Boards of Cooperative Educational Services were created by the New York State Legislature in 1948 to encourage school districts to pool and share resources.
Component school districts receive BOCES aid from the state to encourage them to share resources and to obtain economies of scale.
BOCES cannot levy taxes. All monies come from services delivered to school districts or from grants. Component districts share in the administrative and capital costs of BOCES.
Timeline for Capital Region BOCES
- 1953 – Albany unit formed.
- 1960 – Schenectady County added.
- 1962 – Schoharie County added.
- 1994 – A portion of Saratoga County added.