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October 21, 2017
Special Education
Special education information & Resources

Plan approved for meaningful change within the BOCES Special Education division


A plan for implementing the recommendations of the in-depth and independent review of the Special Education division was approved by the BOCES Board of Education at its July 17, 2017 meeting. The plan focuses on areas that were flagged as in need of improvement in last year’s review of the division: the student intake process, behavioral supports, approaches to classroom management and literacy instruction. Learn more about the implementation plan


Capital Region BOCES Code of Conduct

Read the complete Capital Region BOCES Code of Conduct (Board of Education Policy #5300). This document provides specific information on expected student behavior and penalties for offenses. A paper-version of this policy is also available in each of the Special Education division school offices.

Committee on Special Education Resources

CSE committee members: Check out the CSE resources page, which provides quick access to program info, special education regulations, workshops and other resources to help you serve your students.  

IEP Web Booklet

To support the important process of developing a meaningful IEP for our students, we are providing the following set of guidelines and requirements that have been developed over the years for use within our BOCES system.  


Resources for families

At our family resources page you'll find a growing listing of workshops, activities for children, teens and families, local organizations and reference materials on topics related to special education.


Documents required by the New York State Board of Education 

arrow bulletDownload Capital Region BOCES testing transparency report (PDF) 



Release of student directory information

Capital Region BOCES has an opt-out policy regarding the release of student directory information.


Special Education Division Information

Special Education program offerings

Find a comprehensive listing of programs and related service offerings.  

Contact and location information

View administrative contact, program location and staffing information.

From our schools

Maywood school matters blog

Written by student reporters, this blog gives students an opportunity to work toward their literacy goals on a real-world, 21st-century forum, while highlighting school events and classroom lessons and showcasing the innovative instruction happening in our special education division. Visit the Maywood Schools Matters blog.

Beyond BocES: Special Education News and Information

New York State Education Law

arrow bulletFind an overview of current New York State Education Law, regulations and guidance pertaining to special education and students with disabilities


Federal Special Education Law


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