New High Need Supplemental Building Aid Ratio (HNSBAR)

  1. Only high need school districts are eligible for the HNSBAR.
  2. 2006-07 is the earliest aid year in which the HNSBAR could be applied to a prospective project.
    • Only prospective projects approved by the voters on or after 7/1/05 are eligible for the HNSBAR. Because aid on prospective projects begins to flow no earlier than 18 months after the Commissioner's approval date, 2006-07 is the first possible aid year in which any prospective project assumed debt service expense would be aided using the HNS ratio.
  3. For projects eligible to be aided by the HNS aid ratio, the maximum aid ratio is 98%; the maximum remains 95% for all other projects.
  4. The HNSBAR also can be applied to lease expense, building condition survey expense, and capital outlay exception expenses; i.e., projects <$100,001, emergency projects)

    • Lease expense for leases approved on or after 7/1/05 are eligible to be aided under HNSBAR, beginning with 2005-06 expenses for 2005-06 aid)

    • Expenses for building condition surveys pursuant to 3602 6-e are eligible to be aided under HNSBAR, beginning with 2004-05 expenses for 2005-06 aid. However, the additional 10% incentive will not apply.

    • Expenses for capital outlay exceptions pursuant to 3602 6-f ($100,000 projects, emergency projects…) are eligible to be aided under HNSBAR, beginning with 2005-06 expenses for 2006-07 aid.

  5. Energy performance projects not approved by the voters are not eligible to be aided under the HNSBAR.
  6. Expenses aided under Education Law 3602 6-c, including expenses for metal detectors, security devices and electronic partitions, are not eligible to be aided under the HNSBAR.
  7. View the calculation of the HNSBAR for two sample high need districts. (Excel Icon 21KB) Dated (09-Jun-2005)
  8. Open an Excel file containing the HNSBAR calculation for several high need districts. (Excel Icon 17KB) Dated (08-Jun-2005)
Last Updated: October 15, 2015