Provides for inclusion of the school district's regional cost index in calculating the supplemental education improvement plan grant amount for Yonkers city school district.
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to supplemental educational improvement plan grants
PURPOSE: This bill captures regional cost indexes in calculating SEIP grants.
SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
Section I of this 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 read as follows: To the Yonkers City School District there shall be paid seventeen million five hundred thousand dollars multiplied by such District's regional cost index.
JUSTIFICATION: Regional cost indexes were recently adopted under the State's new Foundation Aid formula for public education. Certain school districts, however, may also receive SEIP grants, which are designed to provide additional State funds for the continuation of programs and services under a court ordered plan. These funds should also be subject to the regional cost differences accounted for in the new school aid formula.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2008 - S.6059 - Died Education Committee 2010 S.4816 - Died Education Committee 2012 - S.1403 - Died Education Committee
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: An estimated $2.67 million to the State.
EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 3018 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 Education AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to supplemental educa- tional improvement plan grants 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) MULTIPLIED BY SUCH DISTRICT'S REGIONAL COST INDEX, PURSUANT TO SUBPARAGRAPH TWO OF PARA- GRAPH A OF SUBDIVISION FOUR OF SECTION THIRTY-SIX HUNDRED TWO OF THIS ARTICLE, on an annual basis. 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 immediately.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD02488-01-3