DFO's Office of Business Operations administers the New York State Loan Programs: NYSTL (Textbooks), NYSSL (Computer Software) and NYSLIB (Library) and NYSCH (Computer Hardware) for eligible NYC students enrolled in participating Non Public Schools in New York City.
The NYSCH loan program is now open. However, this year you will be able to place your orders for hardware items using one of three e-catalogs within FAMIS, just as you would for textbooks and software:
There will be a much larger selection of items available than in previous years. However, only NYSCH eligible items that are indicated as “NYSTL approved” may be ordered with NYSCH funds. Detailed ordering instructions will be provided shortly under Non-Public School Documents.
Participation in any of the four New York State loan programs requires that non-public schools submit a Loan Request and Enrollment Certificate (LREC) to the DOE on an annual basis. The DOE will use your school’s current enrollment (2013-2014 school year), as reported on the LREC, to determine or adjust your allocation (as applicable). This year the required Principal’s Statement of Assurances (PSA) form has been revised to include your responsibilities as they pertain to all four loan programs. Further, it is no longer a stand-alone form; it now appears on page two of the LREC form. Please be sure to sign both pages of this form and submit it as instructed.Even though the New York State Education Department’s Basic Educational Data System (BEDS) is currently unavailable, you still must submit the LREC form to the DOE as soon as possible.For more information and to access the form, please click here.
The table below lists the allocation levels associated with all four New York State loan programs: NYSTL, NYSSL, NYSLIB, and NYSCH.
NYSTL: Allocation level is based upon the total number of eligible students (K-12) who legally reside within New York City prior to November 1, 2013.
NYSSL, NYSLIB and NYSCH: Allocation levels are based upon the number of eligible students (K-12) who were attending your NYC school last year, prior to November 1, 2012. Your school provided this information in the 2012-2013 LREC and BEDS data forms.
ShopDOE is a purchasing planning portal that allows users (including non-public schools) to browse a catalog of products and services offered by DOE contracted vendors. The portal was recently updated with the same state-of-the-art search capabilities found on many online retail sites. By signing in as a “non-DOE employee” with your own personal email address or that of your school, you will be able to browse a large selection of books, software, media and computer hardware equipment available at DOE contracted prices. Although you will not be able to proceed directly to checkout in FAMIS just yet, you can share your shopping cart’s contents with the person at your school who is responsible for placing orders: either email the shopping list or save it as an excel spreadsheet or PDF document and then share. A quick guide to help you navigate the revamped ShopDOE is now available. Note that additional enhancements will be implemented in the future to allow non-DOE employees to proceed to checkout and thereby place their orders directly through FAMIS.
The next ordering period for Requests for Employment Certificates (working papers) will be November 20, 2013 through December 18, 2013. Please place your request by submitting the Request for Employment Certificate Form. Employment Certificates will be delivered by February 2014. Note that there will be one last ordering period for the 2013-2014 school year (SY) in March 2014.
Detailed guidelines and ordering instructions are available in the Non-Public School Documents section of our Web site.