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New York State Senate Education Committee Subject Files Concerning State Financial Aid for Education

Held by the New York State Archives


Overview of the Records

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New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
These files document Lois Wilson's work with education policy through the Task Force on Implementing Educational Reform; Commission on the Quality, Cost, and Financing of Elementary and Secondary Education (Fleischmann Commission, 1972); Task Force on State Aid to Elementary and Secondary Schools; and the Temporary State Commission on the Distribution of State Aid to Local School Districts. Included are reports; legal briefs, opinions, and decisions; statistics; written responses; pre-trial examinations; and files on court cases including Levittown v. Nyquist.
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4.5 cubic feet
Inclusive Dates:
1973-1997
Series Number:
L0226

Administrative History

Lois Wilson had a long career in the field of education, working for both public and private sector institutions. Her positions included assistant to the director, Assembly Office of Legislative Research (1960-1965); assistant director of studies for the New York State Teachers Association/New York State United Teachers (1965-1973); deputy secretary to the governor (March 29, 1973 - December 31, 1974) and special assistant to the governor for education (January 1-July 24, 1975); special assistant for education, State Budget Division, Education Unit (1975-1983); administrator of educational research for the State Education Department (1983-1984); administrator for school finance services, N.Y.S. School Boards Association (1984-1988); vice president, Educational Finance Services Division, MDI Associates (March 1988-January 1989); and director, Senate Education Committee (1989-1997). She also served as a member of the Task Force on Equal Employment Opportunities for Women in New York State Government (1973-1974).

Scope and Content Note

These subject files document Lois Wilson's work at a variety of positions with responsibility for education policy. Subjects center around the topic of state financial aid to education. Included is material generated by or related to several task forces on educational finance reform, including the New York State Task Force on Implementing Educational Reform (1989); New York State Commission on the Quality, Cost, and Financing of Elementary and Secondary Education (Fleischmann Commission, 1972); Task Force on State Aid to Elementary and Secondary Schools (1973); and the Temporary State Commission on the Distribution of State Aid to Local School Districts (1988).

Material includes reports to and by the task forces; meeting files; legal briefs, opinions and decisions; fiscal statistics; bill files; and written responses and examinations before trials.

There are files on several court cases related to school aid and funding, including Levittown v. Nyquist, a challenge to the New York method of financing primary and secondary education on the grounds of violations of both the federal and state constitutions (New York State Supreme Court 1976-1977, Appellate Court 1980-1982).

Use of Records

Access Restrictions

There are no restrictions regarding access to or use of this material.

Related Information

Related Materials

Series 14150 Levittown vs. Nyquist files, and

Series L0109 Public Hearing Files, contain additional records on the case of Levittown v. Nyquist.

Other finding aids

L0226-98: Folder list is available at the repository.

Acquistion Information

These records were donated to the New York State Archives by Lois Wilson in 2018.

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Detailed Description

Dates Contents Box Folder

Accretion: L0226-18
Task Force on State Aid for Elementary and Secondary Education: 1973 State Aid Legislation (NAR bill) 1 1
Task Force on State Aid for Elementary and Secondary Education: 1974 M. Wilson Legislative Policy Statements and Supplemental Budgets 1 2
Task Force on State Aid for Elementary and Secondary Education: Proposals for 1974 Legislation 1 3
Task Force on State Aid for Elementary and Secondary Education: Historical Perspective on Chapters 241 and 718 in the Laws of 1974 1 4
Task Force on State Aid for Elementary and Secondary Education: Chapters 241 and 718 of 1974 1 5
Task Force on State Aid for Elementary and Secondary Education: Memos to Task Force from Dr. Arvid J. Burke and G. Howard Gould 1 6
Memos by Staff in Division of Budget Education Unit, 1975-1983 1 7
State Education Department Reports Highlighting Disparities in New York State, 1985, 1988 1 8
Senator Donovan Presentation to President Bush as Representative from National Conference of State Legislatures, 1989 1 9
Senate Education Committee Material, 1989-1992 1 10
Senate Education Committee: Miscellaneous State and Reports, 1989-1997 1 11
Senate Education Committee: Copies of Interagency Collaboration, 1993 1 12
Senate Education Committee: Interagency Collaboration Reports, 1994-1997 1 13
Senate Education Committee: Additional Reports on Interagency Collaboration, 1994-1997 1 14
Senate Education Committee: Selected Reports, 1994 1 15
Senate Education Committee: 1997 Enactment of $750 Million School Aid Increase and 1997 Enactment of STAR School Property Tax Relief 1 16
Joint Legislative Committee on School Financing Reports, 1961-1962 1 17
Task Force on Equal Employment Opportunities for Women in New York State Government, 1974 1 18
1976 October 7 Lois Wilson Testimony for Board of Education, Levittown Union Free School District and Board of Education, Rochester City School District v. Ewald Nyquist, Commissioner of Education 2 1
1976 October 8 Lois Wilson Testimony for Board of Education, Levittown Union Free School District and Board of Education, Rochester City School District v. Ewald Nyquist, Commissioner of Education 2 2
1984 Report on The Comparison Between Tactical and Strategic Computer Modeling Techniques in the Area of Public School Finance A Case Study: The Implementation of a Cost-of-Education Index in New York State by Tanette Nguyen McCarty 2 3