State lawmakers on Wednesday expressed little appetite to stave off the approval of increased aid for education to later in the legislative session.

“I’ve been here 30 years, I think that would be very, very challenging,” said Assembly Education Chairwoman Cathy Nolan. “I’ll just say it like that.”

Though Gov. Andrew Cuomo has said he’s dropping some of the more controversial education measures from the negotiations with state lawmakers, he is still insisting on tying education aid to the enactment of his reform measures, possibly through the creation of a panel of experts to suggest changes.

“It certainly may be a way to get us forward,” Nolan said earlier today. “It may be more preferable if things were resolved without that.”

But withholding funding or at least staving off increases until June, when the legislative session is due to conclude, is not considered a viable option for lawmakers.

“That’s clearly not something we would want to do,” she said. “I think it’s always preferable to do school funding in the budget.”

Sen. John Flanagan, the Education Committee chairman in the Senate, echoed those concerns, according to Newsday, saying he can’t “envision” such a move.

As for the commission, it remains unclear what reform measures the panel would be charged with making or who would appoint them.

Still, the idea of the panel taking on teacher evaluation criteria after multiple attempts in Albany were made to do so has its merits, Nolan said.

“I do think there’s genuine frustration in both houses,” Nolan said. “We’ve had four attempts to resolve it in five years. It is appealing to have experts way in.”