New York State School Boards Association

Advocacy Update: State Budget Deal Reached


March 31, 2019

Last night, just after midnight, Governor Cuomo and legislative leaders announced that they had come to an agreement on a final budget.

Details were scarce in the announcement, but we did learn that the final arrangement includes:

  • $961 million increase in School Aid
    • $618 million increase in Foundation Aid
  • Making the tax cap permanent law
  • Enacting some version of the Executive's proposal on district level Foundation Aid distribution

The final bill was just released  and NYSSBA will share more details as they are available.

The Governor's press release on the deal can be viewed below.


2019 School Aid Runs

Final school aid runs were made available this afternoon and can be viewed below.


​NYSSBA's Governmental Relations team will continue to report on these and other issues. For more information, visit our Key Issues Page.


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