The State Education Department has sent their recommendations to the Governor’s Chief Budget Examiner for 4410 and 853 special education schools.   The 4410 letter requests 4.85% growth and the 853 letter requests 5.2% growth as well as statutory index and other reforms.  Both letters request $8 million for teacher recruitment and retention.

 Please take a moment and contact your local legislators and ask them to sign on to these letters in support of the SED recommendations

Governor's Office 
(518) 474 -1041 and press 2 to speak to an assistant.  If you get no response, you can then press 1 to leave a voice mail. 

Senate Switchboard 
 (518) 455 – 2800 – and ask for your Senator.  You can find your Senator at

Assembly Switchboard
(518) 455-4100 – and ask for your Assemblymember.  You can find your Assemblymember at