Tax Cap and Gap Elimination Adjustment:
The Coalition for Student Advocacy hosted a Tax Cap Presentation. The Presentation was given by Take Action Long Island which is an ad hoc group of Nassau and Suffolk county teacher union locals, drawn together to work on critical and unique issues facing educators on Long Island today.
TALI's mission is to educate our members, build coalitions within our communities, and press efforts to impact legislation affecting our students and our schools. Celina Bialt, a teacher from the Hewlett School District did an outstanding job informing the community as to the potentially devastating effects of the Tax Cap.
Please take the time to review the attached is the Tax Cap presentation. It is critical for us to understand and work toward changing the tax cap. If not, the Tax Cap continue to harm our schools.
Gap Elimination Adjustment
The Gap Elimination Adjustment (GEA) is a formula in the state budget that reduces the amount of aid each school district is entitled to receive.