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Hudson schools to get state aid budgeted for 2021-22

Feb 23, 2021 3:00 pm

Jeanette Wolfberg is reporting for The Columbia Paper the Hudson School District Board of Education has been notified the district will receive the full amount of state aid budgeted for 2020-21 school year. At the same time, for the 2021-22 school year, state officials may try again to combine several aid categories that school officials would rather keep separate. The possibility that the state would eliminate up to 20 percent of the current year's aid hung over school districts until late January, when the state Department of Budget announced that school districts will get all their scheduled aid, district Business Administrator Jesse Boehme reported at the board's February 2 meeting. In addition to state aid, the district is expecting $2.2 million in specific grants plus additional money from the federal CARES Act, Boehme said. The district has more flexibility in deciding how to use these grants than in previous years, added Assistant Superintendent of School Improvement April Prestipino. Looking ahead to the 2021-22 school year, the state has proposed combining 14 aid categories into one. Read the full story in The Columbia Paper.