The Utica City School district is the fifth poorest in the state. But it's also been historically under-funded. Governor Andrew Cuomo's budget proposal doesn't seem to help. Utica schools would receive a 4-million-dollar increase under the proposal instead of the 12-million that was expected. Today the district superintendent - as well as teachers and students spoke about the need for more supplies, technology, and instruction in our classrooms.
"We have one computer lab that doesn't even have sufficient amount of computers for one class you have dozens of classes that want to use it and its only open for one period," said Trinh Truong, a student at Proctor High School.
"Well it definitely makes us not competitive with other districts other cities. Education should not only be about maintaining but progressing," said Delvin Moody.
Yesterday was just the budget proposal so the exact amount of funding the district will get is likely to change.
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