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.
PUBLIC NOTICE OF MEETING
Please take notice that the Annual Reorganization Meeting followed by Regular Business Meeting of the Orange-Ulster Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) will be held on Thursday, July 8, 2021 at Orange-Ulster BOCES Emanuel Axelrod Education Center Cafetorium, 53 Gibson Road, Goshen, New York, and beginning at 7:00 p.m. Following the Annual Reorganization meeting the Cooperative Board will conduct a Public Hearing pursuant to Education Law §2801-a to solicit public comment regarding the revised BOCES-Wide School Safety Plan. The Regular Business meeting will immediately follow the Public Hearing.
Clerk of the Board
Cooperative Board Resources
2021-2022 Cooperative Board Schedule of Meetings
Thursday, July 8, 2021
Thursday, August 12, 2021
Thursday, September 9, 2021
Thursday, October 14, 2021
*Thursday, November 4, 2021
Thursday, December 9, 2021
Thursday, January 13, 2022
Thursday, February 10, 2022
Thursday, March 10, 2022
*Thursday, April 7, 2022 Annual Meeting
Thursday, April 21, 2022 BOCES Budget Vote Date
Thursday, May 12, 2022
Thursday, June 9, 2022
*First Thursday of the Month – All others the 2nd Thursday
The Cooperative Board holds regular meetings once a month on a Thursday beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the Administration Building Conference Room at 53 Gibson Road, Goshen, New York 10924.