PUBLIC SCHOOL FUNDING IN NEW YORK STATE: INSUFFICIENCY AND INEQUALITYThe DRC urges restoration of $5.9B over four years to school districts through a combination of adding money to Foundation Aid and elimination of the Gap Educational Assessment (GEA). It further requests that the School Funding Formula (SFF) be adjusted to accurately reflect the disparities in the Combined Wealth Ratios (CWR) of our School Districts. The DRC has a particular interest in rural school districts, many of which are “high - need” entities.
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United States Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer had to miss the DRC this year; he’s a busy man these days! But he wanted to make sure DRC members heard from him, so we’re pleased to post this letter from our … Continue reading
New York State Senate Democratic Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins at the 2017 New York State Democratic Rural Conference Annual Conference
New York State Attorney General Eric Schniederman at the 2017 New York State Democratic Rural Conference Annual Conference
New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand at the 2017 New York State Democratic Rural Conference Annual Conference
Welcome to the Democratic Rural Conference (DRC) website! The DRC was organized in 1996 to support upstate rural New York elect Democratic candidates at all levels of government through uniting our individual counties as a single force. Our motto was … Continue reading
Hello DRC! The 2017 Annual Conference will be April 21-22, 2017, at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown. Registration is now open for the conference via this link. Conference rate for rooms at this fabulously renovated venue ~ $139. Conference rate is … Continue reading
The latest bulletin of the New York State Democratic Rural Conference is now available.
Hello Everyone, I am Joyce Melfi Cwiklinski, Cattaraugus County Democratic Chair and the DRC Spring Conference Program Chair. I have some news in reference to the upcoming DRC Spring Convention. I am in charge of producing the 2017 DRC Spring … Continue reading
January 2017 Dear Democratic Rural Conference Members and Associates: The Democratic Rural Conference of New York State is conducting a training survey to better understand the training needs of our members, rural county leaders & candidates and your input would … Continue reading