The proposed 2012-2013 budget is $103.8 million, which is an overall decrease in spending of $4.8 million from the 2011-2012 budget.
The budget reflects Capital Region BOCES’ efforts to cut costs while adding new programs and services and accommodating growing demand for many services. Decreases in some areas of the budget also reflects BOCES’ assumption that districts will be reducing use of some services for 2012-2013 as a result of state aid funding reductions.
The $103.8 million budget includes:
A $8.1 million administrative budget that is below contingency levels and a $2.9 million capital budget. Combined, those budgets carry a proposed increase in component assessments of 1.46 percent, due to numerous long- and short-term cost-saving efforts, including:
Program Associates Union salary freeze ($504,000)
Reducing administrative positions ($1.8 million)
Energy cost savings ($738,000)
Consolidating classrooms ($108,000)
Grant funding ($4 million, an increase of $1.3 million over 2011-12)
Most service fee increases are 2 percent or less, with some fees decreasing for 2012-2013.
The 2012-2013 budget includes 300+ services, including services designed to help districts cut costs.
Spending in the total budget is divided among the following divisions and categories:
Special Education: 30.92 percent
Northeastern Regional Information Center: 31.52 percent
School Support Services: 13.99 percent
Career & Technical Education: 10.73 percent
Administration: 3.92 percent
Legacy costs: 3.89 percent
Miscellaneous: 2.24 percent
Capital: 2.79 percent
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