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8:31 am
Wed March 6, 2013

NY rewards 4 districts for efficiency savings

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On Tuesday Gov. Andrew Cuomo held the districts up as models for the rest of the state, while promising them $12 million in competitive grants over the next three years.

Rochester is the biggest winner, receiving $4.5 million for identifying $9.5 million in savings. Newburgh and Kenmore-Tonawanda will each get $3.6 million for finding nearly $6 million in savings and Queensbury is being awarded $561,000 for finding $624,000 in savings.

Rochester did things like reorganize professional development and central office staff. Newburgh realigned bell times to do away with five buses, while Ken-Ton made health plan changes and reconfigured bus routes. Queensbury adopted an energy management program and also consolidated office staff.

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