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Statement of New York State Council of School Superintendents on Buffalo Supermarket Shooting

May 16, 2022

Questions? Contact:

Robert Lowry, Deputy Director
Greg Berck, Esq., Assistant Director
E:  advocacy@nyscoss.org
ALBANY, NY New York State Council of School Superintendents President Phyllis Harrington and Executive Director Charles Dedrick issued the following statement today:

“We grieve for the people lost in the horrific shootings in Buffalo on Saturday, and for their loved ones, and for the whole community. No one, ever, should have to bear what has been thrust upon them. This tragedy was incited by mindless hate, a spirit that will not be vanquished by any one action or program. But every one of us can work harder to impart lessons of respect, understanding, and empathy for other people. Schools have a role to play in that effort. We will do all that we can to support that work, in part with the hope of sparing more families from heartache and to honor the memory of those so tragically lost this weekend in Buffalo.” 

Please write to advocacy@nyscoss.org with any questions or suggestions.  

NYSCOSS President Phyllis Harrington and Executive Director Chuck Dedrick issued this statement today.

2022-23 School Aid Runs for the New State Budget

April 13, 2022

Questions? Contact:

Robert Lowry, Deputy Director
Greg Berck, Esq., Assistant Director
E:  advocacy@nyscoss.org

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: 

  • “All Aids” shows aid results by category with 2021-22 and 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 new 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.

  • “Change in Estimates Over Time” shows how estimates for each aid category for the 2021-22 school year have changed between April, when the current state budget was enacted, in January when the Governor’s budget was issued, and in the just passed state budget for the year ahead.

  • The change in estimates report also compares aid estimates for 2022-23 under the Governor’s budget and the enacted budget. The enacted budget adds $100 million for expansion of full-day prekindergarten. Data updates result in a further net increase of $64 million statewide, but individual districts may experience either increases or decreases in their estimated aid due compared to the Governor’s budget.
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.

Please call or write to advocacy@nyscoss.org with any questions or suggestions.
  

Access an excel spreadsheet allowing users to create an easier way to read School Aid run for any district passed on the state budget.

Easier to Read School Aid Run - and Foundation Aid Analysis

February 9, 2022

Questions? Contact:

Robert Lowry, Deputy Director
Greg Berck, Esq., Assistant Director
E:  advocacy@nyscoss.org

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.

 
Please write to advocacy@nyscoss.org with any questions or suggestions.
 


Our version of an easier to read School Aid run. The spreadsheet will produce three reports for any district.

State Legislative Committee

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PresidentDr. Phyllis S. Harrington
Superintendent of Schools
Oceanside UFSD
145 Merle Avenue Oceanside, NY 11572
7/1/20216/30/2022
Co-ChairMr. Michael R. Cornell
Superintendent of Schools
Hamburg CSD
5305 Abbott Rd Hamburg, NY 14075-1699 UNITED STATES
7/1/2021 
Co-ChairDr. Joseph S. Famularo
Superintendent of Schools
Bellmore UFSD
580 Winthrop Ave Bellmore, NY 11710-4200 UNITED STATES
7/1/2018 
MemberMr. Michael J. Baumann
Superintendent of Schools
Newfane CSD
6273 Charlotteville Road Newfane, NY 14108
7/1/2013 
MemberMr. Patrick H. Brady
Superintendent of Schools
Massena CSD
84 Nightengale Avenue Massena, NY 13662
7/1/2013 
MemberMr. Raymond Castellani
Superintendent of Schools
Webutuck CSD
194 Haight Road Amenia, NY 12501
7/1/2018 
MemberMr. Matthew Cole
Superintendent of Schools
Livonia CSD
PO Box E 40 Spring Street Livonia, NY 14487-0489 UNITED STATES
9/19/2016 
MemberDr. William T. Crankshaw
Superintendent of Schools
Greater Johnstown SD
The Knox Building 400 South Perry Street Johnstown, NY 12095
4/1/2019 

Your Advocacy Team

 

Robert Lowry, Jr.
Deputy Director, NYSCOSS
BobLowry@nyscoss.org
Greg Berck, Esq.
Assistant Director, NYSCOSS
Greg@nyscoss.org

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