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School state aid proposal floated

Bill would have state give more to poor districts, less to wealthy ones

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A new bill in the Assembly would upend the state school aid formula, cutting off rich districts like Rye and giving much, much more to districts like Schenectady. The city district would wind up with millions more than its entire current budget, Superintendent Laurence Spring said. The bill is not likely to pass, said co-sponsor Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo, D-Endwell. But she and original sponsor Assemblywoman Addie Russell, D-Theresa, hope it will push the Legislature to ...

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