Education Law Changes in the 2022-23 Enacted State Budget Requiring District Submission of Plans to Address Student Performance and Need

Background

Section 9-a of part A of chapter 56 of the laws of 2021, as amended by §5-a of part A of chapter 56 of the laws of 2022 requires that, on or before July 1, 2022, every local educational agency (LEA) receiving funding from the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funding from the American Rescue Plan act of 2021 to post on its website and submit to the Department an updated plan of how such funds will be expended and how the LEA will prioritize spending on non-recurring expenses as defined in section 9-a(1) of part A of chapter 56 of the laws of 2021. This updated plan must include:

  • An analysis of public comment;
  • Goals and Ratios for Pupil Support;
  • Detailed Summaries of Investments in Current Year Activities; and
  • Balance of funds spent in priority areas.

Section 10-d of part A of chapter 56 of the laws of 2021, as amended by §5-b of part A of chapter 56 of the laws of 2022, requires school districts receiving a foundation aid increase of more than 10% or $10,000,000 must create plans on how these funds will be used to address student performance and need. These plans must be completed, submitted to the Department, and posted to district websites prior to July 1 of 2021, 2022, and 2023. Full statutory language is included below. Each district subject to this requirement is required to:

  • Seek public comment from parents, teachers, and other stakeholders
  • Take public comments into account in the development of the plan
  • Include an analysis of public comments within the plan
  • Describe in the plan how the foundation aid increase will be used, including portions of the increase used to address any of seven listed areas
  • Post the plan on the district website
  • Submit the plan to the State Education Department in a form prescribed by the Department to be posted publicly

 

The list of school districts required to submit a plan aligned with the increase in foundation aid are included in this memo. It should be noted that this requirement does not obligate districts to spend additional foundation aid funds in specific ways, but does require districts to seek public comment and share plans on how they intend to spend these additional funds. Plans are required to cover ONLY the foundation aid increase. The plan should NOT cover how the district intends to use its entire foundation aid amount.


Plan Submission Process and Timeframe

School districts and other LEAs will be required to submit their plans via a survey that will be published in the SED Monitoring and Vendor Performance System. You will need to complete the following steps to access the survey:

1. Go to the Business Portal http://portal.nysed.gov

2. Click on the "Log In" button

3. Enter your username and password

4. Click on "SED Monitoring and Vendor Performance System" under My Applications

5. Select "View Surveys for the Office of ESSA-Funded Programs"

6. Find the survey titled "State Budget Reporting and Foundation Aid Survey "

7. Click on 'view' to begin/continue to input information

If you have questions around the Foundation Aid plan, please reach out to ssftf@nysed.gov. If you have questions around this ARP plan, please reach out to caresact@nysed.gov.   


Statutory language

§5-a of Part A of Chapter 56 of the Laws of 2022

(1) On or before July 1, 2021, every local  educational  agency receiving  funding  from  the  elementary and secondary school emergency relief fund allocated by the American rescue plan act of 2021  shall  be required  to post on its website a plan by school year of how such funds will be expended and how the local educational  agency  will  prioritize spending  on  non-recurring  expenses  in the areas of: safely returning students to  in-person  instruction;  maximizing  in-person  instruction time;  operating  schools  and meeting the needs of students; purchasing educational technology; addressing the impacts of the COVID-19  pandemic on students, including the impacts of interrupted instruction and learning loss and the impacts on low-income students, children with disabilities, English language learners, and students experiencing homelessness; implementing   evidence-based   strategies  to  meet  students'  social, emotional, mental health, and academic  needs;  offering  evidence-based summer,   afterschool,   and  other  extended  learning  and  enrichment programs; and supporting early childhood  education.  Provided  further, that  local  educational  agencies shall identify any programs utilizing such funding that are expected to continue beyond  the  availability  of such  federal  funds and identify local funds that will be used to maintain such programs in order to minimize disruption to core academic  and other  school  programs. Before posting such plan, the local educational agency shall seek public comment from parents, teachers and other stakeholders on the plan and take such comments into account in the  development of the plan.

(2)  On or before July 1, 2022, every local educational agency receiving funding from the elementary and secondary  school  emergency  relief fund allocated by the American rescue plan act of 2021 shall be required to  post  on its website an updated plan as described in subdivision one of this section. This updated plan shall include an analysis  of  public comments,  goals  and  ratios  for  pupil support, detailed summaries of investments in current year initiatives,  and  balance  funds  spent  in priority  areas.  The local educational agency shall submit such plan to the state education Department in a form prescribed by  the  Department, and the Department shall post all of the collected plans on its website.

§5-b of Part A of Chapter 56 of the Laws of 2022

For the 2021-22, 2022-23 and 2023-24 school years, each school district receiving a foundation aid increase of more than: (i) ten percent; or (ii) ten million dollars in a school year shall, on or before July 1 of each school year, post to the district's website a plan by school year of how such funds will be used to address student performance and need, including but not limited to:

(i) increasing graduation rates and eliminating the achievement gap;

(ii) reducing class sizes;

(iii) providing supports for students who are not meeting, or at risk of not meeting, state learning standards in core academic subject areas;

(iv) addressing student social-emotional health;

(v) providing adequate resources to English language learners, students with disabilities; and students experiencing homelessness;

(vi) goals and ratios for pupil support; and

(vii) detailed summaries of investments in current year initiatives and balance funds spent in priority areas.

Prior to posting such plan, each school district shall seek public comment from parents, teachers and other stakeholders on the plan, take such comments into account in the development of the plan, and include an analysis of the public comments within the plan.

The district shall submit such plan to the state education Department in a form prescribed by the Department, and the Department shall post all of the collected plans on its website.


Districts Required to Complete Foundation Aid Plans to Address Student Performance and Need

Plans for the 2022-23 school year must be submitted by July 1, 2022.

BEDS Code

District

 Greater than $10,000,000

Greater than 10%

010100

ALBANY

 $   14,946,366

16%

140201

AMHERST

 $     2,808,983

30%

580106

AMITYVILLE

 $     3,837,242

19%

270100

AMSTERDAM

 $     5,305,947

15%

660405

ARDSLEY

 $     1,793,003

39%

131601

ARLINGTON

 $     7,797,061

19%

050100

AUBURN

 $     3,387,853

10%

240101

AVON

 $        921,685

14%

280210

BALDWIN

 $     6,154,154

28%

420901

BALDWINSVILLE

 $     4,106,133

14%

521301

BALLSTON SPA

 $     2,288,935

11%

401301

BARKER

 $        973,727

16%

580501

BAY SHORE

 $   10,939,303

29%

280207

BELLMORE

 $        316,199

11%

280253

BELLMORE-MERRICK

 $     4,336,308

26%

010306

BETHLEHEM

 $     1,571,992

11%

280521

BETHPAGE

 $     3,252,861

36%

661905

BLIND BROOK-RYE

 $        371,908

22%

580512

BRENTWOOD

 $   56,116,764

22%

480601

BREWSTER

 $     3,147,729

27%

260101

BRIGHTON

 $     2,946,142

29%

140600

BUFFALO

 $   34,974,010

6%

280411

CARLE PLACE

 $        469,517

13%

480102

CARMEL

 $     2,908,737

16%

580233

CENTER MORICHES

 $     2,515,648

27%

580513

CENTRAL ISLIP

 $   22,300,044

24%

140701

CHEEKTOWAGA

 $     3,321,184

29%

030701

CHENANGO VALLEY

 $     1,559,465

14%

440201

CHESTER

 $     1,460,150

29%

261501

CHURCHVILLE CHILI

 $     2,423,322

10%

500101

CLARKSTOWN

 $     6,100,037

25%

140703

CLEVELAND HILL

 $     1,742,816

17%

010500

COHOES

 $     2,469,598

14%

510501

COLTON PIERREP

 $        342,839

18%

580105

COPIAGUE

 $   11,234,459

24%

440301

CORNWALL

 $     3,356,119

24%

660202

CROTON HARMON

 $        735,871

28%

580107

DEER PARK

 $     4,327,179

19%

660403

DOBBS FERRY

 $        858,936

27%

130502

DOVER

 $     1,868,793

18%

060800

DUNKIRK

 $     3,237,624

14%

420401

EAST SYRACUSE-MINOA

 $     2,846,168

15%

260801

EAST IRONDEQUOIT

 $     3,089,934

18%

140301

EAST AURORA

 $     1,071,048

19%

490301

EAST GREENBUSH

 $     1,953,757

11%

280203

EAST MEADOW

 $     5,807,246

18%

580917

EAST QUOGUE

 $        114,281

13%

500402

EAST RAMAPO

 $     7,632,255

16%

280402

EAST WILLISTON

 $        626,759

31%

660301

EASTCHESTER

 $     1,963,226

36%

660406

EDGEMONT

 $        985,729

39%

070902

ELMIRA HEIGHTS

 $     1,117,835

13%

280216

ELMONT

 $     2,871,141

14%

660409

ELMSFORD

 $        835,332

35%

061101

FALCONER

 $     1,491,668

14%

590501

FALLSBURG

 $     3,585,996

21%

280522

FARMINGDALE

 $     3,401,181

15%

421001

FAYETTEVILLE

 $     2,826,290

25%

280222

FLORAL PARK

 $     1,305,738

32%

442115

FLORIDA

 $        688,207

18%

280217

FRANKLIN SQUARE

 $     1,883,443

27%

280209

FREEPORT

 $   15,475,803

23%

060301

FREWSBURG

 $     1,096,637

13%

141604

FRONTIER

 $     2,459,964

10%

280218

GARDEN CITY

 $        684,863

16%

430700

GENEVA

 $     2,170,892

10%

280100

GLEN COVE

 $     4,233,367

36%

630918

GLENS FALLS COMMON

 $        211,903

16%

440601

GOSHEN

 $     3,758,024

30%

280407

GREAT NECK

 $        651,205

11%

260501

GREECE

 $   15,522,180

21%

581010

GREENPORT

 $        368,284

26%

010802

GUILDERLAND

 $     2,530,421

15%

480401

HALDANE

 $        275,043

15%

580405

HALF HOLLOW HILLS

 $     2,601,944

12%

580905

HAMPTON BAYS

 $     2,286,902

37%

580406

HARBORFIELDS

 $     1,143,474

11%

660404

HASTINGS ON HUDSON

 $        593,768

17%

580506

HAUPPAUGE

 $     1,068,735

11%

500201

HAVERSTRAW-STRAW (NORTH ROCKLAND)

 $   14,656,426

28%

280201

HEMPSTEAD

 $   26,767,453

23%

660203

HENDRICK HUDSO

 $     1,196,392

24%

210601

HERKIMER

 $     1,915,503

20%

511301

HERMON DEKALB

 $        553,724

11%

280409

HERRICKS

 $     2,971,730

34%

280214

HEWLETT WOODMERE

 $     2,120,746

36%

280517

HICKSVILLE

 $     5,840,118

37%

620803

HIGHLAND

 $     1,134,293

12%

440901

HIGHLAND FALLS

 $     1,687,149

22%

261101

HILTON

 $     3,993,767

16%

641301

HUDSON FALLS

 $     2,800,853

13%

580403

HUNTINGTON

 $     3,645,347

29%

130801

HYDE PARK

 $     2,466,334

12%

660402

IRVINGTON

 $        656,839

31%

580502

ISLIP

 $     1,677,994

11%

420411

JAMESVILLE-DEWITT

 $     1,850,253

23%

280515

JERICHO

 $        492,719

13%

031502

JOHNSON CITY

 $     2,981,633

15%

660101

KATONAH LEWISBORO

 $        624,913

15%

620600

KINGSTON

 $     6,257,724

12%

141800

LACKAWANNA

 $     3,921,996

12%

662401

LAKELAND

 $     3,397,425

13%

141901

LANCASTER

 $     3,043,142

12%

610801

LANSING

 $        622,070

12%

490601

LANSINGBURGH

 $     3,117,021

13%

181001

LE ROY

 $        914,928

10%

590901

LIBERTY

 $     4,644,179

23%

210800

LITTLE FALLS

 $     1,325,064

12%

280220

LYNBROOK

 $     2,632,022

32%

421504

LYNCOURT

 $     1,108,694

40%

031101

MAINE ENDWELL

 $     3,476,607

21%

161501

MALONE

 $     2,904,852

11%

280212

MALVERNE

 $     1,734,227

22%

660701

MAMARONECK

 $     1,140,001

23%

431101

MANCHSTR-SHRTS

 $     1,113,685

16%

621001

MARLBORO

 $     2,995,517

31%

140702

MARYVALE

 $     1,878,532

15%

280523

MASSAPEQUA

 $     2,741,426

15%

512001

MASSENA

 $     3,431,797

13%

110304

MCGRAW

 $        840,414

12%

521200

MECHANICVILLE

 $     1,032,988

13%

010615

MENANDS

 $        277,202

34%

280225

MERRICK

 $        608,778

14%

441000

MIDDLETOWN

 $   19,293,647

21%

132201

MILLBROOK

 $        245,059

10%

280410

MINEOLA

 $     2,027,708

36%

530515

MOHONASEN

 $     2,160,417

14%

441201

MONROE WOODBURY

 $     9,894,934

28%

591401

MONTICELLO

 $     4,097,950

14%

240901

MOUNT MORRIS

 $     1,053,984

15%

660801

MT PLEASANT CENTRAL

 $     1,174,462

31%

500108

NANUET

 $     2,967,406

39%

411501

NEW HARTFORD

 $     1,538,306

18%

280405

NEW HYDE PARK

 $     1,533,882

31%

661100

NEW ROCHELLE

 $     8,275,606

23%

300000

NEW YORK CITY

 $ 309,237,523

4%

411504

NEW YORK MILLS

 $        282,531

10%

650101

NEWARK

 $     2,307,150

10%

441600

NEWBURGH

 $   15,500,693

12%

530301

NISKAYUNA

 $     4,051,674

31%

010623

NORTH COLONIE

 $     6,324,045

41%

280229

NORTH MERRICK

 $        669,130

12%

661301

NORTH SALEM

 $        244,139

17%

280501

NORTH SHORE

 $        454,963

14%

580404

NORTHPORT

 $     1,745,040

17%

500304

NYACK

 $     1,917,172

23%

280211

OCEANSIDE

 $     3,273,327

21%

042400

OLEAN

 $     2,126,932

11%

661401

OSSINING

 $     6,871,981

38%

461300

OSWEGO

 $     5,926,161

26%

600601

OWEGO-APALACHIAN

 $     1,681,502

11%

650901

PALMYRA-MACEDON

 $     1,770,321

13%

580224

PATCHOGUE-MEDFORD

 $     7,904,282

15%

131201

PAWLING

 $        748,136

18%

500308

PEARL RIVER

 $     2,238,264

36%

661500

PEEKSKILL

 $     5,396,964

15%

661601

PELHAM

 $     1,541,128

35%

261201

PENFIELD

 $     3,518,072

22%

261401

PITTSFORD

 $     3,923,451

35%

280504

PLAINVIEW

 $     4,001,737

30%

660809

PLEASANTVILLE

 $     1,188,925

31%

661904

PORT CHESTER

 $   10,825,622

38%

441800

PORT JERVIS

 $     4,332,723

12%

280404

PORT WASHINGTON

 $     2,305,437

33%

042901

PORTVILLE

 $     1,196,022

13%

131500

POUGHKEEPSIE

 $     8,235,143

14%

480503

PUTNAM VALLEY

 $     1,478,586

25%

630902

QUEENSBURY

 $     2,062,871

13%

491200

RENSSELAER

 $     1,324,600

13%

580602

RIVERHEAD

 $     8,389,591

28%

261600

ROCHESTER

 $   25,709,082

5%

280221

ROCKVILLE CENTRE

 $     2,223,811

32%

580209

ROCKY POINT

 $     2,415,859

12%

411800

ROME

 $     5,851,928

11%

280208

ROOSEVELT

 $   12,099,237

26%

280403

ROSLYN

 $     1,176,805

30%

261701

RUSH HENRIETTA

 $     5,328,456

22%

661901

RYE NECK

 $        631,255

30%

580413

SOUTH HUNTINGTON

 $     9,884,268

35%

220101

SOUTH JEFFERSON

 $     2,193,078

12%

500301

SOUTH ORANGETOWN

 $        834,381

11%

530600

SCHENECTADY

 $   15,666,472

14%

280206

SEAFORD

 $     1,149,562

14%

560701

SENECA FALLS

 $     1,459,389

15%

280252

SEWANHAKA

 $     9,355,869

29%

520302

SHENENDEHOWA

 $     5,689,120

18%

580601

SHOREHAM-WADING

 $     1,166,109

17%

121601

SIDNEY

 $     1,408,970

12%

061501

SILVER CREEK

 $     1,238,504

11%

420702

SOLVAY

 $     2,141,411

19%

662101

SOMERS

 $     1,501,869

26%

010601

SOUTH COLONIE

 $     3,871,667

21%

060201

SOUTHWESTERN

 $        972,950

12%

131602

SPACKENKILL

 $     2,148,773

33%

261001

SPENCERPORT

 $     2,311,749

10%

401001

STARPOINT

 $     2,383,761

18%

500401

SUFFERN

 $     4,484,996

35%

140207

SWEET HOME

 $     1,677,422

11%

280502

SYOSSET

 $     4,465,528

42%

421800

SYRACUSE

 $   16,988,464

6%

660401

TARRYTOWN

 $     2,166,710

27%

660302

TUCKAHOE

 $        633,283

36%

280202

UNIONDALE

 $   11,912,372

24%

412300

UTICA

 $   18,237,211

16%

280213

VALLEY STREAM THIRTEEN

 $     1,826,505

19%

280224

VALLEY STREAM TWENTY-FOUR

 $     1,362,032

27%

660805

VALHALLA

 $        766,252

27%

280251

VALLEY STREAM CENTRAL HIGH

 $     7,987,677

38%

280230

VALLEY STREAM UNION FREE (THIRTY)

 $     2,309,469

32%

441301

VALLEY-MONTGOMERY

 $     3,593,591

12%

431701

VICTOR

 $     4,076,417

28%

011003

VOORHEESVILLE

 $        600,630

16%

260803

WEST IRONDEQUOIT

 $     5,109,042

27%

132101

WAPPINGERS

 $     9,093,600

20%

442101

WARWICK VALLEY

 $     2,189,342

13%

440102

WASHINGTONVILL

 $     2,769,551

12%

222000

WATERTOWN

 $     5,064,288

14%

011200

WATERVLIET

 $     2,736,457

19%

261901

WEBSTER

 $     4,651,059

15%

022601

WELLSVILLE

 $     1,454,934

11%

420101

WEST GENESEE

 $     3,310,474

15%

280227

WEST HEMPSTEAD

 $     1,085,683

17%

280401

WESTBURY

 $     9,203,476

20%

420701

WESTHILL

 $     1,139,928

14%

662200

WHITE PLAINS

 $     5,253,664

28%

580232

WILLIAM FLOYD

 $   22,115,613

21%

140203

WILLIAMSVILLE

 $     5,273,570

18%

580109

WYANDANCH

 $     9,103,652

24%

662300

YONKERS

 $   12,728,626

5%

662402

YORKTOWN

 $     2,558,995

25%

Last Updated: June 7, 2022