On Monday, March 18th, Congressman Marc Molinaro held an education roundtable at Chenango Valley High School after the school is losing funding in Governor Kathy Hochul's proposed 2025 state budget. 

Meeting with school faculty, parents, and teachers, Molinaro led a discussion touching on school funding, workforce development, and student's mental health. 

The goal of the discussion is to continue to bring forward progress to finding solutions and to continue to advocate for the proper services. 

Having vocally opposed the funding cuts, Molinaro says these conversations with different people make a difference within a district. 

"This conversation was as much about the loss of state aid as it was ensuring that young people and staff have access to mental health supports, crisis intervention, trauma-informed care, and that special education is a priority," Molinaro said. "So to the extent that I can continue to advocate Washington for this, but also bring people together, Republican, Democrat, local, state, and federal to confront these challenges in a collaborative way, we're going to do it. It's this kind of thing. And bringing groups of people together who may not all agree on all things molding that consensus that makes a difference in the life of a district and its students."