Pat-Med Schools to Receive Slight Hike in State Aid Under Gov.'s Proposal

Board's next budget workshop is on Tuesday.

Patchgoue-Medford School District will receive a slight increase in state aid from New York State according to numbers released on Tuesday as part of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's proposed budget.

The district will receive a total of $55.37 million in aid next year. Not including building and transportation aid, that represents about a 1 percent increase or $449,147. 

Assistant Superintendent of Business Donna Jones was unavailable to comment as of press time on the numbers, but said at the Board of Education's on Jan. 9 that that the governor's budget would be discussed at this coming Tuesday's workshop.

The district is looking at a number of possibilities to save money, including looking at the , changes in transportation services and other ways to do more with less money as the district will need to abide by the state's new two-percent property tax cap.

The next budget workshop will take place at  at 7 p.m. on Jan. 24.


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