Contract/Personnel Data Analysis/Management Planning Service

Co-Ser 629

The availability of data is valuable to school districts in contract negotiations or making long-term decisions. A team of Ulster BOCES experts can assist school districts in the collection, analysis, and reporting of various data relevant to contracts, financial trends, and residential construction.

Contract & Personnel Analysis

Co-Ser 629.000.000

This service is designed to collect, analyze, and report administrative, instructional, and support staff contract agreements for participating school districts and BOCES within Ulster County. Emphasis is placed on comparing employee salaries, fringe benefits, and terms and conditions of employment. The data produced through this Co-Ser has proven to be a valuable resource for those preparing for negotiations and contract renewals.

This service includes:

  • A comparison of existing contract language.
  • Research and surveys on specific contract issues requested by the participating districts.
  • A continuous “work-in-progress” publication, entitled Contract Analysis, which contains contract comparisons, survey results, data summaries, charts, and graphs.
  • Continuous updating and distribution of newly settled agreements.
  • Direct availability of Ulster BOCES staff members responsible for the management of this Co-Ser via telephone, fax, or e-mail.

CONTACT INFO:

Roxanne Babcock
Executive Secretary
phone: 845.255.1400 x1217
fax: 845.255.7942

Forecast 5 Service [Extension]

Co-Ser 629.000.004

Ulster BOCES will provide participating school districts with assistance in the development of planning processes, skills, and analysis to better affect long-range planning. Specifically, through the use of the Forecast 5 Service, Ulster BOCES will provide customized support services that report on the financial trend analysis of revenue, expense, staffing, and accounting data as it relates to personnel, finance, facilities, and budget management. The overall intent of the service is to focus and maximize financial and plant resources, which will result in better planning and outcomes for instruction programs. An annual coordination/administrative fee is charged for Forecast5/5 Cast Budget Planning/Five-Year Student Enrollment Projection services (a single coordination/administrative fee covers all services noted).

CONTACT INFO:

Allison Dodd
Assistant Superintendent for Administration
phone: 845.255.3010
fax: 845.255.0729

5Cast Budget Planning Module [Extension]

Co-Ser 629.000.005

To complement the Forecast 5 service, Ulster BOCES will provide participating school districts with the 5Cast budget planning module, designed to enable districts to create budget projections and instant scenario comparisons to support data-informed decisions. This service will help analyze financial data, develop a budget, create multiyear financial projections, and print reports. This software will accelerate the financial planning process by eliminating time-consuming data gathering and model building. Populated directly from your accounting system, 5Cast’s powerful hybrid database engine integrates historical perspective, trend analysis and scenario comparisons, generating reports instantly to support decision making. An annual coordination/administrative fee is charged for Forecast5/5 Cast Budget Planning/Five-Year Student Enrollment Projection services (a single coordination/administrative fee covers all services noted).

CONTACT INFO:

Allison Dodd
Assistant Superintendent for Administration
phone: 845.255.3010
fax: 845.255.0729

Five-Year Student Enrollment Projection Service [Extension]

CO-SER 629.000.006-009

This service is designed to collect, analyze, and report student enrollment. Historical district enrollments are used from the annual BEDS reports for participating school districts within Ulster County. The data produced through this Co-Ser has proven to be essential for effective staff, facilities, transportation, and educational program planning. Part of this service is designed to collect the number of buildings issued for the past five years for the relevant towns and villages within a school district and obtain projections on the number of permits to be issued in the next two years. It provides for effective grade/building configuration planning and addresses the requirement for State Education Department approval of capital projects for classroom additions. An annual coordination/administrative fee is charged for Forecast5/5 Cast Budget Planning/Five-Year Student Enrollment Projection services (a single coordination/administrative fee covers all services noted). An initial fee is charged based on the number of students in the district. An annual update fee is charged for years two through five, based on the number of students in a district.

CONTACT:

Lori Kruppenbacher
Administrative Secretary
phone: 845.255.3010
fax: 845.255.0729

Contact

Allison Dodd
Assistant Superintendent for Administration

175 Route 32 North
New Paltz, NY 12561
phone: 845.255.3010