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What is WSWHE BOCES?

The Washington-Saratoga-Warren-Hamilton-Essex (WSWHE) Board of Cooperative serves 31 school districts in a five-county region. The BOCES Board of Education, a governing board made up of representatives from component school districts, is responsible for the oversight of curricular, financial and other policy decisions. The chief executive officer of a BOCES is the District Superintendent who works closely with local school districts as a liaison/agent of the New York State Commissioner of Education.

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Construction Trades Students

Sixteen Beds Built for Children in Need

On Friday, September 17, 2021, Construction Trades students at the F. Donald Myers Center in Saratoga Springs, worked with the Sleep in Heavenly Peace (SHP)® - NY, Mechanicville chapter to build sixteen beds for children who need them in the area.
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WSWHE BOCES Kicks-off Women In Trades Initiative

According to research conducted by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, 2018 report, less than 3.4% of construction trade workers are women. That number is comparable with other SKILLED TRADES when it comes to percent of women.
Washington County Fair Schedule

CTE At The Washington County Fair

Want to learn some new culinary techniques from a well known chef? How about learning the latest hair braiding trends, seeing Mig welding, or checking out how to operate a mini-excavator? These are just a few of the demonstrations visitors can attend when WSWHE BOCES highlights its Career and Technical Education (CTE) program at the Washington County Fair August 23-29.

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District-wide School Safety Plan

New York State School Districts and BOCES are required to develop a district-wide school safety plan designed to prevent or minimize the effects of serious violent incidents and emergencies and to facilitate the coordination of the district with local and county resources in the event of such incidents or emergencies.

Water Testing

In accordance with New York State law, we have been conducting lead testing on all sources of water used for drinking or cooking purposes at all of our locations.

About Us

  • 31 School Districts
  • 39,000 Students
  • >20 CTE Programs
  • 10+ Enrichment Programs
  • 100s Professional Development Workshops