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CNY School District Saves Big with Shared Service Project


One Central New York school district has received almost $1 million in state matching funds as a result of taxpayer savings achieved in 2022 through a Madison County-led shared service project.

The funding to the Canastota School is provided through the County-Wide Shared Services Initiative, which provides a one-time state match of county and local government taxpayer savings achieved in the first year of implementation of new shared services projects. In addition to nearly $1 million in first-year savings, the measure is expected to continue to save the district money in future years.

Pharmacy Prescription Program – $979,379 CWSSI Award
By joining the Capital Region BOCES Pharmacy Purchasing Coalition, Canastota Central School District was able to save a substantial amount on drug costs, totaling $979,379 in 2022. The savings achieved through this program significantly reduce the tax amount needed from community members. Savings are expected to grow in the coming years, further reducing pressure on the school district’s budget.

“Finding shared services and efficiencies is a great example of local government officials looking out for their taxpayers,”said Secretary of State Walter T. Mosley.“The County-Wide Shared Services Initiative program has been an effective incentive for local governments to help identify additional cost-saving measures. Through this program, residents in the Canastota Central School District will see the benefits of this shared service project for years to come.”

As part of the County-Wide Shared Services Initiative, Madison County created a 2021 Shared Services Plan that identified ways to consolidate services and save taxpayer money through government efficiencies in services and community programs.

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