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About BOCES

  • BOCES is an acronym for Board of Cooperative Educational Services, a regional public education service organization. Established in 1948 by the state legislature, a BOCES provides quality, cost-effective educational services to school districts in New York State. In Suffolk County, Eastern Suffolk BOCES serves 51 school districts and Western Suffolk BOCES serves 18 school districts. Nassau BOCES serves the 56 school districts in Nassau County. The student enrollment in the 125 school districts on Long Island is approximately 459,000.

    BOCES services include career training for high-school students and adults, special education, alternative schools, technology, teacher training, as well as dozens of programs to expand educational opportunity and help districts operate more efficiently. NYSCATE (The New York State Association for Computers and Technologies in Education), is a non-profit, professional organization representing more than 2,000 technology-using educators and administrators in New York State. NYSCATE is an affiliate of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), and cooperates with such partners as the New York State Education Department, state and national educational organizations, private sector corporations and publishers to further the use of technology in our schools.