PUTNAM VALLEY, N.Y. -- The Putnam Daily Voice accepts signed and original letters to the editor up to 350 words. To submit your letter, email email@example.com.
To the editor:
Do you have school aged children or grandchildren? Have you heard about the Gap Elimination Adjustment (GEA)? While the GEA is not exactly a buzzword, the GEA has real, destructive effects on our schools that directly impact our students.
Since its inception, schools in our senate district have lost out on over $160 million in state funding. What’s worse? Our schools stand to lose even more if the GEA is not fully repealed this year. One of the very first bills the New York State Senate passed this session is one that Senator Serino co-sponsored, which would require the state to fully eliminate the GEA this year.
We need our colleagues in the Assembly to join our fight to fully eliminate the GEA immediately so that our schools can focus on providing a quality education for our children. And we need your help to send that message. Our kids need your help and they can't afford to wait another year while politicians in Albany drag their feet.
If you agree that it's time to eliminate the GEA once and for all, click here to sign Senator Serino’s petition and help us spread the word by forwarding this message and sharing the petition's link on social media.
Dan Vera, Tax Payer Advocate
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