The Western Suffolk BOCES tentative proposed budget for 2023-24 has an administrative charge increase of 2.55%, which is due primarily to increases in insurance premiums and modest increases in contracted salaries. The capital budget dollar increase is projected to be $499,000. The Board will present the budget at the Annual Meeting, Thursday, April 13, 2023 at 7:30p.m. The Boards of Education in the 18 component school districts of Western Suffolk BOCES will vote on the proposed budget on April 25, 2023 at meetings held in their districts.
For more information, see the links below.
Tentative 2023-24 Budget (English)
Tentative 2023-24 Budget (Espanol)
Budget News Winter 2023 (English)
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.
Office of the NYS Comptroller, 2016 Report
Budget Transfers and Confirming Purchase Orders
Western Suffolk BOCES has established policies and procedures for transfers of budgeted funds and for the issuance of purchase orders. The report reviews and evaluates the extent to which these policies and controls have operated effectively.
Office of the NYS Comptroller, 2010 Report
Transparency and Appropriateness of Reserve Funds
Western Suffolk BOCES created reserves to avoid sharp increases in administrative and service costs which would then be passed on to local taxpayers. This audit examines the level of reserves for their stated purposes and the authorization for funding such reserves.
Office of the NYS Comptroller, 2009 Report
Audit of the Internal Controls over Information Technology and Gasoline Credit Cards. In addition to examining BOCES internal controls, the objective was also to determine whether those controls are appropriately designed to protect electronic data and whether those controls over gas credit cards are operating effectively.
Independent Auditors’ Reports
Financial Statements and Supplementary Information of Western Suffolk BOCES for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2022.
Financial Statements and Supplementary Information of Western Suffolk BOCES for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2021.