2020 New York State School Funding Transparency Form

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School Funding Transparency ApplicationLink to External Website

Guidance Materials

Districts’ Submissions

Overview

Beginning with the 2018-19 school year, Education Law §3614—which was passed by the Legislature and became law as Chapter 59 of the Laws of 2018—requires school districts to “annually submit to the commissioner [of the State Education Department] and the director of the budget … a detailed statement of the total funding allocation for each school in the district for the upcoming school budget year” in a “form developed by the director of the budget, in consultation with the commissioner [of the State Education Department].” The New York State School Funding Transparency Form is the outcome of this process.

Based on existing financial information that school districts already report to the State Education Department on a district-wide basis, the form seeks to capture school districts’ methodologies and/or rationales for school-level funding determinations, including funding from State, local, and federal sources. In addition, the form surveys school districts’ projected centralized district costs, school-level student and staff information, school-level allocations for various programs, and —if applicable— school-level allocations under any locally implemented funding formula.

Districts Required to Report

For 2020, all 673 school districts receiving Foundation Aid are required to complete and submit the New York State School Funding Transparency Form to the Division of the Budget and State Education Department.

Submission Deadline

The submission deadline for the New York State School Funding Transparency Form is the Friday prior to Labor Day. For 2020, the submission deadline is September 4th at 5:30 pm.

School Funding Transparency Application

School districts must complete and submit New York State School Funding Transparency Forms using the online School Funding Transparency ApplicationLink to External Website. The application provides a streamlined reporting and submission process for both districts and the State.

School Funding Transparency Support

If you encounter any difficulties logging into the Application, please contact the Service Desk via email at dob.sm.HelpDesk@budget.ny.gov. Alternatively, you may call (518) 486-4357.

For technical questions relating to reporting requirements, how to complete the form or other aspects of Education Law §3614, please contact the Division of Budget and State Education Department via email at schooltransparency@budget.ny.gov.

FAQ Document and Questions

Districts are invited to submit questions regarding the form, the submission timeline, the guidance document, the State’s review process, or any other aspect of Education Law §3614 to schooltransparency@budget.ny.gov by July 22, 2020 at 5:30 pm. Answers to districts’ frequently asked questions will be prepared by the Division of the Budget and State Education Department and released to the public on August 5, 2020.

Additionally, districts may direct technical questions to schooltransparency@budget.ny.gov beyond July 22, 2020. The Division of the Budget and State Education Department will respond to these questions in a timely manner.

Prior Year Submissions

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