– Ontario County is exploring regional high schools. The schools would be able to offer more programs under a consolidated system. Districts would retain their individual elementary schools. Rural school districts across the state are struggling with resources and the property tax cap.
The first model would require about $20 million in new construction. The second would require about $31.6 million in new construction.
A reduction in staff could save more than $4 million per year, which would translate into a property-tax reduction of about $50 annually on a $100,000 house.
Could we see more of this kind of thinking?
– Wegmans pulled its Alec Baldwin ads after getting a few dozen complaints. Now it’s reinstating the ads, after many more shoppers complained Wegmans pulled the spots.
– Representative Tom Reed awarded bonuses to 15 staff members, the only Rochester area congressional representative to do so.
– Buried in the archives of the Onondaga Historical Association was a 1775 document declaring New York’s independence from Britain.