Schools, libraries receive extra aid
GLOVERSVILLE – Local schools and libraries will receive almost $170,000 in extra state grant money.
State Sen. Hugh Farley’s office said the “bullet aid” helps pay for needs the state budget didn’t cover. The money is distributed through the state Assembly and Senate.
Farley’s office said the money disbursed to each location is based on school enrollment or library size. The grants range from $5,000 to $15,000.
The Gloversville Enlarged School District will receive $15,000 in bullet aid.
Craig Clark, Gloversville district spokesman, said the money will be used to improve and expand the independent classroom reading libraries in kindergarten through second grade.
The Broadalbin-Perth Central School District will receive $10,000. Superintendent Stephen Tomlinson said the money will be used to grow student programs.
The Mayfield Central School District will receive $7,500. Superintendent Joseph Natale said the money most likely will be used for instructional support for the children. He won’t know for sure until he meets with the district’s principals, he said.
The Gloversville Public Library will receive $7,500. Library Director Barbara Madonna said the library will use the money to help pay for the library’s capital project, which includes a variety of renovations.
The Johnstown Public Library will receive $7,500.
Library Director Erica Wing said the library doesn’t know what it will do with the money until the Board of Trustees meeting July 15. In the past, the library has used this type of grant money for technology upgrades, painting and carpet.
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