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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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Culinary arts students helping special olympics

Supporting Special Olympics

During the week of October 18, 2021, the SAEC Culinary Arts & Hospitality and Hospitality & Human Services Service Level Team collaborated with the NYS Special Olympics committee to help make their event a success.
Commissioner Rosa visits Whitehall with WSWHE BOCES

Special Visit with Commissioner Rosa, Regent Ouderkirk, & Sr Deputy Commissioner Baldwin

On Thursday, October 14, 2021, Dr. Betty A. Rosa, Commissioner of Education & President of the University of the State of New York, joined the WSWHE BOCES for a tour of Whitehall Central School District, Early College Career Academy, and Queensbury High School. Beverly L. Ouderkirk, NYS Regent; Dr. James Baldwin, Sr. Deputy Commissioner for Education and other team members from the Commissioner’s office joined as well.
Staff Spotlight Awards

Staff Spotlight Awards

At the October 13, 2021 WSWHE BOCES Board of Education meeting, Dennis Flynn, Michelle Maddalla and Tony Muller were each awarded a Staff Spotlight Award.
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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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.

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