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Superintendent Joseph Kardash

The Rensselaer City School Board met virtually Thursday night to lay out its new proposed budget ahead of a July 28 revote.

A row of people in red shirts with signs stand in a park
Josh Landes / WAMC

Teachers from around Berkshire County demonstrated against budget cuts in Pittsfield, Massachusetts Monday afternoon.

School Bus at Shenedehowa
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Saturday is the deadline for voters to get their ballots in the mail for New York state’s school board and school budget elections. There will be no in-person voting in the June 9 elections due to safety precautions because of the coronavirus pandemic.

WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

New York's school board and budget votes are fast approaching — by mail, because of the pandemic. The Albany City School District joins other districts in making accomodations.

The Johnstown Board of Education
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Upset parents and students attended last night’s Greater Johnstown School District Board of Education meeting after a district budget vote failed Tuesday.

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Miles Reed, Editor of The Daily Gazette, about the region's school budget results.  The pair also discuss a Schenectady police officer who was charged with DWI over the weekend.

Mike Spain

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Mike Spain, Associate Editor of The Times Union, about the investigation into campaign contributions made to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo by Crystal Run Healthcare, a Hudson Valley-based company.  The pair also discuss the school budget votes being held across New York Tuesday.

Area voters will be the next to weigh in after the Schenectady Board of Education unanimously adopted a more than $194 million school budget earlier this month.  The plan emphasizes school safety and support for struggling students.