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State shifting more special education costs to counties

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Schenectady and other counties across the state will now be responsible for paying 100 percent of the administrative costs of pre-kindergarten special education services in the latest shift of state and federal fees to local municipalities. The change affects the 2008-09 school year and the current 2008 county budgets. In Schenectady County’s case, it will have to absorb $30,000 in unanticipated costs this year, said Finance Commissioner George Davidson. This is in addition to about ...

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June 26, 2008
9:12 a.m.
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June 27, 2008
8:53 a.m.

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We should go back to those lawyers that were busted double dipping for simultaneously working full time at various schools and at their firms. No surprise once investigated this was found to be state wide. Have them refund more than what they ripped off through pension fraud but include interest as well as the fees they charged while fighting parents. Then get that cash from the BOCES administrators that paid them as well as the school district supers that hired them to cover them. That should make for a reallll tidy sum of cash. If you google 'wsj sro Kellys office' and 'LI School attorney scandal' you will see why schools cannot be trusted with those funds. Right now I guess government looks more trustworthy. If that doesnt send a message to the taxpayer, I dont know what does. Its our wallets folks. Our kids. Vote at the next board meeting and demand full disclosure of all legal fees for litigating against parents. Looks as well to benefit packages. That should get the public moving.