Jim Rondenelli, WIBX

he Rome School District will be getting an additional $400,000 in state funding.

That announcement was made at Bellamy Elementary School in Rome by Senator Joseph Griffo and Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi.

Griffo says in order the get the money, the district will submit to a financial review and audit by the State Comptroller's Office

The audit, the first of its kind for Rome since 2008, is expected to take up to nine months.

The money will allow the district to restore six teaching positions.

Residents of the Rome School District will vote on a $108.2 million budget tomorrow that was defeated in May.