“We have to get rid of the gap elimination adjustment,” Molloy said. “I can’t in good conscience cut programs that encourage kids to stay in school.”
On Tuesday night, while speaking to the Delhi Rotary, Assemblyman Clifford Crouch was asked about local school superintendents’ budget concerns and what could be done about them.
Crouch danced around the question, offering no solutions, but he did put his finger on one major problem. Schools in rural, less-populous and -affluent areas are having a much tougher time dealing with the effects of the reduction in school aid.
Therein lies the main responsibility of Crouch, his local Assembly colleague Bill Magee and Sen. James Seward. Somehow, they have to persuade Albany that when schools start closing, the first ones will be in rural areas.
And our schools’ time is running out … fast.