Attendance and Enrollment Information


Contact: State Aid - (518) 474-2977
Attendance and The School Calendar: Guidelines and Reporting for State Aid Purposes(Updated 02/26/2014)
FTE Calculator for the calculation of student full time equivalent attendance as required by Education Law or the Commissioner's Rules and Regulations.
FTE Calculator
SAMS Form A Schedule A8 Worksheet - This EXCEL worksheet can be used to tabulate & count the number of session days that count toward the required 180 session days.
2012-13 School Year Days of Session Worksheet (excel 64 KB)
2011-12 School Year Days of Session Worksheet (excel 64 KB)

Latest Attendance News

02-26-2014
Due to unusual weather, or natural or manmade disasters, districts may use up their scheduled snow emergency days in the first part of the school year. The following provides information regarding the 180 days of session requirement in Education Law section 3604 (7) as it relates to State Aid.
What happens when a district experiences weather - or disaster - related closures of many days?
12-20-2013
January 10, 2014 SIRS Extract of 2013 BEDS Day Enrollment Counts for State Aid purposes and SAMS Revisions for Selected Projected Enrollment
06-24-2013
Urgent: Three Year BEDS/SIRS Enrollment Summary Report
10-01-2012
Two New Statutory Provisions regarding 180 Day Minimum Session Days Required to Receive Full Foundation Aid
10-17-2011
School Calendars for the 2011-12 School Year: No Session on Jan. 2, 2012
01-31-2011
Due to ¬†unusual weather, or natural or manmade disasters, ¬†districts may use up their scheduled snow emergency days in the first part of the school year.  The following is a reminder regarding the 180 days of session requirement in Education Law and what happens if the requirement is not met [reference Education Law section 3604 (7)]:
What happens when a district experiences weather- or disaster- related closures of many days?
12-20-2010
Addition of January 11, 2011 Examination Day Counted Toward the 180 Session Day Requirement
03-09-2010
Request to disregard the required reduction of State Aid if one or more schools of the district were in session for less than 180 days due to extraordinary conditions.
Information and Required Reporting
03-09-2010
Three Year Enrollment Summary Report has been updated with 2008 BEDS enrollment data and is now available on the State Aid district web pages. Please review and report any BEDS enrollment revisions or errors to the Office of Information and Reporting Services at (518) 474-7965.
Last Updated: March 5, 2014