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Services Provided

Every BOCES is a little different, depending on the needs of the local school districts. For BOCES to offer a service it must be requested by two or more component districts and be approved by the commissioner of education according to need and practicality in a regional context. It will then be considered a Co-Ser (Cooperative Service) agreement.
 
A large percentage of BOCES programs are instructional or direct instruction in classroom settings:
  •  instruction services and professional development
  • career and technical programs for high school students
  • related services for students with disabilities
  • literacy programs and employment training for adults
 
The remaining programs are non-instructional “support services” which help school districts reduce or contain costs. This permits some districts’ resources to directly serve students. Examples include:
  • management services
  • regional information centers
  • state networks