School Funding Transparency

Beginning with the 2018-19 school year, Education Law §3614 – which was passed by the Legislature and became law as Chapter 59 of the Laws of 2018 – requires school districts to “annually submit to the commissioner [of the State Education Department] and the director of the budget … a detailed statement of the total funding allocation for each school in the district for the upcoming school budget year” in a “form developed by the director of the budget, in consultation with the commissioner [of the State Education Department].”

For 2018, districts (a) with four or more schools as reported in SED’s 2016-17 School Report Card database which receive more than 50 percent of their total revenue from State Aid as reported in SED’s 2015-16 Fiscal Profiles Masterfile or (b) located in a city with a population of more than one million were required to complete and submit the New York State School Funding Transparency FormLink to External Website to the Division of the Budget and State Education Department. A list of all 76 school districts (PDF) meeting these criteria is available.

More information on the New York State School Funding Transparency FormLink to External Website is available on the Division of BudgetLink to External Website website.

2018 Approved Submission Data