Two Schoharie Schools In Line For Senate Help

James L. Seward

March 04, 2008

Two school districts in Schoharie County will receive senate funding to help purchase needed equipment, Senator James L. Seward announced today.

The Middleburgh School District will receive $10,000 and the Gilboa-Conesville District is in line for $6,500 in special senate funding.

The Middleburgh School District will use the funding to help pay for computer software for the district's literacy initiative. The software will track students' progress in k-12 reading sckills. The Giboa-Conesville District will use its $6,500 to computerize its cafeteria management system to facilitate state and federal reporting of its operations.

"The senate funding helps local education programs and meets locally identified community needs that would not be possible without state assistance," Senator Seward said. "It also reduces pressure on tax rates and tight budgets, especially in rural areas."

Seward said the money was included in the current state budget.