PRELIMINARY BUDGET FOCUS: Under the Governor’s budget plan, state aid to NYC schools would grow next year. But the outlook for school aid is complicated by an influx of federal pandemic school aid and the Governor’s proposed restructuring and reductions of school support from Albany.
While there’s been much attention to the de Blasio Administration’s expansion of pre-k and 3-k, after-school programs for elementary and middle school students also have substantially increased. We track the rise in enrollment and spending since 2014.
Under the recently adopted fiscal year 2015-2019 capital plan for schools, 62 percent of the 32,560 new seats will be completed within the five-year plan period, including projects that had been funded for design but not construction under the previous plan.
There is a great deal of variation in average per pupil allocations across community school districts. In 2013-2014, the last school year in which budgets were set by the Bloomberg Administration, school district allocations averaged $8,255 per student in grades pre-k through 8.
Our data detailing school spending since 1990 has been updated and now features interactive charts and graphs. It includes information on per pupil spending, revenue sources, and school debt service and pension costs.
FOCUS ON THE PRELIMINARY BUDGET: Although the Governor’s budget would increase state aid for schools by over $800 million, the city’s share is less than the Mayor had expected in the Preliminary Budget for 2021.
FOCUS ON THE EXECUTIVE BUDGET: The Mayor’s savings plan for next year includes nearly $475 million in cuts to the education department—68 percent of the reductions target funding for general education classrooms.
LETTER: The city’s public schools are set to open next week (9/21/2020) with more than the usual number of teachers and the need for many safeguards. Council Member Mark Treyger asked us what this will cost.
NYC is set to receive $7.3b in federal education aid from the 2 most recent stimulus acts, the CRRSA & ARPA. IBO details their planned uses and examines how much is budgeted for initiatives that will likely continue after federal funding stops.
The Report’s findings show that although New Yorkers’ delinquency and default rates are slightly lower than the national average, certain NYC neighborhoods are experiencing significantly higher rates of delinquency and default despite the fact that their residents have low average loan balances.
DCA, Consulate General of Mexico, and Citi released a report on the first year of the Ventanilla de Asesoría Financiera (Financial Empowerment Window), outlining the program's origin, design, implementation, successes, challenges, and lessons learned.