No, these schools do not suffer from any form of investment. The Mohawk Valley has been forced to confront the fact that the tax base in the individual village districts can no longer support any school district. There has been no wild spending, teacher and administration pay and benefits are below average, your schools are operating on 1990's technology, buildings are in mediocre-poor shape, fewer and fewer classes, fewer and fewer students, and fewer and fewer teachers to address nosediving test scores.The school system is broke. Really? Here's why. The only reason we know this is the well has finally gone dry with state funding and the districts having to rely on taxes. Once that happened, the whole bloated sacred cow system was exposed for all to see. Frivilous spending on anything and everything. Payrolls that are top heavy and over staffed. People like Cos are finally having to show where all the money is going and why he is scrambling to merge. It's simple. Money. He and the district have overspent and now they don't have that revenue cash cow anymore. Now they have to account for all tha that spending and why the kids have to either go without or merge.
This problem is not limited to your schools. The same thing is occurring in your police departments, your fire departments, etc.
There is too small a remaining population left for you not to start sharing services between villages that are roughly 1-2 miles apart. Schools are not any different.
Keep in mind, this is not a statewide problem. There are plenty of schools in NY doing well. Following Broadalbin-Perth, Pittsford, and Fayetteville-Manlius, now Wheatland-Chili is voting to invest millions in their facilities and even to put in artificial turf for their athletic fields. Check out their teacher salaries, their benefits,their facilities, their "wild" spending. Check out their test scores while you are at it. You might also check into the origin of their hyphenated names.