NEW YORK STATE SCHOOL FUNDING TRANSPARENCY REPORT
Beginning with the 2018-19 school year, Education Law §3614 requires school districts to annually submit to the Commissioner of Education and the Director of the Budget a detailed statement of the total funding allocation for each school in the district for the upcoming school budget year in a form developed by the director in consultation with the commissioner. The New York State School Funding Transparency Form is the outcome of this process. For 2019, all districts with four or more schools were required to complete and submit the New York State School Funding Transparency Form to the Division of the Budget and State Education Department. Plainedge was one of 306 districts statewide that met this threshold.
In addition to submitting the form to New York State agencies, we are also required to post the form on the district website. In response to district's submission we received the following message from New York State DOB:
The Division of the Budget and State Education Department have determined your district's submission to be complete, in the required format, and therefore in compliance with Education Law §3614.
The form seeks to capture school districts’ methodologies and/or rationales for school-level funding determinations, including funding from state, local, and federal sources. In addition, the form surveys school districts’ projected centralized district costs, school-level student and staff information, and school-level allocations for various programs.
Beginning in 2020, all 673 school districts receiving Foundation Aid will be required to submit the New York State School Funding Transparency Form annually to the Division of the Budget and State Education Department.