Governor Cuomo launches new school funding transparency website

Gov. Andrew Cuomo: CNYCentral File Photo

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the launch of a school funding transparency website, in what he calls the latest step toward a more open and equitable education system.

According to a news release from the governor, the new site will let users view and download data for the school building level for the first time. It will also allow you to download entire school district data.

Additionally, an interactive map will track a school enrollment and demographic data, overall funding allocations, per pupil and where that money comes from.

"New Yorkers have the right to know how much is being spent at their school, and for too long these decisions were being made in the dark," Governor Cuomo said. "When we understand where the money actually goes, we can begin to address funding inequalities and ensure every child gets the best shot at a quality education."

When the site launches, the governor's office says it will have data from the 76 school districts required to submit school-level funding data for the 2018-19 school year. An additional 230 school districts will be added in the second year and, beginning in 2020, all 674 school districts receiving Foundation Aid will be required to submit data that will be reflected on the website.

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