Provides for an apportionment to the Yonkers city school district based upon universal prekindergarten enrollment.
TITLE OF BILL: An act to provide an apportionment to the Yonkers city school district based upon universal prekindergarten enrollment
PURPOSE: To provide the Yonkers City School District with additional aid equal to the District's Universal Prekindergarten enrollment for the 2012-2013 school year multiplied by the difference between the District's selected Foundation Aid per pupil and the District's Universal Prekindergarten Grant per pupil.
SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: This bill would add a new section to unconsolidated law to provide the Yonkers City School District with additional aid equivalent to the District's 2012-2013 Universal Prekindergarten enrollment multiplied by the difference between the District's selected Foundation Aid pre pupil and the District's Universal Prekindergarten Grant per pupil.
JUSTIFICATION: The Yonkers City School District has a fully implemented Universal Prekindergarten Program in its schools that has been regarded as a model for other districts and had a significant positive impact on improving student performance in the District. This measure would provide additional aid to the District in support of their commitment to serving the needs of its prekindergarten population totaling $4.8 million.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2010 - S7190 - Passed Senate 2011 - S1011 - Died Local Government Committee 2012 - S1011A - Died Local Government Committee
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: $4.8 million to the State.
EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 3017 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE January 28, 2013 ___________Introduced by Sen. STEWART-COUSINS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Government AN ACT to provide an apportionment to the Yonkers city school district based upon universal prekindergarten enrollment THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, effective July 1, 2014, there shall be an apportionment made to the Yonkers city school district, and such apportionment shall be for an amount equivalent to the base year total of universal prekindergarten pupils served multiplied by the value calculated by subtracting from the selected foundation aid per pupil, the quotient calculated by dividing the base year universal prekindergarten grant by the base year total of universal prekindergarten pupils. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD01783-01-3