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Mission Statement

The St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES Mission is to provide quality, cost-effective programs and services characterized by leadership, innovation, creativity, and flexibility, to: Prepare students to become contributing members of their community, Initiate programs in response to emerging needs, Encourage the sharing of resources and expertise, Provide opportunities for professional growth, Include constituents in the decision-making process, Provide professional and technical assistance.

Upcoming Events

News & Announcements

April 1 Board Meeting

The St. Lawrence-Lewis Board of Cooperative Educational Services will hold a regular meeting at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, April 1, 2020 followed by the annual meeting at 6:30 pm on at the St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES Educational Service Center, 40 W. Main Street, Canton, New York. Both meetings will be closed to the public, but will be live streamed on Facebook at Informational materials will be available in the “Announcements” section of the BOCES website prior to the meeting:

URGENT NEED: Plastic Bag Donations

We are in urgent need of donations of plastic bags to pack free meals being provided across the county. As of this time, we are no longer able to purchase paper bags and will need to rely on donated bags.

URGENT NEED: Childcare Information

URGENT NEED: School districts have been tasked with coordinating childcare opportunities for children of healthcare workers during the school closure. Districts are required to submit information to New York State by the end of the day. Are you a childcare provider with an immediate opening for families of healthcare workers? Please help by responding to the survey below! Please share this post to help us get the word out.


Due to the State of Emergency declared by the St. Lawrence County Board of Directors, and in consultation with St. Lawrence County and St. Lawrence Public Health, the St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES and its 18 school districts have made a unanimous decision to close school immediately until at least April 20th. The districts, in collaboration with Public Health, will reevaluate the return of staff and students prior to the 20th to determine whether or not it is safe to return.