In this section you will find information for the following services:
- Administrative and Instructional Technology - services support instructional technology as well as administrative, student, and networking systems. Administrative and Instructional Technology Services represent a collaborative effort between the St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES and the Northeastern Regional Information Center (NERIC) which encompasses a seven BOCES region. Through this cooperative effort, BOCES aid is available on all approved services.
- Adult Education - Adult Literacy Centers create, provide and integrate ongoing, high quality, cost effective services that are a part of the Workforce Development System in St. Lawrence County. Primary customers include youth, adults and local businesses and industries.
- Alternative Education - is for students who are unable to meet requirements for a Regents diploma. Certified counselors and instructors provide assistance with career planning and life skills training for students enrolled in all three program options. Students must be capable of achieving a 9th grade equivalent in reading and math skills prior to entry into this program.
- Career & Technical Education (CTE) - program provides occupational training to approximately 1,000 secondary students and adults at the three Career and Technical Education Centers: Seaway Area Tech in Norwood, Northwest Tech in Ogdensburg, and Southwest Tech in Gouverneur.
- District Support Services - are designed to complement and enhance diverse and specialized programs provided to component school districts and the BOCES, including
- Instructional Resources - program provides shared teachers, school improvement services, enrichment programs, and professional development. Programs are guided by the mission of providing the best in educational services to our districts through information, consultation, and training.
- Labor Relations - The Employer/Employee Relations Service is BOCES aidable and includes the following:
- Assistance with questions of tenure, seniority, staff reduction and recall, discipline, dismissal and related matter
- Electronic training for staff in areas of health, safety, and organizational culture
- Labor posters for all federal and state mandated employee notifications
- Negotiation, interpretation, and management of collective bargaining agreements
- Representation at improper practice hearings, unit clarification matters, and at labor related mediation, arbitration and fact finding
- Representation in disciplinary matters
- Unemployment insurance cost control through National Employers Council
- Special Education - program provides services for students with disabilities from age 3 to 21. Each student receives the program and related services requested by the local district’s Committee on Special Education (CPSE) and specified in the student’s Individualized Education Program (IEP).
Potsdam, Ogdensburg and Heuvelton, are designated as regional sites for BOCES-operated Special Education Programs. Most classes are located in component district school buildings and provide opportunities for participation in the least restrictive environment. A Collaborative Day Treatment Program is located on the grounds of the St. Lawrence Psychiatric Center. Specialized Alternative Programs (Community Connections) are located in Canton and Ogdensburg.
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