The Board of Regents joined a coalition of education groups in calling for a sizable state aid increase next year for New York school districts.
The Regents on Monday called for a $2.1 billion state aid increase. It would include $1.66 billion more in foundation aid, which is the base aid provided to districts, a $410 million increase in reimbursement-based aid, $25 million more to expand career and technical education programs and $26 million for universal prekindergarten.
Regents also urged the state to fully phase-in the foundation aid formula over three years. That’s the basis of the $1.6 billion in foundation aid sought by the board. They want to see that amount given to districts annually for the next three years.