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School districts continue protests of governor’s aid proposal

Protests against Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s proposal to tie education reforms to state school funding will continue today and later this week at five more districts.

Teachers, parents, School Board members and administrators gathered Wednesday morning outside the main campus of the Iroquois School District, which already has lost $27 million to cuts in other areas of state education aid during the past six years.

Also, an informational picket was held Wednesday morning outside West Seneca East Senior High School, and additional pickets are scheduled for 4 p.m. Thursday outside Clinton and Northwood elementary schools.

The Lancaster and Depew school districts are setting aside their traditional rivalry Wednesday afternoon for a rally for public education at Depew High School. That rally, planned by the teachers unions of both districts, will run from 4 to 5 p.m. at the Transit Road building.

And at Lake Shore School District, an informational picket is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Friday, followed by a rally at 6 in the auditorium of Lake Shore High School.