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NYC School Librarian Guidebook: Budget

A blueprint to the policies, standards, and procedures that enable library personnel to develop, organize, and manage exemplary school library programs.


How do I locate a school's library budget? 

1. Using the School Search at, locate the school you want the budget for. 

2. When you are on the school’s Welcome Page, click on Statistics & Budget in the left hand column.

3. Scroll down and click on Budget Summary.

4. Scroll down to final section, Section OTPS, and find the line that says: LIBRARY BOOKS.

How do I know if the library's budget is correct?

The minimum school library budget is based on the state formula of $6.25 per student recorded on your school’s register via the Basic Education Data System (BEDS form) as of October 31st of the previous academic year.  For example, if your student population is 500, your budget would be $3125.00 (500 x $6.25).

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