Betty Little's posts related to Education

FAQ -- What happens to all of the Lottery Revenue?

I am frequently asked how much does the New York State Lottery contributesto state education funding. 

Below is a simple breakdown of school funding statewide and the Lottery's impact.

Where Do Schools Get Their Money?

Local Taxes:     46 percent ($22.92 billion)

State Sources:     39 percent ($19.23 billion)(other than NYS Lottery)

NYS Lottery:     5 percent ($2.36 billion)


State aid delay prompts spending freeze for Tupper schools

All local school districts, counties are affected

By CHRIS KNIGHT, Enterprise Senior Staff Writer POSTED: December 16, 2009

Gov. David Paterson's plan to preserve the state's cash flow by delaying December aid payments to schools by 10 percent has led one local school district to implement a spending freeze.

"Anything that's not critical to school operations, safety or programs is not going to be approved," Tupper Lake Central School District Superintendent Seth McGowan said.


Glens Falls schools to study possible merger

By OMAR RICARDO AQUIJE - | Posted: Saturday, January 23, 2010 9:20 pm

GLENS FALLS - A study to determine if it is feasible for the city's two public school systems to merge could begin this summer.

Thomas McGowan, the superintendent of the Glens Falls City School District, said it's more practical for the study to occur over the summer than during the school year so that the consultants hired for the job have easier access to the schools.


Senator Little Meets Youth & Government Students

    Senator Betty Little discusses the legislative process with a group of North Country students who were in Albany to participate in the YMCA's "Youth & Government" program. 


Glens Falls, Abe Wing school districts get money to study merger

By OMAR RICARDO AQUIJE | Posted: Monday, August 23, 2010 6:08 pm

GLENS FALLS -- A merger between the two public school districts in the city is a topic that has surfaced at times in the last two decades.

Now it is back, after the state Department of State announced Friday that a $37,800 grant will pay to study if it's feasible for the Glens Falls City School District to merge with the Glens Falls Common (Abraham Wing) School District.

To read more click HERE.


Abe Wing school board delays vote on merger study

By OMAR RICARDO AQUIJE | Posted: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 7:30 pm

GLENS FALLS -- The Abraham Wing school board will need another month to decide if the school district should go forward with a study on the feasibility of a merger with the city school district.

On Wednesday, the board voted to table a decision on whether to accept a $37,800 state grant to fund the study. The board will act on the grant in October.

To read more click HERE.


Summer Reading Commended at Hadley Luzerne

State Senator Betty Little presents certificates congratulating elementary students at Hadley-Luzerne School District for completing the state summer reading program.  More than 70 students participated in the educational program.

Chateaugay students commended for summer reading

    Senator Betty Little visited Chateaugay to commend a group of students who completed this year's summer reading challenge.  The kids were treated to a pizza party at Owl's Nest Pizza and More by teacher Mary Jones and Principal Loretta Fowler.  Senator Little presented certificates to each of the students.

Local schools see some aid restored

April 1, 2011

By CHRIS KNIGHT and JESSICA COLLIER - Staff Writers , Adirondack Daily Enterprise


New Vision students meet with Senator Little in Albany

Senator Betty Little is pictured with students from the Franklin-Essex-Hamilton BOCES New Vision Government and Law program in Albany on Monday, April 4, 2011.