New York State School Boards Association

Advocacy Update: Legislature Releases Bullet Aid Resolutions

June 20, 2019

Both the Senate and Assembly released their respective houses' Bullet Aid allocations for school districts, libraries and non-profits.

These allocations are not based on state aid formulas, but rather, are negotiated by individual legislators and legislative leadership. Not all school districts receive Bullet Aid. This year, a pot of money was also set aside specific to fund school-based health centers.

The district-specific allocations can be viewed below.

Senate 2019-20 Bullet Aid

Assembly 2019-20 Bullet Aid

Assembly Bullet Aid for School Based Health Centers

FAQ on Non- Medical Exemptions

The Department of Health, the Office of Children and Family Services and the State Education Department have jointly issued an FAQ related to the implementation of the recent law eliminating non-medical exemptions from vaccinations required for school attendance.

The FAQ and a joint statement from the agency heads can be viewed below:

FAQ on Non-Medical Exemptions

Joint Statement from DOH, OCFS and SED

NYSSBA's Governmental Relations team will continue to report on these and other issues. For more information, visit our Key Issues Page, and be sure to keep up with NYSSBA on Facebook and Twitter.  

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