SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Now that the state has passed its budget, local school districts are now beginning to discuss their own budgets.
In Schenectady, the district says it will see a $5 million increase in state aid, allowing it to add to its budget for the first time in years.
District officials say this means they’ll be able to implement programs and support systems for students.
“This is the first time in a long time that we can look forward to next year and know that we’re going to be making substantial steps forward for kids, and not figuring out how we’re going to be doing the same things with less resources,” said superintendent Larry Spring.
The district is looking for the public’s input to determine which areas need the most attention. They’ll be holding a community engagement meeting on Tuesday, April 14 at Lincoln Elementary School.