New York State School Boards Association

The Annual BOCES Workshop

Incorporated into the convention as a separate session strand! 

Once again in 2011, the Annual BOCES Workshop is incorporated into NYSSBA’s Annual Convention & Education Expo in a dedicated BOCES strand with sessions sprinkled throughout the agenda.  

Shared Services, Regional High Schools and District Consolidation
Facing significant enrollment decreases, declining state aid and flat local financial support, St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES component districts engaged the Rural Schools Association, partnered with Organizational Leadership Services, to conduct a regional broad-based needs assessment. Learn how this study yielded opportunities for increasing shared services among school districts, options for establishing regional high schools and possibilities for school district mergers. Take away ideas for your own district.

Regional Labor Negotiations
Are school districts ready for regional collective bargaining? The Capital Region, Washington-Saratoga-Warren-Hamilton-Essex and Questar III BOCES are jointly collecting, analyzing and distributing compensation and demographic data for more than 80 upstate districts. Examine their efforts to simplify the negotiations process by providing vital regional information to school boards. Get examples of “real world” implementation. 

Regional High Schools – What the Studies Show
What has been the impact of regional high school feasibility studies? Examine the results and recommendations of state funded feasibility studies on creating regional high schools in Wayne and Ontario counties coordinated by Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES. Learn how these studies became a catalyst for the development of new shared BOCES satellite instructional programs in that region, and take away recommendations for use in your own district.

Performance Planning and Review System
Examine the Delaware-Chenango-Madison-Otsego BOCES Performance Planning and Review System. Determine how they establish performance objectives, and conduct mid-year feedback sessions and annual performance review. Learn how this process promotes a focus on future growth and improvement through ongoing feedback on performance.

BOCES: Partners for Public Education
Examine this unique service provider for school districts. Learn how and why BOCES was created, the variety of educational services BOCES provides, and the cost-savings opportunities available to component school boards. Understand how BOCES has expanded and evolved to meet the changing needs of public schools.

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