State Senator Michael Balboni and State Assemblywoman Maureen O'Connell announced they have obtained state funding totaling $85,000 for the Herricks School District.
Senator Balboni secured $75,000 in what is called "bullet aid", which is funding that is distributed to school districts after their previous year's school aid is depleted. Bullet aid is considered discretionary funding which means there are no restrictions placed upon the district with regard to how the money is used. Bullet aid is designed to help those local school districts whose school aid fell below the national average aid dispersed in their area.
Senator Balboni said, "Unexpected costs incurred during the school year are sometimes not adequately reimbursed. I am pleased to have been able to assist the Herricks School District by obtaining this supplemental funding to help them cover their costs and meet the needs of their students."
Assemblywoman O'Connell obtained an additional $10,000 to help fund the Herricks educational technology program. She said, "I am delighted to be able to provide these funds which I hope will afford students in the Herricks school district additional learning opportunities."