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Tax Freeze Government Efficiency Plan Now Open - March 26, 2015

Registration for the Tax Freeze Government Efficiency Plans is now open at: http://www.budget.ny.gov/govEfficiencyPlans/govEfficiencyPlans.html. Included on the site are instructions, sample certifications, and the link for registering a plan.

 

Thank You! - March 24, 2015

Thank you to all who participated in our online survey regarding the Winter 2015 Workshop Series. We appreciate you taking the time to provide your input to the State Aid & Financial Planning Service. Your responses are greatly valued and will help us improve our workshops.

 

Correction to 2012-13 4408 Education/Maintenance Aid on APR #4 - March 19, 2015

Due to a system issue, 2012-13 4408 Education/Maintenance Aid on APR #4 dated 03/04/15 included a duplicate payment of the 2012-13 4408 Education/Maintenance Aid on APR #1 dated 03/08/13. The STAC Unit’s ITS staff is working to correct this issue. The STAC Unit’s goal is to recoup these overpayments on a new APR to be run on or before June 30, 2015. READ MORE >>

 

Summer Transportation Cost Reporting for SWD on the ST-3 - March 18, 2015

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 >>

 

Non-Allowable Pupil Decimal (NAPD) Worksheet for 2015-16 Posted - March 16, 2015

SED has posted this year’s Non-Allowable Pupil Decimal (NAPD) list: https://stateaid.nysed.gov/trans/napd1516.htm. School districts are required to submit this data every three years or if there have been changes to your district’s transportation policy (https://stateaid.nysed.gov/trans/napdchange.htm). The worksheet should be completed using data from a routine day of session in March, April, or May of the 2014-15 school year. READ MORE >>

 

Recent 4408 July and August Payments - March 12, 2015

Recent 4408 July and August payments have been made. Child specific payment reports are being mailed and are also available on the DQPAY screen. By selecting the proper school year, fund, payment number and service type, child specific information will be displayed on DQPAY. READ MORE >>

 

"Coffee Talk" Recorded Session - March 11, 2015

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 >>

 

2015 Winter Workshop Evaluation - March 9, 2015

Thanks to everyone who participated in our Winter 2015 Workshop Series. If you attended one of our workshops this winter, please take a moment to fill out our online workshop evaluation. Your feedback is greatly appreciated.

 

2013-14 High Cost STAC-3 Amendment Report Due March 25, 2015 - March 6, 2015

The STAC Unit is sending the High Cost STAC-3 Amendment Reports (HCSAR) to school districts. The HCSAR #1 lists your 2013-14 BOCES high cost 10-month public placement STACs. Please verify or correct the STAC Approval enrollment dates and “10 Month Annualized Cost” for each high cost BOCES student listed. Completed copies of the 2013-14 BOCES HCSAR #1 must be returned to the STAC Unit by the 3/25/15 deadline to avoid having your 2014-15 High Cost Aid for these BOCES students reset to $0. READ MORE >>

 

Application Procedures for Summer 2015 Special Education Programs - March 2, 2015

Districts and BOCES which are looking to begin a summer special education (Extended School Year) program or modify an existing approval in certain programs must receive SED approval in order to run such programs and to potentially generate state reimbursement under Section 4408 of Education Law. READ MORE >>

 

Textbook, Software and Library Materials Aid will be Frozen April 30, 2015 - March 2, 2015

2014-15 Textbook, Software and Library Materials Aid will be frozen April 30, 2015. Districts should review the 2014-15 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 2014-15 SAMS by April 17, 2015. READ MORE >>

 

OSC Notification Regarding Tax Cap Filing - February 24, 2015

Districts have been receiving the following notification from the Comptroller’s Office regarding submission of Tax Cap information: READ MORE >>

 

"STAC Talk" Recorded Session - February 23, 2015

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 >>

 

2015 Winter Workshop Materials - February 19, 2015

The 2015 Winter Workshop materials are now available on our Workshops page.

 

Adobe Connect Session - The State Aid Planning Winter 2015 Workshop - February 12, 2015

If you are unable to attend one of our Winter Workshops, the State Aid and Financial Planning Service is conducting a web-based workshop on Friday, March 6th from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. You can enter the session here: http://questar.adobeconnect.com/winter_workshop_2015/. WORKSHOPS PAGE >>

 

Q&A for the Property Tax Freeze Credit Government Efficiency Plans - February 5, 2015

The NYS Division of Budget has posted a link to “Frequently Asked Questions from the Field” concerning the Property Tax Freeze Credit: http://www.budget.ny.gov/pubs/press/2015/PropertyTaxFreezeFAQs.pdf. This document addresses many of the questions that have been raised regarding efficiency actions that may be included in your district’s Government Efficiency Plan. READ MORE >>

 

TRS Provides Estimated Rate - February 4, 2015

The NYS Teachers’ Retirement System released Administrative Bulletin 2015-1 which recommends school districts use an estimated rate for 2015-16 employer contributions to the system of 13.26%. The bulletin emphasizes that this is an estimate and that the final rate will not be adopted until sometime this summer. READ MORE >>

 

2015-16 Current Aid Law Summary - February 4, 2015

To follow up on the emails and information we have sent you last week, we want to summarize and remind you of the following. READ MORE >>

 

"Coffee Talk" Recorded Session - February 4, 2015

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 >>

 

 

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