Administrative and Capital Charge Increases Under 2%

The proposed Western Suffolk BOCES budget for 2018-19 results in a 1.8% increase in the administrative charge and a 1.9% increase in the capital charge, for a combined increase of 1.8%. Over the past seven years, the average increase of the administrative charge has been 1.54% and the average increase for the capital charge has […]

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Board Honors Outstanding Achievement Award Winners

Fifteen employees of Western Suffolk BOCES were honored with Outstanding Achievement Awards at the June 13 meeting of the Board. The recipients were selected for the annual honors by the Site-Based Decision-Making teams at each school or program in recognition of their valuable contributions to the students and schools where they work. They were joined by […]

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Retirees from Western Suffolk BOCES are honored by the Board of Education

WS BOCES Board Honors Retirees

Western Suffolk BOCES employees who retired during the 2016-17 school year were honored by the Board of Education and many of their longtime co-workers at a special recognition ceremony June 13. Nearly 50 staff members retired this year, representing a cumulative 1,315 years of service to the children and families of Western Suffolk BOCES.

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Special Meeting

There will be a Special Meeting of the Board of Western Suffolk BOCES which will be held on Friday, June 23, 2017 at the Western Suffolk BOCES Administrative Offices, 507 Deer Park Road, Dix Hills, NY 11746 and 1802 Central Road, Mount Prospect, IL 60056.  Videoconferencing will be utilized during this meeting.   The Special Meeting convenes at 12:30 pm EDT, immediately […]

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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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Middle Schoolers Build Submersible Vehicles

Middle school students from Central Islip and Islip spent part of their spring break designing and building fully functional and remotely operated submersible vehicles as they took part in the Outdoor Environmental Education Program’s Spring Break ROV (Remotely Operated Vehicle) After School and Spring Recess Science Institute. The vehicles were equipped with high-resolution color cameras that […]

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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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