Education

Taxation of NYS Healthcare Worker Bonus – Cerini Short

Taxation of NYS Healthcare Worker Bonus Cerini Short In this Cerini Short, Edward McWilliams, CPA, Partner talks about the Taxation of the NYS Healthcare Worker Bonus.

Bonus for NYS Healthcare Workers – Cerini Short

Bonus for NYS Healthcare Workers Cerini Short We have been hearing for months about New York State making certain bonuses available to direct healthcare workers of up to $3,000 each. Governor Hochul allocated $1.2 billion from the State's 2022/23 budget for the...

ORGANIZATIONS SUPPORTING SCHOOL DISTRICTS

The Book Fairies The Book Fairies collects both new, like-new, and gently used books. They check them for age and condition before distributing them to Title I schools and non-profit organizations across Long Island and NYC to provide equitable opportunities for...

Guest Article: Retiree Health Insurance Follow Up

The 25th issue of the Lesson Plan featured an article on how school districts can save money by having the retirees subscribe to a different health insurance product. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), employees in the age categories 55 to 64 and age...

Reminder: School District Website Transparency

As districts prepare for the budget vote, it is important that voters can readily read about their school district’s financial information in order to make informed decisions. In March 2021, the NYS Office of the State Comptroller (OSC) issued a report titled “School...

Guest Article: Making Your Website ADA Compliant

Why is ADA Compliance Vital for Your Digital Properties? Your website needs to be accessible to a range of potential users with disabilities, as part of your compliance with the American Disabilities Act (ADA). Failure to do so won’t just limit your potential client...

Guest Article: Beyond FERPA: Data Destruction – Is Your District Compliant?

K-12 data privacy laws are in place to mitigate the increasing risk of a data breach and to protect the personal data belonging to students, staff members, and administrators. Districts are required to have a data policy which outlines the processes, policies, and...

Guest Article: 5 Non-Technical Preventive Cybersecurity Controls

The recent cybersecurity attacks in school districts should be keeping district administrators and board members up at night. School districts are one of the top targets for hackers. Just google top industries most vulnerable to cyber attacks and the education sector...

Clean School Bus Program

The new Clean School Bus Program under the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will run between 2022 and 2026, and the EPA will cover up to 100% of the costs of replacing existing diesel school buses as well as charging or fueling infrastructure. The new law, which...

NEW TRANSPORTATION GUIDELINES

There has been a growing shortage of school bus drivers for the last few years, both in New York and nationally; however, the COVID-19 pandemic further increased the shortage of drivers and had a tremendous impact on school districts, leaving them each facing their...
Bonus for NYS Healthcare Workers – Cerini Short

Bonus for NYS Healthcare Workers – Cerini Short

Bonus for NYS Healthcare Workers Cerini Short We have been hearing for months about New York State making certain bonuses available to direct healthcare workers of up to $3,000 each. Governor Hochul allocated $1.2 billion from the State's 2022/23 budget for the...

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ORGANIZATIONS SUPPORTING SCHOOL DISTRICTS

ORGANIZATIONS SUPPORTING SCHOOL DISTRICTS

The Book Fairies The Book Fairies collects both new, like-new, and gently used books. They check them for age and condition before distributing them to Title I schools and non-profit organizations across Long Island and NYC to provide equitable opportunities for...

read more
Guest Article: Retiree Health Insurance Follow Up

Guest Article: Retiree Health Insurance Follow Up

The 25th issue of the Lesson Plan featured an article on how school districts can save money by having the retirees subscribe to a different health insurance product. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), employees in the age categories 55 to 64 and age...

read more
Reminder: School District Website Transparency

Reminder: School District Website Transparency

As districts prepare for the budget vote, it is important that voters can readily read about their school district’s financial information in order to make informed decisions. In March 2021, the NYS Office of the State Comptroller (OSC) issued a report titled “School...

read more
Guest Article: Making Your Website ADA Compliant

Guest Article: Making Your Website ADA Compliant

Why is ADA Compliance Vital for Your Digital Properties? Your website needs to be accessible to a range of potential users with disabilities, as part of your compliance with the American Disabilities Act (ADA). Failure to do so won’t just limit your potential client...

read more
Clean School Bus Program

Clean School Bus Program

The new Clean School Bus Program under the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will run between 2022 and 2026, and the EPA will cover up to 100% of the costs of replacing existing diesel school buses as well as charging or fueling infrastructure. The new law, which...

read more