BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – Gov. Andrew Cuomo was in town Thursday to talk about education in New York.
Cuomo announced that $2.5 million will go toward the “Empire State After-School Program” at four high-need school districts in the WNY area.
The money will go toward added more than a thousand slots for students to join after school programs.
Cuomo said this will help children across the state get ahead for the future- “so [the school day] doesn’t end at 3 p.m., and we can provide more services”.
This latest initiative is part of the governor’s $35 million education push for schools across the state.
The Western New York school districts receiving funding under the new programs are as follows:
|Buffalo City School District||885||$1,416,000|
|Dunkirk City School District||284||$454,400|
|Friendship Central School District||150||$240,000|
|Niagara Falls City School District||290||$464,000|