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               May 24, 2005

To:         District Superintendents
               Superintendents of Schools
               Superintendents of State-Supported Schools

From:     Dr. Rebecca Cort 

Subject:  Students in State-Supported Schools Who Attend BOCES Programs Half-Time 

    Effective July 1, 2005, for the 2005-06 school year, Committees on Special Education (CSE) authorizing half-time BOCES services for students enrolled in State-supported Schools are to use the following procedure.  The studentís district should: 

    The cost of the BOCES program will become a charge upon the studentís school district.  Whenever the placement involves a BOCES of which the district of residence is not a component, a cross-contract involving the two District Superintendents should be utilized. 

    Should you have any questions regarding this memorandum, please contact Kelly Gicobbi or Harold Matott of the STAC and Special Aids Unit at (518) 474-7116.