Local School Officials Head to Albany
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Members of the Monroe County school board, local school superintendents and school business officials headed to Albany Monday to meet with state officials.
Representatives are taking the two day trip to Albany to meet with various state officials.
Local school officials want to discuss fiscal issues and legislative priorities regarding public education. School leaders will be able to express their concerns, give suggestions and learn more about the impact of changes to state educational programs.
"We have fifteen meetings set up with a variety of different people, with all of our legislatures, with the leadership and the assembly in the senate, with the governor's education staff, with the state education department," said Jody Siegle of the Monroe County School Board Association. "So it's a whole cross section of people who are involved in different aspects of decision making and they all need to be informed about what's going on in local districts to make better decisions."
In the last two years, school districts have seen many new state requirements such as changes to curriculum and testing, and changes to school operations.