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School Districts Get Most State Aid In 5 Years

Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the state's new budget provides the most aid to school districts since he took office in 2011.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the state's new budget provides the most aid to school districts since he took office in 2011. Photo Credit: File

ALBANY, N.Y. -- State aid to public schools has increased to $24.8 billion, meaning every single school district in the state will see a boost in aid under the coming year's budget, according to the Poughkeepsie Journal.

The increased spending, which represents a 6.5 percent, or $1.5 billion, increase over the previous year, comes after a deal between the state Legislature and Gov. Andrew Cuomo was announced Thursday, according to the Journal.

Dutchess County schools saw substantial aid increases, including in Rhinebeck, where aid increased by 1.8 percent, and Pawling, where aid increased by 13.95 percent. Schools in Ulster county also saw substantial aid increases, according to the Journal.

Cuomo said the state's budget increases spending by 2 percent but provides the largest schools spending increase since he took office in 2011, according to the Journal.

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