These are the slides used in Session 5 of our second day of our SSFC Annual Conference.
These are the slides used in Session 6 of our second day of our SSFC Annual Conference.
This spreadsheet is used in Session 5 of our second day of our SSFC Annual Conference. With the knowledge, skills and analytical attributes stressed at the conference, it can be used to create a long range plan for a school district. It is populated with hypothetical, yet realistic budget numbers as part of the lesson. The spreadsheet is still modifiable.
This spreadsheet is used in Session 5 of our second day of our SSFC Annual Conference. With the knowledge, skills and analytical attributes stressed at the conference, it can be used to create a long range plan for a school district. It is not populated with budget numbers and can be modified by the user as they see fit.
This spreadsheet is used in Session 5 of our second day of our SSFC Annual Conference. With the knowledge, skills and analytical attributes stressed at the conference, it can be used to examine the affect of multiple and longitudinal strategies for tax levies based on the variables of the Tax Cap for a school district. It is populated with hypothetical, yet realistic budget numbers as part of the lesson. The spreadsheet is still modifiable.
This file allows a school district to compare the Total Aid received in 2008-09 (without building aid) to the enacted Total Aid (without building aid) for 2013-14. Over 90 % of all school districts will receive less aid in 2013-14 than in 2008-09.
THE SEPTEMBER WORKSHOP DATA
Here are all of the tools, handouts and data used at the September workshops with Dr. Rick Timbs.
(Added 10/1/13) (Updated 10/7/13)
Description-This interactive spreadsheet demonstrates the levels of GAP ELIMINATION ADJUSTMENT (GEA) that withheld state aid from each school district between 2010-11 and 2013-14. It totals almost $8.5 billion! The spreadsheet demonstrates that poorer school districts were severely damaged by these \annual and arbitrarily determined state aid cuts. The existence of the GEA is bad enough but the weaknesses of its formula, inequities is contains and the sheer size of the cuts has overwhelmed school districts and deprived them of the ability to properly serve students, taxpayers and their communities. The GEA must be eradicated and funding restored to needy districts.
Description- This is a presentation Dr. Timbs made to the State Aid group at the NYSCOSS conference in September. He highlighted the precarious position the tax cap places districts with related references to the loss of fund balances, tax cap issues and the amount of state aid districts received this year. He urged the elimination of the GEA and noted that districts would need in the neighborhood of $1.6 billion in additional state aid to address increased costs due to unfunded mandates and escalation in labor, pension and insurance costs and tax cap restrictions.
Foundation Aid History Full 091213B (Updated)
This interactive spreadsheet demonstrates the levels of Foundation Aid received by a district compared to the amount the formula at that point in time should have produced. It traces the period of 2007-08 to current year. That poor districts could be over funded or wealth districts overfunded speaks to the weakness of the formula in the areas it was supposed to protect- equity, adequacy, and sustainability. The current formula does not work properly and enhancement in funding have not improved it.
Dr. Rick Timbs has added new Data that you can utilize here from the website. We have analyzed the Governor’s Executive Budget Proposal’s impact on school districts and have suggestions for improvements- critically needed improvements.
It must be clear that their continued advocacy effort hinge, in part, on these data. We continue to press for the legislators to convince the Governor that every penny of the $250 million of Performance Grant monies be reallocated for distribution to fiscally distressed low and average wealth school districts across the state in an equitable formula.
Item 1: Executive Summary of Graphs Demonstrating the Effect of the Proposed 2012 Executive Budget - click here
This is a written explanation of the effects of the proposed 2012 Executive Budget. It includes what works and what still needs improvement.
Distribution and Impact Graphs with Notes on Graphs- click here
This is prepared for your use so that an audience will be able to see our conclusions as they view the graph
Item 3: Distribution and Impact Graphs with Notes - click here
This is prepared for you to use so that an audience will have handouts and can make notes, as needed
- new Elba Central School District advocacy presentation on the true impact of the 2% property tax levy, Dec. 3, 2011 >view presentation
- new Presentation, State Aid Formulas and New York Senate Not Making the Grade for Our Schools, Children & Communities, Dec. 1, 2011 >view presentation
- new Presentation, Suggestions for interacting with state legislators, Part II, SSFC Annual Conference, Nov, 14 and Nov. 16, 2011 >View
- new Presentation, Analysis of NYS senators representing SSFC member districts, Part II, SSFC Annual Conference, Nov, 14 and Nov. 16, 2011 >View
- new Data You Need to Know SSFC East: SSFC Conference Part 1, September 2011-Much of the information included in this data set shows the impact of enacted state aid cuts on lower wealth districts compared to wealthier districts – including per-pupil cuts by county and inequities with the Foundation Aid Formula and how it seriously hurts the poorest school districts in the state. You will also find charts that highlight key elements in school aid changes for 2010-11 and 2011-12 (in $billions) and a look at the 2% tax levy cap impacts for school districts <view
- new Tax Cap Model, from Nov. 2011: SSFC Conference Part 2, November 2011 -The information included in this data set shows MODELS to explain the 2% tax levy cap and its complicated, multi-step equation. There are many unanswered questions about the 2% tax levy cap, which will affect school districts to varying degrees. REMINDER, the data here is a MODEL only.<view
- new Onondaga Central School District advocacy presentation on inequities in state aid, Aug, 25, 2011 >view presentation
- Vernon-Verona-Sherrill Central School District advocacy presentation, “A Tale of Two Districts” (comparison of aid cuts highlighting inequities), March 3, 2011 >view
TAX CAP DATA
- If tax cap was in place for 2011-12 vote and budget limits for 2012-13 >pdf file
- Tax Cap Ceiling from low to high Nov2010 >pdf file
- Tax Cap Impact <view
- Tax Cap Impact Chart (XLS) >click HERE
- Tax Cap Impact >click HERE
- Property Tax Report Card: budget levy enrollment data report (5/4/11) >click HERE
- Property Tax Report Card: fund balance data (5/4/11) >click HERE
-With the Tax Cap in Place, here’s a chart showing the result of the legislation >view
-Tax Cap Ceiling (from high to low) >view
- UPDATE Compare and Contrast Inequity by Enrollment, November, 2011 This chart shows district-by-district cuts as a percentage of each district’s total budget and levy. Compare your district to those from high wealth communities. >pdf file
- Enacted Sort 11-12 Cuts per student Per County >pdf file
- Enacted cuts per student 2011-12 graph >pdf file
- Aid Cuts vs. Tax Increase >click HERE
- TRS and ERS to 2011 >pdf file
- Website distribution of state aid cuts 2010-11 2011-12 enacted >pdf file
- Website distribution of state aid cuts 2010-11 2011-12 enacted w NOTES >pdf file
- Compare and Contrast inequity by enrollment >click HERE
- Foundation Aid Flaws >click HERE
- Mike Ford and Superintendents make presentation to media >view
-CHART – The relationship between Aid, Taxes and Budget >view
-CHART – Cuts per student (by County) >view chart
-GRAPH – Cuts per student (by County) >view graph
- ECASB Legislative Breakfast – 2/12/11 – >click here to see presentation
- Legislative Toolkit >click HERE