Larkin Proposal To Grant $185 K In Transportation Aid To Monroe-woodbury Schools Passes Senate

William J. Larkin, Jr.

May 02, 2006

The New York State Senate has passed legislation (S.6613) sponsored by Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) that would authorize approval of certain transportation contracts within the Monroe-Woodbury Central School District.

The legislation would allow the Monroe-Woodbury Central School District to be eligible to receive transportation aid for five of its contracts from the 2004-2005 school year that the district inadvertently omitted in its filing to the State Education Department.

"Because of the filing error, the school district stood to lose this significant amount of funding," said Senator Larkin. "Also, because of the technical nature of the education aid formula, it was necessary to create legislation to correct the oversight. I am pleased that the measure has passed the Senate and anticipate prompt action by the Assembly now."

The Monroe-Woodbury Central School District would receive $185,000 in transportation aid from the State Education Department once the contracts are finalized and the Assembly and the Governor give their approval.

The bill has been sent to the Assembly.