Valhalla High School faces huge state aid cutbacks

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Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has proposed huge cutbacks in school aid for some school districts in the Hudson Valley, including Valhalla High School. (Jan. 29, 2013)

Biology teacher John Timmel walks among his students,
(Credit: Angela Gaul)

Biology teacher John Timmel walks among his students, checking on Gabrielle Orr, 14, left, of Valhalla, and Brittany AuYong, 14, of White Plains, while they use laptops to virtually dissect frogs in biology class at Valhalla High School. Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has proposed huge cutbacks in school aid for some school districts in the Hudson Valley, including Valhalla High School. (Jan. 29, 2013)

Teacher Ariana Masic says goodbye to students as
(Credit: Angela Gaul)

Teacher Ariana Masic says goodbye to students as they leave her art class at Valhalla High School. Recent budget cutbacks have reduced staff in Valhalla, resulting in crowded classrooms. Masic has had to find creative ways to stretch art supplies and make room for students. (Jan. 29, 2013)

From left, Jenna Vigiletti and Kristen Grumbaltt, both
(Credit: Angela Gaul)

From left, Jenna Vigiletti and Kristen Grumbaltt, both 15, both of Valhalla, use laptops to virtually dissect frogs in John Timmel's biology class at Valhalla High School. Teachers share 60 school laptops for 1,200 students. (Jan. 29, 2013)

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Gabrielle Orr, 14, left, of Valhalla, works on
(Credit: Angela Gaul)

Gabrielle Orr, 14, left, of Valhalla, works on a lab assignment in biology class at Valhalla High School. Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has proposed huge cutbacks in school aid for some school districts in the Hudson Valley, including Valhalla High School. (Jan. 29, 2013)

Gabrielle Orr, 14, right, of Valhalla, and Brittany
(Credit: Angela Gaul)

Gabrielle Orr, 14, right, of Valhalla, and Brittany AuYong, 14, of White Plains, use laptops to virtually dissect frogs in biology class at Valhalla High School. (Jan. 29, 2013)

Jenna Vigiletti, right, and Kristen Grumbaltt, both 15,
(Credit: Angela Gaul)

Jenna Vigiletti, right, and Kristen Grumbaltt, both 15, both of Valhalla, use laptops to virtually dissect frogs in John Timmel's biology class at Valhalla High School. Teachers share 60 school laptops for 1,200 students. (Jan. 29, 2013)

Students fill Angela Molina's ninth-grade algebra class at
(Credit: Angela Gaul)

Students fill Angela Molina's ninth-grade algebra class at Valhalla High School. Recent budget cutbacks have reduced staff in Valhalla schools, resulting in crowded classrooms. (Jan. 29, 2013)

Principal John Thomas observes Angela Molina's ninth-grade algebra
(Credit: Angela Gaul)

Principal John Thomas observes Angela Molina's ninth-grade algebra class at Valhalla High School. Recent budget cutbacks have reduced staff in Valhalla schools, resulting in crowded classrooms. (Jan. 29, 2013)

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Clockwise from left, Rachel Palumbo, Kayla Gleason, Brian
(Credit: Angela Gaul)

Clockwise from left, Rachel Palumbo, Kayla Gleason, Brian Meszaros, Sophia Rizzuto and Kristofer Radesich, all 14 and of Valhalla, work on projects in Ariana Masic's art class at Valhalla High School. Recent budget cutbacks have reduced staff in Valhalla schools, resulting in crowded classrooms. Masic has had to find creative ways to stretch art supplies and make room for students. (Jan. 29, 2013)

From left, Kayla Gleason, 14, of Valhalla, works
(Credit: Angela Gaul)

From left, Kayla Gleason, 14, of Valhalla, works on a painting in Ariana Masic's art class at Valhalla High School. Recent budget cutbacks have reduced staff in Valhalla schools, resulting in crowded classrooms. Masic has had to find creative ways to stretch art supplies and make room for students. (Jan. 29, 2013)

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