Hamilton County Schools Get State (N.Y.) Aid Surprise

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Monday, February 25, 2013

The Long Lake school board wants to exceed the property tax cap to raise enough revenue to help offset a 27 percent cut in state aid.

In Indian Lake, the state is proposing a 16 percent aid cut.

The two districts aren’t alone in their struggles, as Hamilton County has the distinction of being the only county in the state in which every school district saw an aid reduction under Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s budget. (Raquette Lake doesn’t receive state aid because it sends its students to another district to be educated).

While Cuomo’s budget proposes a 4 percent overall increase in funding for education, some school districts around the state are expecting less aid for the next school year.

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