On July 28th, the Fair Student Funding Working Group began its first in a series of meetings to engage stakeholders to discuss the Fair Student Funding Formula. The Chancellor convened this group consistent with his vision to gain input from our families, staff, and communities on critical priorities, including recommendations to improve the Fair Student Funding Formula.
In response to concerns raised about the Fair Student Funding Formula, this Working Group has been charged with considering and making recommendations relating to the Fair Student Funding formula: the categories, types of students, grade levels, and weights within Fair Student Funding in order to best meet the instructional needs of students citywide in an equitable manner.
The working group will work to develop a plan, conduct necessary research and outreach (including engagement of members of the public), and develop recommendations. In order to ensure the recommendations can be considered for the FY24 budget planning and allocations to schools, recommendations must be delivered by October 31, 2022. The recommendations of this working group will be compiled and published on the DOE’s website.
To ensure transparency in this process, we share at this link minutes and presentations for all working group meetings; information about all input sessions that are open to the public; and the final recommendations developed by the Working Group.
Fair Student Funding Working Group: VIRTUAL Public Engagement Sessions, October 2022
Please join New York City Public Schools and the Fair Student Funding Working Group for a community engagement session focused on Fair Student Funding. There will be a brief presentation, followed by an opportunity to ask questions and give feedback.
Registration for all sessions is available at: https://learndoe.org/face/
Members of the working group were selected based on interest and recommendations, as well as to ensure that expertise in key issues and all geographies were represented.
Meeting #8: Thursday, October 27 - Meeting Minutes, Meeting Materials
Additional Materials - Minority Report
For any specific questions you may have about the Fair Student Funding working group, please reach out directly to FairStudentFunding@schools.nyc.gov.
Fair Student Funding Working Group Final Report
The Fair Student Funding Working Group submitted their report to the Chancellor on November 4th, 2022. The report is posted below.