Beacon Schools Get $25K

Will be used for theater upgrades

The Beacon City School District will receive $25,000 in state funds to upgrade the audio and lighting in the Pete and Toshi Seeger Theater at the high school.

The money was secured by Jonathan Jacobson, whose district in the state Assembly includes Beacon, as part of targeted “bullet aid” to libraries, school districts and nonprofits doled out by individual legislators as part of the budget process. Critics deride the grants as “education pork.”