School funding is important for student success. How districts and schools decide to spend funds can make a critical difference in whether all students receive the resources and support they need to have a great learning experience – ultimately putting them on the path to a bright future.

The resources on this page will help you learn about how much funding schools across New York get and how you can advocate for more equitable spending.

New York
School Funding Transparency Tool

Explore our interactive data tool designed to help the public better understand how funds are spent within school districts, and whether resources are reaching the students who most need them.

Equal is Not Equitable

Equal is not the same as equitable, and schools with significant need require greater funding than other schools. This is especially true in the current climate, as the ongoing pandemic and systemic racism continue to exacerbate pre-existing inequities.

My School’s Funding

As school districts across New York receive additional funding from the state and federal governments, every parent can help ensure that their child’s school gets the equitable funding it needs for all students to be successful.  Check out this resource from 2021 that outlines questions parents can ask district leaders to advocate for equity in spending.

Investing in a More Equitable Future

Three ways New York school districts can use American Rescue Plan funding to advance educational equity.