EAST SYRACUSE The Statewide School Finance Consortium on Wednesday voiced its support of a Board of Regents proposal released this week that addresses inequities in school district state aid distribution, including low wealth districts across Chenango County.
According to a Dec.14 press release issued by the SSFC, the 2012-2013 proposal recommends channeling 73 percent of new state aid to low wealth, high need school districts.
Those recommendations include:
Elimination of the Gap Elimination Adjustment, which unfairly favors wealthy districts by funneling them higher percentage increases in state aid than low wealth districts.
Changes to building aid formulas, starting in 2013-2014, including the elimination of provisions that shortchange low wealth, high need districts.