Provides Yonkers city school district with additional supplemental education improvement plan funds.
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to providing the Yonkers city school district with additional supplemental education improvement plan funds
PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: The purpose of this legislation is to provide the Yonkers City School District with additional Supplemental Improvement Plan funds totaling the percentage enrollment growth multiplied by the District's Foundation Aid in the base year.
SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
Section 1 of the bill amends Paragraph b of subdivision 8 of Section 3641 of the Education Law, as amended by Section 29 of Part B of Chapter 57 of the laws of 2008 to provide for additional Supplemental Improvement plan funds based on the percentage increase in enrollment from the 2008-2009 to the 2011-2012 school year multiplied by the district's total Foundation Aid.
JUSTIFICATION: The Yonkers City School District has experienced significant enrollment increases from the 2008-2009 school year to the current 2011-2012 school year. However, the State's freeze of Foundation Aid funding does not account for this growth thereby placing the District in the unfortunate position of having to educate more pupils without additional funding from the State. This legislation recognizes the increase of 1,347 pupils, a 5.9 percent increase.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2011 - S.1012 Education Committee 2010 - S.7189 (Passed Senate)
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: Approximately $8 million for the State.
EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect July 1, 2012.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 1012--A 2011-2012 Regular Sessions IN SENATE (PREFILED) January 5, 2011 ___________Introduced by Sen. STEWART-COUSINS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Education -- recommitted to the Committee on Education in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to providing the Yonkers city school district with additional supplemental education improve- ment plan funds THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Paragraph b of subdivision 8 of section 3641 of the educa- tion law, as amended by section 29 of part B of chapter 57 of the laws of 2008, is amended to read as follows: b. To the Yonkers city school district there shall be paid seventeen million five hundred thousand dollars ($17,500,000) on an annual basis PLUS AN AMOUNT EQUIVALENT TO THE PERCENTAGE INCREASE, CARRIED TO FOUR DECIMALS, IN THE YONKERS CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT PUBLIC ENROLLMENT PURSUANT TO FOUNDATION AID UNDER SUBDIVISION FOUR OF SECTION THIRTY-SIX HUNDRED TWO OF THIS ARTICLE FROM THE TWO THOUSAND EIGHT--TWO THOUSAND NINE SCHOOL YEAR TO THE TWO THOUSAND ELEVEN--TWO THOUSAND TWELVE SCHOOL YEAR MULTIPLIED BY THE DISTRICT'S FOUNDATION AID AMOUNT. SUCH INCREASE SHALL NOT BE SUBJECT TO SECTION TWO HUNDRED ELEVEN-D OF THIS CHAPTER. Such grant shall be payable from funds appropriated for such purpose and shall be apportioned to the Yonkers city school district in accordance with the payment schedules contained in section thirty-six hundred nine-a of this article, notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary. S 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2012.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD04602-04-2