Local Aid Distribution

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SECTION 3.    Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018 the distribution to cities and towns of the balance of the State Lottery and Gaming Fund, as paid from the General Fund in accordance with clause (c) of the second paragraph of section 35 of chapter 10 of the General Laws, and additional funds from the General Fund and the Gaming Local Aid Fund, shall be $1,061,783,475 and shall be apportioned to the cities and towns in accordance with this section.

          Notwithstanding section 2 of chapter 70 of the General Laws or any other general or special law to the contrary, except for section 12B of chapter 76 and section 89 of chapter 71 of the General Laws, for fiscal year 2018 the total amounts to be distributed and paid to each city and town from item 7061-0008 of section 2 shall be as set forth in the following lists. The specified amounts to be distributed from said item 7061-0008 of said section 2 shall be in full satisfaction of the amounts due under chapter 70 of the General Laws.

          For fiscal year 2018, the foundation budget category of "low income enrollment" for the purpose of calculating foundation enrollment shall be the number of students identified as economically disadvantaged by qualifying as a match in the commonwealth's direct certification system through the executive office of health and human services virtual gateway system under the programs and categories of assistance used to match for the fiscal year 2017 foundation budget. The economically disadvantaged decile assignment and rate methodology shall be calculated in the same manner as in fiscal year 2017. The foundation budget rates for the employee benefits and fixed charges category will be increased to $432.24 for pre-school and half day kindergarten, $864.45 for full day kindergarten, $864.50 for elementary, $854.68 for middle school, $795.92 for high school, $3,288.93 for in-school special education, $520.05 for limited English pre-school and half day kindergarten, $1,025.80 for limited English all other grades, and $1,231.58 for vocational. All other foundation budget categories for each district shall be calculated in the same manner as in fiscal year 2017. The target local share shall be calculated using the same methodology used in fiscal year 2017. Preliminary local contribution shall be the municipality's fiscal year 2017 minimum required local contribution, increased or decreased by the municipal revenue growth factor; provided, that if a municipality's preliminary local contribution as a percentage of its foundation budget is more than 2.5 percentage points lower than the target local share, the preliminary contribution shall be recalculated using the municipality's revenue growth factor plus 1 percentage point; and if a municipality's preliminary contribution as a percentage of its foundation budget is more than 7.5 percentage points lower than the target local share, the preliminary contribution shall be recalculated using the municipality's revenue growth factor plus 2 percentage points. Minimum required local contribution for fiscal year 2018 shall be, for any municipality with a fiscal year 2018 preliminary contribution greater than its fiscal year 2018 target contribution, the preliminary local contribution reduced by 85 per cent of the gap between the preliminary local contribution and the target local contribution. No minimum required local contribution shall be greater than 90 percent of the district's foundation budget amount.

          Required local contribution shall be allocated among the districts to which a municipality belongs in direct proportion to the foundation budgets for the municipality's pupils at each of those districts. For fiscal year 2018, the "foundation aid increment" shall be the difference between: (i) the positive difference between a district's foundation budget and its required district contribution; and (ii) prior year aid. The "minimum aid increment" shall be equal to $30 multiplied by the district's foundation enrollment minus the foundation aid increment.

          Districts that are significantly and negatively impacted by the change in low-income enrollment measurement shall receive transitional relief as included in the chapter 70 distributions in this section. Chapter 70 aid for fiscal year 2018 shall be the sum of prior year aid plus the foundation aid increment, if any, plus the minimum aid increment, if any. No non-operating district shall receive chapter 70 aid in an amount greater than the district's foundation budget.

          Transitional relief, if any, shall be added to the chapter 70 distribution of this section but shall not be added to base aid for the calculation of chapter 70 aid for fiscal year 2019. If there is a conflict between the language of this section and the distribution listed below, the distribution below shall control.

          The department of elementary and secondary education shall not consider health care costs for retired teachers to be part of net school spending for any district in which such costs were not considered part of net school spending in fiscal year 1994, and for any district that has not accepted the provisions of section 260 of chapter 165 of the acts of 2014, provided that any district for whom such costs are not so considered shall have included as part of net school spending an amount equal to the increase in the foundation budget for the district associated with health care costs of retired teachers.

          No payments to cities, towns or counties maintaining an agricultural school under this section shall be made after November 30 of the fiscal year until the commissioner of revenue certifies acceptance of the prior fiscal year's annual financial reports submitted pursuant to section 43 of chapter 44 of the General Laws. Advance payments shall be made for some or all of periodic local reimbursement or assistance programs to any city, town, regional school district, or independent agricultural and technical school that demonstrates an emergency cash shortfall, as certified by the commissioner of revenue and approved by the secretary of administration and finance, under guidelines established by the secretary.

 

Local Aid Distribution


Municipality
7061-0008
Chapter 70
Unrestricted
General
Government
Aid
ABINGTON 7,637,749 1,965,195
ACTON 0 1,397,422
ACUSHNET 6,286,522 1,514,693
ADAMS 0 2,338,784
AGAWAM 19,253,912 3,680,303
ALFORD 0 14,019
AMESBURY 9,061,587 1,943,468
AMHERST 6,055,023 8,410,410
ANDOVER 10,066,835 1,785,062
AQUINNAH 0 2,335
ARLINGTON 11,180,879 7,578,995
ASHBURNHAM 0 794,291
ASHBY 0 437,425
ASHFIELD 93,413 185,464
ASHLAND 6,012,213 1,350,948
ATHOL 22,728 2,644,804
ATTLEBORO 35,846,981 5,699,154
AUBURN 10,078,534 1,710,866
AVON 1,430,611 692,399
AYER 0 756,264
BARNSTABLE 10,011,348 2,101,329
BARRE 0 898,463
BECKET 76,563 90,723
BEDFORD 4,624,342 1,146,770
BELCHERTOWN 13,744,526 1,699,777
BELLINGHAM 8,503,945 1,695,120
BELMONT 7,800,233 2,255,647
BERKLEY 3,957,968 607,836
BERLIN 454,305 201,410
BERNARDSTON 0 290,555
BEVERLY 7,884,162 5,833,890
BILLERICA 19,055,514 5,817,220
BLACKSTONE 151,883 1,367,375
BLANDFORD 43,655 126,847
BOLTON 4,568 197,239
BOSTON 218,066,495 189,267,705
BOURNE 5,094,043 1,464,445
BOXBOROUGH 14,937 251,995
BOXFORD 1,705,633 485,633
BOYLSTON 473,688 342,187
BRAINTREE 17,201,085 5,716,544
BREWSTER 983,449 394,445
BRIDGEWATER 76,038 3,638,533
BRIMFIELD 1,231,392 389,488
BROCKTON 171,549,638 20,917,128
BROOKFIELD 1,426,350 493,248
BROOKLINE 13,229,766 6,342,529
BUCKLAND 4,957 305,889
BURLINGTON 6,128,596 2,616,206
CAMBRIDGE 14,474,654 21,461,360
CANTON 6,027,495 2,142,288
CARLISLE 931,172 219,148
CARVER 9,913,049 1,459,379
CHARLEMONT 92,051 174,622
CHARLTON 21,633 1,447,318
CHATHAM 0 150,347
CHELMSFORD 10,894,328 5,070,449
CHELSEA 73,109,660 8,204,704
CHESHIRE 0 613,692
CHESTER 93,918 179,856
CHESTERFIELD 133,114 137,926
CHICOPEE 62,362,591 11,503,680
CHILMARK 0 3,747
CLARKSBURG 1,788,625 363,414
CLINTON 12,209,651 2,351,659
COHASSET 2,545,614 513,968
COLRAIN 5,977 288,319
CONCORD 3,229,888 1,158,938
CONWAY 620,884 178,539
CUMMINGTON 73,684 83,338
DALTON 236,011 1,136,604
DANVERS 6,732,852 2,845,286
DARTMOUTH 9,732,331 2,518,312
DEDHAM 4,604,194 3,266,846
DEERFIELD 1,095,493 479,817
DENNIS 0 544,059
DEVENS 308,558  
DIGHTON 0 772,460
DOUGLAS 8,684,255 729,033
DOVER 767,856 192,170
DRACUT 19,182,047 3,500,184
DUDLEY 18,150 1,784,906
DUNSTABLE 2,961 245,710
DUXBURY 5,122,424 885,515
EAST BRIDGEWATER 10,543,697 1,495,339
EAST BROOKFIELD 186,016 289,726
EAST LONGMEADOW 10,598,614 1,446,023
EASTHAM 354,681 148,834
EASTHAMPTON 7,926,222 2,807,953
EASTON 9,933,051 2,187,668
EDGARTOWN 703,049 66,544
EGREMONT 0 63,031
ERVING 457,975 67,144
ESSEX 0 244,590
EVERETT 65,650,979 6,901,697
FAIRHAVEN 7,580,960 2,252,710
FALL RIVER 112,435,190 23,806,465
FALMOUTH 6,110,688 1,384,984
FITCHBURG 49,829,149 8,525,298
FLORIDA 546,637 49,723
FOXBOROUGH 8,888,190 1,488,008
FRAMINGHAM 42,363,221 9,938,983
FRANKLIN 28,078,451 2,468,462
FREETOWN 452,684 948,611
GARDNER 19,521,864 4,233,280
GEORGETOWN 5,448,358 715,645
GILL 0 242,992
GLOUCESTER 6,509,407 3,989,861
GOSHEN 96,111 79,920
GOSNOLD 16,414 2,095
GRAFTON 10,921,955 1,561,999
GRANBY 4,622,810 882,066
GRANVILLE 0 160,167
GREAT BARRINGTON 0 758,155
GREENFIELD 12,197,397 3,171,605
GROTON 0 773,847
GROVELAND 43,420 727,187
HADLEY 1,002,764 453,397
HALIFAX 2,923,648 906,844
HAMILTON 0 671,185
HAMPDEN 0 687,308
HANCOCK 207,160 56,403
HANOVER 6,871,449 2,116,228
HANSON 59,448 1,279,285
HARDWICK 0 465,076
HARVARD 1,926,361 1,479,443
HARWICH 0 430,312
HATFIELD 825,616 311,711
HAVERHILL 52,474,585 9,818,458
HAWLEY 26,834 43,233
HEATH 0 83,584
HINGHAM 7,147,176 1,576,618
HINSDALE 104,683 222,432
HOLBROOK 5,652,634 1,474,020
HOLDEN 5,499 1,909,993
HOLLAND 923,658 201,636
HOLLISTON 7,441,480 1,547,029
HOLYOKE 71,400,527 10,145,817
HOPEDALE 6,029,670 651,420
HOPKINTON 6,256,963 784,762
HUBBARDSTON 0 450,005
HUDSON 11,571,901 1,992,098
HULL 3,818,486 2,117,120
HUNTINGTON 257,686 344,296
IPSWICH 3,231,030 1,603,607
KINGSTON 4,308,265 958,874
LAKEVILLE 73,946 817,397
LANCASTER 8,468 954,923
LANESBOROUGH 768,543 344,604
LAWRENCE 180,602,480 19,614,942
LEE 2,047,989 622,151
LEICESTER 9,708,447 1,734,555
LENOX 1,242,525 532,484
LEOMINSTER 44,073,487 5,717,489
LEVERETT 289,061 178,317
LEXINGTON 13,998,894 1,531,029
LEYDEN 0 82,252
LINCOLN 1,052,081 680,098
LITTLETON 3,943,488 710,119
LONGMEADOW 4,672,411 1,395,717
LOWELL 144,067,633 25,162,659
LUDLOW 13,642,593 3,051,799
LUNENBURG 7,272,505 1,056,431
LYNN 157,028,802 22,366,973
LYNNFIELD 4,272,061 1,038,979
MALDEN 49,072,289 12,533,384
MANCHESTER 0 222,163
MANSFIELD 18,728,069 2,228,356
MARBLEHEAD 5,741,619 1,137,599
MARION 833,284 225,411
MARLBOROUGH 24,972,052 5,438,142
MARSHFIELD 14,421,163 2,164,150
MASHPEE 4,541,226 367,548
MATTAPOISETT 812,995 404,891
MAYNARD 5,000,104 1,569,461
MEDFIELD 6,137,784 1,448,128
MEDFORD 11,864,786 12,117,695
MEDWAY 10,368,909 1,218,791
MELROSE 8,280,046 5,123,317
MENDON 27,383 408,247
MERRIMAC 39,015 840,540
METHUEN 42,360,163 5,431,706
MIDDLEBOROUGH 17,796,089 2,463,012
MIDDLEFIELD 13,200 53,107
MIDDLETON 1,626,461 546,604
MILFORD 23,145,669 3,051,332
MILLBURY 7,150,572 1,769,015
MILLIS 4,761,622 1,045,922
MILLVILLE 70,899 406,921
MILTON 7,557,002 3,209,943
MONROE 49,377 18,369
MONSON 7,484,975 1,304,068
MONTAGUE 0 1,431,713
MONTEREY 0 46,189
MONTGOMERY 21,042 86,697
MOUNT WASHINGTON 32,643 29,946
NAHANT 508,003 377,462
NANTUCKET 3,114,564 79,153
NATICK 9,281,825 3,806,809
NEEDHAM 9,166,360 1,743,949
NEW ASHFORD 179,597 20,292
NEW BEDFORD 137,925,032 22,980,913
NEW BRAINTREE 0 131,878
NEW MARLBOROUGH 0 58,505
NEW SALEM 6,051 103,651
NEWBURY 16,844 517,371
NEWBURYPORT 3,923,142 2,547,869
NEWTON 22,789,852 5,870,797
NORFOLK 3,406,815 958,026
NORTH ADAMS 13,721,833 4,432,063
NORTH ANDOVER 8,326,307 2,047,318
NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH 20,427,791 2,874,118
NORTH BROOKFIELD 4,254,298 796,029
NORTH READING 7,010,717 1,773,795
NORTHAMPTON 7,395,919 4,390,877
NORTHBOROUGH 3,899,030 1,114,331
NORTHBRIDGE 15,473,041 2,108,739
NORTHFIELD 0 360,937
NORTON 12,678,650 2,076,324
NORWELL 3,600,308 1,070,921
NORWOOD 6,207,454 4,646,761
OAK BLUFFS 924,052 72,654
OAKHAM 5,880 191,665
ORANGE 5,240,609 1,614,480
ORLEANS 372,015 171,598
OTIS 0 36,336
OXFORD 10,461,744 2,054,202
PALMER 10,829,000 2,003,477
PAXTON 0 540,589
PEABODY 19,247,212 7,211,324
PELHAM 230,581 159,020
PEMBROKE 13,434,662 1,679,302
PEPPERELL 0 1,491,023
PERU 89,842 114,091
PETERSHAM 431,323 114,528
PHILLIPSTON 0 184,276
PITTSFIELD 40,545,642 8,625,330
PLAINFIELD 39,513 50,119
PLAINVILLE 2,885,981 757,895
PLYMOUTH 25,884,957 3,914,506
PLYMPTON 727,660 237,003
PRINCETON 0 295,785
PROVINCETOWN 283,851 138,183
QUINCY 27,043,396 19,075,668
RANDOLPH 16,296,529 5,192,661
RAYNHAM 0 1,135,988
READING 10,591,299 3,238,667
REHOBOTH 0 1,041,367
REVERE 60,824,236 10,276,496
RICHMOND 357,479 108,082
ROCHESTER 1,802,732 424,300
ROCKLAND 13,706,495 2,640,947
ROCKPORT 1,461,146 437,134
ROWE 136,715 3,936
ROWLEY 25,266 539,494
ROYALSTON 0 179,602
RUSSELL 168,465 246,731
RUTLAND 0 924,139
SALEM 21,736,742 6,891,419
SALISBURY 33,688 631,215
SANDISFIELD 0 34,618
SANDWICH 6,989,398 1,125,988
SAUGUS 5,569,152 3,665,082
SAVOY 512,309 115,752
SCITUATE 5,434,351 2,009,685
SEEKONK 5,143,575 1,229,326
SHARON 7,240,547 1,398,467
SHEFFIELD 16,826 243,380
SHELBURNE 0 261,253
SHERBORN 662,721 216,392
SHIRLEY 0 1,310,705
SHREWSBURY 19,706,038 2,782,874
SHUTESBURY 623,336 169,412
SOMERSET 7,542,377 1,532,241
SOMERVILLE 20,170,688 25,171,000
SOUTH HADLEY 7,933,784 2,609,119
SOUTHAMPTON 2,522,746 636,553
SOUTHBOROUGH 2,914,531 436,945
SOUTHBRIDGE 21,187,899 3,514,559
SOUTHFIELD 0  
SOUTHWICK 0 1,260,155
SPENCER 49,601 2,259,569
SPRINGFIELD 333,018,401 37,819,217
STERLING 0 692,592
STOCKBRIDGE 0 99,581
STONEHAM 4,269,807 3,712,808
STOUGHTON 15,439,562 3,199,090
STOW 4,733 420,553
STURBRIDGE 3,795,214 773,978
SUDBURY 4,829,178 1,398,438
SUNDERLAND 861,528 504,938
SUTTON 5,398,395 779,841
SWAMPSCOTT 3,496,131 1,293,116
SWANSEA 7,716,864 1,876,329
TAUNTON 58,171,418 8,402,471
TEMPLETON 8,332 1,393,082
TEWKSBURY 13,119,905 2,780,480
TISBURY 698,224 97,959
TOLLAND 0 18,465
TOPSFIELD 1,157,318 612,757
TOWNSEND 0 1,312,935
TRURO 394,659 30,055
TYNGSBOROUGH 7,312,774 965,448
TYRINGHAM 40,469 12,684
UPTON 19,248 531,879
UXBRIDGE 9,331,904 1,374,601
WAKEFIELD 6,230,988 3,365,539
WALES 985,373 235,962
WALPOLE 7,961,141 2,546,080
WALTHAM 12,031,585 9,593,304
WARE 9,467,957 1,724,734
WAREHAM 13,232,181 1,976,561
WARREN 0 903,844
WARWICK 0 127,053
WASHINGTON 4,390 94,358
WATERTOWN 4,903,189 6,663,615
WAYLAND 4,265,052 903,034
WEBSTER 12,255,637 2,473,495
WELLESLEY 8,399,961 1,294,148
WELLFLEET 190,588 58,392
WENDELL 0 174,104
WENHAM 0 427,922
WEST BOYLSTON 2,982,885 795,966
WEST BRIDGEWATER 3,663,259 653,276
WEST BROOKFIELD 252,969 486,582
WEST NEWBURY 2,312 296,010
WEST SPRINGFIELD 26,122,187 3,580,408
WEST STOCKBRIDGE 0 97,134
WEST TISBURY 0 185,560
WESTBOROUGH 7,878,155 1,157,670
WESTFIELD 34,321,448 6,289,033
WESTFORD 16,853,055 2,123,074
WESTHAMPTON 469,400 144,763
WESTMINSTER 0 653,977
WESTON 3,579,112 373,690
WESTPORT 4,470,212 1,215,414
WESTWOOD 5,111,033 728,832
WEYMOUTH 28,071,515 8,710,954
WHATELY 259,340 134,068
WHITMAN 78,029 2,419,075
WILBRAHAM 0 1,462,090
WILLIAMSBURG 534,055 302,452
WILLIAMSTOWN 972,741 953,797
WILMINGTON 11,270,330 2,484,126
WINCHENDON 11,408,120 1,680,683
WINCHESTER 8,058,883 1,478,108
WINDSOR 26,342 103,744
WINTHROP 6,509,855 4,211,539
WOBURN 8,724,234 5,980,823
WORCESTER 245,207,183 41,515,613
WORTHINGTON 240,361 125,485
WRENTHAM 3,737,593 931,398
YARMOUTH 0 1,261,333
Total Municipal Aid 4,042,870,489 1,061,783,475
 
Regional School District 7061-0008
Chapter 70
Unrestricted
General
Government
Aid
ACTON BOXBOROUGH 14,859,361  
ADAMS CHESHIRE 10,275,553  
AMHERST PELHAM 9,476,497  
ASHBURNHAM WESTMINSTER 10,741,723  
ASSABET VALLEY 5,119,934  
ATHOL ROYALSTON 17,319,440  
AYER SHIRLEY 8,197,181  
BERKSHIRE HILLS 2,871,498  
BERLIN BOYLSTON 1,107,888  
BLACKSTONE MILLVILLE 10,880,269  
BLACKSTONE VALLEY 8,190,134  
BLUE HILLS 4,734,978  
BRIDGEWATER RAYNHAM 21,132,011  
BRISTOL COUNTY 3,027,862  
BRISTOL PLYMOUTH 11,001,225  
CAPE COD 2,149,167  
CENTRAL BERKSHIRE 8,677,909  
CHESTERFIELD GOSHEN 744,760  
CONCORD CARLISLE 2,429,801  
DENNIS YARMOUTH 7,095,664  
DIGHTON REHOBOTH 12,783,266  
DOVER SHERBORN 2,047,723  
DUDLEY CHARLTON 24,265,243  
ESSEX NORTH SHORE 3,887,155  
FARMINGTON RIVER 434,200  
FRANKLIN COUNTY 3,488,136  
FREETOWN LAKEVILLE 10,933,153  
FRONTIER 2,821,245  
GATEWAY 5,606,889  
GILL MONTAGUE 6,185,014  
GREATER FALL RIVER 15,945,069  
GREATER LAWRENCE 23,522,755  
GREATER LOWELL 25,027,501  
GREATER NEW BEDFORD 24,873,054  
GROTON DUNSTABLE 10,778,123  
HAMILTON WENHAM 3,606,706  
HAMPDEN WILBRAHAM 11,742,374  
HAMPSHIRE 3,231,273  
HAWLEMONT 621,882  
KING PHILIP 7,465,060  
LINCOLN SUDBURY 3,002,696  
MANCHESTER ESSEX 2,967,368  
MARTHAS VINEYARD 2,835,120  
MASCONOMET 5,090,919  
MENDON UPTON 12,317,476  
MINUTEMAN 2,074,863  
MOHAWK TRAIL 6,001,454  
MONOMOY 3,300,373  
MONTACHUSETT 14,144,811  
MOUNT GREYLOCK 1,748,153  
NARRAGANSETT 9,873,894  
NASHOBA 6,852,150  
NASHOBA VALLEY 3,678,434  
NAUSET 3,456,769  
NEW SALEM WENDELL 694,961  
NORFOLK COUNTY 1,225,310  
NORTH MIDDLESEX 20,203,733  
NORTHAMPTON SMITH 906,755  
NORTHBORO SOUTHBORO 3,078,274  
NORTHEAST METROPOLITAN 9,188,658  
NORTHERN BERKSHIRE 4,679,876  
OLD COLONY 3,254,694  
OLD ROCHESTER 2,900,926  
PATHFINDER 5,440,055  
PENTUCKET 13,040,102  
PIONEER 4,128,881  
QUABBIN 16,525,258  
QUABOAG 9,085,390  
RALPH C MAHAR 5,394,990  
SHAWSHEEN VALLEY 6,391,251  
SILVER LAKE 8,035,064  
SOMERSET BERKLEY 4,855,502  
SOUTH MIDDLESEX 4,407,641  
SOUTH SHORE 4,307,230  
SOUTHEASTERN 15,590,206  
SOUTHERN BERKSHIRE 1,947,431  
SOUTHERN WORCESTER 10,324,016  
SOUTHWICK TOLLAND GRANVILLE 9,760,098  
SPENCER EAST BROOKFIELD 13,601,594  
TANTASQUA 8,680,055  
TRI COUNTY 5,659,268  
TRITON 8,636,541  
UPISLAND 854,362  
UPPER CAPE COD 3,026,491  
WACHUSETT 26,845,153  
WHITMAN HANSON 24,552,030  
WHITTIER 9,218,276  
Total Regional Aid 703,083,228  
Total Municipal and Regional Aid 4,745,953,717 1,061,783,475