Utica ranks 10th in state for fiscally stressed schools

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Sam

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Jan 16, 2014
 
To many needy students, No need ESL classes, remove Refugees from the Utica school taxes will go down,
Uticas Egos

Clifton Park, NY

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Jan 16, 2014
 
Hopefully someday they can be number one!
Sam

Utica, NY

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Jan 16, 2014
 
Uticas Egos wrote:
Hopefully someday they can be number one!
In Five years The Utica City Schools will be number one Fiscally Stressed Schools system thanks to all the people on WELFARE
Uticas Egos

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Jan 16, 2014
 
Sam wrote:
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In Five years The Utica City Schools will be number one Fiscally Stressed Schools system thanks to all the people on WELFARE
Yes. That's definitely the number one reason! Lol!
cuzrun

Buffalo, NY

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Jan 16, 2014
 
With Albany being the highest crime dump in the state, they should just teach waxing cars and , cash register opening.

Want proof, just ask the failure from Albany that doesn't even know anything about a PC an can't afford a cell phone with tethering.

How about we have the rash explain what he does that a mentally challenged person couldn't do.

Hold on for the dodge. Your up Utica Ego failure, or I mean Albany failure.
Uticas Egos

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Jan 17, 2014
 
cuzrun wrote:
With Albany being the highest crime dump in the state, they should just teach waxing cars and , cash register opening.
Want proof, just ask the failure from Albany that doesn't even know anything about a PC an can't afford a cell phone with tethering.
How about we have the rash explain what he does that a mentally challenged person couldn't do.
Hold on for the dodge. Your up Utica Ego failure, or I mean Albany failure.
Says the gutless wonder. Look where you live. Lol!
Fed Up

New Hartford, NY

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Jan 17, 2014
 
If half the city's residents are on welfare, and say 45% of that half are able bodied individuals that should be employed how are they living here? How are land lords letting people who have no means of income able to rent? Is there no background checks? Financial History, credit report, Proof of income, etc...? Do certain land lords look at the benefits card and welfare and say oh well just come on in, you're the type of resident we've been looking for. Do some landlords prefer welfare? Do they get extra money to let those types rent (tax write offs, county money, what?)? Im an idiot on this matter and would like to know? Damnit. I had to prove my worth to rent and own, and sometimes I didn't get a certain place cause I didn't make enough to live there. Cut and Dry. Every area has its poor and people who need assistance, but how can an entire city be overcome and have half its population on welfare, which means only half the residents pay taxes?!?! Who can do anything about this? Who? God Damnit! Back in the day when JFK, UFA, Proctor, Utica had three high schools and a hell of a better education system and some pride. Hell I even know a few folks who went on from UFA to go to Princeton, Harvard, Yale. Now I doubt half of these nit wits can make it in to MVCC. Damnit! And MVCC is a good community college don't get me wrong. But....GOD Damnit! Somebody clean up this city, Jesus Christ God Damnit!
Truth

Utica, NY

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Jan 17, 2014
 
Why is the Utica City School District fiscally distressed?
Could it possibly be because of union benefits like those described here?

http://www.uticaod.com/x231950137/New-Utica-t...

"The districtís current budget is about $130 million. Technically, covering the retiree benefits in full could mean a 50 percent increase in the tax levy, according to district figures explaining how spending increases affect the amount raised in taxes.

Failure to set aside money for the new benefits could put the school districtís bond rating at risk of dropping, experts said. Utica is not alone in wrestling with how to pay for retiree benefits, but it made a conscious decision 16 months ago to extend such benefits, one analyst said.

ďThe contract took an expenditure that was going to be basically flat and increased it by a factor of almost three,Ē said Lise Bang-Jensen, senior policy analyst for the Empire Center for New York State Policy, a group thatís been critical of the impact of generous public employee benefits."

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