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Empire Center for Public Policy, 2018
This statistical report details tax and spending changes proposed by New York State districts. A figure shows budgeted change in per-pupil spending by region for the 2018-19 school year. Statistics in the following categories are provided for all reporting New York districts: (1) Projected Enrollment, 2018-19; (2) Budgeted 2018-19 Spending (totals…
Descriptors: Budgets, Taxes, Educational Finance, Expenditure per Student
McMahon, E. J. – Empire Center for Public Policy, 2018
Including charter schools and pre-kindergarten programs, New York public school enrollment in 2017-18 was estimated at 2,608,473 million, 15,222 fewer than in 2016-17 and just slightly above the 1991-92 count of 2,584,967, according to the State Education Department. The latest U.S. Census data, which shows a continued decline in New York's…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Charter Schools, Preschool Education, Elementary Secondary Education
Girardin, Ken; Duell, Noah – Empire Center for Public Policy, 2017
In November 2014, New York voters approved the Smart Schools Bond Act, which authorizes up to $2 billion in state general obligation borrowing to finance school district purchases of computers and other classroom technology; improve schools' high-speed and wireless internet links; install "high-tech smart security features" in school…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, State Aid, School Districts, Educational Technology
Empire Center for Public Policy, 2017
This paper uses the most recent federal data to compare broad measures of public school spending in New York and other states--and to point to likely explanations for the differences. As of 2014-15, New York led all states with PreK-12 spending of $21,206 per pupil--86 percent above the US average, according to Census Bureau data. The school…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Public Schools, Expenditures, Expenditure per Student
Empire Center for Public Policy, 2016
New York's newly enacted state budget for fiscal 2017 included an exceptionally large school aid increase of $1.5 billion--6.5 percent over the previous year, more than triple the projected inflation rate. This brings the state-funded share of K-12 public school expenses to an all-time record of nearly $25 billion, despite steadily declining…
Descriptors: Budgets, State Aid, Elementary Secondary Education, Public Education
Empire Center for Public Policy, 2015
New York's annual budget battles over state aid to public schools have taken on a new urgency in the wake of the Great Recession and the 2011 enactment of a law empowering local voters to cap their property taxes. Education spending advocates say the tax cap and a statutory limit on school aid increases are forcing school districts to slash…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Costs, Trend Analysis, Educational Trends
McMahon, E. J.; Girardin, Ken – Empire Center for Public Policy, 2015
School districts, which generate the largest share of New York State's high local property taxes, have now entered their fourth annual budgeting cycle under a property tax cap enacted in 2011. The tax cap was adopted following a 30-year period in which school tax levies rose from $3.5 billion to $19.7 billion--an average of 6.0 percent a year…
Descriptors: School Districts, Taxes, Budgeting, Economic Climate
Empire Center for Public Policy, 2014
New York's annual budget battles over state aid to public schools have taken on a new urgency in the wake of the Great Recession and the 2011 enactment of a law empowering local voters to cap their property taxes. Education spending advocates say the tax cap and a statutory limit on school aid increases are forcing school districts to slash…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Costs, Trend Analysis, Educational Trends
Meyer, Peter – Empire Center for New York State Policy, 2008
The centerpiece of former Governor Elliot Spitzer's education reform agenda was a set of performance agreements between the state and designated needy school districts. Known as Contracts for Excellence, or C4E, these agreements would eventually be linked to over a quarter of the new state aid proposed in the governor's first budget. C4E districts…
Descriptors: State Aid, Outcomes of Education, Educational Change, Grants
Greene, Jay – Empire Center for New York State Policy, 2005
The author discusses the challenge of ensuring that education expenditures yield appropriate academic progress. The best way to accomplish this is to impose on educators accountability such as that found in other professions, according to Greene, who supports making spending dependent on performance by implementing a system of teacher-merit pay.…
Descriptors: Merit Pay, Test Results, Academic Achievement, Elementary Secondary Education
Greene, Jay P.; Winters, Marcus A. – Empire Center for New York State Policy, 2005
This report shows that New York can reduce special ed costs and enrollment--and improve parental satisfaction with the program as part of the bargain--by adopting two simple reforms: changing the formula funding special education from a "bounty" system to a "lump-sum" system; and implementing a voucher program for children in…
Descriptors: Funding Formulas, Private Schools, Educational Objectives, Learning Disabilities