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Preparing New York State’s students to have the skills to attend college and/or enter the work force is a top priority for The Business Council of Westchester. In 2014, The Business Council will continue to support;

  • Helping to ensure that our K-12th grade students are fully prepared to enter college and careers in the global economy by supporting the implementation of the Common Core academic standards in our public schools.
  • The Business Council supports the passage of the Education Investment Tax Credit Legislation which would provide a dollarfor-dollar credit against New York personal income, corporate franchise, bank and insurance taxes for donations to education-related entities (for a maximum of 75% of tax liability). The purpose of the bill is to increase charitable donations from individuals and businesses to individual public schools, school districts, and not-profit community based organizations that operate prekindergarten programs, provide visual arts, music, tutoring, college or career readiness or other instructions during or after school.

  • Reduce state mandates on school districts, to allow them to better function under the 2% real property tax cap.