NEW YORK STATE -- The State Education Department is bringing the buddy system to a pair of local school districts. The education department awarded five high performing school districts grants as part of the Commissioner's Schools Program.
The money is meant to be used to help successful schools identify and then share their best practices with low performing schools.
Locally, the Broadalbin-Perth School District is getting nearly $150,000. They've chosen to model the middle school after the Gorham-Middlesex Central School District out of Yates County.
The Cobleskill-Richmondville School District is receiving more than $130,000 in grants. They're modeling the William Golding Middle School after the Carle Place Union Free School District on Long Island.
For more information about the grants, visit usny.nysed.gov/rttt/rfp/ta-06/home.html and usny.nysed.gov/rttt/rfp/ta-07/home.html.