Recently, a letter from Ms. Phyllis Morris, Chief Financial Officer of NYSED, was sent to BOCES District Superintendents, School District Superintendents, and School District Business Officers informing them about the status of the aidability of Transportation expenditures incurred during the period of school closure in the Spring of 2020. Please check your email for the memo dated 11-6-2020 or check with your Superintendent.
In the memo, Ms. Morris referred to a recent meeting of the Board of Regents where a request to modify what is allowable for Transportation Aid was made. A copy of the presentation is available here: https://www.regents.nysed.gov/common/regents/files/FBAM%20-%202021-2022%20Regents%20State%20Aid%20Proposal.pdf for your reference.
At this time, no further information is available about how districts will identify/report costs that are not aidable from this time period. As soon as more information is available, we will provide an update.
We appreciate your patience as we wait to hear more guidance on this important matter.