St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES

Building Futures - Creating Meaningful Lives

Thomas R. BurnsThomas Burns
District Superintendent/Executive Officer

St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES
Educational Services Center
P.O. Box 231 - 40 W. Main Street
Canton, NY 13617

Maureen Bouchey
Secretary to the District Superintendent

(315) 386-4504 Ext. 10150
Fax: (315) 386-2099

The District Superintendent: 
  • 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