New York Property Tax Cap 
Implications for School Districts 


In a collaboration of NYSUT, the Fiscal Policy Institute and Cornell University, a mix of local and state-level analysts interested in quality local services funded with public dollars convened to assess the impact of recent state policies to provide tax relief to local governments. The New York State Association of School Business Officials participated in a panel on the Tax Cap on December 9, 2014 in Saratoga Springs and presented findings and recommendations related to New York State public school districts.

This article addresses the following questions:

What are effects of New York State tax policies on school districts?
What are creative local responses to state austerity?
How are education and tax relief balanced in other states?
What changes would better balance education and tax relief in New York State?


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NYSASBO, NYSCOSS, & NYSSBA Testify at Joint Legislative Budget Hearing on Education 

Click Here to Read NYSASBO's Testimony


Senator Tkaczyk (D-Guilderland) Refers to NYSASBO Study "The Road Ahead: School District Insolvency" at Budget Hearing


Federal Aid to New York Public Schools – A Synopsis of the Programs and Total Funding Levels Including Per School District Amounts

Federal Aid to New York State Public School Districts (pdf) 
Federal Aid Allocation (xls)



January 29, 2013 NYSASBO Testimony at Legislative Budget Hearing on Education

2013‐14 Executive Budget Testimony
By Michael J. Borges, NYSASBO Executive Director

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NYSASBO Testifies at Education Reform Commission Hearing in Utica

Education Reform Commission Hearing Testimony

Executive Director Michael Borges discussed mandate relief with Susan Arbetter on Capitol Pressroom radio show yesterday, after delivering testimony at Education Reform Commission Hearing in Utica on Monday, September 24th.

http://video.wcny.org/video/2283574450/  (Borges starts at 24 minute mark on Radio segment).

Read the full testimony here (pdf)