O/N BOCES At A Glimpse
ORLEANS / NIAGARA BOCES Facts and Figures
Snapshot of BOCES for the 2015-2016 School Year
District Superintendent: Dr. Clark Godshall
Phone: 716-731-6800, extension: 2201
Director of Career and Technical Education: Dr. Michael Weyrauch
Phone: 716-731-6800, extension: 4447
Director of Special Programs: Dr. Ronald Barstys
Phone: 716-731-6800, extension: 3715
Superintendent of Building and Grounds: Mr. Daniel Connolly
Phone: 716-731-6800, extension: 2221
Public Relations Director: Mrs.Lisa Bielmeier
Phone: 716-731-6800, ext: 3729 (M,W,F) and ext: 2287 (T,Th)
ANNUAL INITIAL BUDGET (2016-2017): $56,275,000
BOCES AID TO COMPONENT DISTRICTS (2015-2016): $22,545,777
NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES:
Full Time: 610
NUMBER OF STUDENTS:
Career and Technical Education (CTE): 1,750 students
Graduation Rate: 98%
College Bound CTE Graduates: 60%
Military Bound Graduates: 5%
Employment Bound Graduates: 15%
Career and Technical Education Endorsements: 240
Special Education: 356 students
Niagara Academy:174 students
Extended School Year (Special Ed): 308 students
Extended School Year (Academic): 2,734 students and 877 Walk-In Regent Exam Takers
Life Skills Graduates: 9 Graduates
Continuing Education: 4,000 students served
Highest rated program in New York State with more than 200 students
Programs in Niagara and Albion Correctional Facilities
Adult TASC Diplomas: 130
15 ESOL (English As A Second Language) Sites
14 Adult Basic Education and TASC Sites
Night School:135 participants in 12 programs
Health Science Programs:
Licensed Practical Nursing Program (LPN): 3rd highest rated of 77 programs in NYS (including colleges and universities)
LPN has 100% passing rate on NCLEX licensing exam in 5 of past 6 programs (NYS average is 71%)
Graduates: 141 in the last five years
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA): 86% pass rate; approximately 60 graduates per year
Home Health Aide Program: Only NYSED certified program in Niagara County (2015): 22 graduates
Center for School Improvement: 2200 Educators served / 13 component districts
101 workshops offered
Teacher Center: Serves 12 public and 11 non-public districts and Orleans/Niagara BOCES
Driver's Education: 197 Graduates
Home and Hospital Tutoring: 768 Students
Coaching Service: 202 participants
Orleans/Niagara BOCES was created on January 23, 1956 by five school districts: Albion, Holley, Kendall, Lyndonville and Medina requested that the Commissioner of Education establish a BOCES in Orleans County.
The first District Superintendent was Harold Osborne.
There are 37 BOCES organizations in New York State.
BOCES stands for Board of Cooperative Educational Services. It was started in 1948 by the State Legislature to enable smaller school districts to offer more breadth in their educational programs by sharing teachers.
BOCES started offering vocational and special education programs in 1955.
All but four of the 703 operating districts in New York are members of BOCES.
Orleans/Niagara BOCES is the 15th largest BOCES by student count, but ranks third for the largest vocational enrollment. Suffolk is first and Erie 1 is second.
NY State BOCES Web Site: http://eboces.wnyric.org/wps/portal/BOCESofNYS