A New York state Supreme Court Judge has denied the Adams administration’s effort to vacate a temporary restraining order issued last week that prevents the Department of Education from implementing cuts to school budgets for the coming school year.
Judge Lyle Frank issued the order Wednesday after the city filed a motion earlier in the week, arguing that delaying the cuts would be disruptive to school principals who are currently developing budget plans based on the reductions in funding. The decision is in response to a lawsuit brought by a group of parents and teachers who argue that the cuts will have a detrimental effect on students. The case will now move to a hearing scheduled for August 4th.
A spokesperson for Mayor Eric Adams, Amaris Cockfield, said the administration is disappointed in the court’s decision. It argues that delaying the cuts will be disruptive for school principals who are currently planning their budgets for the coming school year. Read more.