Education

Healthcare Worker Bonus Clarification

On Friday, August 19, 2022, NYS did a townhall regarding the Healthcare Worker Bonus (HWB).  A recording of the webinar can be found here and a copy of the presentation from the NYS DOH can be found here.  There were several technical issues with the webinar which...

Grant Opportunity from the Department of Education

The U.S. Department of Education has released information regarding a grant to assist local education agencies (LEAs) who have been impacted by community violence. The grant, Project Prevent Grant Program, will award more than $6 million to LEAs to provide resources...

Q&A on Healthcare Worker Bonus Program

*Information as of August 17, 2022* Ken Cerini, Managing Partner and Edward McWilliams, Tax Partner of Cerini & Associates, LLP gave a background of the Healthcare Worker Bonus and answered participant questions. General Program Background:- Healthcare Worker...

IT and Cybersecurity Concerns – Cerini Short

IT and Cybersecurity Concerns Cerini Short In this Cerini Short, Shari Diamond, CIA, Partner explains the importance of cybersecurity and introduces our IT Guidebook.

Internal Controls – Cerini Short

Internal Controls Cerini Short In this Cerini Short, Nicholle Mezier, CPA, Manager explains Internal Controls. WHAT ARE INTERNAL CONTROLS? WHY DO WE NEED THEM? Internal controls are one of the most essential elements within any organization. Internal controls are put...

Internal Controls: The 5 Components

What are internal controls? Why do we need them?
Internal controls are one of the most essential elements within any organization. Internal controls are put in place to enable organizations to achieve their goals and missions.

Taxation of New York State Healthcare Worker Bonuses

Included as part of the 2022/23 budget for New York State was a provision allowing for Healthcare Worker Bonuses of up to $3,000 per employee (see details here). The regulations and program portal were released on August 3, 2022. One of the crucial questions regarding...

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. Included as part of the 2022/23 budget for New York State was a provision allowing for Healthcare...

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...
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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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NEW TRANSPORTATION GUIDELINES

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...

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Executive Sessions: Questions and Answers

Executive Sessions: Questions and Answers

What is an executive session? An executive session is the portion of the school board meeting that is not open to the public and is only permitted for a limited number of specific purposes. Who can enter into an executive session? Board of Education (school board)...

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