Hochul budget proposal includes aid increases for Cayuga County schools

Governor Kathy Hochul’s proposed state budget announced this week includes more aid for Cayuga County schools.

The Citizen reports the proposal would increase state aid to schools to $31.3 billion, up by $2.1 billion from the current year. Auburn, the largest district in Cayuga County, would receive 9.77% more overall aid and an 11.71% hike in foundation aid. Auburn School Board President Ian Phillips says it would be on the largest annual increases over for Auburn.

Most of the other Cayuga County districts will receive the minimum 3% foundation aid increase. Moravia schools would get a bigger increase, 6.44%

Total aid increases in the county range from 1.08% in Port Byron, to Cato-Meridian at 6.94%.

After negotiations with lawmakers, the deadline to pass the state budget is April 1.

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