As children prepare to head back to school, Senator Jim Tedisco (R,C,I,REF-Glenville) today announced a new $100,000 state grant he secured for the Schenectady City School District.
This grant is on top of the $50,000 state Education Program Funding Grant Senator Tedisco obtained last year for the Schenectady City School District and the $17.7 million state aid increase and $9 Foundation Aid increase he successfully advocated for over the past two years in the New York State Budget. This state aid has helped add new programs and delivered a 2 percent cut on the school tax levy for residents.
The Schenectady City School District plans on using this new $100,000 state grant toward its summer enrichment program for grades K-6 that provides educational opportunities for 1,000 children.
“All of our schools including Schenectady deserve fair funding to provide our children with the kind of education they need and deserve to learn and grow. As a former teacher, guidance counselor, athletic director and coach, I’m proud to have been a driving force in the state Senate the past two years for state budgets that substantially increased funding to the Schenectady School District by over $17 million and I’m going to continue to fight to fully fund Schenectady and all of our schools,” said Senator Tedisco.
“We are extremely grateful to Senator Tedisco for his continued support of Schenectady schools. The additional aid will make a significant difference in our work that is designed to meet the needs of our students, so that they will be academically successful. The funds will be used to support critical programing and services, including the district summer enrichment program,” said Larry Spring, Superintendent of the Schenectady City School District.