School boards approve BOCES 2023-24 budget

On April 19, component school district boards of education unanimously approved Capital Region BOCES’ $13.4 million administrative budget for the 2023-24 school year. 

Component school districts do not vote on the overall budget, only the administrative portion. Component school districts will “vote” on the rest of the total proposed $177,671,816 budget by deciding whether to participate in BOCES services each year. Most of the budget is an estimate based on the interest of districts in each service. The funds spent will increase or decrease depending on actual district participation. 

The only part of the budget not based on districts’ purchase of services is the capital budget, which includes rental fees for facilities. By law, the capital budget is not submitted to vote; however, it is part of the annual assessment that districts pay to Capital Region BOCES. 

Four board members elected

Nancy del Prado (Mohonasen), Naomi Hoffman (Shenendehowa) and Jack Phelan (Guilderland) were re-elected to three-year terms starting July 1, 2023.  Additionally, Catherine Lewis (Schenectady) was voted to serve on the Capital Region BOCES board.

They were elected by school board members in our component school districts.

2023-24 Budget At-A-Glance

  • Total Overall Budget: $177,671,816
  • Administrative Budget: $13,492,132
  • Capital Budget: $5,693,375
    • Combined, the administrative and capital portions of the budget represent a 2.99% increase in assessments to districts.
  • Program Budget: $158,486,309