Updated April 7, 2020: NYS Governor Andrew Cuomo has extended the mandatory closing of all NYS schools until April 29, 2020. As a result of this order, all Western Suffolk BOCES special education schools and programs and all Wilson Tech Campuses will be closed to until April 29, 2020.
STAFF UPDATE March 26, 2020
STAFF UPDATE March 22, 2020
STAFF UPDATE March 20, 2020
The following updates previous direction: Effective Monday, March 23, 2020, all Western Suffolk BOCES employees are NOT to report to work unless directly contacted by their supervisor. This directive extends through the school period.
STUDENT UPDATE March 18, 2020
Packets of instructional material are being mailed. This material is intended to support students through the extended school closure.
Breakfast and lunch will be available to all families from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. during the school closing period. Meals can be picked up at the school locations listed here.
STAFF UPDATE March 17, 202
During the school closing period ordered by NYS Governor Cuomo, some school employees who are not contracted and not salaried and have been instructed NOT to report to work may be eligible for immediate unemployment benefits. Only the New York State Department of Labor can determine if an employee is eligible. For information, contact the Department of Labor at 1-888-209-8124 or visit the website at labor.ny.gov.
STAFF UPDATE March 16, 2020:
Beginning tomorrow, March 17, members of Units 1, 7 and 9 should NOT report to work through March 27.
Employees in Units 4 and 6 will be notified tonight of their upcoming work schedule during the school closing period.
Units 2 and 5 employees should report to work according to their regular schedule and will be notified tomorrow as to their work schedules during the remainder of this school closing period.
Unit 12 paraprofessionals and all hourly aides and non-contracted employees are NOT to report during this two-week closing period.