New York State School Boards Association

Advocacy Update: NYSSBA State Aid Database Update

April 11, 2019

NYSSBA Governmental Relations has completed the update to the district-by district state aid database to incorporate information about the 2019-20 final budget. To see where your district stands against the statutory formula, on a district-wide and per pupil basis, look up your district's information, as well as helpful information on state aid below.

TRS Reserve Fund

Many districts have reached out to us seeking additional information on the establishment of a TRS reserve fund. Please note that today is the 10th day since delivery, so the Executive only has until midnight tonight to act on the bill. However, since this provision was included the budget agreement, no problems are anticipated. Additional information on this provision, provided by TRS is included below.

Advocacy Day - District Choice on Schools as Polling Places

NYSSBA members have continued to raise concerns about the use of school district buildings as polling places and wish to have the right to decline that designation. Legislation has been introduced that would allow districts to decline use of their buildings for voting in state, federal and local elections. This bill (A.4743, Galef) would also allow districts to move school district elections to a building other than a school building.

NYSSBA is planning an advocacy day on Tuesday, April 30th to promote this important legislation. If your district would be interested in participating in this event, please contact Belinda Heckler at 518-783-3742 or  

​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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