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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CTE Signing Day Celebrates Students Entering the Workforce

Similar to special events for high school athletes signing commitment letters to colleges where they will play sports, or high school seniors donning collegiate shirts from the colleges where they have been accepted on designated college acceptance days, the WSWHE BOCES Career and Technical Education (CTE) program recognized those students in its programs who will go directly into the workforce by holding a CTE Signing Day on June 5 at the WSWHE BOCES Conference Center.
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Empowering Student Expression through Art, Literature, and Beyond

In 2014, English Language Arts Teacher, Georgiana Bull, had a wish to create a monthly magazine which would be open to students and staff alike at the F. Donald Myers Education Center. She had the full support of the Exceptional Learners Division Principal Dr. Shawn Hunziker. Ten years later the magazine is going strong and just celebrated the tenth anniversary of its first printing. “Chance’s Hand,” is a collection of student’s jokes, cartoons, math problems, social studies and science blogs, health tips, recipes and many other beautiful works.

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