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Orange-Ulster BOCES Cooperative Board

Boards of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) are created and established by the Commissioner of Education at the request of component school boards and are governed by a board of 5 to 15 members, elected for three-year terms by those school boards. 

The Orange-Ulster BOCES Cooperative Board is made up of seven members who have served or are serving on local boards of education. The Cooperative Board appoints the district superintendent, subject to the NYS Education Commissioner's approval, to serve as its chief executive officer. Funding for BOCES primarily comes from contracts with component districts for specific services, or through the state or federal government or other specified agencies. 

Since the mid-1900s, BOCES have played an important role in the development and consolidation of a comprehensive, statewide system of education, providing needed services to students in rural areas. BOCES became the vehicle for providing an increasing number of specialized services, particularly career and technical education (CTE) programs, as well as services to pupils with disabilities mandated under federal and state legislation during the 1960s and 1970s. 

During that time, BOCES also began to offer administrative services, professional development for teachers, administrators, and school boards, adult education and extracurricular and enrichment programs for students in component school districts. Today, BOCES play an integral role in the education of thousands of students of all ages in New York State.

Head and shoulders photo of Jean Pavek

Eugenia S. Pavek,
President

Head and shoulders photo of William Boss

William M. Boss,
Vice President

         
Head and shoulders photo of Michael Bello

Michael Bello

Head and shoulders photo of Lawrence Berger

Lawrence E. Berger

Head and shoulders photo of Martha Bogart

Martha Bogart

Head and shoulders photo of David Eaton

David Eaton

Head and shoulders photo of Edwin Estrada

Edwin A. Estrada

PUBLIC NOTICE OF 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, January 14, 2021, beginning at 7:00 p.m.

To join our meeting remotely:

Dial: 413-308-2320
PIN:
 736 831 624#

Sharleen Depew
Clerk of the Board

Posted 01/08/21


Cooperative Board Resources

BoardDocs - Public Site
BoardDocs - Board Member Login
E-doc

2020-2021 Cooperative Board Schedule of Meetings

Thursday, July 9, 2020
Thursday, August 13, 2020
Thursday, September 10, 2020
Thursday, October 8, 2020
Thursday, November 12, 2020
Thursday, December 10, 2020
Thursday, January 14, 2021
Thursday, February 11, 2021
Thursday, March 11, 2021
Thursday, April 8, 2021  - Annual Meeting
Thursday, April 22, 2021 - BOCES Budget Vote Date
Thursday, May 13, 2021
Thursday, June 10, 2021
 

Video Coverage of 2020 Board Meetings

 

Upcoming Conferences/Workshops

MHSSC (Mid-Hudson School Study Council)
OCSBA (Orange County School Boards Association)
NYSSBA (New York State School Boards Association)
NSBA (National School Boards Association)