Foundation Aid Plan Statement
Section 10-d of part A of chapter 56 of the laws of 2021, as amended by §5-b of part A of chapter 56 of the laws of 2022, requires school districts receiving a foundation aid increase of more than 10% or $10,000,000 in 2022-2023 to create plans on how these funds will be used to address student performance and need. These plans must be completed, submitted to the NYS Education Department and posted on the district website prior to July 1st of each year that the district falls within the threshold. It should be noted that this requirement does not obligate districts to spend additional foundation aid funds in specific ways, but does require the district to share the plans on how they intend to spend these additional funds and provide the opportunity for the community to comment on the plans. Plans are required to cover only the foundation aid increase. The plan does not cover how the district intends to use its entire foundation aid amount.
In the 23-24 school year CCSD plans to utilize funds in the areas of increasing graduation rates, eliminating gaps in education, improving the social emotional well being of students, as well as having resources available for high end rigor, ELL services, and special education accommodations.
We encouraged all stakeholders to review the priority areas and provide feedback via a Google Form. The results of the feedback can be found below:
Additional comments not categorized in the above priorities included:
- Working with students on discipline to create more constructive classrooms
- Making connections with outside mental health professionals