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New York State Education Dept. Division of Educational Finance Boards of Cooperative Educational Services Annual Financial and Statistical Reports

Held by the New York State Archives


Overview of the Records

Repository:

New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
The BOCES provide shared educational services to school districts that pool their resources. These annual reports contain information on services provided, staff, receipts, and expenditures of each operating BOCES. The reports also include calculations and approval of state financial aid for the ensuing year.
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Quantity:
7 cubic feet of textual records
Inclusive Dates:
1948-1967
Series Number:
11000
Sponsor:
This series’ description was enhanced as part of the States’ Impact on Federal Education Policy Project (SIFEPP), in May 2010. The New York Community Trust - Wallace Special Projects Fund provided funding for this project.

Arrangement

Chronological by fiscal year, thereunder alphabetical by county, then numeric by supervisory district number.

Administrative History

During the 1930's, educators envisioned a comprehensive high school that would educate all children for work and life in a democracy. However, most central schools were not big enough to offer a full array of academic and vocational courses. In 1944, a Council on Rural Education, funded by farm organizations, recommended a "new type of rural supervisory district," responsible to school districts and responsive to needs of rural people. The result was the intermediate district law of 1948. While the intermediate districts were to be formed, the act provided for temporary boards of cooperative educational services (now called BOCES), which the New York State Education Department (NYSED) hoped would "get people working together across district lines" and provide shared educational services in rural areas. The intermediate districts never came into existence, but the BOCES proved to be popular with rural school districts and the general public, since they provided a wide range of educational services at reasonable cost, while maintaining a significant degree of local control over the programs offered by the BOCES.

Today there are 37 BOCES, incorporating all school districts except for those in the "Big 5" cities (New York, Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse and Yonkers). A BOCES is formed by the Commissioner at the request of the school boards in one or more supervisory districts. The BOCES is headed by the district superintendent; school board representatives collectively elect BOCES members and approve the BOCES budget; and NYSED approves BOCES service contracts. Concern that this structure insulates a BOCES from public scrutiny prompted legislation requiring the Commissioner, starting in 1996, to submit an annual report to the Governor and the Legislature on BOCES finances and pupil performance. In the early years the typical BOCES service consisted of traveling teachers for specialized subjects. After 1967, BOCES were authorized to own and operate their own facilities, and BOCES now offer vocational and special education programs as well as many administrative services for member districts.

The State Education Department required each BOCES to submit an annual accounting of receipts, expenditures, and staff for the previous fiscal year. These reports were filed with the Bureau of Apportionment through 1954, the Division of School Financial Aid until 1964, and the Division of Educational Finance thereafter.

Scope and Content Note

This series contains annual reports from each BOCES to NYSED offices in charge of educational finance and state aid. Each report consists of a bi-folded cover sheet detailing statements of receipts and expenditures for the BOCES program as a whole, including salaries for BOCES staff. Inside each of the cover sheets are most of the following: program expenditures sheets categorizing expenditures for each service offered; bank certificates of amount of money on deposit; list of services and costs in participating district; list of BOCES staff, giving course taught, type of license held, salary, and number of days in service; and state aid worksheets for each participating school district, used to compute the next year's aid and giving the amount approved.

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There are no restrictions regarding access to or use of the material.

Related Information

Related Materials

Series B0474 Boards of Cooperative Educational Services applications for shared services, contains applications from 1948 to 1968

Series B0473 BOCES correspondence and administrative files, contains files maintained by the Bureau of School District Organization documenting the BOCES program

Series 14209 BOCES new service proposals, contains proposals for new services from 1975 to 1978.

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Detailed Description

Dates Contents Box Folder

Accretion: 1984
1949 July-1950 March 1948-1949 Franklin County to 1948-1949 Westchester County 1 1
1950 August-December For the Year Ending June 30, 1950 - Clinton to Westchester 1 2
1951 July-1952 January For the Year Ending June 30, 1951 - Clinton to Westchester 1 3
1952 July-November For the Year Ending June 30, 1952 - Clinton to Westchester 1 4
1953 July-September For the Year Ending June 30, 1953 - Clinton to Westchester 1 5a
1953 July-September For the Year Ending June 30, 1953 - Clinton to Westchester 1 5b
1954 July-September For the Year Ending June 30, 1954 - Albany to Seneca 1 6a
1954 July-September For the Year Ending June 30, 1954 - Albany to Seneca 1 6b
1954 July-December For the Year Ending June 30, 1954 - Suffolk to Westchester 1 7
1955 July-October For the Year Ending June 30, 1955 - Albany to Madison 1 8a
1955 July-October For the Year Ending June 30, 1955 - Albany to Madison 1 8b
1955 July-1956 May For the Year Ending June 30, 1955 - Oneida to Suffolk 1 9
1955 August For the Year Ending June 30, 1955 - Sullivan to Westchester 1 10
1956 July-September For the Year Ending June 30, 1956 - Albany to Jefferson 1 11a
1956 July-September For the Year Ending June 30, 1956 - Albany to Jefferson 1 11b
1956 July-December For the Year Ending June 30, 1956 - Lewis to Steuben 1 12
1956 July-1957 March For the Year Ending June 30, 1956 - Suffolk to Warren 2 1
1956 July-August For the Year Ending June 30, 1956 - Warren to Westchester 2 2
1956 July-August For the Year Ending June 30, 1957 - Albany to Clinton 2 3
1956 July-August For the Year Ending June 30, 1957 - Cortland to Lewis 2 4
1957 July-November For the Year Ending June 30, 1957 - Madison to St. Lawrence 2 5
1956 July-August For the Year Ending June 30, 1957 - Saratoga to Tompkins 2 6a
1956 July-August For the Year Ending June 30, 1957 - Saratoga to Tompkins 2 6b
1956 July-August For the Year Ending June 30, 1957 Ulster to Yates 2 7
1958 July-September For the Year Ending June 30, 1958 - Albany to Clinton 2 8a
1958 July-September For the Year Ending June 30, 1958 - Albany to Clinton 2 8b
1958 July-September For the Year Ending June 30, 1958 - Columbia to Jefferson 2 9a
1958 July-September For the Year Ending June 30, 1958 - Columbia to Jefferson 2 9b
1958 July-September For the Year Ending June 30, 1958 - Lewis to Ontario 2 10
1958 July-1959 March For the Year Ending June 30, 1958 - Orange to St. Lawrence 2 11
1958 July-September For the Year Ending June 30, 1958 - Saratoga to Suffolk 2 12
1958 July-October For the Year Ending June 30, 1958 - Sullivan to Westchester 2 13
1958 August-1959 August For the Year Ending June 30, 1958 - Westchester to Yates to For the Year Ending June 30, 1959 - Cortland 3 1a
1958 August-1959 August For the Year Ending June 30, 1958 - Westchester to Yates to For the Year Ending June 30, 1959 - Cortland 3 1b
1959 July-October For the Year Ending June 30, 1959 - Delaware to Jefferson 3 2a
1959 July-October For the Year Ending June 30, 1959 - Delaware to Jefferson 3 2b
1959 July-December For the Year Ending June 30, 1959 - Lewis to Ontario 3 3
1959 July-August For the Year Ending June 30, 1959 - Orange to Steuben 3 4a
1959 July-August For the Year Ending June 30, 1959 - Orange to Steuben 3 4b
1959 July-November For the Year Ending June 30, 1959 - Suffolk to Wayne 3 5a
1959 July-November For the Year Ending June 30, 1959 - Suffolk to Wayne 3 5b
1959 August-1960 August For the Year Ending June 30, 1959 - Westchester to For the Year Ending June 30, 1960 - Cayuga 3 6
1960 July-August For the Year Ending June 30, 1960 - Chautauqua to Dutchess 3 7
1960 July-December For the Year Ending June 30, 1960 - Erie to Madison 3 8a
1960 July-December For the Year Ending June 30, 1960 - Erie to Madison 3 8b
1960 July-August For the Year Ending June 30, 1960 - Monroe to Otsego 3 9a
1960 July-August For the Year Ending June 30, 1960 - Monroe to Otsego 3 9b
1960 July-August For the Year Ending June 30, 1960 - Putnam to Suffolk 3 10a
1960 July-August For the Year Ending June 30, 1960 - Putnam to Suffolk 3 10b
1960 July-1961 August For the Year Ending June 30, 1960 - Sullivan to Year Ending June 30, 1961 - Chenango 4 1a
1960 July-1961 August For the Year Ending June 30, 1960 - Sullivan to Year Ending June 30, 1961 - Chenango 4 1b
1961 July-August For the Year Ending June 30, 1961 - Chautauqua to Greene 4 2a
1961 July-August For the Year Ending June 30, 1961 - Chautauqua to Greene 4 2b
1961 July-August For the Year Ending June 30, 1961 - Chautauqua to Greene 4 2c
1961 July-November For the Year Ending June 30, 1961 - Hamilton to Onondaga 4 3a
1961 July-November For the Year Ending June 30, 1961 - Hamilton to Onondaga 4 3b
1961 June-1962 February For the Year Ending June 30, 1961 - Orange to Rensselaer 4 4a
1961 June-1962 February For the Year Ending June 30, 1961 - Orange to Rensselaer 4 4b
1961 July-September For the Year Ending June 30, 1961 - St. Lawrence to Suffolk 4 5a
1961 July-September For the Year Ending June 30, 1961 - St. Lawrence to Suffolk 4 5b
1961 July-October For the Year Ending June 30, 1961 - Tompkins-Seneca to Yates Ontario 4 6a
1961 July-October For the Year Ending June 30, 1961 - Tompkins-Seneca to Yates Ontario 4 6b
1962 July-August For the Year Ending June 30, 1962 - Allegany to Delaware 4 7a
1962 July-August For the Year Ending June 30, 1962 - Allegany to Delaware 4 7b
1962 July-August For the Year Ending June 30, 1962 - Dutchess to Greene 4 8
1962 July-August For the Year Ending June 30, 1962 - Hamilton to Monroe 4 9
1962 July-August For the Year Ending June 30, 1962 - Montgomery to Otsego 5 1a
1962 July-August For the Year Ending June 30, 1962 - Montgomery to Otsego 5 1b
1962 May-August For the Year Ending June 30, 1962 - Putnam to Saratoga 5 2
1962 July-September For the Year Ending June 30, 1962 - Schoharie to Sullivan 5 3
1962 July-August For the Year Ending June 30, 1962 - Tompkins-Seneca to Yates 5 4
1963 July-August For the Year Ending June 30, 1963 - Allegany to Columbia 5 5
1963 July-October For the Year Ending June 30, 1963 - Cortland to Franklin 5 6a
1963 July-October For the Year Ending June 30, 1963 - Cortland to Franklin 5 6b
1963 July-1965 April For the Year Ending June 30, 1963 - Fulton to Montgomery 5 7a
1963 July-1965 April For the Year Ending June 30, 1963 - Fulton to Montgomery 5 7b
1963 July-1964 March For the Year Ending June 30, 1963 - Oneida, Madison & Herkimer to Otsego 5 8a
1963 July-1964 March For the Year Ending June 30, 1963 - Oneida, Madison & Herkimer to Otsego 5 8b
1963 January-October For the Year Ending June 30, 1963 - Putnam to Steuben 5 9a
1963 January-October For the Year Ending June 30, 1963 - Putnam to Steuben 5 9b
1963 July-October For the Year Ending June 30, 1963 - Suffolk to Washington 5 10a
1963 July-October For the Year Ending June 30, 1963 - Suffolk to Washington 5 10b
1963 June-August For the Year Ending June 30, 1963 - Wayne to Yates-Ontario 5 11
1964 July-August For the Year Ending June 30, 1964 - Albany to Chenango 5 12
1964 August-1965 July For the Year Ending June 30, 1964 - Clinton to Dutchess 6 1
1964 July-November For the Year Ending June 30, 1964 - Erie to Greene 6 2a
1964 July-November For the Year Ending June 30, 1964 - Erie to Greene 6 2b
1964 July-August For the Year Ending June 30, 1964 - Hamilton to Onondaga 6 3a
1964 July-August For the Year Ending June 30, 1964 - Hamilton to Onondaga 6 3b
1964 July-August For the Year Ending June 30, 1964 - Ontario-Seneca to Rensselaer 6 4a
1964 July-August For the Year Ending June 30, 1964 - Ontario-Seneca to Rensselaer 6 4b
1964 July-1965 January For the Year Ending June 30, 1964 - Rockland to Suffolk 6 5a
1964 July-1965 January For the Year Ending June 30, 1964 - Rockland to Suffolk 6 5b
1964 July-1965 April For the Year Ending June 30, 1964 - Sullivan to Yates-Ontario 6 6a
1964 July-1965 April For the Year Ending June 30, 1964 - Sullivan to Yates-Ontario 6 6b
1965 July-September For the Year Ending June 30, 1965 - Allegany to Dutchess 6 7a
1965 July-September For the Year Ending June 30, 1965 - Allegany to Dutchess 6 7b
1965 July-1966 January For the Year Ending June 30, 1965 - Erie to Fulton 6 8
1965 August-1966 March For the Year Ending June 30, 1965 - Genesee to Monroe 6 9a
1965 August-1966 March For the Year Ending June 30, 1965 - Genesee to Monroe 6 9b
1965 July-1966 May For the Year Ending June 30, 1965 - Montgomery to Orleans-Niagara 6 10a
1965 July-1966 May For the Year Ending June 30, 1965 - Montgomery to Orleans-Niagara 6 10b
1965 July-August For the Year Ending June 30, 1965 - Oswego to St. Lawrence 6 11
1965 July-1966 March For the Year Ending June 30, 1965 - St. Lawrence to Suffolk 7 1a
1965 July-1966 March For the Year Ending June 30, 1965 - St. Lawrence to Suffolk 7 1b
1965 August For the Year Ending June 30, 1965 - Sullivan to Yates-Ontario 7 2a
1965 August For the Year Ending June 30, 1965 - Sullivan to Yates-Ontario 7 2b
1966 August For the Year Ending June 30, 1966 - Albany to Chenango 7 3
1966 July-November For the Year Ending June 30, 1966 - Clinton to Erie 7 4a
1966 July-November For the Year Ending June 30, 1966 - Clinton to Erie 7 4b
1966 July-November For the Year Ending June 30, 1966 - Clinton to Erie 7 4c
1966 July-1967 June For the Year Ending June 30, 1966 - Essex to Lewis 7 5
1966 August-1967 January For the Year Ending June 30, 1966 - Livingston to Oneida 7 6
1966 July-December For the Year Ending June 30, 1966 - Onondaga to Rensselaer 7 7a
1966 July-December For the Year Ending June 30, 1966 - Onondaga to Rensselaer 7 7b
1966 July-1967 March For the Year Ending June 30, 1966 - Rockland to Suffolk 7 8a
1966 July-1967 March For the Year Ending June 30, 1966 - Rockland to Suffolk 7 8b
1966 July-1967 March For the Year Ending June 30, 1966 - Rockland to Suffolk 7 8c
1966 July-1967 March For the Year Ending June 30, 1966 - Sullivan to Yates 7 9a
1966 July-1967 March For the Year Ending June 30, 1966 - Sullivan to Yates 7 9b