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Local schools to get more aid

April 1, 2014

Local school districts will receive an increase in education aid under the new 2014-15 state budget, but some officials say the budget fails to do enough for education. The budget includes a $1....

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drugsrus

Apr-02-14 11:07 AM

grant18, I didn't see any reference to Common Core's "high standards" but I did see where he noted the $$$$$ involved that would be lost by NOT following the Federal indoctrination process. That old goat has got to go.

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grant18

Apr-01-14 4:35 PM

It is stunning to read that Senator Farley is IN FAVOR OF DUMBING DOWN our children by eliminating the higher standards of Common Core & ending Pre-K. This is from a man who spent his entire working life as a college professor. What a hypocrite!

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AroundtheTown

Apr-01-14 2:57 PM

Hate to say this because I will get crucified......... As much as a ZERO percent increase would be good right now and I understand wholehearted since my taxes were over 6,700 last year on my home I pose this it would be BAD as since costs to run districts NEVER go down(Gas and Electric,staff raises,health insurance, busing,etc ) it would be better to put a little away and take a SMALL increase JUST in case the NEXT year the STATE cut aid to your school district. Example they take a zero and next year get 500,000 less in aid then instead of a 2.5 increase the next year after a zero it becomes a 7.5 if 100,00 equals 1%. Instead lets see better management of $$$ and better (here's a bad word) CONSOLIDATION of DISTRICTS or SERVICES!!!Yep I'm gonna get hung for saying all these dirty words!!

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James1234

Apr-01-14 1:13 PM

We should be asking the Board of Education why with the additional funding we can't see a "Zero" increase. How many of you however, will take time to show up at the BOE Meeting on April 8th @ 6:30pm or more importantly the Budget Hearing on May 6th @ 6:30. When no one shows up, they think they are doing a great job. No one except us nut cases on the comments page are complaining. I dare the rest of you to come.

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JeffreyR

Apr-01-14 12:46 PM

Reading this article it seems that all the school districts have the same attitude...."It is not enough". No wonder we can NEVER get a 0% tax increase in any given budget year. WOW

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laker88

Apr-01-14 12:41 PM

340 million for pre-K!?? Huh??

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Gofigure

Apr-01-14 12:10 PM

I love that quote "We can always use more." They will always misuse more.

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ataxpayer

Apr-01-14 12:08 PM

Now then....how will they be able to justify an increase in our school taxes?

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