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How Did East Aurora Schools Fare in State Budget Cuts?
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How Did East Aurora Schools Fare in State Budget Cuts?

BUFFALO, NY - On one hand, the on-time passage of a New York State Budget spares school districts the usual guess work regarding state aid as they prepare their own budgets for the coming school year. On the other hand the budget, which calls for a roughly 2% decrease in state spending from the current fiscal year, includes a $1.2 billion cut in school aid.

2 On Your Side's review of the spending plan shows that 74 out of 81 school districts in the six county Western New York area will be getting less money from Albany this year.

East Aurora’s estimated state aid for 2011-12 is down 4.69% from this year (to $7,746,988).

Below you can read a brief summary of the other cuts in Western New York, or you can click here to see a complete breakdown for every school district in New York State to see how your district fared.

In Erie County: 26 out of 28 districts will receive less aid. The largest cuts were in the Orchard Park, Cleveland Hill, and Depew school districts, where state aid will shrink by 10.02%, 8.23%, and 8.14% respectively.  Amherst and Springville were the only districts to receive an increase in state aid.

In Niagara County: 8 out of 10 districts will receive less state aid. The largest cuts were in the Niagara Wheatfield and Lewiston-Porter school districts, where state aid will shrink by 8.68% and 8.61% respectively.

In Chautauqua County: All 18 school districts will receive less state aid. The largest cuts were in the Westfield and Forestville school districts, where state aid will shrink by 14.1% and 9.55% respectively.

In Cattaraugus County: 10 out of 12 school districts will receive less state aid. The largest cuts was in the Ellicottville school district, where state aid will shrink by 6.99%. The Franklinville and Olean school districts will receive increases of 15.87% and 7.79% respectively.

In Genesee County: 7 out of 8 districts will receive less state aid. The largest cut was in the Pembroke school district, where state aid will shrink by 8.70%. The Byron Bergen school district, the only one in Genesee County to receive an increase in state aid, will receive 12.20% more

In Orleans County: All five school districts will receive less state aid. The largest cuts were in the Kendall and Holley school districts, where state aid will shrink by 10.36% and 8.71% respectively. 

 

 

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