Schools with lower enrollment than projected will have to return budget money

By Jillian Jorgensen in Spectrum News NY1, 25 October 2023.

Amidst diminishing federal relief funds, NYC schools are experiencing midyear budget adjustments, impacting funding due to lower-than-projected enrollments. This reversion to pre-COVID budgeting methods signifies a shift in policy, where budget adjustments are prompted according to current student enrollment figures. The return to this process, overlooked during the pandemic, poses challenges for schools that must manage staffing and programs amid fluctuating financial conditions.

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