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Schools appeal F.A.I.R. decision

Attorneys for the school districts and for Monroe County appeared Thursday in the Rochester office of the state Supreme Court Fourth Department
Appellate Division to make their cases.

Schools appeal F.A.I.R. decision

Attorneys representing suburban school districts charged Monroe County with discriminating against the schools in approving a plan that shifts sales-tax revenue to the state to pay for Medicare costs.
Attorneys for the school districts and for Monroe County appeared Thursday in the Rochester office of the state Supreme Court Fourth Department Appellate Division to make their cases.
School districts are appealing state Supreme Court Judge Kenneth Fisher’s December dismissal of a lawsuit seeking to reclaim sales-tax revenue that traditionally has gone to suburban schools.
The suit was filed after the county Legislature approved County Executive Maggie Brooks’ Fairness, Accountability, Innovation and Results plan.
The F.A.I.R. plan is designed to ease the county’s projected $102 million budget shortfall over the next two years. It is expected to take $29 million out of suburban schools’ budgets.
School district attorneys called the plan “arbitrary and capricious” in cutting schools’ sales-tax revenue while not changing the distribution plan for municipalities.
County attorneys argued that the county is allowed to decide where the sales-tax money goes.
Appellate judges did not rule on the case Thursday. The case will re-convene next month.
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