NYS Transparency Reports

New York State School Funding Transparency

Beginning with the 2018-19 school year, Education Law §3614 - which was passed by the Legislature and became law as Chapter 59 of the Laws of 2018 - requires school districts to “annually submit to the commissioner [of the State Education Department] and the director of the budget … a detailed statement of the total funding allocation for each school in the district for the upcoming school budget year” in a “form developed by the director of the budget, in consultation with the commissioner [of the State Education Department].” The New York State School Funding Transparency Form is the outcome of this process.

Based on existing financial information that school districts already report to the State Education Department on a district-wide basis, the form seeks to capture school districts’ methodologies and/or rationales for school-level funding determinations, including funding from State, local, and federal sources. In addition, the form surveys school districts’ projected centralized district costs, school-level student and staff information, school-level allocations for various programs, and—if applicable—school-level allocations under any locally implemented funding formula.

Visit the NYS Division of Budget's Web site regarding School Funding Transparency (click here)

NYS Division of Budget approved the Jefferson Central School 2020-21 School Budget Transparency Reporting. The approved report can be located at the links below:

Excel Doc – Transparency Report

PDF Doc – Narrative 

Overall, the New York State School Funding Transparency Form seeks to capture districts’ projected district- and school-level funding determinations, school-level student and teacher data, school-level prekindergarten and/or community schools programming data, and (if applicable) districts’ school-level funding allocations under any locally implemented per pupil funding formula.

Business Office – ESSA Transparency Reporting

ESSA Funding

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) is a law that outlines how states can use federal money to support public schools. In January 2018, the federal government approved New York State’s plan to spend the approximately $1.6 billion the state receives annually under ESSA.  New York State is committed to ensuring that all students succeed and thrive in school no matter who they are, where they live, where they go to school, or where they come from. Since fall 2016, New York State asked for feedback to design a plan that improves equity, access, and opportunity for all students.

Click here for additional information on the NYSED ESSA Fact Sheet for Parents.

To view the approved Jefferson Central School 2018-2019 Report, please click here 

Under ESSA, Title I, Part A provides funds to local educational agencies (LEAs) – Public School Districts, Charter Schools, and Special Act Districts – for the purpose of providing all children significant opportunity to receive a fair, equitable, and high-quality education, and to close educational achievement gaps among groups of students. Funds are allocated through four statutory formulas that are based primarily on census poverty estimates and the cost of education in each state.