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Comparison of State Aid Proposals 2018-19

A Comparison of School Aid Proposals for 2018-19: NYSASBO, Regents, and Educational Conference Board

Item NYSASBO  Regents  Educational Conference Board 
Overall Increase $2.1 billion $1.6 billion $2 billion
Foundation Aid $4.2 billion over the next three years ($1.4 billon a year) for full phase in. $1.25 billion; includes uniform percentage phase-in increase for districts that have remaining phase-in, and minimum increase for all districts Full phase in of $4.2 billion within three years.
Community Schools Aid
$150 million to separate Community Schools from Foundation Aid. Not mentioned Not mentioned
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. $25 million including enhanced BOCES Aid for CTE pathways progams, Enhanced and expanded aid for Big Five and Non Component school districts. $500 million collectively for CTE, Struggling Schools, ELLs, professional development, and to assist districts with growing enrollnments.
Universal Pre-K Supports Regents $20 million proposal. $20 million Not mentioned
ELL Education $100 million per year until the Foundation Aid Formula is fully phased in. $85 million--new ELL setaside within Foundation Aid to
accelerate additional Foundation Aid to districts and ensure such funds are spent consistent w/Part 154 of Commissioner’s regulations.
Same as above
Professional Development No proposal. No proposal. Same as above
Prior Year Adjustments $334 million over the next five years ($70 milion a year) to fully pay for all prior year adjustments. No proposal. No proposal.
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 ($242 million). Regents proposal holds districts harmless against loss and provides an increase. Not mentioned.
Flexibility for Overburdened School Districts
Recommends various cost savings measures like shared bus routes, reducing internal audit requirements and staggering the building condition survey deadline.  See Legislative Priorities at: www.nysasbo.org Not mentioned. Not mentioned.

 

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