82 school districts across the state have been designated as fiscally stressed under State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli's Fiscal Stress Monitoring System.

The Herkimer Central School District is one of eight school districts in "significant" fiscal stress.  The Utica City School District makes the list of school districts in "moderate" fiscal stress.

The highest concentration of school districts in fiscal stress were in Central New York and Long Island.

It's the third year DiNapoli's Office has assessed and scored the financial stability of school districts.

"The overall number of school districts in fiscal stress has essentially remained steady the past three years," said DiNapoli. "A few have remained in stress for the entire period and we're watching closely to see if the limited growth allowed by the tax cap this year pushes more school districts into fiscal stress. I recommend that local school officials use our system as a tool when crafting their budgets and developing long-term financial plans."

For a list of all the school districts in fiscal stress, visit www.osc.state.ny.us.


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