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Education ‘fact-finding tour’ makes stop at Amsterdam school

Advocacy group pushing governor for more school aid

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The Greater Amsterdam School District has cut 40 teachers since 2010 because the district hasn’t received enough state aid to keep them on the payroll. Superintendent Thomas Perillo said the schools have been using federal grants over the past few years to sustain several programs. Some district administrators are also paid using those grants. “Because of the lack of state aid we have actively pursued grants,” Perillo said during a news conference Tuesday in Amsterdam. ...

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