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A Comparison of School Aid Proposals for 2017-18

Item NYSASBO  Regents  Educational Conference Board 
Overall Increase $2.1 billion $2.1 billion $2 billion
Foundation Aid $3.8 billion over the next three years ($1.2 billion a year) for full phase in (uses data prior to 11/15/16) $1.471 billion - Full phase in within three years (uses 11/15/16 data) Full phase in of $3.8 billion within three years (uses data prior to 11/15/16)
Property Tax Cap Implement the BOCES capital cost exclusion and include properties under PILOT agreements in the tax base growth factor No proposal   Provide for a stable 2 percent allowable levy growth factor rather than CPI. Implement the BOCES capital cost exclusion and include properties under PILOT agreements in the tax base growth factor.
Career and Technical Education $76 million over three years ($25.4 million each year) includes enhanced BOCES Aid for CTE pathway programs, Enhanced and expanded aid for Big Five and Non Component school districts $60 million including enhanced BOCES Aid for CTE pathways programs, Enhanced and expanded aid for Big Five and Non Component school districts $500 million collectively for CTE, UPK, Struggling Schools, ELLs, and professional development and to assist districts with growing enrollments
Universal Pre-K No proposal $100 million Same as above
ELL Education $100 million per year until the Foundation Aid formula is fully phased in $100 million - this would fund coteaching, family engagement, services to students with interrupted / inconsistent formal education, programs and services for newcomers Same as above
Professional Development No proposal $30 million, for teachers and principals Same as above
Prior Year Adjustments $321 million over the next three years ($107 million a year) to fully pay for all prior year adjustments No proposal $321 million in 2017-18
Expense-based aids Full funding of expense based aids Full funding of expense based aids at $335 million Full funding of expense based aids
Child Nutrition Reibursement $75 million over three years ($25 million each year) Not mentioned Not mentioned
Save Harmless Holds districts harmless against loss ($253 million) Holds districts harmless against loss and provides a wealth adjusted increase up to one percent that benefits 170/250 school districts on save harmless Holds districts harmless against loss
Mandate Relief Recommends various cost saving measures like shared bus routes, reducing internal audit requirements and eliminating duplicative fingerprinting of bus drivers. See legislative priorities here.  Not mentioned Not mentioned

 

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