Here is a link to a downloadable Excel spreadsheet
which allows users to view changing estimates of School Aid for any district.
It may take a while for the file 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.
Hit “Ctrl P” to print a report.
Scanning the screen, from left to right . . .
. . .the first block of figures (columns A through D) simply shows the estimates of aid by category at the time the current year’s state budget was enacted last April.
. . .the second block (columns E through H) compares estimates of current year (2020-21) aid by category for the database used when the current state budget was enacted and in the updated November 15 database released by the State Education Department last week.
. . .the third block (columns I through L) shows estimates of aid for 2021-22 assuming continuation of current law formulas, comparing those figures by category to the latest estimates of 2020-21 aid.
The November 15 database is used in preparing the Governor's Executive Budget School Aid proposal. The figures in the Governor's proposal for both the base year and year ahead nearly always match those in the November 15 database, except for formulas which the Governor proposes to amend. A database updated through February 15 is used for the budget that is passed by the Legislature, assuming passage by or close to April 1.
Please be sure to read the “KEY POINTS” below the rows of aid amounts for some important context.