All BOCES instructional programs and offices are closed
Due to an order issued Friday, March 27, by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, all K-12 schools will remain closed until April 15. The closure order is part of a proactive effort to limit exposure to the Coronavirus. All BOCES offices will also remain closed until April 15. 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's order effectively cancels spring break. To read district superintendent's full staff briefing, click here.

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Region 12 Tournament has been canceled


After much careful thought and weighing of options, we have decided to cancel the Region 12 Odyssey of the Mind Tournament scheduled to take place on our main campus this Saturday.

While there are no confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID 19) in our region (as of this morning, March 12), we have decided to err on the side of caution, as many other groups and agencies in our area have done. As always, the safety of our students and staff must take precedence over all other considerations; it is our No. 1 priority.   

We apologize for any inconvenience this decision may cause, and ask that you continue to do your part to prevent the spread of infection by following health department guidelines for proper sanitation and personal hygiene.
Tournament Results
Available after tournament
Regional 12 Tournament for NY Odyssey of the Mind
Saturday, March 14, 2020
Broome-Tioga BOCES
435 Glenwood Rd 
Binghamton, New York
Approximately 100 teams of students from area school districts will compete in this Regional Tournament. The building will open at approximately 7 a.m. Long-term problem presentations begin at 7:40 a.m. and continue throughout the day.
Winning teams will move on to the NYSOMA state competition being held at Binghamton University on April 4, 2020. We hope to see you there!
JUDGES & VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - Click here to register
Judge and Volunteer Training
Monday - February 24, 2020  - Problem 1, 2, and 3
Tuesday - February 25, 2020  - Problem 4, 5, and Primary
Wednesday - February 26, 2020 - Spontaneous
Judges Trainings are being held at the Broome-Tioga BOCES, Johnson City Learning Center – 500 Main St, Johnson City NY 
New Judges 6-9 p.m.
Returning Judges 6:30-9 p.m.

To register, follow the link above and fill out the form, choosing the training date you prefer. Be sure to click on the "Next Step" button at the bottom of the page to save your information!
The Odyssey of the Mind School Program is administered in New York State by the New York State Odyssey of the Mind Association, Inc. (NYSOMA) in affiliation with Creative Competitions, Inc.

Contact Information
If you have any questions, or need any additional information, please contact:
Tim Hortman, Regional Director
(607) 766-3727
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