Annual Report

Whether in the classroom, on the job site or driving regional services, Capital Region BOCES’ programs, services, community connections and collaboration with our business and industry partners offer enriching opportunities for students, adult learners and school districts.

In our 2017-18 Annual Report, we highlight some of this important work and progress we have made over the past year:

2017-18 Fast Facts

  • 1,195 square miles of geographic area coverage.
  • 300+ programs and services to support students and schools.
  • 1,900 full-time, part-time or seasonal educators, support staff, communicators and more.
  • 80,000+ students served in schools across the greater Capital Region.

2017-18 Highlights From Across our Organization

Career and Technical Education

Area high school students with all interests, talents and abilities can pursue traditional trades, licensed professions, and honors-level and college-level through our diverse array of programs.

  • Middle States Re-accreditation — one of just 3,000 schools world-wide.
  • 1,000+ students enrolled in one of 40+ programs.
  • 95% of our seniors graduate on time.

Adult Education 

From earning a high school diploma to landing a career in the healthcare industry, we help adult learners gain the knowledge, skills and support needed for economic self-sufficiency in some of today’s most in-demand careers.

  • 925 adult learners enrolled in the High School Equivalency & English as a Second Language programs.
  • 100+ adults earned their professional nurse accreditation.
  • Six programs provided adults with in-demand skills and certification necessary to gain employment.

Educational Support Services

We provide programs to help districts raise student learning and achievement: regional test scoring, instructional coaching and resources, library services, technical assistance, training and support for educators and parents. 

  • Capital Region Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) launched. This a four- to six year program (grades 9-14) is focused on engaging students in hands-on, project-based learning to be successful in careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). 
  • Mental health clinics launching in several component districts in collaboration with Northern Rivers Family of Services.
  • 585 new substitutes added to our registry due to recruitment efforts substitute shortage.

Technology Solutions

Through the Northeastern Regional Information Center (NERIC), we provide a broad array of services that apply to multiple facets of district operations, such as instruction, student information, finances, human resources, security and test reporting.

  • 137 schools in seven BOCES served.
  • National award recipient Association of Educational Services Agencies (AESA) Brian L. Talbott Award for contributions in the area of technological innovation and support for school districts.
  • Tech A-Day — more than 600 students, school staff, vendor partners and others came together for a day of learning and sharing around innovative education technology.

Management Services

We provide programs to keep schools safe, business offices working efficiently and schools communicating with their many audiences.

  • 17 new websites launched featuring accessible content for users with disabilities.
  • 26 awards earned by the communications service through the National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA).
  • $16 million awarded through our Grants Service.
  • Shared bus routes saved money and improved efficiencies.

Special Education

We serve 500 + students with unique needs at 21 locations, including three BOCES-run facilities and 18 district-housed programs.

  • New student intake process.
  • Research-based training, support and coaching, and thousands of new books in school libraries equip teachers with literacy teaching essentials.