2019-2020 Budget, Board of Education candidates presented at SWBOCES Annual Meeting

The Southern Westchester BOCES Board of Education publicly presented the 2019-2020 Budget at its Annual Meeting Wednesday evening.

BOCES administrators, principals and staff welcomed component district representatives to the Career Services campus in Valhalla, where Culinary Arts students demonstrated their skills, serving a gourmet, three-course meal. 

Assistant Superintendent for Business and Administrative Services Steve Tibbetts presented the annual spending plan, which includes the $11.7 million administrative budget on which component district boards of education will vote April 23. 

That portion of the budget reflects a 1.51% increase in day-to-day expenses and a 4.86% increase in post-employment benefits to 559 retirees. The capital budget of $3.28 million reflects a 0.79% increase.

Full detail can be found in the 2019-2020 Annual Budget Book, which is linked here on the SWBOCES website under the Resources menu.

Meanwhile, attendees had the opportunity to hear from incumbent members of the Board of Education seeking reelection, including President Catherine Draper, and members Robert Johnson and Lynn Frazer-McBride.