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Gloversille school chief: state aid formula sees city as ‘wealthier’

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Gloversville Enlarged School District Superintendent Robert DeLilli has begun encouraging parents and other school district residents to complain to the state Legislature about a quirk in the state’s education aid formula that treats Gloversville as if it were a much wealthier community than it really is. Gov. Andrew Cuomo has proposed cutting Gloversville’s state aid by $3.1 million, or about $988 per student. The district is considering laying off 15 employees, including elementary art and ...

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Smoke
March 21, 2011
8:31 a.m.

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What does Gloversville school district expect when they have been spending money like drunken sailor over the last couple decades.Does Delilli think that the state has not noticed what Gloversville has been doing for all these many years.
When you spend like your district is rich how do you expect to be treated?

bigdaddy5
March 21, 2011
7:41 p.m.

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Smoke, I must beg to differ, I think in the last 4 years the GESD spending has only increased a whooping $2,600.00 and I believe that came in the first of the four years,the last three years the budget has not gone up at all on the spending side, also I would like to add that Mr. Delilli DID NOT take a Raise for the first two years in the GESD.Just some food for thought 4 years ago my wife and I have two cars to gas up so for 30 gallons a week at $1.09 a gallon it cost us about $33.00 a week X 52 weeks = $1,716.00 a year, this year at 30 gallons a week at $3.50 =$105.00 a week X 52 weeks =$5,460.00 or a increase of over 200% my GESD taxes have gone up 11.4% during the same time.Also please remember that the super has to honor the contracts that were already in place for raises,also how much has health insurance costs for the employees gone up each year, I think I remember a year that a 20% increase was taken by MVP. We as a society have to realize that the system that is in place for public employees cannot handle what it used to, example in 1980 a police officer started out at around 13,000, he now starts at around 39,000 so three times higher, in G'ville my home was assessed at 10% of it value in 1980 (13,500) and went to 100% about 10 to 15 years ago its value is 135,000 to keep pace with the salary increase alone it would have to be assessed at 405,000 that is why the system is BROKE! It needs to be fixed in Albany first!!

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