The New York City Department of Education receives a portion of its overall budget in the form of Foundation Aid from New York State. While the State allows some of the increase in year-over-year Foundation Aid funding to be used for growth in general operating costs and investment in ongoing programs, the majority is subject to the provisions of the State’s “Contracts for Excellence.” New York City schools received Contracts for Excellence, or C4E, funds for the first time in the 2007-08 school year. These are funds that, under State law, must be distributed to certain schools and must be spent by those schools in specific program areas.
Public Comment Closed: Calendar of public hearings to be held in conjunction with the 2010-11 C4E process as well as information about how to submit a comment. Will be updated as more dates and locations are confirmed.2009-10Approved 09-10 Plan: New York City’s approved Year Three Contracts plan.2009-10 Proposed Citywide Plan: Details of the City’s complete proposed plan for use of 2009-10 Contracts funds.
2009-10 Public Comment (completed): Calendar and transcripts of all public hearings held in conjunction with the 2009-10 C4E plan as well as an assessment of the public engagement process.
2008-09Approved 2008-09 Plan: New York City’s approved Year Two Contracts plan.2008-09 Proposed Citywide Plan: Details of the City’s complete proposed plan for use of 2008-09 Contracts funds.
2007-08Approved 2007-08 Plan: New York City’s approved Year One Contracts plan. GeneralProgram Options: Description of program areas in which Contracts dollars may be spent.Class Size Reduction: Class size reduction plan and description of ongoing class size reduction efforts.Complaint Procedures: Process for filing complaints about programs or services funded by the Contracts for Excellence.