Griffo And Brindisi: End Small Cities School Funding Lawsuit
Eight school districts, including Utica, are suing the state for violating students rights to a "sound basic education."
The case is before State Supreme Court in Albany.
The legislation would fund the state's Foundation Aid formula for the eight school districts over a four-year period beginning in 2017. The eight districts are owed a total of $150 million under the formula.
Griffo and Brindisi have told the legislature it's not necessary to wait any longer for a decision in the case, which has been pending for years.
The other school districts in the lawsuit are Jamestown, Kingston, Mount Vernon, Newburgh, Niagara Falls, Port Jervis and Poughkeepsie.