Local Funding and State Aid

Western Suffolk BOCES is financially supported by its 18 participating school districts as well as state and federal grants. Every April, the 18 participating Boards of Education vote on the BOCES Administrative Budget.  The costs associated with the BOCES Administrative Budget and the Capital Budget are borne by the 18 participating school districts based on a three-year weighted average daily attendance rate.

School districts that request Western Suffolk BOCES services pay a prorated service fee or tuition as itemized in a shared-services contract. School districts receive state aid on many services based on the previous year's audited expenses of BOCES programs and services. The wealth of each component district, its aid ratio and the cost of Western Suffolk BOCES services determine how much aid participating districts receive. Local districts receive their state aid for the BOCES programs and services they used in the year following the district's expenditures.

Western Suffolk BOCES also receives federal and state grants to support some of its programs and services.


2015-2016 Budget

The 2015-16 Administrative Budget for Western Suffolk BOCES was approved by a vote of the Boards of Education of the participating districts on April 28, 2015. The BOCES Board adopted the Tentative Budget for 2015-16 at its regular meeting on May 12, 2015.

The complete Tentative Budget for 2015-16 contains details of the projected budget for the upcoming school year for all BOCES programs and services. Program budgets change throughout the year to accommodate districts' requests for services.

 Number of Grants  (actual 2014-15)
 Number of Services
 Districts participating from:
     Western Suffolk BOCES
     Nassau BOCES
     Eastern Suffolk BOCES
     Other BOCES
 Budget (adopted for 2015-16)
 Special Aid and Grant Revenue
 (actual 2014-15)
 $  12,174,520
 Total (estimated)

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