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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Welcome to the Science K-12 Professional Learning and Resource page!  Here you will find information about the proposed NYS Science Learning Standards, resources available through our Regional Center for Science and Math, as well as regional professional learning opportunities. 
NYS Science Learning Standards
New York adopted new Science Standards, effective July 2017.  These standards are based on the Framework for K-12 Science Education and the Next Generation Science Standards.  The link below will take you to the NYS Science Learning Standards, but it is also recommended that you familiarize yourself with appendices of the Next Generation Science Standards included as a link below.
Regional Center for Science and Math
The PLIC's Regional Center for Science and Math provides subscribing districts with access to:
  • Over 80 kits which include lessons and materials to enhance classroom content.
  • Portable Planetarium 
  • Robotics kits that include sets of Dash & Dot, Cubelets, and Ozobots.

Select this link to learn more about these exciting Science & Math Resources, and to book the Portable Planetarium!

NYS Elementary/Intermediate Testing Schedule - Science
Gr 4 Performance Test 
May 18 - May 29
Must be given within testing window

Scoring following adminstration

Gr 8 Performance Test

May 18 - May 29 
 Must be given within testing window

Scoring following adminstration

Gr 4 Written Test
June 1 June 2 - June 3

June 11

Gr 8 Written Test
June 1
June 2 - June 3

June 11


Regional Professional Learning
Please view the calendar, with MLP links, below for upcoming Regional Science Professional Learning opportunities. 
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For questions and information about Science Professional Learning, please contact:
Maureen Smith
Professional Learning Specialist
Phone: (607)763-3601
Kerri Bullock
Phone: (607)766-3782


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