2015-2016 Tentative Budget

The Western Suffolk BOCES Board will present the proposed 2015-16 budget and answer questions at its Annual Meeting on Tuesday, April 14 in the Large Conference Room at the Central Administration Office, 507 Deer Park Rd., Dix Hills. By law, the 18 Boards of Education within Western Suffolk BOCES will vote during one of their local Board meetings (either a regular or special meeting) on the BOCES administrative budget April 28. At the same time, local boards will also elect two members to serve three-year terms on the BOCES Board. Sydney Finkelstein of Elwood and Salvatore Marinello of W. Babylon are running for re-election.

Read more in Budget News, a newsletter describing the administrative budget and the change in the share each district will be assessed based on a 3-year average of Resident Weighted Average Daily Attendance (RWADA). 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.

For copies of the proposed Western Suffolk BOCES 2015-16 Tentative Budget, call 549-4900 x224. Copies are also available at the Central Administation Office, 507 Deer Park Rd., Dix Hills, NY 11746.

2014-2015 Budget

 Number of Grants  (actual 2013-14)
 13
 Number of Services
 70
 Districts participating from:
 
     Western Suffolk BOCES
 18
     Nassau BOCES
 53
     Eastern Suffolk BOCES
 41
     Other BOCES
 15
 Budget (adopted for 2014-15)
 $160,839,288
 Special Aid and Grant Revenue
 (actual 2013-14)
 $  12,519,834
 Total (estimated)
 $173,359,122

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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.

 

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