Maps: The City FY 2017 Budget Proposes to Cut Summer Programming for 31,000 Middle School Children throughout New York City
CCC is very disappointed that the Preliminary Budget failed to include $20.35 million to enable nearly 31,000 middle school students to attend summer programs this year. Summer programs prevent summer learning loss, while enabling parents to work knowing their children are somewhere safe. While we appreciate DOE’s investment in summer school programs for high school students, middle school students must also be positively engaged in July and August. We hope the City Council will partner with CCC and the Campaign for Children to strongly urge the administration to include this funding in the Executive Budget—the adopted budget is too late. These maps detail the cuts to summer programs by community district and Council District.