Dozens of New York school districts have not submitted teacher evaluation plans, despite the risk of losing badly needed state aid.

The State Department of Education says about 615 out of about 700 total districts have submitted evaluation plans. So far, the education department has only approved 253 of those and provided feedback to more than 500.

The governor’s office says districts must have teacher and evaluation plans submitted no later than Dec. 1, so the Education Department and schools will have time for necessary corrections to be made by Jan. 17.

State officials have acknowledged they underestimated the time it would take to review each plan.