School Finance and District Support

FY18 Updated & FY19 DESE Education Aid Program Projections

To:Secretary Michael Heffernan, Executive Office for Administration & Finance
Secretary James Peyser, Executive Office of Education
Chairwoman Karen Spilka, Senate Committee on Ways and Means
Chairman Jeffrey Sanchez, House Committee on Ways and Means
Chairwoman Sonia Chang-Diaz, Joint Committee on Education
Chairwoman Alice H. Peisch, Joint Committee on Education
Copy:Acting Commissioner Jeff Wulfson
From:Bill Bell, Senior Associate Commissioner for Administration & Finance
Date:March 8, 2018

The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), has updated its current FY18 education aid reimbursements and forecasted amounts for FY19. These figures are derived from the FY17 District End of Year Financial Reports and projections based on the State Board of Elementary & Secondary Education's charter authorizations for the 2018-2019 school year. DESE hopes this information will assist with the development and finalization of the FY19 General Appropriations Act (GAA).

Regional school transportation (7035-0006)
FY18 estimated claims
$83,186,811
FY18 appropriation
$61,521,000
FY18 estimated reimbursement percentage
73.9%
FY19 projected claims
$86,098,349
  • FY19 projection assumes a 3.5% increase in claims.

Non-resident vocational transportation (7035-0007)
FY18 estimated claims
$3,775,117
FY18 appropriation
$242,500
FY18 estimated reimbursement percentage
6.4%
FY19 projected claims
$3,907,246
  • FY19 projection assumes a 3.5% increase in claims

Homeless transportation (7035-0008)
FY18 estimated claims
$22,280,014
FY18 appropriation
$8,099,500
FY18 estimated percentage
36.8%
FY19 projected claims
$22,280,014
  • FY19 projection assumes no increase in claims.

Special education circuit breaker (7061-0012)
FY18 estimated net claims
$383,054,334
FY18 estimated net claims entitlement (75%)
$291,771,070
FY18 available funds
$266,709,707
FY18 estimated payments
$266,709,707
FY18 estimated reimbursement percentage
68.1%
FY19 projected net claims
$399,308,414
FY19 projected net claims entitlement (75%)
$304,373,819
  • Estimates and projections include students reimbursable at 100% rate.
  • FY19 projection excludes extraordinary relief and other earmarks.
  • FY19 projection assumes a 4% increase in net claims and a 9.2% growth in students reimbursable at 100%.

Charter tuition reimbursement (7061-9010)
FY18 estimated charter tuition
$587,788,332
FY18 estimated reimbursement entitlement
$153,942,900
FY18 appropriation
$80,500,000
FY18 estimated percentage
52%
FY19 projected charter tuition
$663,524,301
FY19 projected reimbursement entitlement
$170,440,654
  • FY19 projection includes proposals for new and expanded schools approved by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education.

If you need any additional information regarding these projections, please contact Associate Commissioner Jay Sullivan, Director of School Finance Rob O'Donnell, or me.

Thank you for your ongoing support and assistance to the Department's mission.





Last Updated: March 15, 2018



 
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