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.