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  • Adams restores NYC school programs as latest migrant budget cut rollbacks

    Jan 12, 2024

    Mayor Eric Adams unveiled his third set of budget cut rollbacks on Thursday.
    NY Post

    NY Post – Mayor Eric Adams rolled back another of his administration’s migrant budget cuts Friday — restoring $10 million in funding to healthcare and mental health services for students across the five boroughs.

    “This funding will continue to open the doors to opportunity for a record 110,000 New York City children, while community schools continue to provide essential support to young people and their families with the resources they need,” Hizzoner said in City Hall.

    Along with the reversal of cuts, the mayor also announced City Hall would provide the $80 million to maintain the highly popular Summer Rising program.

    Kim Sweet, executive director of Advocates for Children of New York, said Friday’s moves were “positive steps… but the City must go further.”

    “We are deeply concerned about the looming expiration of federal COVID-19 stimulus funds, which are supporting many critical education initiatives that will still be just as needed when federal dollars run dry this year,” Sweet said in a statement.