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Local schools face six-figure budget cuts

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COLONIE, N.Y. -- The North Colonie School District is among many in the Capital Region facing more than $100,000 in budget cuts because of the sequester.

According to the New York State School Boards Association, the North Colonie district faces $105,000 in cuts, with nearby South Colonie facing cuts of 101,000.  Shen faces nearly 135,000, with Bethlehem and Niskayuna, facing cuts as well. 

Residents in North Colonie say any budget cuts for schools are detrimental to the education system.
    
"I think it's a shame when that happens, and there's all kinds of services being cut now, and we're all going to be effected by it.  It doesn't matter if you have kids or grandkids or if you're a senior citizen or a youngster growing up in the schools.  We need to support our school districts and we have to have the budget necessary to run it," said Estelle Villas of Loundonville.

North Colonie will hold a meeting Thursday at 7 p.m. at Shaker High School.  Many topics are on the schedule for discussion, and the budget is expected to be one of them.

For more on what sequestration means for your school district, click here.

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