New York State School Funding Transparency

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From the 2018-19 school year through the 2022-23 school year, Education Law §3614—which was passed by the Legislature and became law as Chapter 59 of the Laws of 2018—required 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 was the outcome of this process. Education Law §3614 was repealed effective June 30, 2023, which eliminated this reporting requirement.

Based on existing financial information that school districts already reported to the State Education Department on a district-wide basis, the form sought 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 surveyed 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

All 673 school districts receiving Foundation Aid were required to complete and submit the New York State School Funding Transparency Form to the Division of the Budget and State Education Department.

School Funding Transparency Data

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