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Schenectady superintendent files complaint with Dept. of Education
SCHENECTADY An area superintendent traveled all the way to New York City to hand deliver a complaint about how the state funds school districts.
Schenectady Superintendent Larry Spring joined a downstate superintendent to deliver the complaint to the U.S. Department of Educations Office for Civil Rights on Friday afternoon. The complaint argues that New Yorks current methods for distributing education funding discriminates against the states minority and non-English speaking students, as well as students with disabilities. The complaint goes on to say the states method for funding schools violates federal law.
Both school districts educate a large number of English language learners and a majority of students who are minorities.