The New York State Employee Retirement System (ERS) released employer contribution rate (ECR) information, impacting the 2018-19 school budget. The rates can be found at

There will be no ERS exclusion as part of the 2018-19 property tax cap calculation, as exclusions only apply when the average contribution rate increases by more than two percentage points. That is not scheduled to happen in 2018-19.

The State Comptroller had previously issued a press release about the rates. It can be found at: