BOCES aidable services are one of the few revenue sources that a district can initiate and control. In these unusual financial times you may be interested in participating in the Substitute and Teacher Stipend Reimbursement Service.
Districts who share professional learning services such as staff or curriculum development activities through the Coser 555 are eligible to receive aid on the costs the district approves and incurs for either stipends paid to teachers or substitutes covering teacher’s classrooms. Coser guidelines require that SWBOCES establish a uniform rate of pay for substitute and stipends.
For the 2016-2017 school year, SWBOCES will reimburse up to $95 per day for substitute reimbursement and $35 per hour for teacher stipends. To participate in the Substitute and Teacher Stipend Reimbursement Service, Districts must participate in Coser 555 and pay the applicable base fee. To participate in the additional Substitute and Teacher Stipend Reimbursement Service, districts simply pay an eight percent (8%) processing fee of the amount they would like to open their account for.
To initiate this aid, your district:
Ensures they are already a member of the BOCES Coser 555 or becomes a member by contacting Dina Roselli at (914) 345-8500 ext. 3130 and completes the appropriate paperwork.
Estimates how much money they will spend this year on substitutes and teacher stipend costs for your teachers participating in shared services.
Completes and returns the enclosed Substitute and Teacher Stipend Reimbursement Service Contract Amendment form to Suzanne Doherty, Assistant Director of Professional Development.
Can receive aid for substitutes or stipend costs for activities that are shared in the following ways:
Sharing is defined as:
consulting services provided to an audience comprised of participants from two or more school districts; or
participating in a BOCES regional trainings; or
consulting services provided to an individual district as a follow-up or extension of services previously provided within 12 months to an audience composed of participants from two or more school districts.
For further information or questions, please call (914) 345-8500.