OCSBA 2020 Legislative Platform

PROVIDE SOUND FINANCIAL SUPPORT OF PUBLIC ED

 

  • Provide increase $1.6 billion in Foundation Aid

  • Update Foundation Aid formula to meet current educational requirements

  • Fully fund Expense-Based Aids

  • Fully fund any legislation which generates additional expenses for school districts

  • Fund property tax exemptions at the state level

  • Increase the 4% limit on undesignated fund balances

  • Eliminate the BOCES superintendent salary cap

ADJUST PROPERTY TAX CAP FORMULA

 

  • Support legislation to include PILOT properties in tax base growth factor,
    and allow districts a formal role in the PILOT process

  • Make the base allowable growth factor a stable 2%

  • Prohibit negative tax caps

  • Reform the tax cap override process

  • Account for enrollment growth

ADDRESS SCHOOL SAFETY & HEALTH NEEDS

 

  • Establish expense-based aids for school-based physical and mental health services

  • Make school health facility space building-aid eligible

  • Provide flexible funding to support development and implementation
    of school safety programs

SUPPORT PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT GOVERNANCE

 

  • Provide districts autonomy in determining accessibility of district buildings regarding use as polling places

  • Hold non-public/charter schools to the same standards of accountability as traditional public schools

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