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  Alloction Memo No.1  

  To: Superintendents; Executive Directors; Directors and Heads of Offices  
  From: Marjorie Blum, Budget Director
  Date: July 6, 2001
  Subject: Fiscal Year 2001-2002 Initial Allocations


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 and timetables.

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.

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.

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