Districts to receive state bullet aid

Local school districts will receive extra aid from the state’s bullet aid grants.

“Bullet aid” helps pay for needs the state budget doesn’t cover, according to state Sen. Hugh Farley’s office. The money is distributed through the state Assembly and Senate.

According to a resolution for the disbursement of the Assembly’s portion of the bullet aid, Fort Plain School District will receive $50,000 and Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville Central School District will receive $30,000.

Assembly member Angelo Santabarbara’s office said the Senate and Assembly have different ways of calculating disbursements. According to state Sen. Cecelia Tkaczyk’s office, the state Senate did not distribute any bullet aid money to Montgomery County schools.