URGENT/TIME SENSITIVE
REQUIRED COMPLETION OF SUPPLEMENTAL SAMS FORM FB
SCHEDULE W (WATER TESTING AND REMEDIATION) BY OCTOBER 25th, 2016

In order to eliminate the adverse health impact of lead contamination in public schools, the legislature enacted Chapter 296 of the Laws of 2016. Chapter 296 contains amendments to Public Health Law requiring school districts to test water for lead contamination, remediate if necessary and implement certain reporting requirements. The law also adds subdivision 6-h of NYSEL 3602 containing provisions for State Aid to schools to help mitigate the costs of water testing and remediation efforts.
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Reporting Requirements

Districts must report 2015-16 actual and 2016-17 projected expenditures for water testing and remediation on the new, 2016-17 Form FB Schedule W which is now listed with other Form FB schedules on the SAMS Forms menu. This new schedule supplements the SAMS software version released in July 2016, and must be completed as part of the district’s 2016-17 Form FB submission, even if the district’s Form FB has already been certified, and even if it has already been ‘Cleaned’ or ‘Cleaned with Issues’  for inclusion in the November 2016 frozen data file. (Districts that already certified the SAMS Form FB must use SAMS revision process to complete the new Form FB Schedule W)

Testing and remediation expenses as reported on the new SAMS Form FB Schedule W must be included in the November frozen data file. Please complete and submit Form FB Schedule W no later than Tuesday, October 25th, 2016. (Earlier submission greatly appreciated.)

Click here to access SAMS and complete Form FB Schedule W

Districts should contact the SED Office of Facilities Planning at (518) 474-3906 with all content questions regarding the completion of Form FB Schedule W. SAMS-related questions on the functioning or submission of the new SAMS schedule should be directed to the State Aid Office at (518) 474-2977.

The State Aid Office thanks you in advance for your patience and cooperation in revising your 2016-17 SAMS submissions to include Form FB Schedule W.
Last Updated: April 20, 2018