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Schenectady school district eyes tax hike

3.69 percent increase would save programs

Students turned out in droves to make their voices heard at the Schenectady school board's budget meeting Saturday morning. Bowling team member Joseph Davis, 17, left, and football team member Anthony Goodwin, 16, brought a sign to let the board know their point of view.
Photographer: Stacey Lauren-Kennedy
Students turned out in droves to make their voices heard at the Schenectady school board's budget meeting Saturday morning. Bowling team member Joseph Davis, 17, left, and football team member Anthony Goodwin, 16, brought a sign to let the board know their point of view.
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With funding for arts, music and sports up in the air, Schenectady schools Superintendent Laurence Spring introduced an idea Saturday that could keep all school programs going — raising taxes as much as 3.69 percent. Such a move would allow the district to close a now $1.37 million budget gap, and painful cuts such as cutting all co-curricular activities and reducing kindergarten to half-day would be off the table. Many residents would also be reimbursed ...

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jackorgel
April 6, 2014
5:20 p.m.

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We just gave the school system 70 Million in supposed free (State funded) money. So now they are getting more money from NYS (Tax payer funded) and a raise of the local budget. (Tax Payer funded)!.. Tax payers are trying to live within their means. So should school systems. Special interest teaching and charter school groups have no problem spending money on, tear jerking, TV commercials.

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