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A 20 percent reduction in aid to school districts tied to the pandemic is having a significant impact on New York districts that rely heavily on state funding. WAMC’s Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports on “catastrophic” cuts on the table in Schenectady.

Larry Spring
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Schenectady City School District Superintendent Larry Spring resigned Wednesday night.

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Teachers and staff at the Schenectady City School District have been hard at work in preparation for the return of students Thursday. 

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For many students in New York, today was the first day of the new school year. As WAMC’s Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports, Schenectady’s public school district is celebrating a big increase in state aid over last year.

Superintendent Larry Spring says the extra funding will empower the district to hire more teachers, expand services and roll out new programs.
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One day before voters decide school budgets across New York state, Schenectady School District officials welcomed elected leaders to Mont Pleasant Middle School to discuss the impact of a significant funding increase.

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Hometown Health Centers has partnered with the Schenectady City School District to open the county’s first school-based health centers.

New York League of Conservation Voters Director of Public Policy and Government Relations Christopher Goeken
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Concerned about children's exposure to lead found in drinking water, lawmakers met with reporters today at the state capitol in Albany to discuss a last-minute push to require lead testing in all public schools.