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  Section C

 
 

Purpose:

The State of New York provides aid for textbooks (NYSTL), computer software, computer hardware and library books.

State Appropriation:

For textbooks, library books and computer software, the State appropriates the lesser of:

  • A per capita amount based on the prior year's enrollment multiplied by the State's per pupil rate, or
  • The prior year's expenditure.

The State has not yet adopted the budget. Although increases were planned, the Governor's proposed budget eliminates them. Except for a slight increase in textbooks, FY'02 aid is set at the Governor's proposed level.

Projected State revenue and its division between public and nonpublic schools using preliminary State BEDS enrollment data is listed on Table C:1. The public, nonpublic and Charter School entitlements are subject to change pending final State figures. Adjustments will be presented at midyear.

Textbooks:

We are assuming a State per capita of $60.00. To realize the additional revenue, FY'01 textbook expenditures must be high enough to cover it. Textbook expenditures from local resources are expected to enable maximization of the State formula, i.e., receive aid via the per capita method.

Public school textbook funds are distributed among the community school districts, high schools and citywide special education based on October 31, 2001 pupil enrollments (adjusted to exclude long term absentees). Until the pupil count is known, projected registers are used. Adjustments will be made at midyear. Tax levy funds will be used to hold districts harmless for allocation losses.

Library Books:

The Governor's budget maintains the $6.00 per capita. FY'01 expenditures appear to be high enough to optimize the State formula, i.e., receive aid via the per capita method.

Public school library book funds are distributed among the community school districts, high schools and citywide special education based on audited October 31, 2000 pupil enrollments (adjusted to exclude long term absentees). Allocations presented here are final.

Computer Software:

The Governor's budget keeps the per capita at $14.98. Current year expenditures appear to be high enough to optimize the State formula.

Public school computer software funds are distributed among the community school districts, high schools and citywide education based on the audited October 31, 2000 pupil enrollment (adjusted to exclude long term absentees). Allocations presented here are final.

Computer Hardware:

Computer Hardware Aid is distributed on the basis of audited net October 31, 2000 registers and the aid available. Districts are not required to match State funds with tax levy computer hardware expenditures. Computer Hardware allotments presented in this section are final and no midyear adjustment is necessary.

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