Donation Powers Auto Trades Program Into 21st Century

Donation, resources to fuel creation of curriculum on repair and maintenance of electric and hybrid vehicles With New York State Education Commissioner Betty Rosa and Chancellor Dr. Lester Young on hand, officials with the New York Power Authority helped propel our Automotive Trades Technology program into the 21st Century. A 2013 Ford Fusion hybrid vehicle, …

New Leaders Join The BOCES Team

Administrators Bring Decades of Experience To BOCES Schools Please join us in welcoming Gabriele Barbato as the new principal of Maywood School, Carrie Sunkes as principal of the Cooperative Virtual Learning Academy and Matthew Ward as principal of the Career & Technical School, Schoharie Campus. They bring decades of experience in school administration to these …

Celebrating Our Adult Learners

Nearly 180 adults from across the globe graduated from our High School Equivalency (HSE) and English as a Second Language (ESL) programs on Aug. 26, marking a major milestone in their lives. The ceremony celebrated members of the class of 2020, who had their ceremony delayed by COVID-19, and 2021. For some of the graduates, …

Schenectady Scientist Honored For BOCES Board Service

During a recent ceremony, our newest school, Airline Drive Academy, was dedicated in honor of Dr. John Bergeron, a retired scientist and educator with 45 years of volunteer board service. Bergeron, a Schenectady resident, has been a member of the BOCES Board of Education since 1976.  “Dr. Bergeron has been a part of monumental changes …

Career & Technical School Graduates Move On To College And Careers

More than 400 Career & Technical School students were honored this month for their skill and excellence in more than 40 programs ranging from diesel technology to health careers, welding and culinary.  Members of the Class of 2021 will go on to college and trade schools or straight into the workforce. Among them are Reilly …

Indoor School Mask Requirements Remain Unchanged

As a region, the districts will make no change to mask policies until such guidance is received. Mask wearing will continue in accordance with school district Reopening Plans that were developed based on the comprehensive state guidance of last summer.

Art Show Features Student Artistry

Celebration of Student Creativity, Importance of the Arts The creativity of hundreds of area students is on full display – for the first time ever online – in the 32nd Annual BOCES Art Show.  The show features over 200 works in various mediums created by students in kindergarten through high school from 10 participating school …

Thanks For Our Teachers

This year, National Teacher Appreciation Week runs from May 2 through May 8. While we take this time each year to say a special “thank you,” we are grateful every day for our teachers and the skills, knowledge, creativity and caring they bring to their work in support of our students. As schools throughout the …

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