(The following is an excerpt from the July 6th edition of the Daily Gazette)
The Schenectady City School District will receive an additional $500,000 in state funding for new teachers.
Angelo Santabarbara, D-Rotterdam, and Phil Steck, D-Colonie, announced the discretionary aid during a news conference Monday morning at Schenectady High School.
Superintendent Laurence Spring said the $500,000 would be used to add a handful of new positions for the 2015-16 school year, including about three intervention and reading specialists and two music teachers, both on the elementary level. Spring said the funding would also go toward one clerical position.