The Midstate School Finance Consortium was formed in 1991 and presently includes as members 273 school districts and 19 BOCES spread across more than 30 New York counties. With most of Central and Western New York blanketed, the first districts in the Capital District region recently joined in the last few weeks.
The Consortium was originally formed to analyze possible changes in the state's school aid formula and the effect these changes would have on Upstate school districts. Since state aid to Upstate schools has essentially been frozen over recent years, the group is now examining the larger issue of public education funding in the state and advocating reforms.
The 280+ school districts of the MSFC strongly urge state legislators to ensure that every child receives the same funding starting point and that every taxpayer is treated fairly in a new school aid formula.
Testimony of the Midstate School Finance Consortium to the New York State Assembly
Standing Committee on Education regarding the
Implementation of the Court of Appeals Decision in the Campaign for Fiscal Equity Lawsuit.