Glen Cove's school district will likely see more than $7,000,000 in state aid for the 2012-13 school year, an increase of almost half a million dollars from this year, according to the New York State Education Department.
NYSED estimated Friday that the district has $7,269,460 in state aid coming their way next year. Glen Cove's aid will increase by about six percent compared to last year's numbers.
"The numbers released today are the state aid 'runs,'" explained NYSED's Jonathan Burman. "[They are] the amount of money the legislature and Governor have agreed…to send to the individual school districts."
While Glen Cove is expecting more funds than last year, some schools in Nassau will see a decrease in their state aid. Mineola could lose over $27,000 in aid, a .62 percent drop compared to last year, Newsday reported. Levittown may take a more than $370,000 hit, shaving .83 percent off their 2011-12 aid. Syosset's numbers were above Nassau's average increase of 4.1 percent.
"These are the only numbers that will be coming from the state," said Burman. "...districts still have to propose and pass their local budgets."
For Glen Cove, state aid is an important piece of the financial puzzle in lieu of the district's budget decisions, although the board has already indicated it will not raise its tax levy significantly more than two percent.
A special April 16 school board meeting is set to handle further budget talks.