Reminder: Tax Freeze Government Efficiency Plans Due June 1 - May 28, 2015
Tax Freeze Efficiency Plans are due to NYSDOB by June 1, 2015. Approval of these plans are required for district taxpayers to receive their 2015-16 tax freeze rebate. Registration for the Tax Freeze Government Efficiency Plans is available at: http://www.budget.ny.gov/govEfficiencyPlans/govEfficiencyPlans.html. Included on the site are instructions, sample certifications, and the link for registering a plan.
Good Luck with Budget Vote - May 19, 2015
Over the past few months, we have spoken with many of you as you navigate through budget development, the tax cap, and the myriad of reporting requirements. All of us here wish you the best of luck today with your annual budget vote. The State Aid Planning staff is ready and willing to assist you with any questions you may have in the coming days and weeks.
"Coffee Talk" Recorded Session - May 13, 2015
"STAC Talk" Recorded Session - May 5, 2015
Final Cost Reports Due June 30, 2015 - May 7, 2015
The NYSED State Aid Unit has posted the list of School District and BOCES capital construction projects with Final Cost Reports (FCRs) due June, 30, 2015 that have not been received by SED (as of 4/11/15). To see if your district is on the list, select the “FCRs due 6-30-15” tab and select your district in the drop down menu.
https://stateaid.nysed.gov/build/xls_docs/FCR_due_6302015.xlsx. To avoid losing Building Aid, FCRs must be submitted by June 30, 2015.
Final Cost Reports should be sent to:
The State Education Department
State Aid Office
Room 507 West Hall, Education Building
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, New York 12234
2015-16 State Aid Factors - Now Available - May 6, 2015
The 2015-16 State Aid Factors are now available. This report provides district specific factors used in various categorical aid calculations as well as a review of formula based aid and enrollment counts. To access your district’s specific information, enter your 6-digit BEDS code at the top of the spreadsheet and the factors will automatically populate.
Smart Schools Bond Act Implementation Guidance – NOW AVAILABLE - April 27, 2015
Guidance on the implementation of the $2 billion Smart Schools Bond Act has been posted by SED at: http://www.p12.nysed.gov/mgtserv/smart_schools/home.html. The portal to submit your Smart Schools Bond Application will be available on or before June 15, 2015. Please note there are no specific deadlines for submission of the Smart Schools Investment Plan as the funds do not expire. We are currently reviewing the document and will provide further information in the near future. At this time, should you have any questions you can contact Ed Management Services at: (518) 474-6541.
School Report Cards and Fiscal Accountability Supplement - NOW AVAILABLE - April 17, 2015
Contingent Budget Fact Sheet - April 17, 2015
For information on contingent budgets, please view the Contingent Budget Fact Sheet. This document includes certain requirements school districts must follow when operating under a contingent budget. If you need further assistance, please see our Budget Development Guidelines or Ed. Management Services Budgeting Handbook.
Property Tax Report Card and Budget Notice Guidance - April 16, 2015
After further review, we have amended the guidance for how to report your Property Tax Report Card and School Budget Notice from yesterday’s Webinar. READ MORE >>
"Coffee Talk" Recorded Session - April 15, 2015
Topic Update for Tomorrow’s Coffee Talk - April 14, 2015
Wednesday, April 15th @ 9:00 a.m. Topics will include: State Budget Analysis, Property Tax Report Card and Budget Notice Update. JOIN SESSION >>
"STAC Talk" Recorded Session - April 13, 2015
PTRC, Administrative Salary Disclosure, and School Budget Notice - April 9, 2015
The Property Tax Report Card and Administrative Salary Disclosure Information is available and must be submitted through the State Aid Management System (SAMS) READ MORE >>
REMINDER: Updates to 2014-15 and 2015-16 Aid Data Due to SED by April 17th - April 7, 2015
SED will provide the Executive and the Legislature with another set of 2014-15 and 2015-16 aid estimates on May 15th. It’s important to note that the May 15th frozen file also determines 2014-15 June State Aid payment amounts. To guarantee inclusion in the May State Aid database file, all revisions to data reported on Forms A, FT, FB and the ST-3 should be submitted by April 17, 2015 using the State Aid Management System (SAMS). READ MORE >>
January Regents Days and June Superintendent’s Conference Day - April 2, 2015
The State Aid Unit has posted guidance on how to count and report session days for the week of January 26-30, 2015. This guidance provides information for those districts that had to re-schedule Regents exams in January due to weather conditions. The guidance is here. It has also now been determined that districts may schedule a Superintendent’s Conference day on Friday, June 26, 2015. Information is here.
2015-16 Enacted Budget Summary - April 1, 2015
Tax Freeze Efficiency Plans Sample Certifications - April 1, 2015
The Tax Freeze Efficiency Plans require certifications that your district will implement the described efficiencies and that those efficiencies will result in a calculated savings by the Superintendent and Chief Financial Officer, respectively. These certifications need to be uploaded as PDF documents to the Tax Freeze Portal. READ MORE >>