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 …

Creating a Culture of Care in Our Schools

Academics matters, but kindness counts, too, and is an important ingredient in creating safe, welcoming and happy school communities for our learners.

Students, Faculty, Staff Speak Up For Education

Annual BOCES Lobby Day offers opportunity to advocate for education with state lawmakers As part of the 2021 BOCES Lobby Week, Capital Region BOCES’ students, employees, board members and school superintendents joined with their counterparts from around the state in advocating for improvements in education. Included in their virtual discussions with state lawmakers was talk …

Important COVID-19 Information & Updates

Capital Region BOCES stands ready to support our partner school districts and students during this uncertain time. Please continue to monitor this page for the most up-to-date information and resources.  Health Screening Tool Changes in Response to COVID-19 New York State COVID-19 School Report Card COVID-19 Testing in School FAQ New York State Travel Restrictions …

Student As Interviewers Help Steer the Future of Our Schools

Earlier this year, a group of students took part in interviews for a set of teaching assistants and an administrator for our schools. This new initiative is designed to empower students around decisions impacting them and their education, and to teach valuable life skills. “It’s important to include our scholars in this process and to …

Laptop Donation Expands Learning Opportunities For BOCES’ Students

Partnering to put learning in the hands of those who need it most Thanks to the generosity of our partners GlobalFoundries® (GF®), Acer, the Gateway Foundation and AMD (NASDAQ: AMD), 100 new Chromebooks are now available for use by our students and teachers and those in area schools. The donated Chromebooks will provide needed technological …

Parent/Family Consent For COVID Testing

The following letter from Capital Region BOCES’ District Superintendent Anita Murphy was sent on Dec. 4 to families of students attending BOCES school sites. They are Airline Drive Academy, Maywood School and our three Career and Technical School campuses in Albany, Schoharie and the Center for Advanced Technology @Mohonasen.   ———————————— By now, you have likely …

Airline Drive Academy Opens to Rave Reviews

New k-8 school offers state-of-the-art learning environment for our students “It’s awesome!” “I like the colors!” “I really like the new gym!” These are just some of the “rave reviews” from students attending the new Airline Drive Academy, which opened for learning in September at 10C Airline Drive in Albany. With the new school smell …

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