Dr. Timothy Eagen (center), Superintendent of the Kings Park School District, accepts a Proclamation of Appreciation from Western Suffolk BOCES Chief Operating Officer Michael Flynn (left) and Board of Education President Peter Wunsch for his district’s support of the External Diploma Program.

Western Suffolk BOCES Board Honors School Districts

For the last 30 years, more than 3,200 adult students have earned local high school diplomas as a result of a partnership between Western Suffolk BOCES and the Kings Park and West Babylon School Districts. In recognition of that partnership, the BOCES Board of Education presented the two districts with Proclamations of Appreciation. The External […]

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Joshua Shoulton of Commack (second from left) is congratulated by (from left) Western Suffolk BOCES Board of Education President Peter Wunsch, Special Education Executive Director Teresa Strum, teacher Jeanine Lagrasta and WSBOCES Chief Operating Officer Michael Flynn at May 9 Student Recognition ceremonies.

WS BOCES Honors Outstanding Students

Students from Western Suffolk BOCES programs were honored by the Board of Education at its annual Recognition of Outstanding Students event, which was held in conjunction with the May  board meeting. Students were selected for recognition by their teachers and administrators, who took turns at the podium to talk about the honorees’ accomplishments. The honored […]

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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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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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