Released: April 20, 2012 -- [read complete report - pdf]
Purpose of Audit
The purpose of our audit was to determine if school districts' use of BOCES' non-instructional services actually save taxpayer dollars before BOCES Aid is factored in. Our audit period was July 1, 2006 to June 30, 2010.
Non-instructional services usually represent the second largest area of BOCES' services (after special education), and include services that support districts' management or central office functions. In 2009-10, all BOCES' non-instructional services accounted for over 19 percent of BOCES' service expenditures, and totaled more than $515 million.
New York State provides participating school districts with BOCES Operating Aid (BOCES Aid) for purchasing certain shared services through annual contracts with BOCES, called Cooperative Service Agreements (CoSers). BOCES receive BOCES Aid from the State on their districts' behalf for the costs of approved services costs, which they then pay to the districts.
Local Government and School Accountability Contact Information:
Phone: (518) 474-4037; Email: email@example.com
Address: Office of the State Comptroller, Division of Local Government and School Accountability
110 State Street, 12th Floor; Albany, NY 12236