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School funding formula vexes Ogdensburg

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The state budget was friendly to most school districts in the North Country. Schools in St. Lawrence, Jefferson, and Lewis counties, for example, will get $22 million more in state aid than they did last year. But the budget, especially the state's byzantine school funding formula, wreaked havoc in Ogdensburg. City schools superintendent Maurice Barry was expecting a 5% increase in state aid. Turns out Ogdensburg only got a 2.85% increase. That created a gap of $260,000. And Barry can't figure out why. He spoke with David Sommerstein.

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