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County school boards question lawmakers

Breakfast is opportunity to have voice heard in Albany

January 30, 2013
BY GAVIN PATERNITI , Westfield Republican / Mayville Sentinel News

ASHVILLE - Sunshine and warmer temperatures did little to improve the somber mood at the 2013 Chautauqua County School Board Association's legislative breakfast.

On Saturday morning, Jan. 19, Chautauqua County superintendents and board members met at BOCES Hewes Center in Ashville for the annual CCSBA function. The legislative breakfast allows school administrators to pose questions to state legislators regarding the challenges that their districts are facing.

Sen. Catharine Young, R-Olean, and Assemblyman Andrew Goodell, R-Chautauqua County, were on hand to answer 14 total questions from individual school districts and the CCSBA. As in previous years, the questions and comments made by the school districts focused on issues such as: high school regionalization, the property tax cap, the funding gap between wealthy and poor districts, and the foundation aid formula.

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