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'21-'22 Foundation Aid Funding

The Willliamsville Central School District’s 2021-22 New York State Foundation Aid amount is $29,157,242. This amount increased more than 10% or $4,084,451. Increases that exceed 10% require that the District establish a plan for the use of the additional funds. These funds may be used to address student performance including but not limited to five specific categories as stated in the New York State Education Department memo below.

Information for School Districts on·state Foundation Aid Plan Budget Language

The 2021-22 enacted state budget included language stating that, for the 2021-22, 2022- 23 and 2023-24 school years, each school district receiving a foundation aid increase of more than ten percent or $10,000,000 must post to the district website prior to July 1 of each school year a plan by school year of how the funds will be used to address student performance and need, including but not limited to:

(i)              increasing graduation rates and eliminating the achievement gap;
(ii)             reducing class sizes;
(iii)           providing supports for students who are not meeting, or at risk of not meeting, state learning standards in core academic subject areas;
(iv)          addressing student social-emotional health; and
(v)           providing adequate resources to English language learners, students with disabilities; and students experiencing homelessness.

The budget language states that, prior to posting such plan, each school district must seek public comment from parents, teachers and other stakeholders on the plan and take such comments into account in the development of the plan. 

Williamsville Central School District Foundation Aid Use Comment Process

The District is opening a comment period for our 2021-22 additional Foundation aid funding amount of $4,084,451 as required by the New York State Education Department (NYSED). The comment period is June 7, 2021 – June 18, 2021. The District will review and consider comments received by our teachers, parents and community stakeholders as to how these funds should be used within the parameters stated by the NYSED memo on this matter. The final Foundation aid plan will be posted on the District’s website on or before July 1, 2021.

Comments may be directed to: NYSAidcomment@williamsvillek12.org