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.
BOARD MEETING NOTICE
Please take notice that a Regular Business Meeting of the Orange-Ulster Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) will be held on Thursday, September 14, 2023 at the Orange-Ulster BOCES Onken Conference Center, 53 Gibson Road, Goshen, New York, and begin at 3:00p.m.
Clerk of the Board
Cooperative Board Resources
2023-2024 Cooperative Board Schedule of Meetings
Thursday, July 13, 2023
Thursday, August 10, 2023
Thursday, September 14, 2023
Thursday, October 12, 2023
*Thursday, November 2, 2023
Thursday, December 14, 2023
Thursday, January 11, 2024
Thursday, February 8, 2024
Thursday, March 14, 2024
*Thursday, April 4, 2024 Annual Meeting
Thursday, April 18, 2024 BOCES Budget Vote Date
Thursday, May 9, 2024
Thursday, June 13, 2024
*First Thursday of the Month – All others the 2nd Thursday
The Cooperative Board holds regular meetings once a month on a Thursday beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the Onken Conference Center at 53 Gibson Road, Goshen, New York 10924.
NYSSBA Annual Convention & Pre-Convention School Law Seminar Buffalo, NY
Thursday, October 26 – Saturday, October 28, 2023
Approved by the Board – February 9, 2023