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Find the latest Advocacy-related news, contacts, and resources for both State and Federal.
May 16, 2022
Please write to firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or suggestions.
April 13, 2022
Albany, NY - The state budget passed by the Legislature includes a $2.07 billion increase in School Aid. For a better sense of how the new state budget affects any district check out our spreadsheet to produce an easier to read School Aid run.
The spreadsheet will produce three reports for any district:
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February 9, 2022
ALBANY, NY – Check out our version of an easier to read School Aid run. The spreadsheet will produce three reports for any district:
“All Aids” shows aid results by category with 2021-22 and proposed 2022-23 amounts presented side-by-side, with year-to-year dollar and percentage change. This makes it easier to identify which formulas are driving changes in total aid.
“Foundation Aid Analysis” shows where each district’s proposed Foundation Aid amount would place it in relation to full funding. It also presents key aid factors for 2022-23 and 2007-08 –the year the formula first became law. This can help illuminate why a district is projected to receive a large boost in aid or the proposed 3% minimum increase.
“2021-22 Aid Comparison” shows how estimates for each aid category for the 2021-22 school year have changed between April, when the current state budget was enacted, and January
Here is a link to access and use the spreadsheet. It may take a while to load. Once it does, enter a district’s six digit BEDS Code to create a report. To look up a code for any district, click on the tab named “CODE LIST” at the bottom of the screen.
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