CAZENOVIA, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer says he won’t vote in favor of a coronavirus stimulus bill that won’t include funding for both school districts and county governments.
Schumer spoke outside Cazenovia High School, along with school administrators, to push others to support the Democratic-led version of the next relief package.
Not long after he submitted his plan to the State Education Department, Cazenovia’s superintendent tells NewsChannel 9 that his pandemic-related costs will be in the hundreds of thousands of dollars, possibly headed toward $1 million.
Cazenovia is one of the few school districts to bring back every student, every day. But the superintendent warns any plan is only as good as the costly supplies needed to make it happen.
The $3 trillion Democratic version, already approved by the House of Representatives, goes far beyond what Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s Republican plan includes.
Schumer wants to see billions for state and local governments, billions for schools, protection for people being evicted and funding for hungry children.
Since both parties of New York’s delegation support funding for local governments, Schumer says people with relatives out of state should call and convince their Republican senators that it’s needed.
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