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.
The Office of the District Superintendent is staffed by two Assistant Superintendents; one for Administrative Services, and another for Instructional and School Support Services. The three main BOCES Divisions, Career and Technical Education, Special Education, and School Support Services are led by director-level administrators.
The WSWHE BOCES is the second largest geographically of the 38 BOCES regions in New York State covering 2,686 square miles. It is also the 13th largest in terms of kindergarten through grade 12 enrollments in the participating component school districts. With 31 component districts, it is the fourth largest in the State, after three BOCES on Long Island and Westchester County.