Executive Director Michael Borges Speaks with Liz Benjamin on Capital Tonight

The interview covers the 2018 State Budget and its implications for school districts.

 

A Comparison of Proposals for 2018-19: NYSASBO, Executive, & Enacted

We created a chart to compare NYSASBO budget item proposals to the Executive budget proposal and what was ultimately adopted in the Enacted budget. To view the chart, click here.

 

2018-19 State Budget Webinar Materials

2018 State Budget Webinar (April 5, 2018)

District Data on Aid Increases Under the 2018 Enacted Budget

Community School Set-aside Amounts for 2018-19

Section 208 of the Civil Service Law

 

2018-19 State Budget Highlights

The budget includes the following aid changes:

The state budget rejected numerous proposals from the Executive Budget including the expense based aid caps as well as the changes to summer special education reimbursement. In addition, the STAR freeze was rejected, but the STAR Income Verification Program (IVP) is now mandatory. The removal of prior year aid adjustments was also eliminated from the final budget as well as the expansion of the MWBE program to school districts. These successes were due in part to NYSASBO’s advocacy efforts.

The budget included a new provision that requires districts to report total funding allocation per school building. This provision applies to school districts with at least four schools receiving at least 50% of total revenue from state aid and NYC in 2018-19, to schools with at least four schools in 2019-20 and all other school districts in 2020-21.

For a list of the 76 districts required to report 2018-19 budgeting, click here.

 

2018-19 School Aid Runs Now Available

The 2018-19 State Budget passed the Legislature in the late hours of Friday, March 30th. The budget includes an increase of $619 million in Foundation Aid and total increase of $859 million including full funding of reimbursement aids at $240 million. NYSASBO staff are working on analyzing the details of the budget and will have more information available to you soon. In the meantime, you can find district-specific combined aid runs here.

Please tune into our webinar Thursday, April 5th from 1:00-2:00 p.m. for a presentation on the highlights of the State Budget.

 

How Much Does Your District Lose Under the 2018 Executive Proposal?

The Governor included a proposal in the 2018 Executive Budget to cap BOCES, Transportation and Building Aids beginning with the 2019-20 school year. NYSASBO estimates that Executive proposals to cap certain aids will have a combined impact of at least $295 million statewide using prior year data. This includes a $124 million cut to Building Aid, an $80 million cut to Transportation Aid, a $51 million cut to BOCES Aid and a $40 million cut to aid for summer programs for students with disabilities that need year round programming. 

We created a web tool for you to see how the Governor's proposal may impact your district. Please review the data and contact your local elected official to express your opposition to the proposed cost shifts.

 

Budget Proposals Comparison

We put together a comparison chart of the Executive, Assembly and Senate budget proposals and how they compare to our positions on various issues. Those items highlighted in blue were recommended (completely or in part) by ASBO.

Over the next two weeks Joint Legislative Budget Committees will be meeting to hash out differences between the proposals as well as three-men in a room discussions (Senate Majority Leader, Assembly Speaker and Governor). The state Budget is expected to be finalized by March 29-30th.

Over the coming two weeks we will be reaching out to you to send letters to your legislators on specific issues that need further advocacy.

 

State Budget Update -- February 16, 2018

The 2018-19 Executive Budget included various proposals that NYSASBO opposes. We have expressed our concerns regarding these issues in our testimony at the Joint Legislative Budget Hearing on Education as well as in discussions with state legislators and staff. We will continue to bring attention to the negative impacts of various proposals in the Executive Budget and keep you informed as developments unfold. For more details, click here.

 

Advocacy Day: March 12

NYSASBO’s Government Relations Committee is meeting in Albany on March 12th for our annual Advocacy Day where we will continue our conversations regarding these concerns as well as discuss our 2018 Legislative Priorities with state legislators.

 

NYSASBO Policy Analysis: Impacts of Federal Tax Plan Changes on Public Education

In this policy analysis, we examine the new federal tax plan and its implications for New York State education.   How will limitations on state and local taxes and mortgage interest that can be deducted from federal taxes affect revenues for New York State public schools?  What is the expected impact of a new deduction for charitable donations to K-12 education?  How will this vary around the state?  The Policy Analysis can be found here.

 

NYSASBO Testimony to Joint Legislative Budget Hearing on Education

On January 31, 2018, NYSASBO Executive Director, Michael Borges, testified at the Joint Legislative Budget Hearing on Education. His testimony as a representative for over 2,200 fiscal officers in our public schools can be found here:

 

NYSASBO Webinar on 2018 Executive Budget Proposal

NYSASBO conducted a webinar January 23 on the 2018 executive budget proposal.  The webinar covered funds appropriated and changes to distribution for various categories of state aid to school districts and other changes affecting school finance and business management, including STAR, prior year adjustments, pupil transportation and child nutrition. 

 

Comparison of Aid Proposals

  • comparison of NYSASBO, Regents and Executive proposals on state aid to school districts for 2018-19.

 

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