Adams, NY, May 10, 2012 — Many rural school districts rely heavily on state aid because of a relative lack of property wealth in their regions, so the past few years of deep state aid cuts have hit them hard. Rural districts also have experienced declining enrollments that have helped dull the pain.
But two school districts in southern Jefferson County say the decline in their student populations isn't keeping pace with the rapid reductions from the state that make up most of their budgets. Joanna Richards reports. Go to full article
School districts are laying off teachers, teacherís aides, bus drivers, principals...
Rensselaer, NY, May 17, 2011 — Voters in over 700 school districts will have an opportunity to weigh in on school budgets Tuesday. The State School Boards Association says the average tax increase proposed is around three and a half percent, and they expect the majority of the budgets to be approved. Go to full article