NORWICH – New York State Senator James Seward (R-Milford) says that with the completion of the state budget, there will be increased funding to local schools throughout Chenango County.
Seward announced an additional $2.2 million above the governor’s original proposal was approved in the 2007-08 state budget for Chenango County schools, meaning the increase for this year is greater than $8.2 million over last year’s amount.
The budget increase is the largest increase for education in the history of New York.
“Throughout the budget process, I fought to ensure a fair distribution of school aid for schools in Chenango County in order to help students, teachers and parents have the best school system possible,” said Seward. “The governor’s plan created winners and losers by taking money away from one region of the state and giving it to others. I’m proud to announce that the senate’s fight to ensure an equitable distribution of school aid was successful and the final budget includes an additional $2.2 million over the governor’s budget for our schools in Chenango County.”