Western Suffolk BOCES can help districts plan for the future with demographic, enrollment and facilities studies. These may include analysis of demographic trends within a district, enrollment projections, an analysis of the current utilization of facilities and an exploration of future organizational alternatives. Services are grounded in a thorough review of current research and an extensive evaluation of a district’s needs and goals.
Every year Western Suffolk BOCES compiles demographic data on local public school enrollment. These studies can be downloaded at no charge:
Comprehensive Long-Range District Planning
This service provides comprehensive, pertinent information including analysis of demographics, enrollment trends/projections, functional utilization of school facilities, and long and short-term space alternatives. This service provides five to ten years of planning data and satisfies Section 155.1 of the Commissioner’s regulations concerning enrollment and facilities.
The GIS service allows districts to create scenarios for reassigning enrollment zones, closing a school, or optimizing resources that meet individual needs. Learn more at Location Analytics.
Long-Range Planning Update
An update is offered to districts that have contracted within the past three years for a comprehensive study. This update provides current demographic information and updated enrollment projections based on the most recent trends within the district.
Grants and Educational Research Service
This service provides technical assistance, draft applications, local research initiatives, reports and other specialized projects to component districts. Other services include in-depth assistance in planning and preparation of competitive grant proposals including:
- Assessment of needs and potential eligibility
- Facilitation of team planning/consortium development
- Assistance in preparation/writing of competitive grants
- Assistance in preparation of required program/fiscal reports
- Research reports, as requested