Upstate educators rally in Albany

By Melissa deCordova

Sun Staff Writer

ALBANY – More than 800 parents, students, educators and community members from more than 30 upstate rural and small city school districts rallied in Albany for quality education this week.

The group met with lawmakers and demanded that the $250 million set aside in the Governor's budget for experimental competitive grants be redirected to classroom restorations and that additional restorations above those proposed in the Governor's budget are necessary to avoid further damaging classroom cuts.

A report released by the Alliance for Quality Education of how much school aid Chenango County school districts will get under the current Executive Budget Proposal, followed by the proposed additional restoration from redistributing competitive grants, is shown in the accomanying chart.

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