Protests held over delay in state school aid

Parents and teachers in Long Island and throughout New York state took to the streets Thursday to protest possible cuts to education spending.

Gov. David Paterson has threatened to hold up school aid because of New York's massive deficit. The delay in aid would affect $1.4 billion in state funds allocated for schools.

Robert Honn, a senior at Longwood High School in Middle Island, says his college aspirations depend on extracurricular programs that may be cut. So he and others at Longwood rallied Thursday to send a message to Albany.

If the cuts to school aid go through, Longwood school officials say they will lose $6 million next year.

To see video from Longwood school district's meeting, go to Channel 612 on your iO digital cable box and select iO Extra.

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