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.


Recent News

SkillsUSA Regionals

SkillsUSA Regional Competitions Showcase Amazing Students

More than 100 Career and Technical Education students from the Southern Adirondack Education Center, F. Donald Myers Education Center and Early College Career Academy at WSWHE BOCES participated in dozens of competitions at the 2023 NYS SkillsUSA Area 3 competition (Regional Competition) on March 16, 2023.
ECCA women in trades event

Women in the Trades - An ECCA Hosted Event

Early College Career Academy (ECCA) hosted a Women in Trades event on March 15, 2023. Nearly 100 guests, female-identifying students from grades 7-10 and chaperones from five area school districts were in attendance. The event took place on the SUNY Adirondack Queensbury campus.
Battle of the Books 2023 Competition

Stakes Were High At The 2023 Battle Of The Books

On March 13, 2023, more than 475 students on 65 teams from 18 local school districts competed in the 2023 “Battle of the Books.” This event, which is coordinated by the WSWHE BOCES School Library System, was held at SUNY Adirondack.
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Capital Region Workforce Development Coalition Host Workshop for School Counselors

Who will build it? This is a question area construction and skilled trades people have been asking for years as the skills gap grows in the Capital Region and nationally.

On March 3, 2023, the Capital Region Workforce Development Coalition, in partnership with WSWHE BOCES and the New York State School Counselor Association (NYSSCA) gathered over 75 school counselors from area school districts to discuss non traditional post secondary pathways in the trades and how collectively they can provide more opportunities to students.
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Meet the AT/SP Team

The mission of the WSWHE BOCES W.I.D.E (Wellness, Inclusion, Diversity, Equity) Initiative is to provide accessible education programs and services that accelerate social, emotional, & academic achievement while boosting career mobility & enhancing well-being for diverse communities.

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Public Notices

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