Riverhead state aid to jump 16%, SWR up 6.37%

03/26/2013 10:59 PM |
FILE PHOTO | Local school districts are expected to receive restored state aid next year.

FILE PHOTO | Local school districts are expected to receive restored state aid next year.

Although Andrew Cuomo’s proposed $146.6 billion budget released in January included  a 5.5 percent increase in state aid for local school districts, additional aid has tentatively been restored as the state Legislature continues to finalize the 2013-14 spending plan.

According to a new state aid report, the Riverhead School District will receive a total increase of $2,846,369 in aid next year. The Shoreham-Wading River School District’s total aid is projected to be a $647,339 increase.

The state Legislature is expected to approve its budget by the April 1 deadline.

Here’s a comparison of the governor’s proposed budget and the tentative agreement, both comparing state aid projected in 2014-13 to the current fiscal year.

These figures include aid received for building projects.

Riverhead

Governor’s proposed budget: $18,751,826, up 6.37 percent.

Tentative agreement: $20,451,658, up 16.17.

Shoreham-Wading River   

Governor’s proposed budget: $8,735,106, up 5.51 percent.

Tentative agreement: $8,924,075, up 7.82 percent.