|Yonkers Board of Education sues state, seeking more school aid|
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Tags: Lawsuit, New York, supreme court, Yonkers Board of Education
Description/Abstract: The Yonkers Board of Education claimed in court papers Wednesday that the state has been underfunding the city's schools by tens of millions of dollars every year. In a lawsuit filed in state Supreme Court in White Plains, the board and a coalition of parents' groups charged that state aid is inadequate and is unequal compared to aid for Syracuse, Buffalo and Rochester. A successful lawsuit could help Yonkers avoid its yearly battle to close the school budget and the layoffs and cutbacks that often accompany it.