Proposed State Aid for Local Schools

Two of the eight public school districts in the Town of Huntington stand to lose varying amounts of state aid, under the budget announced by Gov. Kathy Hochul earlier this week.

Cold Spring Harbor is budgeted to receive $4,495,085, a decline of 4.93 percent or $4,728,027 from last year, while Harborfields isĀ  slated for $20,186,232, down 0.70 percent, or $142,531.

Huntington and South Huntington are scheduled for increases of 5.51 percent and 5.35 percent, respectively, while Elwood is up 3.72 percent, Commack 1.01 percent, Half Hollow Hills, 2.82 percent, and Northport, 0.46 percent.

South Huntington Superintendent Dr. Vito D’Elia said, “”While our state aid numbers are not as robust as previous years, we are pleased that we are receiving a 5.35% increase, and we will continue to advocate for additional funds to support our programs and students.”

In the file below, aid information is broken down into several categories, including Universal Pre-K, special services, hardware and technology, transportation, BOCES and other categories.

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