All BOCES instructional programs and offices are closed
Due to an order issued by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, all K-12 schools will remain closed through the rest of the academic year. A decision regarding summer school is pending. Instruction will continue to be provided remotely. 
The closure order is part of a proactive effort to limit exposure to the Coronavirus. All BOCES offices will also remain closed. Updated information will be posted in this location as it becomes available. 
 
All schools are prepared to provide student meals (two per day per student) at designated pick-up locations throughout the county. You do not have to go to the pick-up site at your school; any site will serve you. To view a list of those locations, click here for Broome County schools,  click here for Tioga County schools.  
 
Latest updates: Governor says key data points are trending downward, but cautions reopening will be gradual to prevent infection rates from rising again. To read district superintendent's staff briefing, click here.

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BOCES staffers team up to create, donate face shields in pandemic fight staff stay strong message to students BOCES volunteers stand ready to handout Chromebooks to students at local high school Students raise wall on Discover Center exhibit to honor fallen police officer Deputies join student celebration of Dr. Seuss's birthday Belonging, exploration, responsibility infuse Mardis Gras Day at West Learning Center Senior Sierra Weeks (center) receives Akshar All-Star award for academic excellence, leadership Frank's Italian Restaurant honors class, places student-inspired recipe on menu Panel of state, local experts talk cyber security at forum - 190 attending "Sled Dogs of Smokey Hill" highlight assembly on famous Iditarod race BOCES tech staffer demonstrates the ins and outs of IT repair The annual PALS / Oak Tree Holiday Music Concert was a big hit with family and friends Broome Leadership Institute's Class of 2019 visits BOCES BOCES board president Sandra Ruffo and PALS student Jeana Whiting show their support for 'World Kindness Day' BOCES students, staff take the plunge in support of Special Olympics Retired dentist Dr. Sam Ruffo and wife Sandra donate an authentic skeleton to the P-TECH Health Studies program Criminal justice students help early-morning visitors find event parking Vestal fire crew provides home safety lessons for young students  BOCES staff, students kick off 'Bullying Prevention Month' with show of support
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Employee recognition thumbnail Criminal justice instructor receives BOCES’ top leadership award
The most prestigious service award annually bestowed by the Broome-Tioga Board of Cooperative Educational Services this year goes to long-time criminal justice instructor Don Entwistle. (click oln headline to continue) 
CHOW logo GoFundMe launched by BOCES staffer provides a lesson in generosity
A virtual team meeting with a local instructor who noted a serious need at a local food pantry quickly morphed into a heart-warming demonstration of generosity and kindness by BOCES staffers. (click on headline to read more)
 
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3D printer thumbnail CTE staff team up to create face shields using 3D technology
Members of the Broome-Tioga BOCES Center for Career and Technical Excellence (CTE) have launched a new project that will greatly benefit health care entities throughout Broome County. (click on headline to read more) 
Reclaim at home thumbnail Family finds comfort, support from BOCES while learning at home
Since the doors closed at Broome-Tioga BOCES, students have been schooling from home. Tough, to be sure. But while we are starting to hear more about how our teachers, aides and other support networks are making a big, positive difference in students staying connected, third-grader Robbie Barnhart and his mom, Mandy Barnhart, told us how much the efforts mean to them, inside their home. (click on headline to read more) 
Online schoolhouse logo Letters from an online schoolhouse
With everyone doing their part to help defeat the Coronavirus pandemic by staying home and practicing social distancing to every extent possible, it's easy to lose track of the fact that a lot of teriffic things are happening throughout our educational community. So, to shed some light on all those hidden efforts and activities, we've invited teachers and others to check in and share a few thoughts, images and insights from their personal online school house. Click on the headline to begin reading. 
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