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New York State School Funding Transparency Form

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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 2018, districts (a) with four or more schools as reported in SED’s 2016-17 School Report Card database which receive more than 50 percent of their total revenue from State Aid as reported in SED’s 2015-16 Fiscal Profiles Masterfile or (b) located in a city with a population of more than one million will be required to complete and submit the New York State School Funding Transparency Form to the Division of the Budget and State Education Department. A list of all 76 school districts meeting these criteria can be found at the following link: 2018 Districts List (PDF).

For 2019, all districts with four or more schools as reported in SED’s 2016-17 School Report Card database will be required to complete and submit the New York State School Funding Transparency Form to the Division of the Budget and State Education Department. A list of all 306 districts meeting these criteria can be found at the following link: 2019 Districts List (PDF).

Beginning in 2020, all 674 school districts receiving Foundation Aid will be required to submit the New York State School Funding Transparency Form annually to the Division of the Budget and State Education Department.

Submission Deadline

School districts are required to submit the New York State School Funding Transparency Form to the Division of the Budget and State Education Department prior to the first day of the school year. For 2018, the submission deadline is August 31, 2018 at 5:30 pm.

Submission Email

Districts will submit their completed forms via email to the following address: 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 25, 2018 at 5:30 pm. Answers to districts’ frequently asked questions (PDF) will be prepared by the Division of the Budget and State Education Department and released to the public on August 8, 2018.

Additionally, districts may direct questions to schooltransparency@budget.ny.gov beyond July 25, 2018. The Division of the Budget and State Education Department will respond to these questions in a timely manner.

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