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More aid sought for needy schools

Local legislators say formula unfair

Fort Plain residents Sara Niccoli and her daughter, Olive, 10, speak at a  press conference today in Albany where legislators, parents and advocates called for action to save vulnerable public schools.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
Fort Plain residents Sara Niccoli and her daughter, Olive, 10, speak at a press conference today in Albany where legislators, parents and advocates called for action to save vulnerable public schools.
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Capital Region state legislators want to inject $350 million into the proposed state budget to help needy school districts. The push is an effort to help offset about $2 billion in state aid that is being withheld from school districts as part of a Gap Elimination Adjustment, a tool created four years ago to reduce the budget deficit by withholding a percentage of a district’s state aid. Legislators, educators and school officials assembled at the ...


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