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Local schools to benefit from stimulus package

Central New York schools on the whole will receive $37 million in Special Education/IDEA funding and $25 million in Title I grants for a total of $62 million in direct school aid with Madison County districts receiving $3,587,135 in school aid. Oneida County districts will receive a total of $17,501,454.

For the school by school breakdown in the counties, region and state, click here .

Direct Education Aid

The U.S. Department of Education estimates that the economic stimulus package will include nearly $22 billion in direct education aid through the Title I and Special Education/ Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) federal formulas nationwide. Upstate New York is estimated to receive a total of approximately $320 million in new funding for Special Education and approximately $176 million in Title I grants, according to the Congressional Research Service (CRS) and the Department of Education respectively, for a total of $496 million in new direct funding to Upstate New York schools. This funding will give New York's school districts the flexibility and tools they need to keep serving and educating our children.

Here is how the funding will break down across the rest of the state:

Capital Region schools will receive an additional $36 million in Special Education/IDEA funding and $14 million in Title I grants for a total of $50 million in direct school aid.

Hudson Valleyschools will receive an additional $94 million in Special Education/IDEA funding and $37 million in Title I grants for a total of $131 million in direct school aid.

North Country schools will receive an additional $21 million in Special Education/IDEA funding and $11 million in Title I grants for a total of $31 million in direct school aid.

Rochester-Finger Lakes schools will receive an additional $48 million in Special Education/IDEA funding and $32 million in Title I grants for a total of $79 million in direct school aid.

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