I am pleased to present the initial allocations for school year 2001-2002. These allocations
are issued for instructional and administrative operations under the jurisdiction of community
school districts and the high school superintendents, and for selected programs administered by
central divisions and offices, including citywide special education programs. The data included
in the preparation of these allocations are based on preliminary information. Therefore, this
distribution of funds is tentative and subject to amendment pending formal adoption of the
State budget, formal receipt of grant awards, audited registers, and adoption of the FY 02
Expense Budget and Allocation Formulas by the Board of Education.
BOR Allocation Memorandum #1 includes an Overview of important information about these allocations.
Part I of the Overview, presents the general legislative and fiscal context
in which these allocations are being issued.
Part II gives the highlights of the FY 2002 allocations, both continuing
and new programs.
Part III identifies important fiscal practices which
continue to be in effect for this year.
Part IV gives an overview of the allocations, summarizing the
important elements for Tax Levy and Reimbursable funding, and provides the budget schedules
These four parts introduce the compendium of allocations and formulas that follow the Overview, from Section A to Section P,
which will be available online soon.
to OVERVIEW - Part I
Allocation formulas for high school superintendencies have been simplified. Furthermore, allocations for each
high school superintendency (HSS) are now displayed along with community school district (CSD) allocations,
so that the tables found throughout this document contain comprehensive instructional allocation information,
moving us one step further towards a transparent and seamless pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade system of
financing the public schools. Descriptions of the new high school formulas are found in the detailed sections
following the Overview.
With this year's allocations, we also continue the work of the last several years towards a simplified
set of formulas that support the instructional goals of the Chancellor. In particular, funding for students
with special needs has been made more flexible for all grades, permitting schools to service youngsters in
settings best suited to their individual requirements. The information in this memo should be shared with
people making spending decisions at the school level, including principals, assistant principals, parent
leaders, school leadership teams and union leaders.
I hope you have a successful school year.