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BOCES budget, immunization policy before board of ed tonight

Dave Gymburch
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Posted 2/13/20

A presentation on the proposed 2020-21 Madison-Oneida (MO) BOCES administrative budget, plus actions involving some Rome school district policy updates and revisions, will be among Board of Education …

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BOCES budget, immunization policy before board of ed tonight

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A presentation on the proposed 2020-21 Madison-Oneida (MO) BOCES administrative budget, plus actions involving some Rome school district policy updates and revisions, will be among Board of Education topics tonight.

The board’s regular meeting is anticipated to begin at 6:30 p.m. today at the school district office, 409 Bell Road, following a 6 p.m. closed executive session to discuss legal matters. On the agenda:

• Representatives of MO BOCES will be at the meeting for an annual budget presentation, said board President Stephen P. Hampe.

The MO BOCES administrative budget includes a net local share cost contribution from the Rome school district as well as from other participating districts. In the current 2019-20 MOBOCES administrative budget of $4.94 million, the Rome district’s net local share is $161,196.

Besides Rome, other school districts participating in the Verona-based BOCES include Camden, Vernon-Verona-Sherrill, Oneida, Canastota, Hamilton, Madison, Morrisville-Eaton, and Stockbridge Valley.

Boards for the nine participating districts typically vote in April on the MO BOCES administrative budget. BOCES has separate budgets for educational programs and services as well as capital expenses, which are not voted on by those boards. The school districts separately select and pay for various BOCES programs and services.

• Resolutions call for removing from the table and accepting the first reading of a policy on Immunization and Dental Health of Students. The school district currently has a policy with the same identification number, which has previously been revised.

Additional resolutions call for removing from the table and accepting the first reading of a regulation for 2019-20 School Year New York State Immunization Requirements for School Entrance/Attendance.

The school district has “received legal advice that policies should provide broad guidance and regulations focus on specific implementation,” Hampe explained.

The board’s first-reading acceptances of policies typically are followed by considering second-reading acceptances and adoptions.

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