Health & Safety

Water Testing 

Learn about the state law requiring all public school districts in New York to test water for lead. 

BOCES-Wide Safety Plan

BOCES are required to develop a BOCES-wide safety plan designed to prevent or minimize the effects of serious violent incidents and emergencies and to facilitate the coordination of the BOCES response with local and county emergency responders.

COVID-19 Related School Closures

Determinations about opening and closing schools for in-person learning as the COVID-19 pandemic continues will be made based on the state’s micro-cluster strategy in consultation with public health partners. Learn more about how the state’s micro-cluster strategy may impact our programs and schools. Capital Region BOCES reserves the right to modify operations prior to closing to help lessen a rise in cases. 

Other School Closings & Delays

Learn how our BOCES responds to school closings, delayed openings and early dismissals resulting from weather conditions or other situations.