St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES

Building Futures - Creating Meaningful Lives

About this Section

In this section you will find information for the following services:
  • 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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