Technology - Cost Effectiveness

TIME SENSITIVE REQUEST

DATE: October 7, 2016
TO: Superintendents
FROM: Harry Hadjioannou, Deputy Superintendent

RE:               TECHNOLOGY COST EFFECTIVENESS

School districts are again required by NYS Education Law to demonstrate they have reviewed certain cost data prior to subscribing to a BOCES technology service. To ensure the BOCES service is more cost-effective, excluding BOCES aid than some other providers, school districts as of January 15, 2000 were asked to sign a “STATEMENT OF ASSURANCES FOR TECHNOLOGY SERVICES BETWEEN A SCHOOL DISTRICT AND A BOARD OF COOPERATIVE EDUCATIONAL SERVICES” in order to be eligible for BOCES Aid. School districts must RENEW their statement of assurances by NOVEMBER 14, 2016.
Questar III holds two CO-SERs that require district sign-offs on the Statement of Assurances form: 6320 (Library Automation), and 6360 (Instructional Technology – Common Set). A separate form must be signed for each service.

As a required component for the “cost effectiveness” process each BOCES offering technology services developed cost data templates. Cost data templates were developed so districts could make cost comparisons.

Once you have reviewed our cost data templates, please return no later than Monday, November 7, 2016 both sheets (for CO-SER 6320 and for CO-SER 6360) to my office for filing with the NYS Education Department.

Thank you for your ongoing efforts supporting technology.

cc: Gladys Cruz

PLEASE REMEMBER THAT Questar III MUST HAVE THIS FORM ON FILE IN ORDER TO ENTER INTO A LEASE-PURCHASE AGREEMENT. QUESTAR III OPERATES COSER 519 AND 534 -- THIS ALLOWS US TO PURCHASE TECHNOLOGY FOR OUR SCHOOL DISTRICTS THROUGH LEASE PURCHASE AGREEMENTS. SOFTWARE, PRINTERS, SERVERS, ROUTERS, AND MAINTENANCE CAN ALSO BE BUNDLED INTO A LEASE-PURCHASE.

Click the below links to view the cost effectiveness materials:

Apple
Dell
HP
Lenovo
Library Automation