Schools scramble as state aid increases smaller than anticipated

CHENANGO COUNTY – Though schools throughout Chenango County will see an increase in state aid, district superintendents report that it’s not as big as originally expected.



School districts in Chenango County have seen steady rises in aid through the years. This year, county-wide, school aid will total $101,550,831, an increase of $9,020,724 from last year’s total of $92,530,107.

Norwich Superintendent Gerard O’Sullivan said state aid numbers are better than last year, but based on the original proposal by former Governor Eliot Spitzer in January, the sums released Wednesday are far lower than expected.


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