On January 22, 2013 Governor Cuomo submitted his fiscal year 2013-14 Executive Budget to the Legislature, including a proposal for the amount and distribution of school aid to New York’s school districts. Total school aid would increase by $889 million, or 4.4 percent, from $20.2 billion in school year 2012-13 to $21.1 billion in school year 2013-14.
To learn more about this map please read the blogpost on this subject, Proposed Changes in Per Pupil School Aid.Definitions:
- Public School Enrollment: Data are for school year 2012-13.
- Total General Aid per Student: The sum of foundation and categorical aid for the 2013-14 school year divided by district student enrollment.
- Need Index: The ratio of district per pupil student poverty and wealth measures compared to the statewide average. The students poverty measure uses the three-year FRPL percentage and the census poverty rate, and the wealth measure includes propert values and income. Pupil counts are adjusted to reflect the additional time required by students with special needs. The higher the value the lower the ability to pay according to student need within the district. For example, an index value of 1 means that the district in question has student need and ability to pay equivalent to the statewide average for all districts, a score above one means below average ability-to-pay and above average student need. For districts with index values below one means above average ability-to-pay and below average student need.