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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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Celebrating Success: School to Work Students Shine at Wilton Applebee’s

The School to Work transition program serves students aged 17 to 21 years old who are getting ready to exit from the school setting. This community-based program draws together area businesses and educators to prepare special needs students for employment and independent living through internships. For the past few weeks, three School to Work students have been working at the Wilton Applebee’s gaining new skills. They were recently recognized for their excellent work ethic.
Women in Trades

Celebrating Women in Trades

March is International Women's Month and we are celebrating Women in the Trades. Throughout the month, WSWHE BOCES will be holding events and highlighting current students and opportunities available to prospective students in the trades.

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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.

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