2018-19 Executive Budget Proposal

Preliminary Estimate of 2017-18 and 2018-19 State Aids
Payable under Section 3609 plus Other Aids

COMBINED AIDS

2017-18 Base Year Aids:

For 2017-18 Aid, the Actual Valuation (AV) of taxable real property for purposes of determining a district's property wealth per pupil is defined as the 2014 AV. For aid other than Foundation Aid, the State average of the 2014 AV per 2015-16 Total Wealth Pupil Unit (TWPU) is $567,400. Income wealth is based on 2014 Adjusted Gross Income of residents of the district, as reported on tax returns and including the results of the statewide computerized income verification process, divided by the TWPU of the district. This is compared to the State average of $201,000. The AV and Income Wealth ratios are used equally to compute the district's Combined Wealth Ratio (CWR). Some formulas use the Resident Weighted Average Daily Attendance (RWADA) wealth ratio; the State average 2014 AV per 2015-16 RWADA is $702,400. Transportation Aid uses the Enrollment (Resident Public and Nonpublic Enrollment) wealth ratio; the State average is $637,200. For Foundation Aid, Selected AV is the lesser of 2014 AV or the average of 2014 AV and 2013 AV.

Foundation Aid:   The 2017-18 Foundation Aid is the sum of the 2016-17 Foundation Aid Base (FAB) plus a Phase-in Foundation Increase plus an Additional Increase with a minimum increase equal to the Selected Minimum Increase. The Selected Minimum Increase is the greater of (1) the increase in Foundation Aid under the 2017-18 Executive Budget Proposal (BT1718) multiplied by 118 percent, (2) a 2.74 percent increase over 2016-17 Foundation Aid, or (3) for districts with a Census 2000 poverty rate greater than or equal to 11.9 percent, a 3.35 percent increase over 2016-17 Foundation Aid. The 2017-18 Foundation Aid can be no less than Total Foundation Aid multiplied by 44.75 percent. The 2017-18 Phase-in Foundation Increase is a phase-in factor multiplied by the positive difference of (1) the product of: Selected Total Aidable Foundation Pupil Units (TAFPU) multiplied by Selected Foundation Aid, minus (2) the 2016-17 FAB. The phase-in factor is as follows:
  1. for the New York City School District, 17.77 percent;
  2. for the Buffalo City School District, 12.69 percent;
  3. for the Rochester City School District, 10.60 percent;
  4. for the Syracuse City School District, 19.108 percent;
  5. for the Yonkers City School District, 10.78 percent;
  6. for school districts with a Census 2000 poverty rate greater than or equal to 26 percent, 10.3 percent;
  7. for all other districts, 4.87 percent.

The Additional Increase is equal to the sum of Tiers A through D as follows:

  • Tier A. A district is eligible for Tier A aid if the district’s Combined Wealth Ratio (CWR) is less than 2.000 and either (A) the English Language Learner (ELL) count for 2016-17 divided by 2016-17 public school district enrollment is greater than 0.02 or (B) the increase in the ELL count between the 2015-16 and 2016-17 school years, divided by public school district enrollment for 2015-16 is greater than 0.001. Tier A aid is equal to the product of (A) the positive difference of two less CWR multiplied by (B) one hundred dollars ($100.00) multiplied by (C) the ELL count for 2016-17. New York City is not eligible for Tier A aid.

  • Tier B. A district is eligible for Tier B aid if (A) the amount titled "25% LIMIT CAP ON INCREASE" on the enacted 2007-08 run (SA0708) is less than zero and (B) the Foundation Aid CWR (FACWR) is greater than 1.0. Tier B Aid is the product of (A) the difference of total foundation aid less (1) the FAB and less (2) the increase in Foundation Aid between 2016-17 and 2017-18 school years on the 2017-18 Executive Budget Proposal (BT1718) multiplied by (B) 10.20 percent.

  • Tier C. Districts designated as small city school districts or school districts whose boundaries include a portion of a small city, and that have a FACWR less than 1.0, are eligible to receive Tier C Part 1 Aid equal to the product of 2016-17 public school district enrollment multiplied by $167.40. Districts with a sparsity factor greater than zero and a FACWR less than 1.0 are eligible to receive Tier C Part 2 Aid equal to product of the 2016-17 public school district enrollment multiplied by $188.00. Districts eligible for apportionments under both Part 1 and Part 2 receive the greater of the two Parts.

  • Tier D. Districts with a selected poverty rate of greater than 18 percent are eligible to receive the product of the selected poverty rate multiplied by (1) 2016-17 school district public enrollment, and multiplied by (2) Tier D Aid per Pupil. Tier D Aid per Pupil is equal to $344.00 for the Big Four City School Districts. Tier D Aid per Pupil is equal to $0.29 for the New York City School District. Tier D Aid per Pupil is equal to $240.00 for all other eligible districts.

Selected Foundation Aid is the greater of $500 or Formula Foundation Aid or Alternate Foundation Aid. Formula Foundation Aid is the positive result of (a) the district-adjusted foundation amount which is the basic foundation amount for 2016-17 ($6,340) multiplied by the consumer price index (1.013) multiplied by a phase-in foundation percent (1.0000) multiplied by a Regional Cost Index (RCI) multiplied by a Pupil Need Index (PNI) less (b) an expected minimum local contribution. Alternate Foundation Aid is the result of the State Sharing Ratio (SSR) for Foundation Aid multiplied by the district-adjusted foundation amount. The Selected TAFPU is based on Average Daily Membership (ADM) including dual enrollment plus additional weightings for: students with disabilities (including dual enrolled SWD) at 1.41, summer school at 0.12 and declassification pupils at 0.50. The PNI is 1 plus the Extraordinary Needs percent (based on economic disadvantage, English Language Learners and sparsity) and ranges between 1 and 2. The expected minimum local contribution is the product of Selected Actual Value per 2015-16 Total Wealth Foundation Pupil Units (TWFPU) and 0.0162 multiplied by an Income Wealth Index (which ranges from 0.65 to 2.0). TWFPU is based on ADM and eliminates additional weightings. The SSR for Foundation Aid is the highest of the following formulas. For high need/resource-capacity districts, the SSR is multiplied by 1.05. It is not less than zero nor more than 0.90:

(1) Ratio = 1.37 - (1.23 * FACWR);
(2) Ratio = 1.00 - (0.64 * FACWR);
(3) Ratio = 0.80 - (0.39 * FACWR);
(4) Ratio = 0.51 - (0.173 * FACWR).

The Combined Wealth Ratio for Foundation Aid (FACWR) is calculated as: (A) 0.5 multiplied by the district Selected Actual Valuation/2015-16 TWPU compared to the State average of $558,500; plus, (B) 0.5 multiplied by the district Selected Income/2015-16 TWPU compared to the State average of $193,000. For Foundation Aid, Selected AV is the lesser of 2014 AV or the average of 2014 AV and 2013 AV. Selected Income is the lesser of 2014 Income or the average of 2014 Income and 2013 Income.

The Selected Poverty Rate is the greater of the 3-year Small Area Income and Poverty Estimate (SAIPE) rate or the Census 2000 poverty rate for districts with high concentrations of non-public students. Districts qualify for this selection if the 2016-17 textbook enrollment minus 2016-17 public school district enrollment divided by 2016-17 textbook enrollment is greater than 15 percent, and they have 3-year SAIPE rate of greater than 10 percent. For all other districts, the Selected Poverty Rate is equal to the 3-year SAIPE rate.

Full Day K Conversion:   Districts with any half-day kindergarten or no kindergarten programs in 1996-97 and in the base year are eligible for Full Day K Conversion Aid equal to Selected Foundation Aid per Selected TAFPU multiplied by the increase in full day kindergarten enrollment in the current year over the prior year. School districts must offer full day programs to all kindergarten students in order to qualify for this aid. Starting in 2014-15, a district is not eligible if it received Full Day K Conversion Aid in the past.

Universal Prekindergarten:   A district will receive aid for 2017-18 as calculated by the State Education Department.

BOCES:   BOCES Aid for administrative, shared services, rental and capital expenditures plus Aid Due Save-harmless. Approved expenditure for BOCES Administrative and Shared Services Aids is based on a salary limit of $30,000. Aid is based on approved 2016-17 administrative and service expenditures and the higher of the millage ratio or the Current AV/2015-16 RWADA Aid Ratio: (1 - (0.51 * RWADA Wealth Ratio)) with a 0.36 minimum and 0.90 maximum. Rent and Capital Aids are based on 2017-18 expenditures multiplied by the Current AV/RWADA Aid ratio with a 0.00 minimum and a 0.90 maximum. Payable Aid is the sum of these aids including save-harmless.

Special Services:   Special Services Aid, for non-components of BOCES including the Big 5 City school districts, is the sum of Career Education Aid, Academic Improvement Aid and Computer Administration Aid. Career Education Aid equals the Aid Ratio (1 - (0.59 * CWR), with a 0.36 minimum) multiplied by $3,900 multiplied by the 2016-17 Career Education pupils including the pupils in business and marketing sequences weighted at 0.16. Academic Improvement Aid equals the Aid Ratio (1 - (0.59 * CWR), with a 0.36 minimum) multiplied by $100 plus $1,000/CWR, minimum of $1,000, multiplied by the 2016-17 Career Education pupils including the pupils in business and marketing sequences weighted at 0.16. Computer Administration Aid equals the Aid Ratio (1 - (0.51 * CWR), with a 0.30 minimum) multiplied by approved expenditures not to exceed the maximum of $62.30 multiplied by the estimated 2016-17 public school enrollment by district of attendance with half-day kindergarten weighted at 1.0.

High Cost Excess Cost:   High Cost expenditures, for students with disabilities attending public schools or BOCES, must exceed the lesser of $10,000 or four times district 2015-16 Approved Operating Expenditure/TAPU for Expenditure. The aid per pupil equals the allowed expenditure times the Aid Ratio (1 - (0.51 * CWR), with a 0.25 minimum).

Private Excess Cost:   Private Excess Cost Aid is for public school students attending private schools for students with disabilities. Net tuition expenditure is multiplied by the Aid Ratio (1 - (0.15 * CWR), with a 0.5 minimum).

Hardware & Technology:   Instructional Computer Hardware and Technology Equipment Aid is equal to the lesser of 2016-17 expenditures (acquisition and limited repair and staff development expenditures) or the enrollment for Software Aid (see below) multiplied by $24.20 times the base year AV/RWADA Aid Ratio. Some Districts may receive no aid.

Software, Library, Textbook:   Software Aid equals the lesser of approved 2016-17 expenditures or $14.98 multiplied by the combined 2016-17 public plus nonpublic enrollment for pupils attending school in the district plus district pupils attending full time BOCES and private school programs for students with disabilities plus pupils attending the State operated schools at Rome and Batavia and resident pupils placed in Special Act school districts. Library Materials Aid is the lesser of approved 2016-17 expenditures or $6.25 multiplied by the pupil count for Software Aid. Textbook Aid, including Lottery Aid for textbook purchases, is the lesser of approved 2016-17 expenditures or $58.25 multiplied by the 2016-17 resident public plus resident nonpublic enrollment plus resident pupils with disabilities attending approved private schools or the State operated schools at Rome and Batavia and resident pupils placed in Special Act school districts. Charter school enrollments are included in the pupil counts.

Transportation incl. Summer:   Aid for non-capital expenditures is based upon estimated approved transportation operating expenditure multiplied by the selected transportation aid ratio with a 0.9 maximum and a 0.065 minimum. The selected aid ratio is the highest of a sparsity adjustment plus 1.263 multiplied by the Selected State Sharing Ratio, 1.01 - (0.46 x RWADA Wealth Ratio), or 1.01 - (0.46 x Enrollment Wealth Ratio). Aid for capital expenditures, including district operated summer school, is computed as above, but based on the assumed amortization of purchase, lease and equipment costs over five years, at a statewide average interest rate. Aid for unconfirmed transportation expenditures claimed by districts but not yet attributable to approved contracts is included. Transportation Aid for district operated summer school programs is prorated to total no more than $5.0 million statewide. Aid is provided, based on approved transportation operating expenditures and the selected transportation aid ratio, for the transportation of pupils to approved district operated summer programs.

Building + Bldg Reorg Incentive:   Aidable building expenditures are for capital outlay, leases, certain capital outlay exceptions, certain refinancing costs and an assumed debt service payment based on the useful life of the project and an average interest rate. Building Aid is equal to the product of the estimated approved building expenditures multiplied by the highest of the 1981-82 through the base year AV/RWADA Aid Ratio. For projects approved on or after July 1, 2000, expenditures are multiplied by the higher of the Building Aid Ratio used for 1999-00 aid less 0.10 or the base year AV/RWADA Aid Ratio or, for eligible projects, the low income aid ratio. For projects approved on or after July 1, 2005 for high need/resource-capacity districts, expenditures are multiplied by 0.05 multiplied by the same aid ratio used for projects approved on or after July 1, 2000, however reimbursement is limited to 98 percent, including the incentive of up to 10 percent. Up to 10 percent of additional building aid is provided for projects approved on or after July 1, 1998. For districts that have reorganized, Reorganization Incentive Building Aid is included as in permanent law. Aid is not estimated for those prospective and deferred projects that had not fully met all eligibility requirements as of the November 2016 database. Current statute provides that school districts may receive partial reimbursement for base year expenditures associated with specified safety system improvements at a rate up to 10 percent higher than their current building aid ratio, and for approved testing and remediation costs (for testing of drinking water for lead contamination).

Operating Reorg. Incentive:   Reorganization Incentive Operating Aid is up to 40 percent of 2006-07 Formula Operating Aid for districts reorganized after July 1, 2007. The sum of 2006-07 Formula Operating Aid and Incentive Operating Aid is limited to 95 percent of 2015-16 Approved Operating Expenditure.

Charter School Transitional:   For districts whose charter school enrollment exceeds 2 percent of resident public school enrollment or whose charter school payments exceed 2 percent of TGFE, transitional aid is provided for 2017-18. A district's aid will equal the sum of Tier 1, 2 and 3 aids. Tier 1 Aid equals the product of 80 percent of the 2016-17 charter school total basic tuition, multiplied by the increase in the number of resident pupils enrolled in a charter school between the 2015-16 and 2016-17 school years. Tier 2 Aid equals the product of 60 percent of the 2016-17 charter school total basic tuition, multiplied by the increase in the number of resident pupils enrolled in a charter school between the 2014-15 and 2015-16 school years. Tier 3 Aid equals the product of 40 percent of the 2016-17 charter school total basic tuition, multiplied by the increase in the number of resident pupils enrolled in a charter school between the 2013-14 and 2014-15 school years.

Academic Enhancement:   For the 2017-18 school year Academic Enhancement Aid is the same as the 2008-09 amount set forth in the computer run for the 2009-10 enacted budget. This amount also includes $17.5 million for supplemental educational improvement plan programs in the Yonkers City School District, up to $1,200,000 for the New York City School District for academic achievement programs and $1,247,799 for the Albany School District.

High Tax Aid:   For the 2017-18 school year High Tax Aid is the same as the 2016-17 High Tax Aid amount set forth in the computer run for the 2016-17 enacted budget.

Supplemental Pub Excess Cost:   For the 2017-18 school year Supplemental Public Excess Cost Aid is the same as the 2008-09 Supplemental Public Excess Cost Aid amount set forth in the computer run for the 2009-10 enacted budget.


Total:  Sum of the above aids.

Community Schools Setaside:   The amount of Foundation Aid in the 2017-18 school year set aside to support Community Schools.


2018-19 Estimated Aids:

For 2018-19 Aid, the Actual Valuation (AV) of taxable real property for purposes of determining a district's property wealth per pupil is defined as the 2015 AV. For aid other than Foundation Aid, the State average of the 2015 AV per 2016-17 Total Wealth Pupil Unit (TWPU) is $598,200. Income wealth is based on 2015 Adjusted Gross Income of residents of the district, as reported on tax returns and including the results of the statewide computerized income verification process, divided by the TWPU of the district. This is compared to the State average of $210,100. The AV and Income Wealth ratios are used equally to compute the district's Combined Wealth Ratio (CWR). Some formulas use the Resident Weighted Average Daily Attendance (RWADA) wealth ratio; the State average 2015 AV per 2016-17 RWADA is $738,000. Transportation Aid uses the Enrollment (Resident Public and Nonpublic Enrollment) wealth ratio; the State average is $669,800. For Foundation Aid, Selected AV is the lesser of 2015 AV or the average of 2015 AV and 2014 AV.

Foundation Aid:   The 2018-19 Foundation Aid is equal to the 2017-18 Foundation Aid Base (FAB), plus the base increase, plus the community schools set-aside increase. The base increase is equal to the greater of tier A, tier B, or tier C.

(A) Tier A is equal to a phase-in factor multiplied by the positive difference of (a) the product of: Selected Total Aidable Foundation Pupil Units (TAFPU) multiplied by Selected Foundation Aid, minus (b) the 2017-18 FAB. The phase-in factor is 9.905 percent for New York City and a sliding scale ratio multiplied by 3.56 percent for all other districts. The sliding scale ratio is based on the Foundation Aid Combined Wealth Ratio (FACWR) and is calculated as follows:

1.616 - (1.05 x FACWR)2
with a maximum of 1 and minimum of 0

(B) Tier B is equal to the sum of—the EN percent base increase, the EN percent sparsity increase, the EN percent growth increase, and the Scaled per Pupil Amount—multiplied by 2017-18 estimated public enrollment. All districts with an FACWR less than 1.0 are eligible for the per pupil increase.

  • EN Percent Base Increase: For districts whose EN percent is greater than 25 percent, the EN Percent Base Increase shall equal the EN Index multiplied by $32.50. EN Index is a district’s EN percent divided by the statewide average (55.7%).
  • EN Percent Sparsity Increase: For districts eligible for the EN Percent Base Increase and whose sparsity factor is greater than zero, the EN Percent Sparsity Increase shall equal the district’s EN Index multiplied by $9.42.
  • EN Percent Growth Increase: For districts eligible for the EN Percent Base Increase and whose positive difference, if any, between their 2016-17 and 2018-19 EN percent is greater than 3.25 percentage points, the EN Percent Growth Increase shall equal the EN index multiplied by $30.00.
  • Scaled Per Pupil Amount: For all districts this amount is equal to $69.00 multiplied by the sliding scale ratio calculated for the phase-in increase.

(C) Tier C is equal to 0.25 percent (0.0025) multiplied by the 2017-18 FAB.

The Community Schools set-aside increase is the greater of a formula increase or a level up increase. A district is eligible for the community schools formula increase if (a) the district contains one or more schools designated as failing or persistently failing; (b) the growth in ELL population between 2012-13 and 2017-18 is greater than both 10 percent and 100 pupils, ELL pupils make up more than 5 percent of public enrollment and the district's FACWR is less than 1.0; or (c) the growth in the homeless student population between 2012-13 and 2016-17 exceeds 40 percent, the district served more than 100 homeless pupils in 2016-17, and homeless pupils make up more than 5 percent of 2016-17 public enrollment. The community schools set-aside increase can be no less than $75,000 per district, and is calculated as follows:

[1 - (0.64 x FAWCR)]* x $83.17 x 2017-18 Est. Public Enrollment
* with a minimum of 0 and maximum of 0.9

A district is eligible for the community schools level up increase if the district received community schools set-aside in the 2017-18 enacted budget. The community schools level up increase is equal to the positive difference, if any, of $75,000 less the 2017-18 community schools set-aside.

Selected Foundation Aid is the greater of $500 or Formula Foundation Aid or Alternate Foundation Aid. Formula Foundation Aid is the positive result of (a) the district-adjusted foundation amount which is the basic foundation amount for 2017-18 ($6,422) multiplied by the consumer price index (1.021) multiplied by a phase-in foundation percent (1.0000) multiplied by a Regional Cost Index (RCI) multiplied by a Pupil Need Index (PNI) less (b) an expected minimum local contribution. Alternate Foundation Aid is the result of the State Sharing Ratio (SSR) for Foundation Aid multiplied by the district-adjusted foundation amount. The Selected TAFPU is based on Average Daily Membership (ADM) including dual enrollment plus additional weightings for: students with disabilities (including dual enrolled SWD) at 1.41, summer school at 0.12 and declassification pupils at 0.50. The PNI is 1 plus the Extraordinary Needs percent (based on economic disadvantage, English Language Learners and sparsity) and ranges between 1 and 2. The expected minimum local contribution is the product of Selected Actual Value per 2016-17 Total Wealth Foundation Pupil Units (TWFPU) and 0.0162 multiplied by an Income Wealth Index (which ranges from 0.65 to 2.0). TWFPU is based on ADM and eliminates additional weightings. The SSR for Foundation Aid is the highest of the following formulas. For high need/resource-capacity districts, the SSR is multiplied by 1.05. It is not less than zero nor more than 0.90:

(1) Ratio = 1.37 - (1.23 * FACWR);
(2) Ratio = 1.00 - (0.64 * FACWR);
(3) Ratio = 0.80 - (0.39 * FACWR);
(4) Ratio = 0.51 - (0.173 * FACWR);

The Combined Wealth Ratio for Foundation Aid (FACWR) is calculated as: (A) 0.5 multiplied by the district Selected Actual Valuation/2016-17 TWPU compared to the State average of $584,600; plus, (B) 0.5 multiplied by the district Selected Income/2016-17 TWPU compared to the State average of $206,000. For Foundation Aid, Selected AV is the lesser of 2015 AV or the average of 2015 AV and 2014 AV. Selected Income is the lesser of 2015 Income or the average of 2015 Income and 2014 Income.

Full Day K Conversion:   Districts with any half-day kindergarten or no kindergarten programs in 1996-97 and in the base year are eligible for Full Day K Conversion Aid equal to Selected Foundation Aid per Selected TAFPU multiplied by the increase in full day kindergarten enrollment in the current year over the prior year. School districts must offer full day programs to all kindergarten students in order to qualify for this aid. Starting in 2014-15, a district is not eligible if it received Full Day K Conversion Aid in the past.

Universal Prekindergarten:   A district will be eligible for aid in 2018-19 equal to the sum of aid calculation made for 2016-17 by the State Education Department plus the amount awarded for the priority prekindergarten grant program in the 2016-17 school year. Amount shown is the maximum allocation.

BOCES:   BOCES Aid for administrative, shared services, rental and capital expenditures plus Aid Due Save-harmless. Approved expenditure for BOCES Administrative and Shared Services Aids is based on a salary limit of $30,000. Aid is based on approved 2017-18 administrative and service expenditures and the higher of the millage ratio or the Current AV/2016-17 RWADA Aid Ratio: (1 - (0.51 * RWADA Wealth Ratio)) with a 0.36 minimum and 0.90 maximum. Rent and Capital Aids are based on 2018-19 expenditures multiplied by the Current AV/RWADA Aid ratio with a 0.00 minimum and a 0.90 maximum. Payable Aid is the sum of these aids including save-harmless.

Special Services:   Special Services Aid, for non-components of BOCES including the Big 5 City school districts, is the sum of Career Education Aid, Academic Improvement Aid and Computer Administration Aid. Career Education Aid equals the Aid Ratio (1 - (0.59 * CWR), with a 0.36 minimum) multiplied by $3,900 multiplied by the 2017-18 Career Education pupils including the pupils in business and marketing sequences weighted at 0.16. Academic Improvement Aid equals the Aid Ratio (1 - (0.59 * CWR), with a 0.36 minimum) multiplied by $100 plus $1,000/CWR, minimum of $1,000, multiplied by the 2017-18 Career Education pupils including the pupils in business and marketing sequences weighted at 0.16. Computer Administration Aid equals the Aid Ratio (1 - (0.51 * CWR), with a 0.30 minimum) multiplied by approved expenditures not to exceed the maximum of $62.30 multiplied by the estimated 2017-18 public school enrollment by district of attendance with half-day kindergarten weighted at 1.0.

High Cost Excess Cost:   High Cost expenditures, for students with disabilities attending public schools or BOCES, must exceed the lesser of $10,000 or four times district 2016-17 Approved Operating Expenditure/TAPU for Expenditure. The aid per pupil equals the allowed expenditure times the Aid Ratio (1 - (0.51 * CWR), with a 0.25 minimum).

Private Excess Cost:   Private Excess Cost Aid is for public school students attending private schools for students with disabilities. Net tuition expenditure is multiplied by the Aid Ratio (1 - (0.15 * CWR), with a 0.5 minimum).

Hardware & Technology:   Instructional Computer Hardware and Technology Equipment Aid is equal to the lesser of 2017-18 expenditures or the enrollment for Software Aid (see below) multiplied by $24.20 times the Current AV/RWADA Aid Ratio. For the purpose of this estimate, the maximum aid is shown (enrollment for Software Aid multiplied by $24.20 times the Current AV/RWADA Aid Ratio).

Software, Library, Textbook:   All three aids use 2017-18 expenditures and pupil counts. The maximum Software Aid equals $14.98 per pupil and the maximum Library Materials Aid equals $6.25 per pupil, each multiplied by the combined 2017-18 public plus nonpublic enrollment for pupils attending school in the district plus district pupils attending full time BOCES and private school programs for students with disabilities plus pupils attending the State operated schools at Rome and Batavia and resident pupils placed in Special Act school districts. Aid cannot exceed approved expenditures. Textbook Aid equals $43.25 per pupil for Regular Textbook Aid plus $15 per pupil for Lottery Textbook Aid multiplied by resident public plus resident nonpublic enrollment plus resident pupils with disabilities attending approved private schools or the State operated schools at Rome and Batavia and resident pupils placed in Special Act school districts. Textbook Aid is not to exceed actual expenditures for purchase of textbooks during 2017-18. Charter school enrollments are included in the pupil counts. For the purpose of these estimates, the maximum aid is shown for Software, Library and Textbook.

Transportation incl Summer:   Aid for non-capital expenditures is based upon estimated approved transportation operating expenditure multiplied by the selected transportation aid ratio with a 0.9 maximum and a 0.065 minimum. The selected aid ratio is the highest of a sparsity adjustment plus 1.263 multiplied by the Selected State Sharing Ratio, 1.01 - (0.46 x RWADA Wealth Ratio), or 1.01 - (0.46 x Enrollment Wealth Ratio). Aid for capital expenditures, including district operated summer school, is computed as above, but based on the assumed amortization of purchase, lease and equipment costs over five years, at a statewide average interest rate. Transportation Aid for district operated summer school programs is prorated to total no more than $5.0 million statewide. Aid is provided, based on approved transportation operating expenditures and the selected transportation aid ratio, for the transportation of pupils to approved district operated summer programs.

Building + Bldg Reorg Incentive:   Aidable building expenditures are for capital outlay, leases, certain capital outlay exceptions, certain refinancing costs and an assumed debt service payment based on the useful life of the project and an average interest rate. Building Aid is equal to the product of the estimated approved building expenditures multiplied by the highest of the 1981-82 through the Current AV/RWADA Aid Ratio. For projects approved on or after July 1, 2000, expenditures are multiplied by the higher of the Building Aid Ratio used for 1999-00 aid less 0.10 or the Current AV/RWADA Aid Ratio or, for eligible projects, the low income aid ratio. For projects approved on or after July 1, 2005 for high need/resource-capacity districts, expenditures are multiplied by 0.05 multiplied by the same aid ratio used for projects approved on or after July 1, 2000, however reimbursement is limited to 98 percent, including the incentive of up to 10 percent. Up to 10 percent of additional building aid is provided for projects approved on or after July 1, 1998. For districts that have reorganized, Reorganization Incentive Building Aid is included as in permanent law. Aid is not estimated for those prospective and deferred projects that had not fully met all eligibility requirements as of the November 2017 database. The NY SAFE Act provided that, for projects approved by the commissioner on or after July 1, 2013, specified safety system improvements will be eligible for enhanced re-imbursement under the state’s School Building Aid formula (a rate up to 10 percent higher than their current building aid ratio). The enhanced aid ratio is extended through the 2018-19 aid year. Current statute also provides school districts may receive partial reimbursement for base year expenditures associated with approved lead testing and remediation costs.

Operating Reorg. Incentive:   Reorganization Incentive Operating Aid is up to 40 percent of 2006-07 Formula Operating Aid for districts reorganized after July 1, 2007. The sum of 2006-07 Formula Operating Aid and Incentive Operating Aid is limited to 95 percent of 2016-17 Approved Operating Expenditure.

Charter School Transitional:   For districts whose charter school enrollment exceeds 2 percent of resident public school enrollment or whose charter school payments exceed 2 percent of TGFE, transitional aid is provided for 2018-19. A district's aid will equal the sum of Tier 1, 2 and 3 aids. Tier 1 Aid equals the product of 80 percent of the 2017-18 charter school total basic tuition, multiplied by the increase in the number of resident pupils enrolled in a charter school between the 2016-17 and 2017-18 school years. Tier 2 Aid equals the product of 60 percent of the 2017-18 charter school total basic tuition, multiplied by the increase in the number of resident pupils enrolled in a charter school between the 2015-16 and 2016-17 school years. Tier 3 Aid equals the product of 40 percent of the 2017-18 charter school total basic tuition, multiplied by the increase in the number of resident pupils enrolled in a charter school between the 2014-15 and 2015-16 school years.

Academic Enhancement:   For the 2018-19 school year Academic Enhancement Aid is the same as the 2008-09 amount set forth in the computer run for the 2009-10 enacted budget. This amount also includes $17.5 million for supplemental educational improvement plan programs in the Yonkers City School District, up to $1,200,000 for the New York City School District for academic achievement programs and $1,247,799 for the Albany School District.

High Tax Aid:   For the 2018-19 school year High Tax Aid is the same as the 2017-18 High Tax Aid amount set forth in the computer run for the 2017-18 enacted budget.

Supplemental Pub Excess Cost:   For the 2018-19 school year Supplemental Public Excess Cost Aid is the same as the 2008-09 Supplemental Public Excess Cost Aid amount set forth in the computer run for the 2009-10 enacted budget.

Total:  Sum of the above aids.

Community Schools Setaside:   The amount of Foundation Aid in the 2018-19 school year set aside to support Community Schools.

$ Chg Total 2018-19 minus 2017-18: Difference between the two Totals.

% Chg Total Aid: Difference between the two totals divided by 2017-18 Total Aids, multiplied by 100.

$ Chg w/o Bldg, Reorg Bldg Aid: Difference between the two Total Aids without Building and Building Reorganization Incentive Aids.

% Chg w/o Bldg, Reorg Bldg Aid:  $ Change w/o Bldg, Reorg Bldg Aid divided by 2017-18 Total excluding Building and Building Reorganization Incentive Aids, multiplied by 100.

Last Updated: January 17, 2018