Board Meeting

The next Regular meeting of the Board of Western Suffolk BOCES will be held on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at the Western Suffolk BOCES Conference Center, 31 Lee Avenue Wheatley Heights, NY 11798.  The Regular meeting convenes at 6:30 pm in the Executive Conference Room I immediately followed by an Executive Session.  The public portion resumes, beginning with Item Number 1 on the […]

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Boards of Education Approve Western Suffolk BOCES Budget

  The Boards of Education of the component districts in Western Suffolk BOCES voted to approve the 2017-18 Western Suffolk BOCES Administrative Budget on April 25. The Boards also re-elected Peter Wunsch of Commack and Jeannette Santos of Amityville to the BOCES Board. “We appreciate the trust and support our districts and Western Suffolk BOCES […]

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SCOPE Honors BOCES Leaders

Two Western Suffolk BOCES administrators were honored by SCOPE at the organization’s 16th annual School District Awards Dinner Monday, March 20. Paula Klingelhoefer (photo right), Senior Executive Director of Personnel and Instructional Support Services, and Teresa Strum (photo left), Executive Director of Special Education, received Administrator Service Awards in recognition of their years of service […]

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Annual Meeting April 4; Districts to Vote on April 25

The 2017 Annual Meeting of Western Suffolk BOCES will be held at 8 pm on Tuesday, April 4 in the Large Conference Room at BOCES Central Administration, 507 Deer Park Road, Dix Hills, at which time component board members may ask questions about the Tentative BOCES Budget. A “Meet-the Candidate” session will also be scheduled […]

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Combined Administrative & Capital Charge Increase Is 1.12%

The Western Suffolk BOCES budget for 2017-18 results in a 1.88% increase in the administrative charge and a 0% increase in the capital charge, for a combined increase of 1.12%. Over the past six years, the average increase of the administrative charge has been 1.51% and the average increase for the capital charge has been […]

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Suffolk Region PTA Awards Scholarships to Western BOCES Students

Two Wilson Tech students were awarded scholarships by Suffolk Region PTA at the annual PTA Night at Western Suffolk BOCES. Christina Brown of Amityville, who attends the Physical Therapy Aide program, and Kathrine Zeffer of North Babylon, who attends the Medical Laboratory program, were selected by the Suffolk Region PTA for the $500 awards. The […]

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Special Meeting

There will be a Special Meeting of the Board of Education on Thursday, January 5, 2017.  The meeting will commence at 11:00 a.m. in the Large Conference Room of the Administrative Offices of Western Suffolk BOCES, 507 Deer Park Road, Dix Hills, NY. This meeting is open to the public.

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Halloween on Parade at JEA Elementary

Students at James E. Allen Elementary School delighted in showing off their cute and clever costumes in the Halloween Parade. Family and friends gathered for the annual procession and the occupational and physical therapy staff, together with the administration, led the way with their “wise” costume choice–a parliament of owls.

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Update on Water Testing

October 31, 2016 A Message from the Chief Operating Officer of Western Suffolk BOCES As you are aware, in the interest of protecting our students and staff and prior to any legislation mandating action, Western Suffolk BOCES initiated a program in June 2016 to test all potable (drinkable) water outlets for lead within our schools […]

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JEA Jr./Sr. HS Students Hosted by Celebrity Chef Lidia Bastianich

Last February, students at James E. Allen Jr./Sr. High School hosted television chef and cookbook author Lidia Bastianich. Last week, she returned the hospitality by welcoming students at Eataly in New York City. The Western Suffolk BOCES students were treated to a VIP tour October 13 of Eataly, an Italian marketplace, restaurant and cooking school […]

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