St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES - Building Futures ~ Creating Meaningful Lives
Thomas R. Burns
District Superintendent/Executive Officer
St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCESThomas Burns
PO Box 231
40 W. Main Street, Canton, NY 13617
Phone:  315-386-4504
Fax:  315-386-2099
Secretary to the District Superintendent:  Maureen Bouchey
Thomas R. Burns:

*    Serves as both the Chief Executive Officer of the BOCES and as District Superintendent, fulfilling responsibilities as regional representative of the New York State Commissioner of Education;

*    Collaborates with the District Superintendents from the other 36 BOCES regions, the Commissioner of Education, the Board of Regents, and component school districts to be vigorous agents for reform, effectively advocating for educational excellence and equity on behalf of all learners in New York State;

*    Provides leadership in the interpretation and implementation of New York State Education Law,  the Rules and Regulations of the Board of Regents, and the Commissioner of Education;

*    Provides educational leadership in the implementation of the New York State Learning Standards, leading local school improvement, engaging the community to support improvement, and detecting, reporting, and resolving problems.  Serves as liaison between the component districts  and the State Education Department;

*     Facilitates communication between the Department of Education and the 18  component superintendents from the St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES District; 

*     Administers and supervises regional educational programs and support services at the request of component school districts;

*    Consults with component school districts on a variety of educational issues, calling upon the resources of the State Education Department and its professional staff;

*    Oversees the use of BOCES resources to support local reform efforts and to ensure the BOCES is a model of high quality and cost effectiveness; 

*    Assists component boards of education in recruiting, screening, and evaluating candidates for the position of Superintendent of Schools thus saving component schools the cost of hiring a private consultant to fill superintendent vacancies. 

40 West Main Street, Canton, NY 13617 - Phone: 315-386-4504 - Fax: 315-386-3395
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