Three North Country school districts are facing some degree of fiscal stress according to the State Comptroller's office.
The annual report measures district's fund balances, short-term borrowing patterns and history of operating deficits.
Up north, Clifton-Fine was one of nine schools that the Comptroller considers in "moderate fiscal stress." While both Sandy Creek and Indian River were grouped as "susceptible to fiscal stress."
In the past school year, the list of schools in the report dropped from 82 in 2015 to 59 in 2016.
This is the fourth year the Comptroller's office has released its findings.