Advocacy Organizations > Midstate School Finance Consortium
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.View Full Listing
Press Release
Midstate School Finance Consortium . 11/2004.
MSFC proposed new school funding formula and pledged for Governor's support.
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Midstate School Finance Consortium . 07/2004.
MSFC commented on the budget delay and its consequence in New York State.
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Midstate School Finance Consortium . 01/2002.
A number of recent developments suggest that Albany may finally be forced to change the state's unfair method of paying for its schools according to the Midstate School Finance Consortium, a statewide group that has developed a simpler, more equitable school aid formula.
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Midstate School Finance Consortium . 01/2001.
The brief compares MSFC's school aid proposal to that of CFE's decision.
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Court Expert Testimony
Reports and Presentations
Alliance For Quality Education. 02/2001.
The Alliance for Quality Education is issuing this report to illustrate the beneficial impact the court decision could have on school children in the Southern Tier. This report uses the school aid formula proposed by the Midstate School Finance Consortium as an example of what the legislature could do to implement the CFE court decision.
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Advocacy and Publicity
Midstate School Finance Consortium . 07/2004.
MSFC urged for legislative solution for CFE decision at New York State.
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Midstate School Finance Consortium . 06/2004.
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.
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Midstate School Finance Consortium . 03/2004.
MSFC urged Zarb commission to adopt a new school aid formula that embodies the principles of equity, adequacy, simplicity, flexibility, and predictability.
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Midstate School Finance Consortium . 12/2003.
MSFC summarized recent development in school finance litigation in New York State.
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Midstate School Finance Consortium . 08/2002.
The map of MSFC membership coverage in NYS.
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Midstate School Finance Consortium . 01/2002.
The letter pledged Governor and Legislature to adopt the new school aid formula proposed by the Midstate School Finance Consortium .
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