• Central Business Office (Coser 635)

    Contact Information:

    Vicky Ferguson, Business Administrator
    Phone: (845) 295-4002 or e-mail victoria.ferguson@scboces.org


    "To incorporate innovative techniques for streamlining the business operations of our participating school districts."


    The Central Business Office (CBO) allows school districts to share the cost of business services such as accounting, accounts payable, attendance, payroll, and budgeting through a centralized office run by professional business management and shared support staff.  In addition to the economic benefits of the CBO, participating districts will also benefit from a variety of services including:



    • Budget development guidance
    • Assistance with auditing requirements
    • Training for the Board of Education, Superintendent, and staff on financial matters


    With this Coser, districts can select separate service modules that meet their specific needs, including but not limited to:


    • Bank reconciliation
    • Financial statements
    • Treasurer's report preparation
    • Cash flow analysis
    • Internal claims auditing
    • State and federal reports
    • Fixed asset assistance
    • Employee attendance tracking
    • Employee benefits tracking
    • Professional development tracking


    Communication between the CBO Manager and the district is continuously maintained to ensure smooth, timely, accurate, secure and cost-effective processing of information. The CBO provides centralized on-site support for staff, technology software and equipment, as well as an opportunity for increased segregation of duties to assist districts in complying with audit requirements.