Value to Taxpayers
With BOCES as a catalyst, school districts are creative in developing shared programs that serve children and promote equality among all districts regardless of enrollment, income or size of tax base. BOCES help to relieve some of the financial burdens increasingly placed on local taxpayers.
School districts receive funds from the state, called BOCES aid, for the shared services purchased the previous year. The aid is distributed directly to the individual districts. The amount reimbursed to districts is based on a state approved formula.
Quality Education for All
For over 50 years the BOCES model is proven to be a cost effective method to ensure compliance with state mandates and support local and regional innovation. It has been said, in light of today’s fiscal environment, that is BOCES did not exist we would have to invent them.