Cazenovia's state school aid suddenly jumps - but won't close gap

Cazenovia Schools announced Wednesday evening it will see $327,210 - or 155 percent - more than was included in Gov. Andrew Cuomo's proposed budget. "We would like to express our gratitude to Sen. David Valesky and Assemblyman William Magee for their efforts in reducing Cazenovia's Gap Elimination Adjustment," Superintendent of Schools Robert Dubik said in a news release.

Although the jump in state aid significantly reduces the budget gap Cazenovia faces in 2013-14, the additional funds alone will not close it.

The district still must eliminate another $278,000 in expenses to balance its proposed 2013-14 budget of $26,362,662, according to Assistant Superintendent Bill Furlong.

Cazenovia's Board of Education is scheduled to adopt the proposed 2013-14 budget on April 22.