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Special and Alternative Education

James Higgins, Ed.D., Director of Special and Alternative Education 
Keith Sullivan, Assistant Director
Office: (845) 291-0200 ext 10200

Welcome to the Division of Special and Alternative Education

In this section of the OU BOCES website, you will find information about the Special and Alternative Education Division's programs and services. You will also find forms and information about Food Services.  Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions! 

First day of summer school for Special and Alternative Education students
Emanuel Axelrod Education Center Building

Emanuel Axelrod Education Center

The Regional Education Center at Arden Hill

Regional Education Center at Arden Hill

Special and Alternative Education Locations

The BOCES main campus is comprised of five special education programs including the John A. Flannery High School and Middle School, the Raymond C. Cramer School, the Liberty Elementary Program, and the Strive Program. These “schools” are located in an expansive facility that houses a therapeutic pool, large auditorium, 2 gymnasiums and is surrounded by several playgrounds and athletic fields.   

Satellite programs are located in the Chester,  Goshen, Marlboro, Minisink Valley and Warwick Valley School Districts. 

The Marguerite A Flood High School and Middle School as well as Alternative Programs are located in the Regional Education Center at Arden Hill.