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Week of September 24, 2010

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Tapped for a task force -- meet Cody Bellair


2010-2011 administrators directory complete

The 2010-2011 BOCES & Supervisory Administrators Directory, which includes contact information for BOCES administrators and component district administrators, and can be downloaded here (PDF). Limited numbers of printed copies of the directory will be distributed to offices in early October.

Nondiscrimination notice

Legally, BOCES must annually notify staff that it does not discriminate in offering employment or educational opportunities. Read the nondiscrimination policy.



BOCES recognized for saving
13,859 trees and nearly $300,000BOCES has won an energy award.

Staff efforts led to early success in energy conservation program

For conserving enough energy to save nearly $300,000 — and 13,859 trees — Capital Region BOCES has won the Award for Energy Stewardship. Full Story

From student to son:
staff member finds family at work

Special Education teaching assist adopts former student

Three years ago, Special Education teaching assistant Brenda Heritage met Cody Brown when he began attending classes at Rotterdam Academy II. Having spent most of his years in foster care and group home settings, Cody came to the school’s program with severe behavioral issues and difficulty making friends with kids his own age. Full Story

Complete Special Education Division study released

Final report follows initial June 2010 release

The final report out of a comprehensive study of Capital Region BOCES' Special Education Division is now available. Full Story

Students look beyond
the walls of Tech Valley High School

Online courses encouraged by NYS Education Department

Twenty Tech Valley High School students are looking beyond the walls of Tech Valley High to receive their education — well beyond the walls. Full Story

NY State Education Department officials note many changes coming

Officials note challenges aheadEducation Department officials update schools.

Two New York State Education Department officials recently met with area superintendents, discussing how federal Race to the Top funds will be used, and the challenges our state's education system faces.
Full Story

NERIC plans Internet shutdown
this Saturday, September 25

Shutdown to last from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m.

All NERIC services, including Internet and phone, will be shutdown from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, September 25.

This shutdown will allow NERIC to complete a number of equipment and network upgrades to strengthen its servers, electrical power, Internet capacity and data storage capabilities. This upgrade will ensure NERIC can provide fully reliable and dynamic services, as well as expand its offerings to districts.

Questions? Call the Help Desk at 862-5400.






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