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Foundation Aid History & GEA Restoration Calculator - April 15, 2014

Our Foundation Aid History spreadsheet can help you determine your Foundation Aid base, the total Foundation Aid you are currently receiving and the amount in aid you would be receiving if Foundation Aid were fully phased-in. Our GEA Restoration spreadsheet can help you determine the amount of GEA Restoration funding your district received and which tier(s) your district qualified/did not qualify for. For both spreadsheets, enter your 6-digit BEDS code at the top of the spreadsheet and your district-specific information will immediately populate.


"STAC Talk" Recorded Session - April 14, 2014

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 >>


Fiscal Accountability Supplement is Available at New Link - April 14, 2014

The 2012-13 Fiscal Accountability Supplements are now available for districts. The new supplement (which will be referred to as “2011-12”) may be found by going to and clicking on the “Districts” tab in the upper right section of the page. The Fiscal Accountability Supplement must be appended to the Budget Statement that must be available to the public prior to the Budget Hearing.


Online Verification Deadline for State-supported School Placements - April 9, 2014

Starting with the September - December 2013 period, school districts must verify STAC records for students enrolled at §4201 State-supported schools using the new DVSSY screen on the STAC Online System. Online verification must be completed by June 1, 2014 to receive reimbursement during the current school year.  READ MORE >>


"Coffee Talk" Recorded Session - April 9, 2014

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 >>


Fact Sheets to Help Your Budget Communications - April 4, 2014

Please view the new and updated fact sheets on a range of timely topics produced by Capital Region BOCES Communication Service in conjunction with our office.


2014-15 Enacted Budget Summary - April 2, 2014

Please view the 2014-15 Enacted Budget Summary. Also included is a detailed calculation of the GEA Restoration for your convenience. Important information regarding 2014-15 building aid projections  READ MORE >>


Non-Allowable Pupil Decimal (NAPD) Worksheet for the 2013-14 Posted - March 31, 2014

SED has posted this year’s Non-Allowable Pupil Decimal (NAPD) list:  READ MORE >>


2014-15 State Budget Update - March 31, 2014

The Governor and the Legislature have come to an agreement on the state budget including state support for education.  READ MORE >>


PTRC, Administrative Salary Disclosure and School Budget Notice - March 25, 2014

The Property Tax Report Card and Administrative Salary Disclosure Information is available through the State Aid Management System (SAMS).  READ MORE >>


Summer Transportation Cost Reporting for Students with Disabilities - March 19, 2014

Districts are required to report their July and August transportation expenditures for students with disabilities (SWDs) enrolled in summer Section 4408, summer Section 4201, and summer OPWDD Chapter 47, 66, or 721 programs in a prescribed section of the Special Aid Fund within the ST-3.  READ MORE >>


180 Days of Session - March 14, 2014

In order to retain state aid, school districts must be in session for all students, including students with disabilities, for not less than 180 days.  READ MORE >>


Save the Date - 2014 Fall Workshops - March 14, 2014

The schedule for the 2014 Fall Workshop series has been released. Please note a new location has been added: Plattsburgh  VIEW SCHEDULE >>


State Aid Planning Vacancy - March 13, 2014

Questar III BOCES has a full-time vacancy for a Special Education Aid Assistance Service Technician based out of our central office in Castleton, NY. This position is responsible for providing Special Education Aid support to client school districts and the BOCES.  READ MORE >>


Textbook, Software and Library Materials Aid will be Frozen April 30, 2014 - March 7, 2014

2013-14 Textbook, Software and Library Materials Aid will be frozen April 30, 2014.  Districts should review the 2013-14 IMA output report on SED’s state aid page and submit any necessary ST-3 changes relating to the Textbook, Software & Library Aid calculations to State Aid via 2013-14 SAMS by April 18, 2014.  READ MORE >>


Help us better serve you! - March 4, 2014

The State Aid & Financial Planning Service is asking you to take a brief moment to complete our satisfaction survey regarding our services. Your response will be greatly appreciated and will help us better serve our districts and BOCES. Click here to take the SAP survey