senate Bill S4262

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Directs the commissioner of education to re-classify the Canton central school district as a high need-rural category

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Directs the commissioner of education to re-classify the Canton central school district as a high need-rural category based on 2010 census data.

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BILL NUMBER:S4262

TITLE OF BILL: An act to direct the commissioner of education to
re-classify the Canton central school district as a high need-rural
category

PURPOSE: This bill directs the Commissioner of the New York State
Education Department to re-classify the Canton Central School
District, using the 2010 Census Data, as a high need-rural category
school.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1 provides that for the calculation of state aid under article
73 of the Education Law, the Commissioner of Education shall
re-classify the Canton Central School District as a high need-rural
category school, based upon the 2010 Census Data,

JUSTIFICATION: The Canton Central School District experienced a
reduction in funds of nearly $4,500 per pupil from the Gap Elimination
Adjustment for school years 2010-2011, 2011-2012 and 2012-2013 In
addition, preliminary estimates indicate the Gap Elimination
Adjustment for the Canton Central School District in the 2013-2014
school year may be reduced by $1,400 per pupil. These reductions are
among the highest in the State. The Canton Central School District
does not have the capacity to offset the disproportionate and
devastating effects of reduced state aid.

Currently, the State Department of Education is using the 2000 Census
Data for the purposes of calculating state aid which is nearly
thirteen years old. This data does not reflect the current demographic
and economic changes which have occurred in the Canton Central School
District during the last decade By directing the Commissioner of
Education to use the 2010 Census Data for the calculation of state
aid, a more accurate and current formula reflecting the present
realities of the Canton Central School District would be produced.

Furthermore, re-classifying the Canton Central School District as a
high need-rural category school would also benefit the District This
classification would help alleviate the reductions the Canton Central
School District has received in their Gap Elimination Adjustment.

Supporting the education of New York State's children is one of the
most important functions State Government is involved in Therefore, it
is important for the State Education Department to use accurate and up
to date data in the calculation of state aid formulas so that every
district receives the appropriate amount to help support the education
of the children in their community,

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New Bill

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: Minimal to the State.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act will take effect immediately.


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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  4262

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 18, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. RITCHIE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Education

AN ACT to direct the commissioner of education to re-classify the Canton
  central school district as a high need-rural category

  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, rule or regu-
lation, for the purposes of the calculation of state aid  under  article
73  of the education law, based on 2010 census data, the commissioner of
education shall re-classify the Canton central school district as a high
need-rural category as defined  by  such  commissioner  based  upon  the
need/resource capacity index applicable to such school districts.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.







 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09789-02-3

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