Thank you to the staff and students at BOCE for supporting the Skills USA food drive. The group donated over two tons of canned and boxed items to the Feed Our Vets organizations. Class winners with the largest donations include Mr. Hoffmeister’s Culinary Arts II class with 236 donations and Ms. Gambacorta’s Early Childhood Education I class with 245 donations. A special mention goes out to Ms. Poniketera’s class with 137 donations and Ms. Keefer’s class with 111 donations. Thank you Ms. Bonsted’s Multi-Occupations students for helping with the sorting and boxing of the goods. The donations will make the holidays better for many Utica area vets and their families.
Oneida-Herkimer-Madison BOCES is part of a state-wide system of Board of Cooperative Educational Services and was one of the first four established by the New York State Legislature in 1948 under section 1950 of the NYS Education Law. There are currently 37 BOCES in New York state. BOCES functions as a link between local schools and the State Education Department. Through cooperative efforts of component school districts, BOCES offers a wide variety of educational and support services to public education agencies throughout the state.
BOCES serves its component districts by offering a variety of educationally focused programs, services, and support systems including career and technical education, special and alternative education, administrative and financial services, human resources, program and professional development, information and technology support, and shared itinerant staff.
For a complete listing of BOCES programs and services, please check out the 2013-14 Service Directory.