Hundreds of students, parents, teachers head to Albany to push for more aid for St. Lawrence County schools
Wednesday, February 29, 2012 - 11:47 am

Sen. Ritchie, at center, with students, parents and teachers at the University Shopping Center lot in Canton at 5 this morning, as they prepare to board buses for Albany to attend a statewide school aid rally.

CANTON -- Hundreds of North Country students, parents and teachers early this morning boarded  buses in Ogdensburg and Canton headed to Albany, where they will team with groups from across upstate to urge more state aid for rural schools.

State Senator Patty Ritchie met with the Ogdensburg group at 4:30 a.m., before heading to Canton at 5 to see off students and teachers. She thanked them for taking up the fight for rural schools.

“A quality education for our students is—and must remain—a priority for our state,” Ritchie said. “By making this trip today, you’re helping to make the case for our schools.”

Ritchie is scheduled to address the larger, statewide group later this morning in the capitol.