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Budget Cuts: Will You Be Affected?

Mayor Eric Adams Proposes Cut to NYC Schools Budget of $1 Billion

On November 16th, Mayor Eric Adams claimed a “crisis” has hit the city and proposed budget cuts to libraries, NYPD, DOE, and sanitation.

Mayor Adams proposed cuts to the education department NYC by $1 billion alone!

According to Public School Review, if budget cuts pass, classrooms could become more crowded, we start to reuse outdated material, and we have very limited access to extracurricular activities. Budget cuts could force public schools to cut back on teacher positions as well.

When interviewing the assistant principal of WP, Mr. Termini, he said, “any cuts in the money we have are gonna affect us negatively.”

He continued on with, “It means we won’t be able to offer all the same services we offered to all our students currently, it could mean cutting down on clubs, it means cutting down money we pay teachers to stay after school for tutoring or Saturday school”

When asking a parent, she said, “It’s difficult for parents who work, and this helps us out when we need them to be at school and us at work”

NYPD and libraries are also being hurt from this decision as libraries are now closed on Sunday’s and NYPD will drop the number of cops patrolling the streets to the lowest number since the 1990s.

When asking WP Junior, Aseanni Othman, she said, “I think it doesn’t give us more space for opportunities or classes and definitely not any space for more enrollments. It cuts extracurriculars down too which is unnecessary.”

For the city DOE, it expresses a delay opening new 3-K and pre-k classes in The Bronx and on Staten Island by six months, officials said.

“The New York City school system is already messed up and the budget is just gonna make it worse and not prepare the students for their future as they promised,” Liana Wu, another WP Junior stated.

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