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Hearing to Explore Ways that BOCES Model Can be Used to Create Greater Efficiencies in the Provision of Public Services

 

Boards of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) were created to help school districts improve their educational offerings by delivering shared services.  In an era of growing fiscal challenges, the Senate Committee on Education, chaired by Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck) is interested in examining ways that the BOCES’ model might be expanded to achieve efficiencies resulting in greater taxpayer savings.

Members of the Committee will hear testimony from interested parties with regard to innovative programs, potential shared services, inter-municipal agreements, bulk purchasing, regional collective bargaining, transportation, technology, and other proposals regarding more effective utilization of BOCES.

WHO:

Senator Suzi Oppenheimer, chair of the Senate Education Committee, and

Members of the Senate Education Committee

WHAT:

Hearing on BOCES as a model for delivering taxpayer savings

WHERE:

Western Suffolk BOCES Conference Center

31 Lee Avenue

Wheatley Heights, NY 11798

WHEN:

Friday, October 2, 2009 @ 12:00 – 3:00 p.m.