Auburn awaits further word in small-city school district lawsuit against state

The Auburn Enlarged City School District is waiting for further word on a court case small-city school districts have against the state.

Auburn superintendent Jeff Pirozzolo talked about the case at a board of education meeting at Auburn High School Tuesday night.

Pirozzolo discussed Maisto vs. New York, in which parents and students representing eight small-city school districts — including the Utica City School District — argue the state is not giving the districts sufficient aid to provide students a sound basic education, as stated in the state constitution. The districts argue they have been underfunded for years. The case dates back to 2009, when it was known as Hussein vs. New York.

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