After decades of activism, litigation and political machinations, state lawmakers Tuesday committed to fully fund the state’s core education aid formula over the next three years, a promise that will significantly bolster school budgets in Schenectady, Amsterdam and districts across the region.
The commitment will have widely varied impacts on districts, though, as some districts have fallen further and further from “full funding” in recent years while other districts, particularly those that have lost significant enrollment in recent years, are already considered fully funded under the formula.
Below is a look at how much the two numbers differed in the current 2020-21 school year.
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