Senate Finance Committee Chairman John DeFrancisco sharply criticized Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s approach on education spending in this year’s $142 billion budget proposal “bizarre” and said it risked an on-time spending plan.

“That’s going to stop the consecutive on-time budget process,” DeFrancisco, a Republican from Syracuse, said on The Capitol Pressroom. “You don’t have an all or nothing situation and you don’t say I’m not going to negotiate. I think this is sort of a bizarre approach when we’ve gotten the four on-time budgets working in a cooperative way.”

Cuomo is linking up to $1.1 billion in new spending for education to enacting a number of his education reform proposals, including lifting the cap on charter schools and a new, more stringent teacher evaluation process.

The policy proposals have led to considerable consternation from the state’s teachers unions, who have ratcheted up their rhetoric in recent weeks claiming the governor is pursuing anti-teacher policies.

But Cuomo has defended his proposals, saying he wants to reward good teachers even as he wants to remove poor performing teachers from the classroom. Cuomo has also pushed a plan that would make it easier for the state to takeover a failing school.

At the same time, Cuomo has declined to release school aid runs — individual spending targets for school districts, which is a break with past practice.

“This is the first time I’ve ever seen anything like this,” DeFrancisco said. “School districts have to plan their day, but we’re going to say we’re not even going to tell you what you get.”

Of course, Cuomo isn’t just linking education policy to spending. He has tied new income disclosure requirements to capital spending, as well as requiring receipts for travel reimbursement.

DeFrancisco added that it’s going to be up to the governor himself as to whether a budget will be approved before April 1, the start of the state’s fiscal year.

“It all depends on if the governor is going to be firm on these conditions,” he said.

The pace of negotiations are expected to pick up next week and Cuomo on Wednesday held his first leaders meeting with Senate leaders Jeff Klein and Dean Skelos and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie.

“It all depends on practical negotiations,” DeFrancisco said. “I don’t see why we can’t get there, but I don’t see if the governor is going to back off those conditions.”