Most St. Lawrence County schools see increase in proposed state aid; Ogdensburg biggest winner; 4% cut for Colton-Pierrepont
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - 9:16 am

The majority of St. Lawrence County Schools will see an increase in state aid, according to Gov. Andrew Cuomo's executive budget, but the amount each school will receive varies greatly between districts.

Among the biggest winners in the proposed executive budget was Ogdensburg School District, which was slated for a 10.9 increase in state aid.

Among the school's seeing a decrease in aid was Colton-Pierrepont, which saw a 4 percent cut in proposed state funding.

Other districts, like Potsdam saw near even funding, with a proposed increase of only .23 percent.

While there is still time for the numbers to shift, according to the governor's currently proposed budget:

• Ogdensburg School District will receive $23.4 million in state aid an increase of $2.3 million, or 10.9 percent more in than the 2012-2013 school year.

• Massena School District will receive $26.85 million an increase of $917,000 or 3.54 percent more than in the 2012-2013 school year.• Heuvelton School District will receive $8.1 million an increase of $500,000, or 6.56 percent more than in the 2012-2013 school year.

• Potsdam School District will receive $13.1 million, an increase of $30,000, or .23 percent more than in the 2012-2013 school year.

• Canton School District will receive $14.27 million, an increase of $1.28 million, or 7.37 percent more than in the 2012-2013 school year.

• Gouverneur School District will receive $23.06 million, an increase of $517,289, or 2.29 percent more than in the 2012-2013 school year.

• Lisbon School District will receive $7.14 million, an increase of $129,820, or 1.85 percent more than in the 2012-2013 school year.

• Madrid-Waddington School District will receive $8.38 million, an increase of $226,690, or 2.78 percent more than in the 2012-2013 school year.

• Morristown School District will receive $4.67 million, an increase of $10,808, or .23 percent more than in the 2012-2013 school year.

• Norwood-Norfolk School District will receive $13.1 million, an increase of $385,624, or 3 percent more than in the 2012-2013 school year.

• Parishville-Hopkinton School District will receive $5.9 million an increase of $311,125, or 6.19 percent more than in the 2012-2013 school year.

• Edwards-Knox School District will receive $9.7 million, an increase of $236,000, or 2.49 percent more than in the 2012-2013 school year.

• Brasher Falls School District will receive $13.7 million, an increase of $902,480, or 7.5 percent more than in the 2012-2013 school year.

• Hammond School District will receive $3.19 million, an increase of $123,880, or 4 percent more than in the 2012-2013 school year.

• Hermon-DeKalb School District will receive $6.02 million, an increase of $155,000, or 2.65 percent more than in the 2012-2013 school year.å

• Colton-Pierrepont will receive $2.31 million, a decrease of $84,483, or 3.53 percent less than in the 2012-2013 school year.

• Clifton-Fine School District will receive $4.47 million, a decrease of $59,608, or 1.53 percent less than in the 2012-2013 school year.