APRIL 28, 2016 – All 15 component school districts voted unanimously to approve the 2016-17 HFM BOCES administrative budget of $2,708,156.
In addition, incumbent members Joanne Freeman of Johnstown and Harry Brooks of Broadalbin-Perth were re-elected to the HFM BOCES Board of Education for three-year terms which begin July 1.
Each district’s share of the administrative and capital budgets is based upon the proportion that its students represent among all students in the three-county region, based upon the state’s calculation of Resident Weighted Average Daily Attendance (RWADA).
Component districts are eligible to receive BOCES operating aid from the state on most administrative, capital and program expenditures, subject to certain restrictions. BOCES aid is wealth-equalized; thus poor districts receive more aid than wealthier districts.
HFM BOCES total 2016-17 budget equals $45,900,803.