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County-State Funding Formula For School Construction Set To Change Dramatically

January 14th, 2015 by WCBC Radio

The state-county funding formula for new school construction projects is set to change dramatically in the next few years- with more of the financial burden falling in local governments and less allocations coming from the state. It appears as though the new Allegany High School project got in just under the wire with the current 93-7 county/state split. Maintenance and Construction Supervisor Vince Montana, during his monthly construction update to the board of education on Tuesday, noted that beginning in the next fiscal year- a larger percentage of capital projects funding for new or updated schools will come from the locals, with the state reducing its allocation. Board member Laurie Marchini said that acting in aggressive manner to push for a new Allegany high school and seek state funding several years ago has saved the county millions of dollars and perhaps even saved the new school project…


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