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School district warns of looming aid cuts

On a Glenville assessment of $160,000, taxes would increase by a maximum of $59.20 per year, or $4.93 per month based on the current tax rate, beginning in 2010, all before STAR school tax reduction that may be applicable.

In other news, the district will hold an informational meeting at Sacandaga Elementary School at 7 p.m. on Jan. 7, regarding the possibility of implementing all-day kindergarten for 2009-2010. The district currently has a transitional program in place that is unique to the area.

Students go half-day until January, when they begin a full day program, easing first-year learners into the all-day schedule.

Scotia resident Rene Curtin said she was pleased with how the program worked last year for her son, Nathan, now in first grade, and would prefer her preschooler, Emma, be eased into a full day the same way.

" I know that Scotia-Glenville wants to meet the standards that are being placed on kindergarten teachers, but the transitional program allows for the children to get the attention they need those first few critical months, I found it to be a very successful program," said Curtin.

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