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Capital Region Schools Host Forum on Sustainability of Schools

As the state budget season ramps up, 10 local school districts came together to host a public forum on Thursday evening in the Columbia High School auditorium to discuss with state legislators some concerning trends in state education aid.

School administrators presented information about school funding, the growing needs of students in areas such as mental health, special education and English as a New Language, and the negative financial outlook if the current trends continue without intervention. 

The common thread among the participating school districts, which prompted this joint effort, was that they have received the minimum in state aid increases in recent years. 

Voorheesville Student Representatives

 

To view the forum click here: Sustainability Forum Video