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October 15, 2018


state aid

Fulton Board of Ed Holds Budget Workshop Tonight; Public Invited

Fulton’s Board of Education tonight holds its second workshop on its budget for the next school year. The public is welcome to attend. The board and district officials are working to build a budget for the 2010-11 school year.  It’s the budget that taxpayers will vote on in May during the statewide day of school budget voting.

School Districts Face Falling Off Stimulus ‘Cliff’

At least two local school districts — Fulton and Phoenix — rank in the top 3% of all districts in the state for receiving federal stimulus funds.  That’s the good news.  The bad news is that those stimulus funds aren’t permanent and the state’s top financial officer is warning districts to plan now for the money they won’t be getting in 2011.  We’ve got a handy table to show you what your district got, and how it ranks alongside other school districts.

Oswego School District Copes With State Aid Reduction

The governor announced Sunday that, because the state has run out of money, he is withholding $750 million in payments to school districts and others. Due to good planning, the Oswego district isn’t faced with any dire consequences at this time, the superintendent said. There is a great concern over the uncertainty of whether the withholding of the aid is permanent, he added.

Gov. Paterson: State Is Out Of Money; He Withholds Payments to Local Governments, Schools

Gov. David Paterson, announcing in New York City over the weekend that he will keep state government solvent by delaying payments to local governments and schools.  Photo provided by the Governor's office.Gov. David Paterson Sunday made good his threat to share the pain of an unbalanced state budget.

He announced he will withhold $750 million in payments to school districts, local governments and social services agencies. Paterson said these were not cuts; the state is going to hold the money longer, to make sure it has cash on hand to pay its bills.