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Partisan aid bump helps some school districts

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The state budget includes more than $30 million for school districts lucky enough to be represented by a majority member in the Assembly or state Senate. The state budget includes money referred to as “bullet aid,” which isn’t allocated by any formula, but is controlled by the majorities of each chamber. This year’s budget includes $18 million for the Assembly to dole out and about $15 million for the Senate. A full breakdown of the ...


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birmy
March 29, 2013
7:56 a.m.

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"Major elements include nearly $1 billion more for schools, about a 4-percent average increase".

Some schools received double digit increases and other schools get education pork from their favorite hometown politician.
Niskayuna is getting less money than it was 4 years ago. Niskayuna received .75% increase over last year's inadequate funding. So if the home's are worth more in Niskayuna than other communities I suppose we can raise taxes even higher in Niskayuna so a homeowner can pay a higher percentage of taxes on a higher assessed home AND GET LESS STATE AID FOR THEIR SCHOOL.
School funding needs to be rethought. I don't see how funding Niskayuna schools is bad for the future. Niskayuna is a very high performing school district. Would a business owner provide inadequate funding for a well run and managed department of his business?

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