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Local school districts share in pot of bullet aid

‘Education pork’ controlled by majorities in Senate, Assembly

Assemblymen Phil Steck and Angelo Santabarbara and Schenectady City School District Superintendent Lawrence Spring speak at an April press conference about school aid designated for the district in the 2014-15 state budget.
Photographer: Stacey Lauren-Kennedy
Assemblymen Phil Steck and Angelo Santabarbara and Schenectady City School District Superintendent Lawrence Spring speak at an April press conference about school aid designated for the district in the 2014-15 state budget.
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The so-called bullet aid approved 92-37 Thursday by the Assembly has already provided a shot in the arm for at least one local school district.

For the Schenectady City School District, which received $500,000, the anticipated funds were used to balance the budget in the spring.

Assemblymen Angelo Santabarbara, D-Rotterdam, and Phil Steck, D-Colonie, announced the funds were coming at a press conference at the school in early April.

“We used that to help ...

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