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Schalmont students serve on Assemblyman Santabarbara's cabinet

Five Schalmont students joined Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara at Clarkson University campus in Schenectady to take part in the process to experience what it’s like to create a school budget and have their voices heard. The students talked about the current climate of education and financial pressures school districts could face.

Assemblyman Santabarbara’s Student Cabinet, assembled from students attending schools across the 111th Assembly District, has grown significantly since it began nearly 5 years ago.

The students were presented with a variety of school district scenarios in urban, suburban and rural areas with different criteria. Students then worked together to draft their version of what their school’s budget should look like, shared ideas and advocated for their proposals.