Take Action for Catholic Schools

Dear Parents/ Guardians:


The New York State Legislature has returned from their President’s week break and is moving forward in earnest with state budget negotiations.  In addition to considering the tax benefits of the newly expanded 529 plans, lawmakers are also considering whether they can restore the “instructional time” standard in Mandated Services Reimbursement.  If we don’t fight to restore this well-established standard, our schools will see a cut in their much needed reimbursement.


This link, Take Action for Catholic Schools, brings you to the action alert on the NYS Catholic Conference website.  Together as diocese, our collective voice is considerable. 


Increased state support for our beloved Catholic schools is indeed possible but only if we all Take Action for Catholic Schools.


Thank you for doing your part!



Arlene Barcia