BOCES Happenings
Tech Academy students place at annual robotics competition
The annual Southern Tier Robotics Competition attracted tech-savvy students from around the region, including a team from Broome-Tioga BOCES Tech Academy.  
Odyssey of the Mind tournament draws hundreds to BOCES campus
Hundreds of students from throughout the Southern Tier and beyond tested their problem-solving skills at the Region 12 Odyssey of the Mind Tournament conducted on BOCES main campus March 21.
Here is some of the news coverage from the event.
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County health officials bring lead training to BOCES class
Some students in Broome-Tioga BOCES' carpentry program learn to recognize and safely address the dangers of lead-based paint in homes, thanks to a certification program offered by the Broome County Health Department.   
Teachers from across the state attend IT conference
Using technology to improve instruction was the key focus of a daylong conference that attracted roughly 500 educators from across the state. Sponsored by Broome-Tioga BOCES and conducted at the Chenango Valley High School, the event provided insight into state-of-the-art tools and techniques for connecting with today's tech-savvy students.
See news coverage:
WBNG-TV
WICZ-TV   
 
Students, families enjoy BOCES annual open house
Dozens of students and family members attended our annual open house on March 10. Hosted by our Center for Career & Technical Excellence, the event provided firsthand information about the many college- and career-ready programs we offer.
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Stop the Gap Elimination Adjustment
Back in 2010, when New York State faced a $10 billion budget gap, the governor and the legislature enacted the GEA to help address the state deficit. Through this law, schools were forced to help close the state budget gap by giving back large portions of their state aid. This law has been in effect for the past five years and has taken nearly $9.6 billion away from schools during that time.  
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