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New - 2017-18 Public and Private Excess Cost Aid Calculator - January 22, 2017

Available for download is our new 2017-18 Public and Private Excess Cost Aid Calculator. This spreadsheet can be used to project the 2017-18 Public and Private Excess Cost Aid for your district.


Staff Update - January 22, 2017

State Aid & Financial Planning Service would like to welcome our new specialist, Sarah Morrison, CPA. Sarah most recently served as the School Business Administrator at North Colonie CSD. Prior to working at the district, Sarah was an Audit Manager for Marvin and Company. Sarah's experience in school business management and accounting makes her a great addition to our staff. She is looking forward to working with you, so please feel free to give her a call or email at


"Coffee Talk" Recorded Session - January 22, 2017

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 Webinar: Recorded Session - February 16, 2017

The recorded session of our 2017 Winter Workshop Webinar is now available on our website. WORKSHOPS PAGE >>


Syracuse Workshop - Rescheduled - February 14, 2017

The 2017 Winter Workshop in Syracuse has been rescheduled for Friday, February 17th. Please note we needed to change the location and time of the workshop. See below.
Double Tree Hotel
6301 State Route 298
East Syracuse, NY 13057
Registration: 9:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Program: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m


Watertown Workshop - Rescheduled - February 13, 2017

The 2017 Winter Workshop in Watertown has been rescheduled for Wednesday, March 8th. The location at Jefferson-Lewis BOCES will remain the same, but the program will begin at 1:00 p.m., as opposed to the morning session previously scheduled.


February 13th Watertown & Syracuse Workshops - Cancelled - February 13, 2017

Due to inclement weather, the Watertown and Syracuse Workshops scheduled for today are cancelled. We will let you know as soon as possible our plans for re-scheduling.


February Coffee Talk - Rescheduled - February 8, 2017

The Coffee Talk scheduled for Tuesday, February 14th at 9 a.m. has been rescheduled for Wednesday, February 22nd at 9 a.m. We hope that you will be able to join us for this presentation.


February 9th Mid-Hudson Workshop - Rescheduled - February 8, 2017

Due to the inclement weather that is scheduled to hit the Mid-Hudson area tomorrow, we have decided to reschedule the Mid-Hudson Workshop for Tuesday, February 14th. The location and time of the event will remain the same, with registration beginning 9:45 a.m. and the program running from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.


Required School Budget Documents Available - February 3, 2017

The Property Tax Report Card and Administrative Salary Disclosure Information is available and must be submitted through the State Aid Management System (SAMS). The Property Tax Report Card is to be approved by the Board of Education and submitted to SED by end of the next business day following budget approval by board of education, but no later than 24 days before budget vote (Saturday, April 22, 2017). READ MORE >>


2017 Winter Workshop Materials - February 2, 2017

Our 2017 Winter Workshop materials are now available here.


TRS Provides Estimated Rate - January 30, 2017

The NYS Teachers' Retirement System released Administrative Bulletin 2017-1 which recommends school districts use an estimated rate for 2017-18 employer contributions to the system of 9.8%. READ MORE >>


STAC Online Verification Deadlines for Upcoming 2017 Payments - January 25, 2017

To be included in the February Approved Payment Reports, which will be paid prior to the end of March 2017, please verify online the following education/maintenance and/or transportation reimbursement approvals as per the chart located here.


2017-18 Building and Transportation Aid for Capital Levy Exclusion - January 23, 2017

Click here for estimated data for Building and Transportation Aid that can be used in the calculation of the capital exclusion for the 2017-18 Property Tax Cap. READ MORE >>


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 >>