The school aid portion of New York's 2014 budget has been approved, and Rochester School Superintendent Bolgen Vargas says it includes $11.5 million more than first expected for the city schools.
Vargas says in a statement that the district will get $521 million in total state aid.
The city schools are reallocating more than $13.5 million to cover increased charter school costs and to fund more classroom time and reading programs. Vargas says the extra money from the state means city schools can cover those priorities without spending the district's "rainy day fund."
Vargas says he's very grateful to the local legislative delegation.