The cuts to education aid from the Gap Elimination Adjustment will be cut by “well over 50 percent” and a full restoration will be made next year, Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos on Monday told reporters.

School aid runs are yet to be released, but those are expected to be detailed later in the day or by Tuesday.

There is still no budget bill detailing spending for the education, labor and family assistance portion of the budget. A final aid total has been pegged at around $1.3 billion.

“That’s always just about the last thing that’s completed,” Skelos said of the bill known as ELFA. “But we know that there will be an increase in aid to education of a billion-four. Some of it is expense-driven. There will be a significant reduction in the gap elimination, well over 50 percent. And I believe the governor is committed to elimination of the rest next year.”

Eliminating the GEA had been a push for Senate Republicans, who campaigned on the issue last year against the cuts that were first installed during Democratic rule in the state Senate.

For school districts, the restoration of the GEA makes it easier to plan for next year, lawmakers said.

“I think that is extraordinarily beneficial for school districts,” Senate Education Committee Chairman John Flanagan said.

At the same time, lawmakers are still working out what role the Department of Education will play in setting teacher evaluation criteria.

“What’s being discussed now certainly involves SED and whatever their charge will be I think will have to be accomplished by the end of the legislative session, so they will have that discretion,” Flanagan said.

The budget agreement announced Sunday includes a receivership program first pushed by Cuomo, but there some aspects for local control, as well as having a year for struggling schools to enact turnaround programs.

The governor’s office has said the changes do not require new collective bargaining agreements between unions and local school districts.

Skelos, meanwhile, reiterated he will push in the post-budge legislative session for the education investment tax credit, which is aimed at spurring donations to public schools and non-profit scholarship programs that aid private schools.

The measure in the budget was linked to the DREAM Act, which Senate Republicans staunchly oppose.

“In terms of the DREAM Act, I think the governor was realistic that we were not going to do it. We don’t believe that people who are here illegally should have an advantage over people who are taking out student loans,” Skelos said.

He added that undocumented workers can’t be legally employed in the state to begin with and he questioned the political push by Democratic lawmakers for the policy.

“The DREAM Act I think is something that many of the Democrats want to hold out as an issue rather than having a real understanding of how we should be educating people and reality of who should hold a job and who cannot,” he said.