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Albany must help with local school repairs
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These districts are faced with extraordinary expenditures that no reserve fund could ever be expected to cover. Reserves are rainy-day funds, not 100-year-storm funds. We believe that the state — which is quick to burden districts with mandates but slow to offer them the aid to help pay for those mandates — has a responsibility to earmark some of the federal Sandy relief funds it will control for the recovery of the hardest-hit school districts on Long Island.


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