Outstanding Students Recognized at Board Meeting

Twelve students were honored by the Board of Education of Western Suffolk BOCES at its annual Recognition of Outstanding Students program, which was held in conjunction with the May 8 board meeting. Students were selected for the recognition by their teachers and administrators, who took turns at the podium to talk about the honorees’ accomplishments. […]

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Unanimous Approval for BOCES Administrative Budget

The Boards of Education of the 18 component districts in Western Suffolk BOCES voted unanimously April 10 to approve the 2018-19 Western Suffolk BOCES Administrative Budget. The Boards also re-elected Sydney Finkelstein of Elwood and Salvatore Marinello of Babylon to the BOCES Board. “We value the support of our component districts and pledge that Western […]

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Congressman Suozzi Meets with Western Suffolk BOCES Component Superintendents

Congressman Thomas Suozzi (D-Long Island/Queens) visited Western Suffolk BOCES March 27, 2018 at the invitation of Michael Flynn, Chief Operating Officer, to discuss federal matters of interest to the 18 component school districts. At the roundtable meeting, school district superintendents discussed with the Congressman their concerns about school safety, affordable health care, federal school funding […]

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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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BOCES Compiles Bi-County Enrollment Report

According to the Annual Bi-County Nassau/Suffolk Public School Enrollment Report compiled by the Office of School Planning and Research of Western Suffolk BOCES, public school enrollment on Long Island has declined by 4.3% since 2010, with decreases of 2.1% in Nassau County and 6.1% in Suffolk County. Projections suggest an additional 2.2% decline in the […]

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Salvatore Marinello, Western Suffolk BOCES Board of Education

BOCES Board Elects President, Vice President

The Board of Western Suffolk BOCES elected Salvatore Marinello of West Babylon as president and Jeannette Santos of Amityville as vice president for the 2016-17 school year. They were installed at the Board’s July 11 organizational meeting.

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Public Hearing on Code of Conduct

Western Suffolk BOCES will hold a public hearing on suggested revisions to its Code of Conduct which include the addition of infractions, The hearing will take place: 3:30 pm on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 Large Conference Room 507 Deer Park Road Dix Hills, NY 11746 For more information, contact Nancy Fischetti at 631-549-4900, ext. 224.

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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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