Total budget highlights
The 2010-2011 budget is $105.3 million, which is an overall decrease in spending of $4.5 million from the final 2009-2010 budget (estimated at $109.8 million).
The smaller size of the budget reflects Capital Region BOCES’ efforts to cut costs while adding new programs and services. The decrease also reflects BOCES’ assumption that districts will be reducing use of some services for 2010-2011 as a result of state aid funding restraints.
The $105.3 million budget includes:
A $7.1 million administrative budget that has a spending increase of 1.3 percent. That budget will translate into an average increase of 1.45 percent in charges for component schools.
A $2.9 million capital budget that has a spending decrease. Due to declining miscellaneous revenue, the capital budget will result in an average charge increase to components of 0.89 percent.
Service fee increases of 2.9 percent or less, with some fees decreasing from the 2009-2010 budget.
Cost-saving measures include cutting administrative positions, energy cost savings, consolidating classrooms and cutting supply costs.
The 2010-2011 budget includes 300+ services, including new services designed to help districts cut costs.
BOCES continues to investigate ways to enable districts to strengthen their programs and help students succeed, despite budgetary constraints.
Spending in the total budget is divided among the following divisions and categories:
Special Education: 32.5 percent
Northeastern Regional Information Center: 28.6 percent
School Support Services: 14.9 percent
Career & Technical Education: 11.6 percent
Administration: 3.9 percent
Legacy costs: 2.9 percent
Miscellaneous: 2.9 percent
Capital: 2.7 percent
|Description||2008-2009 Actual Expenditures (dollars)||2009-2010 Adopted Budget (dollars)||2009-2010 Estimated Expenditures (dollars)||2010-2011 Budget (dollars)|
|Career & Technical Education||12,300,891||12,593,946||12,097,502||12,162,566|
|Northeastern Regional Information Center||30,186,514||24,427,627||31,964,357||30,114,036|
|School Support Services||13,872,471||12,800,461||17,649,073||15,704,032|