April 1, 2006

School aid increased in state budget

This morning's Ithaca Journal reports on the legislature's state budget. It's not a final budget for the state - the governor and his line-item veto are yet to come. It looks like among the winners and losers, Dryden schools came out a winner.

If the budget holds as passed, Dryden, which relies on state aid for 51% of its budget,will see a 16.3% increase in aid over last year and a 13.8% increase over the governor's budget. There is one limitation, though:

out of the additional $2.2 million the district could receive, compared to this year, approximately $1.5 million is earmarked for building projects, not basic school operations.

The Journal also has a roundup of local administrators responses to the budget.

The Monitor reports a stolen laptop at the William George Agency.

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