Help to Repeal the Gap Elimination Adjustment (GEA)

The Gap Elimination Adjustment (GEA) is a legislative formula that reduces state aid to school districts. The legislation was devised to assist the State in reducing its own $10 billion deficit. Over the past four years, it has been used to reduce state aid to Freeport by over $27 million, and over the past five years, we have lost a total of $35 million. It is not reasonable for the State to continue to address its deficit by transferring the burden to school districts. We ask you to support the effort to repeal the GEA by writing to elected representatives in Albany.