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May 13, 2021 Board Meeting

Please take notice that a Regular Business Meeting of the Orange-Ulster Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) will convene remotely through Google Meet on Thursday, May 13, 2021, beginning at 7:00 p.m.

Special education student with drawing

During the month of March, students throughout the Orange-Ulster BOCES Division of Special Education participated in an extensive community service project called “Operation Send a Senior a Smile”.

Students ages 5-21 created artwork and cards for homebound seniors throughout Orange County. The Orange County Office for the Aging Home Delivered Program then distributed the items.

Dr. Melissa Pittman

There’s a new doctor in the house at Washingtonville Middle School.  Assistant Principal Melissa Pittman recently defended her doctoral dissertation at Manhattanville College and earned the title of Dr. Melissa Pittman.

Dr. Pittman enrolled in the Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership as part of the inaugural Orange-Ulster BOCES Signature Cohort 1 two years ago, but she actually started working on her doctorate about 10 years earlier. As she said, life got in the way - but just temporarily.

Color image of Chinese dumplings in a bamboo pot

The Orange-Ulster Mandarin Chinese Program is excited to announce our upcoming virtual Chinese Cooking & Culture Series which features traditional Chinese dishes made by our Mandarin Chinese teachers beginning Wednesday, December 30 at 4 p.m.

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By The Numbers

98.5%

Career & Technical Education Completion Rate

1,060

Our Instructional Support Division provided 1,060 professional learning sessions to 8,314 educators in the 2019-2020 school year.

11,099

Computers/devices purchased for our districts through our Technical Support Services Division in the 2019-2020 school year

81%

More than 81% of OU BOCES Special Education students met or exceeded proficiency standards on the latest New York State Alternate Assessment (2018-19 NYSAA Data from Mid-Hudson RIC)

170

Career & Technical Education business partners

35

Career and Technical Education programs