Fight for funding in area schools heads to Albany

Created: 03/17/2014 4:15 AM WHEC.com

School board officials and superintendents from districts in Monroe County will make their way to Albany on Monday to discuss legislative and financial issues plaguing local schools.
School leaders will spend the next two days meeting with lawmakers and representatives from the Governor's office as they work to solve problems created by the Gap Elimination Adjustment. That provision, which deducts money from districts' financial aid packages, is what education leaders blame for more than $335 million in cuts over four years to school districts across Monroe County. Organizers say if state lawmakers and Governor Cuomo claim to have a budget surplus, the state should be responsible for handing down more money for students education.

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