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2017-18 Executive Budget - January 20, 2017

Governor Cuomo released his 2017-18 Executive Budget proposal Tuesday, January 18th. Please see the summary here. READ MORE >>


January Coffee Talk - Cancelled - January 20, 2017

The January Coffee Talk scheduled for next Wednesday, the 25th has been cancelled. The topic, Understanding State Aid Projections will be included as part of our winter workshops. The next scheduled Coffee Talk is Tuesday, February 14th. WEBINARS >>


2017-18 Executive Budget Proposal - January 18, 2017

The Governor yesterday released his Executive Budget proposal for the 2017-18 state fiscal year including the proposal for state aid to education. READ MORE >>


"STAC Talk" Recorded Session - January 18, 2017

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


OSC's Fiscal Stress Monitoring System (FSMS) Survey - January 17, 2017

OSC is accepting feedback regarding their Fiscal Stress Monitoring System (FSMS) which was implemented in 2013. The Fiscal Stress Monitoring System evaluates local governments (counties, cities, towns and villages) and school districts based on both financial and environmental indicators. READ MORE >>


Reminder - SAMS Revisions Due by January 17th - January 13, 2017

To be certain your updated information is included in the February 15th database file which is used for aid projections under the Enacted Budget, any revisions to 2016-17 SAMS data should be submitted no later than January 17, 2017. READ MORE >>


Smart Schools Bond Act (SSBA) Update - January 11, 2017

The Office of Educational Management Services recently posted an updated status summary list for all Smart Schools Investment Plans (SSIP). Districts can utilize this list to view the status of their plans. READ MORE >>


Non-Resident Tuition Output Reports & Water Testing Updates - January 9, 2017

SED has provided updates regarding the Non-Resident Tuition Output Reports and Water Testing and Remediation Form FB Schedule W. READ MORE >>


2017 Winter Workshop Webinar - January 6, 2016

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 Thursday, February 16th from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Note: You do not need to register for the webinar version of the workshop. WORKSHOPS PAGE >>


Tax Base Growth Factors - December 29, 2016

Information regarding Tax Base Growth Factors for School Districts is now available at the Department of Taxation and Finance's website. READ MORE >>


Non-Resident Pupils Guidebook - December 28, 2016

Available for download is our updated Non-Resident Pupils Guidebook. This guidebook is designed to assist districts with their educational and fiscal responsibilities for non-resident students. You can access this, and any of our other guidebooks, on our website here.


New IRS Mileage Rate is 53.5 cents - December 28, 2016

The IRS decreased the mileage reimbursement rate to 53.5 cents. The new rate is effective January 1, 2017. The Internal Revenue Service press release can be found at:


NYS Employee Retirement System (ERS) - December 23, 2016

The NYS Employee Retirement System (ERS) released employer contribution rate (ECR) information, impacting the 2017-18 school budget. READ MORE >>


Recalibration of Interest Rates Affecting Building Aid - December 21, 2016

SED has posted an estimated impact of the interest rate reduction for retrospective and prospective projects that will impact 2017-18 Building Aid. This list can be found here: READ MORE >>


Detailed PUB and PRI Reports - December 20, 2016

This week, SED has mailed detailed PUB and PRI reports to the State Aid Designee. Districts should review the two prior enrollment year backup information against your current aid year PUB and PRI reports. READ MORE >>


Holiday Greetings from State Aid Planning - December 20, 2016

Wishing you and your family a wonderful holiday season and a New Year of peace and happiness. From the State Aid Planning Service: Kathy Beardsley, Charlie Cowen, Rose Fiddemon, Steve Golas, Michele Levings, Deb Markell, Frank Nizer, Jay O'Connor, Brady Regan & Alyssa Stall. HAPPY HOLIDAYS >>


2016-17 Combined Fixed & Individualized General Aid Payment Schedule - December 19, 2016

The Combined Fixed and Individualized Payment Schedule shows scheduled General Aid due to your district for the 2016-17 school year. READ MORE >>


"Coffee Talk" Recorded Session - December 14, 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 >>


2017 Winter Workshop Registration - December 12, 2016

Please join us for our Annual 2017 Winter Workshops!
The topics will include:
•Overview of the Executive Budget Proposal
•Verifying State Aid Projections
•Overview of the Property Tax Cap
•Impact of Non-Resident Students
•Winter/Spring Reminders


Three Year Enrollment Summary Report Now Available for Review - December 9, 2016

The Three Year Enrollment Summary report is available for district data coordinators and State Aid Designees to access via the Information and Reporting Services Portal (IRSP - READ MORE >>


Foster Care Assurances Due to NYSED by December 9th - December 8, 2016

ACTION REQUIRED: As a result of the enactment of the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) in December 2015 and consistent with the Foster Care provisions contained within the Act, and in accordance with ESSA §1112 [c][5][A] and [B], LEAs receiving Title I funds are directed to submit Assurances regarding Foster Care to the Title I Office on or before tomorrow, Friday, December 9, 2016. READ MORE >>


"STAC Talk" Recorded Session - December 7, 2016

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