Long Island schools brace for cuts to state aid

School administrators across Long Island are deciding how to deal with cuts in state aid Monday after Gov. David Paterson revealed the latest step to help solve New York?s fiscal crisis.

Paterson announced Sunday he?s withholding almost $600 million in school aid this month because of the budget shortfall. The governor says schools should be able to weather the cuts by tapping into their reserve funds.

Middle Country Central School District Superintendent Dr. Robert Gerold says her district may lose up to $4 million. She says the reserve fund is for everyday and emergency expenses and emptying it will hurt the community.

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