Evening News Brief
Written by Tom Tharp on March 17, 2021
There is more money for schools in Genesee county on the way. As part of the American Rescue Plan 2 and a half billion dollars are allocated to Upstate New York to help school districts fill budget gaps, address learning loss, help students with disabilities and more. The Finger Lakes region is getting 392 million dollars and Genesee county is getting 10 million 677 thousand dollars in aid money.
Money that was left at Batavia Downs has been donated to the Batavia Police department’s K-9 unit. 1463.14 was left at the casino and turned over to the police. After no one claimed it the casino decided to donate it to help fund the k-9 program.
Agricultural Literacy Week is this week, the 15th through the 19th and this year it is focused on the Dairy industry. Agricultural Literacy Week has been celebrated for the past 17 years as a way to promote agricultural literacy and learning to students across New York State. This year’s program highlights the dairy industry as the book “Chuck’s Ice Cream Wish (Tales of the Dairy Godmother)” by Viola Butler will be read to students. The book will help students understand the importance of dairy farms and how ice cream is made. Assemblyman Steve Hawley has been visiting classrooms digitally through prerecorded videos.