Mill Neck Law Suit Against NY State Gains Support
New York School for the Deaf, founded in 1817, has agreed in their filing with the claims made by the Mill Neck Manor School for the Deaf in their law suit that NY State Education Department errored in allowing the 4201 Association, a nongovernmental agency, to determine how funding was split; failed to use the three year enrollment average; and employed a methodology that is inconsistent with the Legislature’s directive.
Both schools are seeking the current allocation be annulled and have it replaced with a formula that is consistent with the Legislative mandates, which includes up-to-date enrollment data.
“This is a classic case of the state not following their own laws,”said Michael F. Killian, President & CEO of the Mill Neck Family of Organizations, which includes the Mill Neck Manor School for the Deaf. “It’s good not to be the only David fighting Goliath.”