Aid Related to: Water Testing Portion of the 16-17 SAMS Form FB Schedule W - April 28, 2017
NYSED posted the following information on the aid related to the water testing portion of the 2016-17 SAMS Form FB Schedule W. READ MORE >>
2017-18 Building Aid - April 18, 2017
Certain districts noticed a decrease in their 2017-18 Building Aid from the Governor's projections. READ MORE >>
2017-18 BOCES RWADA Pupil Counts & Aid Ratios and 2017-18 BOCES Aid - April 14, 2017
The 2017-18 BOCES RWADA Pupil Counts and Aid Ratios and 2017-18 BOCES Aid Estimates are now available. The 2017-18 BOCES RWADA report provides district specific 2015-16 RWADA pupil count as well as the 2017-18 RWADA Aid Ratio and Millage Ratio used in the 2017-18 BOCES Aid estimates under the recent enacted State budget. The 2017-18 BOCES Aid Estimates spreadsheet provides the estimated expenditure and aid ratio data used to calculate the 2017-18 BOCES Aid under the recent enacted State budget. To access the information by BOCES, select the pulldown arrow of Column B (BOCES Code). Hit the Select all check box to clear the selected BOCES Codes. Find your BOCES Code, check the selection box and click the OK button.
2017-18 State Aid Factors and Foundation Aid History - Now Available - April 14, 2017
The 2017-18 State Aid Factors and Foundation Aid History are now available! The 2017-18 State Aid Factors report provides district specific factors used in various categorical aid calculations, and a review of formula based aid and enrollment counts. The Foundation Aid History spreadsheet provides a 10-year analysis of the Foundation Aid base, the current Foundation Aid payable and the amount in aid districts would receive if Foundation Aid were fully phased-in. To access your district's specific information, enter your 6-digit BEDS code at the top of each spreadsheet and your data will automatically populate.
2017-18 Enacted Budget Summary - April 13, 2017
Please see the 2017-18 Enacted Budget Summary.
"STAC Talk" Recorded Session - April 12, 2017
"Coffee Talk" Recorded Session - April 11, 2017
Retirement Announcement - April 6, 2017
We would like to let all of our district and BOCES friends know that our Director, Michele Levings will be retiring from Questar III BOCES and the State Aid and Financial Planning Service as of the 28th of this month. We know that all of you, like those of us who work with Shelly each day, will miss her expertise and friendship. We wish her all the best in her retirement. If you would like to read more about her career, please visit http://news.questar.org/?p=5147.
"Coffee Talk" Webinars Evaluation - April 4, 2017
Our office would like to thank everyone who has participated in our monthly "Coffee Talk" webinars and we hope you have found them to be valuable. If you have participated in any of the webinars, please take a moment to complete our online evaluation. Your feedback is greatly appreciated, and will be considered as we prepare our upcoming 2017-18 "Coffee Talk" Calendar. We ask that you please complete the survey no later than Friday, April 21st, 2017. Click here to take the Coffee Talk Webinars Evaluation.
State Budget Update - April 4, 2017
The State Education Department has issued the following update: The Governor has proposed a "budget extender" bill which will keep the state government operating until May 31, 2017. After an initial review of the legislation, the State Aid Office believes that all payments for general support for public schools will be made in full and on time through the end of May. This notice will be updated when the Legislature passes this bill for final adoption. https://stateaid.nysed.gov/. We will notify districts as additional information becomes available as negotiations on the 2017-18 state budget continue.