Governor Cuomo yesterday (March 13) launched a website aimed at increasing transparency regarding state funding to New York schools. In a release, he said the initiative is the “latest step toward a more open and equitable education system.”
The new site offers the ability to view and download data about funding allocation at both the school district level and – for the first time – the school building level.
The initial launch includes data from the 76 school districts that were required to submit data for this school year. An additional 230 districts will be added in the second year.
Beginning in 2020, all 674 school districts will be required to submit their data to that site.
According to Cuomo, that site will consist of an easy to use visualization tool, including an interactive map that allows the user to select a district and school.
Detailed information on each school will then be made available, including overall funding allocation, per pupil funding allocation, allocation by funding source, school enrollment and student demographic data.