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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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Battle of the Books 2021

On March 19 and March 25, more than 190 students on 24 teams from 9 local school districts competed in the 2021 “Battle of the Books.”
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Celebrating Women in Trades 2021

March is International Women's Month and we are celebrating Women in the Trades. Throughout the month, WSWHE BOCES, CTE and ETA will be highlighting current and past students, instructors and colleagues in the Trades.
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SkillsUSA Competitions Still Exciting this Year

During the month of February, CTE students from both the F. Donald Myers Education Center in Saratoga Springs and the Southern Adirondack Education Center in Hudson Falls showed off their proficiencies during SkillsUSA competitions including culinary, cosmetology and automotive technology.
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Chief School Officers Outline 2021 Legislative Priorities

One hundred twelve students, school superintendents, board of education members, legislators, WSWHE BOCES staff, educators and key stakeholders came together for the 6th Annual WSWHE Chief School Officers Legislative Breakfast. The meeting was held virtually.

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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.

About Us

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