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Neil Sanders, the assistant superintendent for business at Guilderland, says schools in New York State are getting mixed messages. “We have a dichotomy between the governor and the comptroller,” he said. “The governor says school districts have money in fund balances and reserves that need to be used to solve budgetary problems. The comptroller is saying, if you use up your reserves, be careful because you’re putting yourself in fiscal stress."