Several Mohawk Valley school districts will receive over $400,000 in discretionary funding from the state.

Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon, who helped secure the funding, says the money going to the school districts is in addition to foundation aid.

“When school districts are forced to make difficult decisions to close budget gaps, our children are the ones who suffer,” Buttenschon said. “Shortchanging students should never be the answer, which is why I fought hard to secure this funding. I’ll always work to ensure that Mohawk Valley students have the tools they need to succeed and educators have the support to teach and lead.”

The Rome School District will receive the bulk of the money -- $325,000

The Whitesboro School District will get $25,000 and the Frankfort-Schuyler and Oriskany School Districts will receive $10,000 each.

Buttenschon says the Mid York Library System will also receive $10,000 in funding and the Oneida-Herkimer-Madison BOCES will get $50,000.

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