2017-18 General State Aid Payments
Combined Fixed and Individualized Payment Schedule with a Sustaining Spring Advance

  1. 2017-18 Total General Aid Due District @ October and November: The General Aid payable to the District equals the Total 2017-18 Estimated Aid (SA1718 Enacted Budget computer run) including Building and Building Reorganization Incentive Aids, plus VLT Lottery and Commercial Gaming Grant. It does not include Full Day Kindergarten Aid, Building Aid Deferred to July 2017, Aid to BOCES on behalf of districts, Excess Cost Aids (including the Public EC set-aside from Foundation Aid), Textbook, Hardware & Technology, Software, Library Materials Aids, or Universal Pre-kindergarten Aid. 

  2. 2017-18 General Aid Due District @ December: This is the total General Aids payable to the district based on the lesser of either the district's calculated General Aids payable on the Gen Output report at the time of the payment calculation or the apportionment as reported in the school aid computer listing entitled "SA1718".

  3. 2017-18 General Aid Due District frozen @ 12/01/17: This is the total General Aids payable to the district based on the lesser of either the district's preliminary data on file as of December 1, 2017 or the apportionment as reported in the school aid computer listing entitled "SA1718".

  4. Lottery VLT Grant Amount: This amount is subtracted from the Total General Aids Due the District to determine the Total General Aid apportionment payable under S. 3609-a of Education Law.

  5. Commercial Gaming Grant Amount: This amount is subtracted from the Total General Aids Due the District to determine the Total General Aid apportionment payable under S. 3609-a of Education Law.

FALL PAYMENTS  (Fixed Schedule)

  1. General Aid Advances: This includes the Roosevelt Loan (Chapter 33 Laws 2002) which is an apportionment of 2017-18 aid paid in June 2017 for Salaries (including benefits) for the period April through June 2017 based on legislation, as well as any Lottery advances paid with GSPS funds.

  2. Lottery Advances:  An advance of the September 2017 Lottery Aid payment made in June 2017.

  3. Lottery Ratio Aid Payment: That portion of the district's S. 3609-a aids paid in September 2017 with Lottery funds (not including Lottery Textbook Aid).

  4. NYC & Yonkers SA-1 (Chapter 54 Laws 2016): NYC and Yonkers SA-1 paid in September 2017 with Lottery and/or GSPS funds.

  5. Rochester Accrual (Chapter 94 Laws 2002): Rochester Accrual paid in September 2017 with Lottery and/or GSPS funds.

  6. Public Pension Accrual (Chapter 54 Laws 2016): For those districts that applied for, and were granted, Public Pension Accruals paid in September 2017 with Lottery and/or GSPS funds.

  7. NYS TRS Payments: The amount paid on behalf of the district’s employer and employee contributions to the Teacher's Retirement System (TRS) on 2016-17 salaries plus the 2017-18 amortization payment and retirement incentives.

  8. October Gross Payment: The positive result of line 1 minus (lines 4 + 5 + 12), multiplied by .125, minus previous aid payments (lines 6 - 11).

  9. November Gross Payment: The positive result of line 1 minus (lines 4 + 5 + 12), multiplied by .1875, minus previous aid payments (lines 6 – 11 and line 13).

  10. December Gross Payment: The positive result of line 2 minus (lines 4 + 5 + 12), multiplied by .25, minus previous aid payments (lines 6 - 11 and lines 13 - 14).

  11. Balance 2017-18 S. 3609-a Aid Due: The total aid due (line 3) less Lottery VLT (line 4) less Commercial Gaming (line 5) and all previous payments under the Fall schedule (lines 6-15) for the January 2018 – June 2018 payments.


BASIC DATA for INDIVIDUALIZED MONTHLY PAYMENTS

  1. 2016-17 Total General Fund Expense The 2016-17 Total General Fund Expense may be estimated.

  2. 2016-17 Non 3609-a General Fund Aids: The total of 2016-17 Aid reported as revenue to the General Fund but not payable under S. 3609-a.  Included are BOCES, Excess Cost, Textbook, Software, Library and Hardware aids.

  3. 2016-17 TRS Obligation: This is the amount that was due TRS in the 2016-17 school year for employer contributions on 2015-16 salaries, the scheduled amortization payments, and retirement incentives.

  4. 2016-17 Building Debt Service: Total approved debt service on bonds and bond anticipation notes for approved building projects expended from the General Fund during the 2016-17 school year.

  5. 2017-18 Building Debt Service: The estimated total approved debt service on bonds and bond anticipation notes for approved building projects to be expended from the General Fund during the 2017-18 school year.

  6. 2017-18 Lottery & Fixed Payments: This equals all advances, accruals, the Lottery Ratio Aid Payment, plus the "fixed" October, November and December gross payments.

  7. Net TGFE for Individualized Monthly Payments:The 2016-17 Total General Fund Expense less the 2016-17 Non 3609-a General Fund Aids, 2016-17 TRS Obligation, 2016-17 Building Debt Service, 2017-18 Lottery Ratio Aid and Fall Fixed Payments, plus the 2017-18 Building Debt Service.


WINTER PAYMENTS

  1. January Gross Payment: The positive result of the "Balance 2017-18 S. 3609-a Aid Due" (line 16) less fifty percent (50%) of the Net TGFE.

  2. February Gross Payment: The positive result of the "Balance 2017-18 S. 3609-a Aid Due" (line 16) less the January payment, less forty percent (40%) of the Net TGFE.

  3. March Gross Payment: The positive result of the "Balance 2017-18 S. 3609-a Aid Due" (line 16) less the January and February payments, less thirty percent (30%) of the Net TGFE.  If necessary the March payment may be reduced to ensure that no more than the State Fiscal Year appropriation for General Support for Public Schools is expended by March 31, 2018.  Any reduction would then be added to the June payment.


SPRING PAYMENTS

  1. Total April-June Payments before Spring Advance:  The sum of the April, May and estimated June payments (calculated as follows):

    • The April payment before advance is the positive result of the "Balance 2017-18 S. 3609-a Aid Due" (line 16) less the January through March payments, less twenty percent (20%) of the Net TGFE.
    • The May payment before advance is the positive result of the "Balance 2017-18 S. 3609-a Aid Due" (line 16) less the January through April payments, less ten percent (10%) of the Net TGFE.
    • Estimated June payment before advances will equal the "Balance 2017-18 S. 3609-a Aid Due" (line 16) less the January through May payments.

  2. Sustaining Spring Advance: An advance of spring payments to be paid on or before March 31, 2018 to sustain the advance payments made in the 2016-17 school year.  The amount of the advance is the "Total Spring Payments Before Advances" multiplied by .205009220085.

  3. Net April Payment: The balance of the April payment due after deducting the Sustaining Spring Advance payment.

  4. Net May Payment: The balance of the May payment due after deducting the remaining Sustaining Spring Advance payment in excess of the April payment.

  5. Net Estimated June Payment: The balance of the June payment due after deducting the remaining Sustaining Spring Advance payment in excess of the April and May payments.  The June payment will be recalculated based on data on file as of May 1, 2018.  It will be based on the lesser of the district's calculated aid including Full Day K Aids payable in June or the "SA1718" computer run.  
Last Updated: December 15, 2017