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Schenectady school board wrestles with painful cuts

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Schenectady school board members are facing heartbreaking decisions on Saturday. The math is dismal: Of the 10 most painful cuts they’re considering, they can only save one or two. The rest must go. That means, for example, that the board can save elementary art or music, but not both. And if it did — it would have to eliminate all athletics. “It feels like no choices at all,” said school board President Cathy Lewis after ...

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April 4, 2014
1:17 p.m.

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The board needs to invest funds to train Ms. Nechaman in history and public relations. If quoted correctly, her comments about athletics reflect an elitist denial of the broad positive impacts a district's athletic program has on kids, the district, and its communities. Even in the toughest of times, her statements are shamefully narrow minded.

April 4, 2014
4:33 p.m.

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Why are we spending, voter approved, 70 Million dollars if everything is being cut?? This money comes out of NYS money which is funded by taxpayers - not free.