspension of grant money are New York City, Greenburgh 11, Buffalo, and Schenectady.

The districts needed to agree on teacher evaluations with their local teachers' unions by Dec. 31 to receive their School Improvement Grant funding.

New York City schools alone stand to lose $60 million.

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