Statement re: Hochul’s veto of aid forgiveness bill

We are disappointed in the governor’s veto of an aid forgiveness bill that has been consistently approved by the state legislature, and that has been granted to other school districts.  We will continue to advocate for this forgiveness so our current district taxpayers, students, and staff—who were not involved in the original submissions that were corrected and re-submitted—are not punished.  A $1.9 million penalty is the equivalent of 2% of our 2021–22 budget.

The Monticello Central School District appreciates the continued efforts of our state legislators, Assemblywoman Gunther and Senator Martucci, in sponsoring this legislation.