Cuts to NYC schools will stand after appeals court overturns budget redo
More than $370 million in cuts this year to schools across the five boroughs will stand after an appeals court ruled Tuesday that New York City lawmakers won’t have to vote again on the education department budget.
The ruling overturns a lower court’s high-profile decision asking for a budget redo because of a procedural violation.
While the appeals court judges found that city officials violated state law in how they passed the budget for this fiscal year, they also decided that requiring a new budget vote would be unsettling to “the DOE’s operations and be detrimental to students and teachers alike.”
The lawsuit’s plaintiffs were disappointed in the ruling.
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