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2016 Winter Workshop Materials - February 5, 2016

If you have registered for one of our workshops, the materials are now posted online. Reminder: In the event of inclement weather, please call our office or check our website for the status of the workshop. We will do our best to give you sufficient notice of any cancellations. If you have any questions regarding the materials or still need to register, please contact Alyssa Stall at our office at (518) 477-2635 or email at alyssa.stall@questar.org. WORKSHOP MATERIALS >>

 

TRS Provides Estimated Rate - February 3, 2016

The NYS Teachers' Retirement System released Administrative Bulletin 2016-2 which recommends school districts use an estimated rate for 2016-17 employer contributions to the system of 11.72%. READ MORE >>

 

"Coffee Talk" Recorded Session - February 3, 2016

If you missed the live webinar, the recorded session of "Coffee Talk" is now available. Also, the presentation is available for download. RECORDED SESSION >>

 

Application Procedures for Summer 2016 Special Education Programs - February 2, 2016

Districts and BOCES who are looking to begin a summer special education program or modify an existing approval in certain programs must receive SED approval in order to run such programs. READ MORE >>

 

Adobe Connect Session - State Aid Planning Winter 2016 Workshop - February 1, 2016

If you are unable to attend one of our Fall Workshops, the State Aid and Financial Planning Service is conducting a web-based workshop on Friday, February 12th from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. You may join the session here: http://questar.adobeconnect.com/winter_workshop_2016/. WORKSHOPS PAGE >>

 

"STAC Talk" Recorded Session - February 1, 2016

If you missed the live webinar, the recorded session of "STAC Talk" is now available online. Also, the presentation is available for download. VIEW RECORDED SESSION >>

 

Placements of SWD in Approved Out-of-State Residential Schools - January 27, 2016

The New York State Education Department, Office of Special Education has released a memorandum to provide guidance on updated procedures, forms and policy relating to a school district's responsibility regarding the application process for approval of State reimbursement of tuition costs for placements of students with disabilities in out-of-State approved residential programs. Information and application instructions can be found at: http://www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/timely.htm.

 

2016-17 Property Tax Cap Guidebook - January 26, 2016

Available for download is our 2016-17 Property Tax Cap Guidebook. Please use this reference guide to assist you in calculating the 2016-17 property tax cap calculation due March 1st. VIEW GUIDEBOOKS >>

 

Online Verification for 2014-15 10-Month High Cost Public Placements - January 22, 2016

The online verification screen (DVPUB) is now open for verification for all 2014-15 10-Month High Cost Public In-District, Other District, and BOCES placements. Verification should be completed by March 15, 2016. READ MORE >>

 

2016-17 Building and Transportation Aid for Capital Levy Exclusion - January 20, 2016

Click here for estimated data for Building and Transportation Aid that can be used in the calculation of the capital exclusion for the 2016-17 Property Tax Cap. READ MORE >>

 

CPI - Allowable Levy Growth Factor for the 2016-17 Tax Levy Limit - January 20, 2016

The Average Annual Change in the CPI-U for 2015 was 0.12%, making the Allowable Levy Growth Factor for the 2016-17 Tax Levy Limit 0.12%. A key factor in calculating the tax levy limit is the allowable levy growth factor, which is the lesser of 1.02 OR (1+ the inflation factor), with a minimum of 1.0. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the inflation factor, or the change in the CPI, for 2015 has increased by 0.12% (represented as .0012). This increase assigns 0.12% for the allowable growth factor.

 

Online Verification for 2014-15 10-Month High Cost Public Placements - January 19, 2016

The online verification screen (DVPUB) for 2014-15 10-Month High Cost Public In-District, Other District, and BOCES placements will open the week of January 25-29, 2016. Detailed information will be posted to the STAC and Medicaid website and mailed to districts. READ MORE >>

 

2016-17 Executive Budget - January 14, 2016

Governor Cuomo released his 2016-17 Executive Budget proposal yesterday at the State of the State. Please see the summary here. The school aid estimates under the Executive Budget Proposal are now posted on your district's State Aid Unit homepage: https://stateaid.nysed.gov/.

 

State of the State Address: Wednesday January 13, 2016 - January 13, 2016

Governor Andrew Cuomo's State of the State Address will be held today, Wednesday January 13, 2016. The Governor's press office reports the speech will commence at 12:30 pm. Information and instruction on how to view the speech via the internet traditionally are found on the Governor's website at http://www.governor.ny.gov/ the day of the speech. The address may be carried by your local public broadcasting station.

 

"Coffee Talk" Recorded Session - January 6, 2016

If you missed the live webinar, the recorded session of "Coffee Talk" is now available online. Also, the presentation is available for download. VIEW RECORDED SESSION >>

 

"STAC Talk" Recorded Session - January 4, 2016

If you missed the live webinar, the recorded session of "STAC Talk" is now available online. Also, the presentation is available for download. VIEW RECORDED SESSION >>

 

 

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