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    FY2022 One-Time Assistance for Districts with Pandemic-Related Enrollment Disruptions Impacting Chapter 70 Aid

    April 15, 2022

    The FY2022 General Appropriation Act (GAA) provided funding for districts with "pandemic-related disruptions in their enrollment" that impacted their Chapter 70 aid for FY2022 (line item 7061-0011). Districts were eligible to receive funding if they experienced enrollment increases from FY2022 to FY2023 with priority funding provided to districts with enrollment declines from FY2021 to FY2022 followed by significant enrollment increases from FY2022 to FY2023, defined herein as regaining at least 10 percent of the enrollment lost and at least 5 students. Based on these criteria, 128 districts received assistance payments . The total payment statewide was $14,296,371.

    The payment amounts were determined based on modeling of the impact that pandemic-related enrollment changes would have had on Chapter 70 aid for FY2022, if returning students had been included in the original headcounts used to calculate FY22 Chapter 70 aid amounts. Specifically, priority districts were eligible for awards based on:

    1. the change in the district's foundation budget reflecting the impact of enrollment changes from FY2022 to FY2023 multiplied by
    2. the district's FY2022 target aid share adjusted by the percentage of the FY2022 enrollment decline that was re-established in the district as identified in the October 1, 2021 SIMS collection.

    Priority districts received no more than $6,604 per additional pupil, which is the FY2022 statewide average Chapter 70 aid per pupil, and not less than a $2,500 total award, provided that they were eligible for an award under the program criteria. All other districts that experienced any year-over-year increase in enrollment between FY21 and FY22 received at least $100 per additional pupil, provided that the calculated award constituted at least $1,500 total.

    DistrictPayment amount
    Abington$193,299
    Amherst$20,721
    Arlington$42,528
    Ashburnham Westminster$250,608
    Ashland$277,492
    Assabet Valley$1,900
    Athol Royalston$563,952
    Attleboro$149,738
    Ayer Shirley$26,067
    Barnstable$24,996
    Billerica$105,572
    Blue Hills$3,300
    Boxford$99,482
    Brewster$3,664
    Bridgewater Raynham$204,497
    Bristol County$5,200
    Burlington$49,882
    Canton$49,497
    Cape Cod$2,400
    Carlisle$47,766
    Carver$5,185
    Chelmsford$86,606
    Chesterfield Goshen$62,236
    Clarksburg$1,600
    Clinton$29,035
    Dennis Yarmouth$22,249
    Dover$7,885
    East Longmeadow$139,073
    Essex North Shore$9,000
    Fall River$1,267,376
    Farmington River$2,200
    Florida$14,550
    Framingham$31,371
    Freetown Lakeville$105,819
    Georgetown$2,500
    Gill Montague$173,194
    Gloucester$27,685
    Grafton$67,824
    Greater Lawrence$2,000
    Groton Dunstable$32,794
    Hampden Wilbraham$39,458
    Holbrook$100,215
    Holland$78,258
    Holliston$303,212
    Hopkinton$6,100
    Ipswich$8,772
    Kingston$39,635
    Leverett$7,979
    Lincoln$48,184
    Littleton$197,703
    Longmeadow$26,965
    Lowell$5,600
    Lunenburg$18,800
    Lynn$3,953,728
    Marion$2,500
    Martha's Vineyard$1,800
    Mattapoisett$33,409
    Medford$14,368
    Medway$25,336
    Melrose$58,106
    Middleborough$518,580
    Middleton$52,522
    Milford$600,336
    Millis$12,115
    Minuteman$6,000
    Mohawk Trail$5,308
    Montachusett$36,384
    Mount Greylock$112,570
    Nantucket$17,047
    Narragansett$224,601
    Nashoba Valley$2,100
    Nauset$39,582
    Norfolk$5,500
    North Adams$20,339
    North Attleborough$30,241
    North Brookfield$25,327
    North Middlesex$138,200
    Northampton$10,755
    Northborough$2,300
    Northeast Metropolitan$2,600
    Northern Berkshire$2,300
    Norwood$39,922
    Oak Bluffs$24,429
    Old Colony$2,300
    Orange$351,712
    Pathfinder$157,664
    Peabody$135,537
    Pioneer$20,875
    Plainville$6,815
    Plymouth$46,769
    Plympton$83,705
    Quabbin$248,281
    Richmond$22,208
    Rochester$119,969
    Saugus$190,797
    Seekonk$130,740
    Sharon$93,976
    Sherborn$20,263
    Somerset$98,284
    South Hadley$19,940
    South Middlesex$3,100
    South Shore$3,800
    Southampton$125,913
    Southborough$7,555
    Spencer East Brookfield$18,518
    Stoughton$201,175
    Sturbridge$104,652
    Sunderland$31,842
    Swansea$10,065
    Tisbury$4,235
    Topsfield$20,403
    Triton$66,822
    Tyngsborough$106,460
    Upisland$23,311
    Wachusett$95,173
    Wareham$124,106
    Wayland$7,750
    Webster$32,557
    Wellfleet$35,630
    Westborough$1,500
    Weston$19,487
    Westport$133,459
    Whittier$194,048
    Wilmington$2,400
    Winchendon$35,043
    Woburn$3,061
    Worthington$2,500
    Wrentham$20,045

    For additional information on the methodology, please see the distribution file linked above.

    Please direct all questions regarding these assistance payments to Rob Hanna (781-338-6525) or Rob O'Donnell (781-338-6512).

    Last Updated: April 15, 2022

     
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