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Southeastern BOCES

 

Boards of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) are an important and vital part of the public educational system in Colorado. BOCES services are those needed by children, their families, and school personnel, which can be more efficiently provided across school districts - examples include services to support special education needs and professional development for educators. Colorado's BOCES (or Educational Services agencies) are unique in that they are an extension of the local member school districts. A BOCES in Colorado exists at the discretion of its members and provides only those programs and services authorized by its members.

 

The Southeastern Board of Cooperative Educational Services (SEBOCES) shall strive to be service-oriented and dedicated toward fostering a partnership with all member school districts by facilitating and sharing quality services that supplement and support the educational needs of students.

 

Services Provided: Alternative Licensure; Business Department/HR; Child Find; Distance Learning Program; Exceptional Student Services; Gifted and Talented; Induction; Professional Learning

Member Districts: Campo School District RE-6; Eads School District RE-1; Granada School District RE-1; Holly School District RE-3; Kim Reorganized School District; Lamar School District RE-2; McClave School District RE-2; Plainview School District RE-2; Pritchett School District RE-3;

Students served by member districts: 3,137

Link to BOCES website:https://www.seboces.org/

 

Federal Stimulus Funding for Southeastern BOCES


How much funding went to Southeastern BOCES?

ESSER I (CARES Act): $14,300

Addressing the immediate crisis
Expenditures allowed through Sept. 30, 2022

ESSER II (CRRS Act): $96,953

Providing stability and managing the health crisis

Expenditures allowed through Sept. 30, 2023

ESSER III (ARP Act): $126,602

Recovery and acceleration

Expenditures allowed through Sept. 30, 2024
Use of Funds Plan

Other Stimulus Funds: $0



State Funding Facts for Southeastern BOCES

Since 2009-10, the state has not been able to fully meet its constitutional obligation to equalize funding for school districts and the loss in state share has been tracked by the Budget Stabilization Factor (formerly known as the Negative Factor).   
 

Loss in state share for the 2020-21 school year: ($4,867,660)

Loss in state share for the 2021-22 school year: ($2,393,137)

Loss in state share for the 2022-23 school year: ($1,533,908)

Loss in state share for the 2023-24 school year: ($712,850)

Cumulative loss in state share since 2009-10: ($49,098,798)

Note:
Numbers are based on the 2023-24 projected enrollment and funding and will be updated as information becomes available. Beginning in 2023-24, funding for preschool is not included in the Total Program Funding.

 

How are students being supported through the use of federal stimulus dollars?
The federal stimulus dollars are a once-in-a-generation opportunity to support our students and to address the multi-year effects of the coronavirus pandemic. The decision on how to spend federal pandemic recovery resources is inherently and intentionally local as school communities are best equipped to identify and address their most urgent local needs in order to:

     Create safe and healthy learning environments

     Address disrupted learning time

     Meet mental health needs of students and staff

     Support educators and staff stability and well-being

 

In addition to mitigating the effects of the pandemic, the shortfall in state funding to Colorado schools during the 2020-21 school year doubled and the one-time federal stimulus funds helped to temporarily mitigate the significant loss in funding to school districts. As Colorado spends less on education per student than most other states, a teacher shortage existed before the pandemic making it difficult for school districts to recruit and retain highly qualified teachers. While all the one-time federal stimulus dollars will expire by September 30, 2024, they have supported local students and communities weather the effects of the pandemic.

 

Click HERE to learn more about Southeastern BOCES's ESSER I Investment Priorities

Click HERE to learn more about Southeastern BOCES's ESSER II Investment Priorities

Click HERE to learn more about Southeastern BOCES's ESSER III Investment Priorities


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