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Eighteen area school districts were awarded state funding for technology upgrades on Monday, according to an announcement by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

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New York is the first state to make mental health a mandated part of its curriculum. Implementing the initiative is just one of the issues facing school boards this year, says Tim Kremer, executive director of the New York State School Boards Association. Another priority is security. Kremer says many districts are hiring school resource officers to address the situation.

Sweet Home schools voters are at the voting machines today deciding on nearly $19 million in construction projects across the district.

The Buffalo School District says it is being vigilant in its response to Friday's mass shooting in Connecticut.