Annual Meeting, Board Meetings to be Held Virtually

In light of COVID-19, Capital Region BOCES Annual Meeting was livestreamed on April 1 to allow members of the public, board members and school administrators to attend virtually. The meeting recording and transcript will be posted on BoardDocs.  The change in format was designed to comply with the governor’s executive order (202.1), in the interest …

Childcare Available for Families

As the nation continues to grapple with the spread of COVID19, emergency childcare services are available to families.  If you are a parent or caregiver who needs child care, please complete this parent need for child care survey. Based on the information you provide, the New York State Office of Children and Family Services may …

Despite School Closures, Students Learning Continues At Home

While much of the learning is hands-on for students in our Career and Technical School, there are still things they can accomplish from home during the school closure due to the COVID-19/coronavirus pandemic. For example, students in many programs, including our Game Design & Implementation and the Internet Application and Designs, are working online to …

As Schools Close, Learning Goes Online For Adult Practical Nursing Students

As schools closed across the nation closed due to the COVID-19/coronoavirus pandemic, the faculty and staff of our Adult Health Careers program scrambled to develop a solution that would allow the full- and part-time Adult Practical Nursing students to complete their studies and achieve their dreams of becoming licensed practical nurses. “We were able to …

Meals For Students – School Distribution Sites

Please check district websites for possible changes to this information. School districts across the Capital Region are providing no-cost meals for their students during school closures related to COVID-19.  Albany, City School District “Grab-and-go” breakfast and lunch for the next day will be available for pick-up for students from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Monday …

COVID-19/Adult Education Updates

Updated April 7, 2020 Ongoing public health concerns related to COVID-19/Coronavirus have led to the closure of schools throughout New York State through April 29. This includes our BOCES programs and schools. When it comes to our adult education programming, we have taken a variety of approaches: Much like colleges and universities, our Adult Practical …

An Engineering Tech Project Takes Flight

Students throwing wooden planes in the halls of the Center for Advanced Technology (CAT)?! Far from hijinks, this was A-okay with their teachers. Students in our Engineering Technician program, based at the CAT building in the Mohonasen school district, were testing their latest project, which challenged them to design, cut and manufacture from scratch balsa …

Partnership Expands Opportunities For High-Tech Learning

A high-tech training lab, launched in early March at the Capital South Campus Center in Albany, and a new telecommunications and networking cabling program are expanding the opportunities available to young people and adult learners interested in careers in the booming tech industry. “This partnership with Aspire Technology Partners is the most recent example of …

Pathways’ Peer Leaders Serve As Role Models

One-size-does-not-fit-all. That’s the guiding philosophy at our Pathways Academy where students take part in hands-on experiences tailored to their unique interests and abilities. It’s also what helped spawn the Peer Leaders program, which partners Pathways high schoolers with middle school students learning in a special education classroom based at Iroquois Middle School in Niskayuna. “Originally, …

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