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Southern Westchester BOCES

Teaching - Learning - Life

The 2014-2015 Services Guide


Map and Stuff Office of the District Superintendent 450 Mamaroneck Avenue Harrison, NY 10528 Dr. Harold Coles District Superintendent 914-922-3337 • hcoles@swboces.org Central Administration Sandra A. Simpson Chief Operating Officer/Deputy District Superintendent 914-937-3820 • ssimpson@swboces.org Center for Special Services 1606 Old Orchard Street North White Plains, NY 10604 Director: Mary Ellen Betzler 914-948-7271 • mbetzler@swboces.org Center for Career Services 65 Grasslands Road Valhalla, NY 10595 Director: Dr. Linda Suarez 914-761-3400 • lsuarez@swboces.org Transportation Office 1606 Old Orchard Street North White Plains, NY 10604 Director: Douglas Carter 914-428-9300 dcarter@swboces.org

Interscholastic Athletics Office 450 Mamaroneck Avenue Harrison, NY 10528 Director: Jennifer Simmons 914-592-2526 • jsimmons@swboces.org Center for Adult and Community Services 450 Mamaroneck Avenue Harrison, NY 10528 Director: Claudia Murphy 914-345-8500 • cmurphy@swboces.org SWBOCES Adult Training Center 450 Mamaroneck Avenue Harrison, NY 10528 Supervisor: Michelle Celestino 914-592-0849 • mcelestino@swboces.org Center for Professional Development & Curriculum Support 450 Mamaroneck Avenue Harrison, NY 10528 Assistant Superintendent for Regional Services: Jacqueline O’Donnell 914-345-8500 • jodonnell@swboces.org Lower Hudson Regional Information Center 450 Mamaroneck Avenue Harrison, NY 10528 Executive Director: Dr. Dennis Lauro 914-592-4203

In addition to the Center for Special Services campus in North White Plains, Southern Westchester BOCES operates special education programs on-site in these school districts and locations: 24 Ardsley Blind Brook/Rye Irvington New Rochelle Pelham Pocantico Hills Port Chester Valhalla White Plains Other Locations: N.Y Presbyterian Hospital St. Matthews SWBOCES Center for Career Services

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The Southern Westchester Board of Cooperative Educational Services, its officers and employees, shall not discriminate against any student, employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, national origin, creed, religion, marital status, gender, age, handicapping condition or sexual orientation. This policy of nondiscrimination includes access by students to educational programs, counseling services for students, course offerings and student activities, recruitment, appointment and promotion of employees and employment pay and benefits, and it is required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended and then promulgated thereunder, not to discriminate in such a manner.

SWBOCES IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER 17 Berkley Drive • Rye Brook, NY 10573 914-937-3820 Title IX Coordinator, Assistant Superintendent for Regional Services: Dr. Sheila McGuinness, Director of Human Resources Section 504 Coordinator, Director of Facilities & Operations: Thomas DiBuono

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1. Ardsley 2. Blind Brook - Rye 3. Bronxville 4. Byram Hills 5. Dobbs Ferry 6. Eastchester 7. Edgemont 8. Elmsford 9. Greenburgh Central 10. Harrison 11. Hastings 12. Irvington 13. Mamaroneck 14. Mount Pleasant 15. Mount Vernon 16. New Rochelle 17. Pelham 18. Pleasantville 19. Pocantico Hills 20. Port Chester-Rye 21. Rye City 22. Rye Neck 23. Scarsdale 24. The Tarrytowns 25. Tuckahoe 26. Valhalla 27. White Plains 28. Yonkers 29. Greenburgh 11 30. Greenburgh-Graham 31. Greenburgh-North Castle 32. Hawthorne Cedar Knolls 33. Mount Pleasant Blythedale 34. Mount Pleasant Cottage


A Letter from Sandra A. Simpson Dear Colleagues: On behalf of the Southern Westchester BOCES Board of Education, our administrative team, and our staff, I am proud to present our 2014-15 SWBOCES Services Guide. I hope that you will continue to consider SWBOCES as a vital link that provides support and services for you and your students. In this particular Services Guide, you’ll see dramatic changes in the services we can deliver to you and your District, based on your immediate needs and demands: • Our Professional Development team and the staff at our Lower Hudson Regional Information Center are continuing their great work in the region with training and services designed around constantly changing requirements and legislation, including preparation for the Common Core, scoring, reporting, and the Annual Professional Performance Review. • To appeal more directly to your students’ needs and to the demand for more STEM courses, our Center for Career Services will revamp its array of courses to include a two-year pre-Engineering course designed to introduce students to the world of technology and engineering and provide opportunities to apply science, technology, mathematics and communication skills through project based instruction that will promote real world applications. • Our CTE program will also offer a new Veterinary Science class, in which students will have the opportunity to properly handle and care for animals, a program that offers students the opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of Microsoft Office Suite and Google Drive tailored for use in general business setting as well as the medical field, and a Certified Nursing Assistant Program that will train students to work directly in medical offices and elder care settings, and prepare for medical and nursing school. The two-year certification program will provide students with instruction in human anatomy and physiology, and the practical skills needed in to work nursing homes. • Also new to SWBOCES in 2014-15 will be a revamped Special Education program, which will include new Middle School and High School Centers for Academic Therapeutic Services.

We promise to continue our focus on providing and revising course offerings and services in direct response to our district’s needs. We remain here to serve you with high quality, cost effective services and look forward to yet another year of successful collaboration. Sincerely,

Sandra A. Simpson Chief Operating Officer and Deputy District Superintendent

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District Superintendent District Superintendent: Dr. Harold Coles hcoles@swboces.org Phone: 914-922-3337 FAX: 914-922-3065 In addition to serving as the Chief Executive Officer of Southern Westchester BOCES, the Deputy District Superintendent serves as the New York State Education Commissioner’s representative in the southern Westchester region, as well as a liaison between local school districts and the State Education Department. Responsibilities of New York’s 38 District Superintendents are established by the state Legislature and the Commissioner to provide cost efficiency for participating districts and decentralization for the State Education Department. Districts are not charged for these services, which include: • Facilitating communications and cooperation among districts, the State Education Department, and other public and private agencies • Interpreting and clarifying Education Law, Commissioner’s regulations, and other policies that affect education in the region • Serving as regional contact for State initiatives, such as the new State standards and assessments • Assisting in developing educational policy and working closely with legislators on behalf of public education • Reporting to the Commissioner and working closely with the State Education Department staff • Assisting with reorganization issues and studies in participating districts • Conducting searches to fill vacant superintendent positions in local districts • Investigating and deciding upon boundary disputes between districts • Providing advice and counsel to local Boards of Education and in-service education for local superintendents • Approving BOCES service contracts and cross contracts

If your district wishes to use any of these services, District Superintendent Dr. Harold Coles (914) 922-3337 or email • hcoles@swboces.org.


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Component School Districts Superintendent

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Board President

Lauren Allan

693-6300

George Holt

Blind Brook

William J. Stark

937-3600

Nancy Barr

Bronxville

David Quattrone

395-0500

David Brashear

Byram Hills

William Donohue

273-4082

Ira Schulman

Dobbs Ferry

Lisa Brady

693-1500

Tracy Baron

Eastchester

Walter Moran, III

793-6130

Robert Summer

Edgemont

Victoria Kniewel

472-7768

Michaeline Curtis

Elmsford

Joseph Ricca

592-8440

Michael Colasuonno

Greenburgh Central

Ronald Ross

761-6000

Lloyd Newland

Greenburgh Eleven

Anthony Gyetua-Danquah

693-8500

David Howe

Greenburgh Graham

Amy Goodman

478-1106

Poul Jensen

Greenburgh North Castle

Edward Placke

693-3030

Anona Joseph

Louis Wool

835-3300

Dennis DiLorenzo

Roy Montesano

478-6200

Eileen Baecher

Hawthorne Cedar Knolls

Mark K. Silverstein

749-2900

Daniel Leffell

Irvington

Kristopher Harrison

591-8501

Robert Grados

Mount Pleasant Blythedale

Ellen Bergman

347-1800

Patricia Stanley

Mount Pleasant Central

Susan Guiney

769-5500

James Grieco

Mount Pleasant Cottage

James Gaudette

769-0456

Rita Golden

Mount Vernon

Judith Johnson, Interim

665-5201

Gerald Whiteside

New Rochelle

Jeffrey Korostoff, Interim

576-4200

David Lacher

Pelham

Peter Giarrizzo

738-3434

Lisa Kiernan

Pleasantville

Mary Fox-Alter

741-1400

Shane McGaffrey

Pocantico Hills

Valencia Douglas

631-2440

John Conrad

Port Chester-Rye

Edward Kilszus

934-7901

Ann Capeci

Rye

Frank R. Alvarez

967-6108

Laura Slack

Rye Neck

Peter J. Mustich

777-5200

Guy Pipolo

Scarsdale

Michael V. McGill

721-2410

Suzanne Seiden

Tarrytowns

Christpher Clouet

631-9404

Mimi Godwin

Tuckahoe

Barbara Nuzzi

337-6600

Julio Urbina

Valhalla

Brenda Myers

683-5040

LaVerne Clark

Timothy Connors, Interim

422-2019

Rosemarie Eller

Robert Shaps

698-9000

Nancy Pierson

To Be Determined

376-8100

Nader Sayegh

Ardsley

Harrison Hastings-on-Hudson

White Plains

Non Component School Districts Mamaroneck Yonkers

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Table of Contents Office of the District Superintendent --------------------------------------------------------------------------- 4 Component Districts------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 5 Center for Career Services ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 7 Center for Special Services---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 13 Public Information Services--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 18 Center for Professional Development and Curriculum Support ------------------------------------------ 19 Lower Hudson Regional Information Center------------------------------------------------------------------ 24 Center for Interscholastic Athletics------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 40 Center for Adult & Community Services------------------------------------------------------------------------ 41 Department of Transportation------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 43 Human Resources Services---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 45 Cross Contracts with other BOCES------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 46 CoSer Index----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 47 Program Index-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 49 Price List--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 52

Our Mission: To collaborate with districts, agencies and communities to meet their educational challenges by providing regional leadership and cost effective, high quality services.

Selecting SWBOCES Services The Services Guide has been prepared to help our component districts plan for and select shared services they will need in the 2014-2015 school year. Upon a district’s request and State Education Department approval, the SWBOCES staff will develop other services related to the needs of two or more districts. Suggestions for new services may be made to the District Superintendent.

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February-March 2014 Southern Westchester BOCES distributes its budget, price list and computer disk for districts to use in contracting for 2014-2015 services. April 9, 2014 Southern Westchester BOCES Annual Meeting, where the budget is presented to component school board members and superintendents.

In January and February, districts should indicate which shared services they expect to request, so that the SWBOCES team can be prepared to offer them. A price guide can be found at the back of this booklet for that purpose. Completing the form does not commit a district to participate in the services chosen; but is used only to help SWBOCES plan for future needs.

April 22, 2014

Final commitments and contracts are prepared and finalized in the late spring of each school year.

August 1, 2014

Southern Westchester BOCES trustee elections and administrative budget vote by component school boards. April 24, 2014 Southern Westchester BOCES adopts 2014-2015 budget.

District Superintendent’s letter is submitted to Albany, confirming district service contracts.


The Center for Career Services Secondary Day Career And Technical Programs CoSer 101 The Secondary Career and Technical Education (CTE) Programs prepare students to become college and career ready. Our CTE programs offer students the opportunity to obtain 21st century college and career skills. Students enrolled will spend a half-day in their local high schools and the other half at the Center for Career Services Valhalla campus. Students will learn in technology-supported classrooms and all instruction is facilitated by NYSED certified CTE and academic teachers with extensive professional experience in their respective fields. CTE students will master 21st century job skills in a career cluster area of their choice and earn related academic credit concurrently. All of our NYSED approved CTE programs offer the successful student the opportunity to earn related academic credit, for example; Cosmetology-Science and English, Protective Services-English and Science. Academic credit recovery virtual classes are also offered at no additional cost to the district to assist the student to make up needed commencement level academic credit. All academic credit recovery classes are facilitated by content area teachers and meet the NYSED online regulations. We also provide comprehensive pupil support services for students who attend our CTE programs, such as guidance counseling, college and career planning, sign language interpretation, Spanish translation and the services of a part-time social worker. All programs carry up to four sequence credits per year toward graduation. All students who successfully complete a CTE program will receive a Regents diploma with CTE distinction provided they pass a national or state certification examination in their trade/skill area. Articulation agreements are in place with post-secondary institutions and colleges throughout New York State and other states, and some provide students the opportunity to gain 3 to 9 college credits while enrolled in CTE courses. Students enrolled in the following Secondary Day Career Clusters can obtain National and NYS industry certification and earn a Regents diploma with CTE distinction.

Art and Media Commercial Art Students interested in studying art should consider enrolling in the Commercial Art program. The Commercial Art curriculum offers instruction in figure drawing, illustration, animation, advertising, marketing, art history, and portfolio development. Computer software instruction in Adobe Creative Suite 6 includes Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, Dreamweaver and Flash. Graduates can find jobs as graphic or commercial designers, illustrators and animators. Many graduates choose to pursue a post-secondary degree in advertising, graphic arts and fine arts. The Commercial Art program is recognized by major art schools throughout the country. Articulation with a number of local colleges and art Institutions are in place.

Director: Dr. Linda M. Suarez 914‑761‑3400 x300 lsuarez@swboces.org

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he Center offers a variety of Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs for both general education and classified student. Students enrolled in the CTE program learn a variety of disciplines that support the development of 21st century College and Career Readiness skills. As of January 2014, The Center for Career Services will offer Test Assessing Secondary Competency (TASC). The Secondary Day two-year career and technical education program curricula are approved by New York State Education Department to offer the CTE student to earn academic and CTE credits concurrently. In addition, all NYSED approved CTE programs offer advanced placement college credit, college articulation agreements, and industry certifications. The Center for Career Services will now offer an Introduction to Career Development and Occupational Studies (iCDOS) program that is aligned with NYSED CTE credential initiative implemented to address the needs of the classified student. The iCDOS program is designed for classified special needs students who would benefit from learning entry level trade skills in a smaller classroom setting with a modified curriculum and other instructional supports. iCDOS students will be trained to work in local businesses, and those who are successful in the program will be given the opportunity to enroll in one of the advanced CTE programs that provide a pathway to industry certification. The TASC program (formerly GED) is a half-day program that will give students an opportunity to strengthen core academic skills in a smaller instructional setting. The curricula are supported with workforce ready study skills that will benefit students preparing to enter the workforce. A half-day of instruction in a CTE program of their choice is available for an additional cost.

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The Center for Career Services TV/Video Production Students will obtain TV/Video production skills through a variety of work-based projects. Students will learn how to operate professional state-of-the-art studio equipment, edit videos before and after video production, and operate cameras, sound and lighting equipment. Post secondary education is recommended for students who are interested in a career in the TV/Video production field. Job opportunities for many of our graduates have included production assistant, lighting technician, camera operator, video technician and tape operator. Graphic and Interior Art Design The Graphic and Interior Art Design program is an introduction to the elements and principles of art and design. The program combines graphic design skills using Illustrator and Photoshop with a focus on uses in the interior design field. The curriculum includes an overview of the history of architecture, furniture design, perspective drawing and rendering, drafting and Google SketchUp. A student completing the two-year program leaves with a comprehensive portfolio as well as internship opportunities.

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Engineering/Green

Technologies Cluster

NEW! Pre-Engineering

Automotive Technician

Pre-Engineering is a two year course designed to introduce students to the world of technology and engineering. The course will provide the opportunities to apply science, technology, mathematics and communication skills through project based instruction that will promote real world applications. Many fields of engineering (mechanical, civil, and robotics) as well as engineering concepts and principles will be explored. With a team approach, students will learn and apply the design process, develop organizational, problem solving and creative and analytical-thinking skills. This is a great starting point for students interested in entering the field of engineering.

Students receive work-based experience in our National Automotive Technician Education Foundation (NATAF) certified classrooms in engine repair, troubleshooting and diagnosis of foreign and domestic cars. In a technology-supported environment, students learn how to assess engine performance, electrical and brake systems, suspension and steering systems, heating and air conditioning, and other diagnostic techniques. After completing the two year program, students can work as certified service technicians, brake and alignment certified technicians, tune-up technicians, repair shop foremen, and auto parts specialists. Students also have the opportunity to receive college incentives and paid summer internships. All students are eligible to earn Automotive Service Excellence certification.


The Center for Career Services Collision Technician (Auto Collision) Students learn complete Automotive Collision repair and gain valuable experience repairing accident damaged vehicles. Students learn safe working habits, refinishing, and custom painting, including graphics and airbrushing. Students acquire skills in detailing and polishing, mechanical and electrical components, estimating costs, welding and rust repair, sheet-metal fabrication techniques, interior and glass service, and much more. Auto Collision career paths include apprentice, painter, custom painter, custom fabricator, sheet metal technician, welding technician, frame straightening technician, glass technician, shop or insurance company estimator, classic car restorer, supply sales representative, tool and equipment sales and service, and other related careers.

Smarthouse/Green Construction Cluster Construction - Plumbing This course follows the National Center for Construction Education and Research construction plumbing curriculum. Students will acquire basic plumbing and construction skills through authentic work based projects and activities. The Construction/Plumbing instruction is supported with an Occupational and Safety and Health Administration curriculum, providing students with construction work site safety knowledge. Students who successfully complete this program are eligible for pre-apprenticeship plumbing/ construction opportunities. Residential Wiring – Electrical Construction Experienced electricians are in serious demand. The Center for Career Services Electrical Trades program

offers each student the opportunity to learn basic electrical skills and progress to the cutting edge of 21st century green technologies. In each theory class and lab, students construct the circuits discussed, gaining skills and experience as they move from residential into commercial and industrial wiring. The materials, meters and methods used in Electrical Trade give students an in-depth understanding of their field and knowledge needed to work with the latest environmentally friendly or “green� technologies. Students will have the opportunity to earn an Occupational Safety and Health Administration safety certificate. Electrical Trades students are prepared to earn certification through the National Center for Construction Education and Research. Postsecondary education in the electrical industry is available through onetwo-and four-year college programs. Specialized training is also available at technical schools or through apprenticeships, and some employers pay for such education. Successful Electrical Trade students are well prepared for entry into the work force or for advanced study in college, technical school or apprenticeship. Fashion Design/Merchandising This program provides a supportive and rigorous training ground for a career in the fashion and retail merchandising field. Our goal is to introduce students to the world of fashion by giving them a complete overview of the skills necessary to pursue a career in the fashion industry. The curriculum mirrors the courses required by industry recognized fashion design colleges with units of study that include: Fashion Drawing, History of Fashion, Textile Studies, Computer Aided Designing, Patternmaking/ Draping, Sewing Techniques, and

Merchandising. Our comprehensive curriculum enables students to have a competitive advantage in the admissions process of post-secondary institutions.

Hospitality/Consumer Services Cluster Cosmetology The Cosmetology program is a two-year course that provides 1,000 hours of NYS cosmetology approved instruction that leads to the New York State Cosmetology Board examination. Topics of study include hair styling, coloring, natural hairstyling, cosmetics and aesthetics. Upon successful completion, students are granted a temporary NYS Cosmetology license that will facilitate employment in the cosmetology field until the successful completion of the permanent NYS cosmetology examination. Culinary Arts Students acquire the needed entry level culinary skills and learn the fundamental concepts and techniques of cooking in the Culinary Arts Program. Training in cooking methods such as; butchering, baking, nutrition, menu planning and catering is provided. Job opportunities include employment as a specialty cook / chef, caterer, food production, restaurant manager, and restaurateur. Internships and Capstone opportunities in local area culinary establishments are available for interested students.

Health and Safety Cluster Emergency Medical Technician This Emergency Medical Services course is designed for anyone interested in working in public safety, including fire, police and ambulance operations. Some

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The Center for Career Services graduates work in hospital emergency departments, offshore refineries, occupational medicine and movie sets. The purpose of the program is to provide students with an academic and working knowledge to become state certified as an EMT, the pre-requisite to becoming a paramedic. Through lectures, interactive presentations, skills labs, and simulations, students build the knowledge and skills to provide basic life support to critically ill and injured patients. Students learn to manage an airway using artificial devices, assess the severity of illness or injury, assist with the administration of some medications, manage wounds and bleeding, immobilize fractures, perform CPR, use an automated defibrillator and a host of other procedures. Students must complete 10 hours of observation under the supervision of a preceptor at a

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designated ambulance company or hospital. Students who successfully complete this program are eligible to take the New York State Certified First Responder (CFR) and/or Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Examination. Seniors are eligible to receive five college credits from Westchester Community College. Police Protective Services The Emergency and Protective Services program is a two-year program that provides classroom and practical experience for students interested in becoming first responders, including police officers and firefighters. Students enrolled in this program are trained in policing techniques and HAZMAT controls. This is a comprehensive program that will be a starting point for students interested in entering the field of law enforcement and or the armed forces.

NEW! Veterinary Science: Animal Care and Exploration In the Veterinary Science program, students will have the opportunity to work with live animals as they learn how to properly handle and care for animals. Students will perform veterinary procedures including how to measure heart rate and temperature, how to collect and analyze samples, and using a microscope and other veterinary tools. Students will have the opportunity to learn about animal physiology and anatomy of animals through dissections, labs, and care of classroom animals. The course will cover topics ranging from anatomy and physiology to veterinary office management. This course will provide students with a foundation in veterinary terminology and procedures, which will help students succeed in their future careers in


The Center for Career Services animal science as veterinarians, veterinary technicians, and veterinary assistants. NEW! Computer Information Systems and Medical Administrative Assistant This program offers students the opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of Microsoft Office Suite and Google Drive tailored for use in general business settings as well as the medical field. Students gain an in depth knowledge of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook and OneNote while learning in a simulated office environment. Successful students will be eligible to obtain certifications as a Microsoft Office Specialist or Medical Administrative Assistant. NEW! Certified Nursing Assistant Program In the Certified Nurse Assistant program, students train to work directly in medical offices and elder care settings, and prepare for medical and nursing school. The two-year certification program provides students with instruction in human anatomy and physiology, as well as the soft skills needed in offices and the practical skills needed in nursing homes. Successful students are encouraged to enroll in post secondary studies to acquire additional certifications in the growing health field.

Introduction to Career Development and Occupational Studies Program (iCDOS) CoSer 102 The iCDOS program is a half-day career exploration and training program designed to meet the specific educational goals of special education students in need of a smaller learning environment. iCDOS programs offer

practical, hands-on skill development in specific trade areas while students develop general career readiness skills such as the appropriate behavior, dress, language, time management and social skills required to secure and maintain employment. The iCDOS program is intended to be a 2-3 year experience where students are given the opportunity to explore career and technical course offerings and then choose an area of specialization. The goal of the iCDOS program is to provide students with an authentic work-based learning experience that will build skills transferable into a future career. The iCDOS program mirrors the Secondary Day program, provides students additional support as they learn, and aligns with the Career Development and Occupational Studies (CDOS) standards. Students enrolled in the program will be more closely supported as they work towards the achievement of a New York State CDOS Commencement Credential or a Skills and Achievement Commencement Credential. A student entering the iCDOS program must be at least 15 years old by September 1st, classified as a special education student, and have the goal of becoming competitively employed in the future. This program is not intended for a student who would benefit from a Career and Technical Education (CTE) program that offers commencement level academic/CTE credit.

*Anticipated iCDOS Program Offerings: Auto Body and Detailing In this program, students will learn proper shop safety, detailing, polishing, dent repair, sheet metal

fabrication, refinishing, custom painting, and other aspects of collision repair. In addition, students will gain experience in problem solving, teamwork, decision making, critical thinking, and professionalism while learning a marketable skill. Potential career paths include auto detailer, auto body shop apprentice, stocking and inventory, or shop assistant in a related occupation. Automotive Trades and Maintenance Students learn entry level automotive repair, maintenance and shop safety skills required to become employable in the automotive industry. Training areas include:  Wheels and tires, lubrication, brakes, steering and suspension, engine tune-ups, electrical systems, and small engine repair. Potential areas of employment are automotive dealerships, service centers, small equipment dealers, tire shops, lubrication centers, or automotive parts stores. Office Skills and Occupations This program prepares students for entry-level office positions. Coursework includes instruction in the Microsoft Office Suite, Business Simulations, filing, shredding, office machine operation, and Google Applications. Using live work in an office setting, students will be prepared for future employment as receptionists, copy clerks, general office clerks, file clerks and administrative assistants. Floral Design and Retailing This program provides instruction in the design and construction of floral arrangements, cut flowers and plant life while providing a well-rounded experience in merchandising of other items in a simulated retail store setting.  Students gain experience in packaging, pricing, customer service, budgeting and money management,

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The Center for Career Services inventory control, ordering, advertising, marketing and sales. Students will be prepared for future employment in retail stores, floral shops, local food centers, nurseries, garden and greenhouse centers and gift shops.

health and sanitation procedures, general prep work, following recipes, cooking, measuring, mixing ingredients, baking, inventory, packaging, ordering, and customer service in culinary /food, money skills, cleaning, stocking and marketing products. Students will be prepared for future employment in bakeries, commercial kitchens, delis, cafes, retail stores, supermarkets, and other related occupations. General Maintenance Assistant

Baking, Food, and Retail Service This program teaches students aspects of baking, food, and retail service. Students in the program will learn to create and package baked goods for sale. In addition, students will be exposed to general food preparation techniques while working in a commercial kitchen / cafĂŠ setting. Skills include following proper

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In this program, students will be exposed to basic plumbing, electrical, carpentry, painting, sheet rocking, taping, tiling, cleaning, and maintenance. Students will learn proper shop safety procedures, measuring, tool identification and usage while they gain the required social skills and collaboration to secure employment in the industry. Employment opportunities include entry level positions as a plumber, electrician, or carpenter’s assistant; as a custodian or maintenance worker; or at hardware stores, home improvement centers, warehouses,

electrical and plumbing supply houses. *iCDOS course offerings based on district need

Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC) Program CoSer 435 The Test Assessing Secondary Completion program (formerly GED) provides half-day academic instruction for students at substantial risk of not meeting the requirements of a traditional high school diploma. Instruction is provided in a supportive environment as students build skills to pass the NYS high school equivalency exam. The TASC program includes a workforce component that supports student career exploration and readiness skills. Referrals to the TASC program will go through an intake process that involves a review of student records, an assessment of academic reading and mathematics level, and a required in-take interview by a committee to determine the appropriateness of the placement and/or eligibility for the program. Eligible students for the TASC program must have a limited number of high school credits, be between 16 and 19 years old, and have a minimum reading and math composite score of 8.0 G.E. as determined by a standardized test or Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) exam. Students below the 8.0 G.E. minimum may be considered for pre-TASC instruction based on district interest. Students enrolled in the TASC program are eligible to also enroll in a half-day CTE program, at an additional cost to the district, creating a full day option.


The Center for Special Services Programs for Multiply Disabled Students CoSer 201 Contacts: Stephen Bicchieri • 914-948-7271 x226 • sbicchieri@swboces.org Alberta Grant-Johnson • 914-948-7271 x234 •agrantjohnson@swboces.org

A comprehensive educational team in a highly structured environment addresses the communication, sensory-motor needs and social skills of students with multiple disabilities. Student-Teacher Ratio: 12:1:4 Included Related Services: • Consultant Pediatrician • Consultant Psychologist • Consultant Occupational and Physical therapists • Consultant Teacher of Speech and Hearing Handicapped or Speech Pathologist • Consultant school nurse also providing direct services Direct OT, PT and Speech services as per student IEP are billed to districts in addition to tuition costs.

Programs for Autism Spectrum Disorders/Applied Intensive Intervention Model (AIIM)

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Contacts: Jeanne Graham • 914-948-7271 x220 • jgraham@swboces.org Leslie Handler • 914-948-7271 x202 • lhandler@swboces.org Phyllis Rizzi • 914-948-7271 x224 • prizzi@swboces.org

Under this CoSer, we offer two instructional models: • Applied Behavioral Analysis • Structured Teaching

Programs for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders This program provides highly structured district or site-based classes designed primarily for students with autism spectrum disorders. The applications of Structured Teaching and ABA have demonstrated effective outcomes in the school environment. Specialized clinical consultation is provided for both Structured Teaching and ABA classes. In addition, a consulting psychologist supports each class. Parent training may be provided to families on a limited basis. Consultant psychiatric services are provided to individual students as needed. Community-based instruction is provided at all levels. Transition and career awareness services are provided at the secondary level.

Director: Mary Ellen Betzler 914-948-7271 x201 mbetzler@swboces.org Assistant Director: Michael Schulman 914-948-7271 x223 mschulman@swboces.org

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he Center for Special Services provides specialized programs and services designed to help school districts meet the current and future educational challenges of students with disabilities. School districts refer students to Southern Westchester BOCES programs through their CSE process. Programs are located in local school district buildings, community settings and BOCES center-based settings throughout Westchester County. SWBOCES also provides specialized services to students who attend school in their local districts. Financial assistance may be available to districts as BOCES services may qualify for BOCES Aid or Excess Cost Aid. Here are descriptions of the programs we offer by CoSer. Each CoSer has a tuition rate (as delineated in the SWBOCES price list). The tuition rate includes services as listed in each individual program description. Services beyond those included in the program as recommended by the CSE are charged separately.

Student Teacher Ratio: 8:1:2 Included Related Services: • Individual Speech Services (2x per week/30 minutes for elementary/middle school only) • Group Speech Services (1x per week/30 minutes for elementary/middle school only) • Parent Trainer • Psychiatric Consultant services

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The Center for Special Services

Program for TSP Regular Middle School Students Contact: Stephen Bicchieri • 914-948-7271 x226 sbicchieri@swboces.org

This program serves middle school students who require small group instruction in a therapeutic setting. Students participate in a general education curriculum. Students in the TSP Regular Program exhibit external behavioral challenges. Included Related Services: • Individual Counseling (1X per week/30 minutes) • Group Counseling (1X per week/30 minutes) • Psychiatric Consultant Services • Consultant Guidance Counselor

Programs for Therapeutic Support CoSer 231 These programs are offered at middle school and high school levels. Programs in this CoSer enable students with a range of academic abilities and severe emotional/ behavioral challenges to develop the necessary skills to function successfully in home, school and community environments. Programs are offered in district-based, community-based and centerbased settings (for students with developmental delays). Student-Teacher Ratio: 8:1:1 Included Related Services for all programs in this CoSer: • Individual Counseling (1x per week/ 30 minutes) • Group Counseling (1x per week/ 30 minutes) • Psychiatric Consultant Services • Consultant Guidance Counselor

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for Academic Therapeutic Services— Middle School TSP Fragile/Gifted Special Education

Program for Communication Development— Elementary School/ Middle School

Contact: Jeanne Graham • 914-948-7271 x220 jgraham@swboces.org

Contact: Phyllis Rizzi • 914-948-7271 x224 prizzi@swboces.org

This district-based program serves middle school students who require small group instruction in a therapeutic setting. Students participate in a general education curriculum. Students in this program present with internalized social and emotional challenges and are cognitively average to above average. Some students may also present with learning disabilities. Students have access to mainstream classes as appropriate.

Therapeutic Support & Developmental Disabilities Contacts: Steve Bicchieri • 914-948-7271 x226 sbicchieri@swboces.org Alberta Grant-Johnson 914-948-7271 x234 agrantjohnson@swboces.org Leslie Handler • 914-948-7271 x202 lhandler@swboces.org

District-based, community-based and center-based K-21 programs facilitate social/emotional skills necessary for students with developmental disabilities and behavioral challenges to function successfully in home, school and community environments. Functional academics and specialized instruction in academics are emphasized.

CoSer 231

This comprehensive program concentrates on the acquisition and development of language, communication, social and academic skills, using a multidisciplinary approach. The CD program in this CoSer is at the elementary and middle school levels. Mainstreaming may be available as appropriate. Student-Teacher Ratio: 8:1:1 Services include: • One Individual Related Service per IEP (1x per week/ 30 minutes) • One Group Related Service per IEP (1x per week/ 30 minutes) • Consultant Psychologist • Consultant Guidance Counselor NOTE: In the event that there are no group services indicated on the student’s IEP, two individual services are included in the tuition costs. A total of two weekly related services are provided as “part of program.” NEW! Students with hearing impairments may be successful in this program because of its strong emphasis on language development.


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Therapeutic Support – High School CoSer 235 Contacts: Jeanne Graham • 914-948-7271 x220 jgraham@swboces.org Alberta Grant-Johnson 914-948-7271 x234 agrantjohnson@swboces.org John McKay• 914-948-7271 x214 jmckay@swboces.org

CoSer 235 serves high school students who require a therapeutic setting, small student-to-teacher ratio. Programs are provided in centerbased and district-based settings. Current programs are located at the Collaborative High School on Rye Lake Campus, SWBOCES Center for Career Services, Irvington High School and Blind Brook High School (Communication Development program). Students in this CoSer may attend the Center for Career Services for half-day instruction in Beginning and Advanced Career and Technical Education at no additional costs to district. Half day attendance in Introduction to Career and Technical Education may require additional costs to the districts. Districts must provide transportation services to the Center for Career Services located in Valhalla.

Collaborative High School Contact: Alberta Grant-Johnson 914-948-7271 x234 agrantjohnson@swboces.org

This therapeutic support model enrolls classified and non-classified students at the Rye Lake Campus facility. This model, created by Southern Westchester BOCES in collaboration with the Eastchester School District, serves students who require a small student to-teacher ratio and are expected to earn a Local or Regents Diploma. Social work and guidance services are vital elements of this program and are included in the tuition rate. Students may also attend the Center for Career Services Center for half-day instruction in Beginning and Advanced Career and Technical Education, at no additional costs to districts. Half-day attendance in Introduction to Career and Technical Education (CTE) may require additional costs to districts. Included Related Services: • Individual Counseling (1x per week 30 minutes)

• Group Counseling (1x per week 30 minutes) • Consultant Guidance Counselor

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for Academic Therapeutic Services­­—High School TSP Fragile High School/ Gifted Special Education Contact: Jeanne Graham 914-948-7271 x220 jgraham@swboces.org

This district-based program serves high school students who require small group instruction in a therapeutic setting. Students participate in a general education curriculum. Students in this program may present with internalized social and emotional challenges, and are cognitively average to above average. Some students may also present with learning disabilities. Students are on a Regents track requiring small classrooms with counseling and instructional supports. Students have access to

Student-Teacher Ratio: 8:1:1 Included Related Services: • Individual Counseling (1x per week 30 minutes) • Group Counseling (1x per week 30 minutes) • Consultant Guidance Counselor

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The Center for Special Services mainstream classes as appropriate. Blind Brook High School This comprehensive program concentrates on the acquisition and development of language, communication, social and academic skills, using a multidisciplinary approach. The CD program in this CoSer is at the high school level. Students typically are capable of academic instruction at a compromised grade level. Students with hearing impairments may be successful in this program based on its strong emphasis on language development. Student-Teacher Ratio: 8:1:1 Services include: • One Individual Related Service per IEP (1x per week/ 30 minutes) • One Group Related Service per IEP (1x per week/ 30 minutes) • Consultant Psychologist NOTE: In the event that there are no group services indicated on the student’s IEP, two individual services are included in the tuition costs. A total of two weekly related services are provided as “part of program.”

Sign Language Interpreters/Tutors CoSer 340 Contact: Will Guterman 914-948-7271 x216 wguterman@swboces.org

This program provides sign language interpreting and tutoring services to students in BOCES Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Programs requiring total communication support.

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Assessment Intervention Services CoSer 370 Contact: Will Guterman 914-948-7271 x216 wguterman@swboces.org

Local school districts may contract with Southern Westchester BOCES for evaluations of classified and nonclassified students. Assessments are conducted in the following areas: Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Speech and Language Therapy, Psychiatry, Psychology, Education, Assistive Technology, Reading and technology for the Visually Impaired. Some bilingual assessments are also available.

Intensive Day Treatment CoSer 401 Contact: Alberta Grant-Johnson 914-948-7271 x234 agrantjohnson@swboces.org

This 30-plus day educational program is provided for students, ages 12 to 18, who are in crisis and can be stabilized to pre-crisis levels. Intensive services ensure a stable transition to a student’s home school district by linking the program, the family, the district and local mental health and educational systems. The program offers a small student-to-teacher ratio, psychiatric consultant services, and student counseling. This population includes classified and non-classified students.


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Comprehensive Support Services CoSer 530 Contact: Will Guterman 914-948-7271 x216 wguterman@swboces.org

Services within this CoSer include individual, group and consultation for students enrolled in Southern Westchester BOCES programs when such services are not included in the BOCES program’s tuition. Services are also available to non-BOCES students enrolled in local school districts. Services include: • Occupational Therapy • Physical Therapy • Speech and Language Therapy • Teachers of the Deaf and Hearing Impaired • Teachers of the Blind and Visually Impaired • Adaptive Physical Education • Reading Instruction • Job Coach training • Strength Based Assessments

• Job Development • Transition support

BASIS – Before/ After School Intervention Services CoSer 530 Contact: Will Guterman 914-948-7271 x216 wguterman@ swboces.org

This service is designed to assist students and families before and after school hours. Staff assistance may be provided to enhance safe transportation to and from school by providing qualified 1:1 supports. Home visits may be contracted for acquisition of daily living skills in home and community environments. Support to district staff in the home school environment are available before and after school hours. Teacher Aides, Teaching Assistants, Teachers and Clinicians may be requested at varying rates.

The Extended School Year Program CoSer 842 Contact: Jeanne Graham 914-948-7271 x220 jgraham@swboces.org

The Extended School Year program serves Southern Westchester BOCES students who are recommended to participate in an ESY program by the home district Committee on Special Education. SWBOCES offers extended school year programs for CoSer 201 Multiply Disabled Program elementary, middle school and high school, CoSer 203 AIIM elementary, middle school and high school, CoSer 231 Therapeutic Support Program Developmentally Disabled (TSP/ DD) elementary, middle school and high school and Therapeutic Support Program (TSP) for middle school levels.

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Public Information Services Public Information Services Contact: Director: Evelyn McCormack • 914-922-3412 • emccormack@swboces.org

Public Information Services CoSer 646 Recognized by the New York State and National School Public Relations Associations for outstanding quality and achievement in school communications, the SWBOCES Office of Public Information provides school districts with a variety of services to enhance their communication and public information efforts, including planned and targeted communication and assistance in creating and maintaining social media and web-based public relations tools. The Office of Public Information is staffed by veteran public relations professionals and former journalists, and has earned more than 30 national and state school public relations awards in the last 11 years.

Our service includes: • Writing, photography, and graphic design for publications including newsletters, annual calendars, budget booklets, brochures and other print materials • Projects produced using state-of-the-art layout/design software and equipment, including QuarkXPress, Adobe PhotoShop, InDesign and Adobe Illustrator • Creation and maintenance of enewsletters, blogs, Facebook pages, Twitter pages, and other digital public relations tools • Expertise and consulting work in the field of using social media technology to communicate and promote your school district • Assistance with routine and special event media coverage, and management of public information during a crisis

NEW!

Mobile Apps for School Districts

With assistance from ParentLink, an industry leader in parent notification and school-to-home communications, the Public Information Office works with school districts on developing district mobile apps that can be used on smartphones and tablets to communicate with parents. ParentLink offers an easy-to-use interface for management of the mobile app, which can include push notifications in the event of emergencies, staff directories, news alerts, school closing information, athletics schedules, event calendars, cafeteria account payments and balance information, social media channels, and more.

Website Content Management Service The SWBOCES Public Information staff provides this service for districts that need support in writing, managing and streamlining web content on school district websites. The size, scope and complexity of school websites have grown dramatically in recent years, and this service can help districts: • Manage and guide the use of digital communication tools related to social networking, blogs and other emerging technologies • Manage and meet the public’s growing demand for daily news and comprehensive information on their school websites • Facilitate best practices in district-wide web communications and page management • Build capacity for routine website updates and archiving existing content • Assist in the launch of new or newly redesigned websites (with assistance from the Lower Hudson Regional Information Center) • Offer start-up assistance, communications guidance and support for faculty and staff web authors Rates depend on the scope and complexity of individual projects.

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Professional Development and Curriculum Support Professional Learning Services Teaching Learning Systems Services C o S e r 555 Professional development is available for all members of school district teams. Our broad-based work includes learning experiences in leadership, curriculum and instruction and social/emotional needs. Our work includes:

Regents Reform Agenda Contacts: Jacqueline O’Donnell • 914-345-8500 x3114 • jodonnell@swboces.org

Southern Westchester BOCES served as the network team for many of our component districts by attending training offered through the New York State Education Department and providing turnkey training. Our ongoing work includes: • Data Driven Instruction Coaching Model – Districts designate representatives to attend training sessions, which help them identify key steps needed to implement data driven instruction within the district. Ongoing support is given throughout the implementation period. • Common Core Learning Standards – Multiple workshops are offered to support districts in their work with implementing the CCLS in ELA and Math. Workshops are designed to help administrators and teachers understand the instructional shifts and align/develop curriculum and instruction. Math workshops focus on understanding and teaching conceptual math. • Great Teachers and Leaders – Turnkey training based on the NYSED model is offered to assist principal evaluators and lead evaluators. Additional workshops are offered to support ongoing work with the APPR process.

School Leadership Monthly Curriculum Council Meetings are held to build collaborative partnerships throughout Southern Westchester and provide up to date information on learning initiatives. Courses for Lead Evaluators and Principal Evaluators are offered throughout the year.

Literacy Contact: Amy Cazes • 914-345-8500 x3165 • acazes@swboces.org

Courses are designed to help schools to develop understanding of the Common Core Learning Standards in English Language Arts/Literacy. These courses can be an integral part of teachers establishing best practices. Through these courses, participants will: • Develop deeper understanding about the new Common Core Learning Standards (CCLS). • Review ways to implement the CCLS to build on students’ strengths and differentiate instruction. • Analyze student work and compare it to Common Core grade level expectations and design rigorous instruction to support high levels of

Assistant Superintendent for Regional Services: Jacqueline O’Donnell 914-345-8500 x3114 jodonnell@swboces.org

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he Center for Professional Development and Curriculum Support is divided into two major service categories: Teaching/Learning Systems Services and School Library Systems Services. Our vision at the Center for Professional Development and Curriculum Support is to be a strong partner to our districts as they seek to serve the students of Southern Westchester. We support districts in: • Understanding and implementing the Regents Reform Agenda • Common Core Learning Standards • Data Driven Instruction • Great Teachers and Leaders (APPR) • Continuously improving teaching/ learning systems • Supporting work with diverse learners • Building capacity within districts • Supporting school leaders • Ensuring the implementation of state mandated regulations • Supporting school district goals and growth Our dedicated team works to collaborate closely with our districts to provide ongoing support for the work being done throughout Southern Westchester. Our learning community is focused on constructivist learning, cognitive engagement and the development of 21st Century Skills.

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The Center for Professional Development & Curriculum Support reading, writing, and thinking. • Reflect on current classroom practice and identify strategies and next steps to meet the shifts in instruction demanded by the ELA/Literacy Common Core. • Identify considerations in developing a text for close reading and begin to construct a close reading passage. • Investigate the role of the close read in supporting all readers’ efforts to create meaning with on grade level texts.

Math Contact: Alexandra Greenberg 914-345-8500 x3151 agreenberg@swboces.org

Courses are designed to help schools to develop understanding of the Common Core Learning Standards in Mathematics. These courses can be an integral part of helping teachers establish best practices. Through these courses participants will: • Build a deep understanding around the Common Core Learning Standards • Examine ways to build on students’ current understanding and differentiate instruction • Learn how to develop handson lessons (manipulatives) that promote conceptual and content knowledge • Reflect on current classroom practice and identify strategies and next steps to meet the shifts in instruction demanded by the Math Common Core Learning Standards.

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Meeting Diverse Student Needs Amy Cazes 914-345-8500 x3165 acazes@swboces.org

Southern Westchester BOCES provides regional and customized professional development to local districts working to support the needs of special education students. • School-Based Speech/Language Therapist Staff Development: A 30-hour in-service program to support district speech/language therapists. • English Language Learners Assist: Educators gain practical skills to collaborate, share and implement lesson plans that incorporate all eight components of the Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol® model. By embodying instructional program materials in the SIOP® model, teachers can help English Language Learners increase their English proficiency levels while mastering grade-appropriate core content standards. In addition, teachers and other instructional staff trained in the model learn to plan and deliver content area lessons that consistently incorporate best instructional practices for

listening, speaking, reading and writing for English Language Learners. • Academic Interventions: A variety of workshops are offered to help build strategies needed to close student learning gaps. • Response To Intervention: Workshops are offered to support districts in the development and effective implementation of RTI.

Section One Physical Education and Health Education Professional Development Consortium Contact: Suzanne Doherty 914-345-8500 x3109 suzanne.doherty@swboces.org

Open to all Section One school districts on an annual membership basis, the Section One Physical Education and Health Education Professional Development Consortium provides high quality, specialized workshops, trainings and conferences for physical education and health education teachers, supervisors and administrators. The Consortium membership fee allows physical education and health education teachers and administrators


The Center for Professional Development & Curriculum Support the opportunity to attend all consortium events at no additional cost. Workshop and conference topics are based upon districts’ needs and current trends in physical education and health education.

New York State ELA and Mathematics Scoring Leader Training for Grades 3-8 Contact: Suzanne Doherty 914-345-8500 x3109 suzanne.doherty@swboces.org

School district staff members who will lead the scoring of New York State Assessments must be trained on the current assessment every year. Scoring reliability requires annual training in specific grade-level rubrics. Our goal is to prepare district scoring leaders using the most current and accurate information.

Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Training Contact: Suzanne Doherty 914-345-8500 x3109 suzanne.doherty@swboces.org

Managing disruptive, aggressive and violent behavior has become an essential skill relevant to all school personnel. Staff members need safe, effective behavior management training designed to maintain the care, welfare, safety and security of all involved in a crisis. The primary focus of this two-day training is to help school staff identify the different levels of behavior typically exhibited by students in crisis. This highly interactive, hands-on training will provide participants with opportunities to practice verbal and physical intervention skills that can be effectively applied to real life situations. Upon successful completion of a post-test, participants will receive a one year certification in

Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® from the Crisis Prevention Institute.

Dignity for All Students Act Contact: Suzanne Doherty 914-345-8500 x3109 suzanne.doherty@swboces.org

The Dignity for All Students Act has new amendments and regulations that took effect on July 1, 2012 and were amended on July 1, 2013. Through CoSer 555-D, schools can offer students a more supportive, positive learning environment in compliance with this NYS law that protect students from harassment, bullying and discrimination. Fees are per instructional building in the district. Members receive: • Comprehensive training for employees new to the role of Dignity Act Coordinator; • Updated training for all Dignity Act Coordinators plus administrators in relation to new SED regulations and amendments, procedures and activities; • Customized PowerPoint presentation and script for use in training all employees in Code of Conduct, intervention and reporting of incidents of harassment, bullying or discrimination, as per SED regulations; • Free or reduced fee workshops relating to Dignity Act; • Participation in Regional Forums for Dignity Act Coordinators and Building Administrators to discuss implementation issues and hot topics.

Substitute and Teacher Stipend Reimbursement Program Contact: Suzanne Doherty 914-345-8500 x3109 suzanne.doherty@swboces.org

Districts that share professional learning services such as staff or curriculum development activities

through CoSer 555 are eligible to receive aid on the costs the district approves and incurs from either stipends paid to teachers or substitutes covering teacher’s classrooms. CoSer guidelines require that SWBOCES establish a uniform rate of pay for substitute and stipends. For the 2014-2015 school year SWBOCES will reimburse up to $95 per day for substitute and $35 per hour for teacher stipends.

Gifted and Talented Services CoSer 431 Contact: Suzanne Doherty 914-345-8500 x3109 suzanne.doherty@swboces.org

Today’s Students Tomorrow’s Teachers (TSTT), is a career development and mentoring program that recruits and trains economically challenged students from high school through college and places them as effective teachers who strengthen schools and communities. TSTT seeks to ensure that students will graduate high school, enter college on scholarships, and graduate with a degree and certification to return to their communities as caring, committed and effective educators. Since 1994, TSTT has grown to nearly 800 students across 4 states and continues to increase academic achievement, high school and college graduation rates as well as teacher retention. TSTT has placed over 120 graduates back in their communities as teachers. A new initiative, The Student Leadership Movement (SLM), is a leadership training program for middle school students and serves as a feeder to the TSTT high school program. TSTT high school students become mentors and tutors to the middle school students.

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The Center for Professional Development & Curriculum Support

Grant Applications CoSer 514 Contact: Jacqueline O’Donnell 914-345-8500 x3114 jodonnell@swboces.org

The Center for Professional Development and Curriculum Support offers Grant Writing and Advisement service to all its component school districts. The goal of this new service is to help school districts increase access to additional funds to meet their unfunded priorities. In these times of reduced resources and increased needs, it is more important than ever to find relevant alternate revenue sources. There are funds available if you know where to look whether the funds are for the district, an individual school, or a specific classroom or teacher.

Strategic Planning CoSer 545 Contact: Jacqueline O’Donnell 914-345-8500 x3114 jodonnell@swboces.org

As districts look to create or update tactical or strategic plans, they may wish to utilize an outside facilitator or consultant.

Homeless Student Program

CoSer 556

Contact: Maria McGinty 914-345-8500 x3116 mmcginty@swboces.org

The Homeless Student Program is a collaboration of SWBOCES, Westchester County Department of Social Services and The Urban League of Westchester. The goal of the program is to improve the identification, enrollment, attendance, academic competence and educational confidence of homeless students living in temporary housing. The Homeless Student Program provides technical assistance to school districts and community agencies regarding the McKinney-Vento regulations. The program presents regional meetings and workshops for district homeless liaisons, school administrators, teachers, shelter staff, parents and community agencies. In addition, the program provides attendance and academic performance tracking, as well as an intensive case management model to review and discuss the educational progress of homeless students. The program supports student academic competence by offering after-school literacy and math tutorial programs at homeless shelters and local, community based organizations.

Health Safety and Violence Prevention Services

CoSer 644

Contact: Suzanne Doherty 914-345-8500 x3109 suzanne.doherty@swboces.org

Learning flourishes in a healthy, safe school environment. Districts that subscribe to CoSer 644 base fee receive assistance

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with the following: • Training and technical assistance on NEW Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) that replaces MSDS by December 2013. • Right to Know Hazard communication training, blood borne pathogens and asbestos awareness (OSHA 29 CFR 1910; AHERA 40CFR ) • CPR, AED and First Aid Training • AVI and fire inspection for buildings with SED filing; additional fees for more buildings (aidable) • Assistance with review/ development/updating of emergency and safety plans (Commissioner of Ed Section 155.17) • Assistance with required District Safety Committee meetings (155.17) and Building Safety Committees • Expert technical testing/sampling and professional report for environmental hazards • Quarterly Health/Safety/ Compliance newsletter • Training programs and technical assistance on violence prevention/ bullying prevention, VADIR issues (SED Law §3004) • Training and resource referral on positive school climate and school climate surveys • PowerPoint presentation with script ready for staff delivery to grades K-4 on Poison Prevention • Nurses’ required trainings • PESH: Assessment and development of plans and training for personal protective equipment • Science laboratory/school chemical storage inventory, draft of safe storage plan • Security guard training professional, licensed instructors through the SWBOCES Security Guard Training School


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School Library System Services Contact: Pam Berger Director of Information and School Library Systems 914-345-8500 x 3147 pberger@swboces.org

Media Resource Service CoSer 511 The Media Resource Service incorporates the latest technology into its offerings. Video streaming allows remote access 24 hours a day, seven days a week to faculty and students. In addition to generalized K-12 content, specific subject video streaming is also available. Subscribers are able to select from a variety of vendors, Discovery Education, Defined Learning, Espresso Education, Learning 360, NBC Learns, Visual Learning. Professional Development is offered through workshops, webinars and online support.

Automated Library Systems CoSer 512 This service provides computerized library management systems. An online catalog, including Follett Destiny, Mandarin Oasis and OPALS allows students and faculty to effectively use the resources of the school library media center. On-site training provides improved technical services and maintenance of library collections. Through technical planning and consultation, automation of the school library becomes part of the district’s technology plan in providing appropriate on-site and remote electronic access for students. Textbook tracking systems are available and operate through library management software. A new secondary school e-book and audiobook service, SWBOCES SLS Digital Library, is offered for both a shared collection among districts in SWBOCES and a private building

collection. Webinars are offered to support the alignment of Common Core Learning Standards with these resources along with a monthly marketing newsletter and membership in the SWBOCES School Library System Digital Library Advisory Board.

Online Information Resources CoSer 513 This service provides subscribers with access to comprehensive full text and/ or indexed reference databases that complement the K-12 curriculum. Up-to-date resources improve student research through successful searching strategies. Students are able to select the type of information required to meet their needs in a range of formats (citations, abstracts, full text documents and page-image documents). Staff development provides hands-on opportunities to incorporate databases into the teaching and learning process. Cost effective database packages for elementary and secondary schools are available. In addition, subscribers are able to select from more than 100 individual online resources including: AP Photo Archives, EBSCO, Encyclopedia Britannica Online, C.E.R.F. (Curriculum Education Resource Finder), Children’s Literature Comprehensive Index, H.W. Wilson, Brain Pop, Learning A to Z, Gale Resource Centers, ProQuest, SIRS Series, World Book and Serial Solutions. Other databases are available featuring easy one password access, mobile apps and statistical/ usage reports. Students, faculty and parents will be able to access all of their libraries’ databases, including the free databases in NOVELNY. This database management system will help districts obtain maximum use of their online databases in support of the Common Core.

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The Lower Hudson Regional Information Center (LHRIC) LHRIC Service Areas The LHRIC provides a comprehensive menu of services in six key areas: Technical Services, Planning and Support Services, Business Services, Teaching and Learning Services, Student Data Services, and Professional Development Services, and through cross contracts with other BOCES, school districts can also choose from a wider selection of programs and services. These services include evaluation, planning, implementation, consulting, programming, support, professional development, project management, procurement, security, and a variety of administrative services. Each service area complements and reinforces the work of other service areas ensuring that the LHRIC provides meaningful support to Districts. Contact the LHRIC for more information on services which might suit your district’s needs.

Customized Requests Customized requests whether they relate to a specific LHRIC service, cross services, or necessitate a completely new endeavor, require the LHRIC to develop a proposal. For technical requests, see also the sections on Project Management/Systems Integration and Strategic Technology Planning.

Contact Information Please contact your regional coordinator: John Hall

Joe Cundari

Galit Price

Phone: (914) 922-3333 Phone: (914) 922-3251

Phone: (914) 922-3252

Fax: (914) 347-5154

Fax: (914) 347-5154

Fax: (914) 347-5154

Cell: (914) 879-3614

Cell: (914) 885-4660

Cell: (914) 838-0522

E-mail: jhall@lhric.org

E-mail: jcundari@lhric.org E-mail: gprice@lhric.org

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Executive Director: Dr. Dennis Lauro 914-592-4203 x3253 • dlauro@lhric.org

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he Lower Hudson Regional Information Center (LHRIC) is a nonprofit consortium providing educational and administrative technology services to 62 school districts in Westchester, Putnam, and Rockland counties. It is one of 12 Regional Information Centers in New York State that are part of the BOCES system. Always on the forefront, the LHRIC is primarily focused on assisting districts in transforming teaching and learning through the use of technology, while continuing its reputation for efficiency, commitment and caring. Besides continuing to provide service and support, this year the LHRIC will be focusing on assisting Districts with mobile technology, Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), and school safety and security, ensuring data required for state reporting is reliable and secure, augmenting Data Driven Instruction (DDI) data analysis offerings, automating the APPR process, and planning and preparation for computer-based testing and the implementation of PARCC assessments. Our team is comprised of highly qualified, innovative, and creative, instructional technology professionals. We make sure that all LHRIC teams help each other and provide depth and breadth of expertise. The LHRIC wants to ensure that all districts receive the support they require allowing for comprehensive successful implementation, integration and support for any information solution.


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NEW LHRIC Offerings Service

See the Section On….

Computer-Based Testing Readiness Review

Planning and Support Services

Data Analysis

Professional Development Services

DDA/CIO Shared Support

Professional Development Services

In-district instructional technology coaching and professional development (Model Schools Plus)

Professional Development Services

Data Integration (Secure Data Integration and Extract Library)

Student Data Services

APPR Data Software Systems Support

Teaching and Learning Service

Naviance Support, College and Career Readiness Guidance Systems

Teaching and Learning Service

Instructional Software in Support of Common Core Standards (support for new adaptive software)

Teaching and Learning Service

Mobile Device Management Coming Soon:

Technology Support Services

• Student Information System, School Tool from Mindex. • Customized District Mobile Apps

Technology Support Services LAN Support The LAN Support Services provide seamless technology support for all networking, hardware repair, telecommunications, and help desk needs including service and support for file servers, workstations, network operating systems, closet electronics, and a variety of peripherals, and printers. Service is offered through a variety of support options ranging from onsite support to remote support. Districts participating in our service have the opportunity to take advantage of our broad level of experience in supporting and maintaining educational networks and benefit from a shared pricing model. Additionally, the service offers: • Maintenance of technical support contracts with vendors.

• Technology evaluation, design, planning and development and onsite technical guidance. • Field tests of new technologies and updates, patches and new versions of current products. • Central distribution of patches, updates and anti-virus software. • Monitoring of technical support issues and service delivery through a centralized web-based help desk solution. • Training and support through inhouse and third party partners. • After hours support for network emergencies.

Hardware Repair CoSer: 510 & 611 The Hardware Repair Service provides warranty and non-warranty repair for Dell, Apple, and HP as well as non-warranty repair for other manufacturers’ equipment including Smart boards, projectors, etc.

Trained and certified technicians are dispatched to the problem site and conduct on-site repairs or equipment removal for in shop repairs.

In-District Technology Support CoSer: 510 & 611 The In-District Support Service provides day-to-day responsibility for the complete management of the desktop and local area network. Support is provided by experts who take care of service and support issues and provide help with the implementation of technology.

Remote Backup Data

CoSer: 611

The Remote Backup Service ensures that data is protected from loss. District data needs be secure and protected from loss due to

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The Lower Hudson Regional Information Center viruses, accidental deletions or hardware failures. Backup Service provides nightly backup and storage in a secure remote location. The district technical support staff will be notified each morning by email with the status of the district backups. If data recovery is required, the time needed for recovery is minimal. Training to use a web based console to perform is included in the service. Additionally, annual user meetings are held to discuss district concerns and data management best practices.

Remote Technology Support CoSer: 510 & 611 The Remote Support Service provides a cost effective network and end user support alternative which supplements traditional onsite support. By using this service in addition to onsite support, districts are better able to ensure seamless functionality of their networks and end users can obtain timely technical support. End user support is offered by a ‘virtual technician’ who works directly with the user or takes over user desktops remotely. Coverage is provided Monday through Friday 7AM to 5PM.

NEW! Mobile Learning Service & Support Mobile Service and Support consists of two services: Cloud Workspace Management and Mobile Device Management.

Cloud Workspace Management CoSer: 510 The Cloud Workspace Management Service provides the creation, integration, and ongoing maintenance

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of cloud based workspace environments (IE Google App Domains, and Office 365 Domains). This Service is delivered in tandem with the LHRIC Mobile Learning\ Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) service. The service offers: • Creation of a cloud workspace environment (Google Apps\ Office 365). • Integration of a schools’ local authentication directory service. • Creation and maintenance of student\teacher delivered profile environments. • An option for district email migration into the cloud workspace environment.

NEW! Mobile

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Device CoSer: 510

The Mobile Device Management Service provides centralized control and management of mobile devices used for district instruction in support of district owned devices and a district Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program. The service offers: • Application delivery and management. • Internet filtering. • Creation and maintenance of student\teacher delivered profile environments.

Telecommunications/ WAN Services Wide Area Network support includes the design, maintenance and monitoring of connectivity between participating districts, the LHRIC, and the Internet. This service also provides phone services, communication data circuits and internet services.

Communication Data Circuits CoSer: 611 The service works with local telecommunication providers to negotiate the best costs for fiber optic, megabyte and gigabyte Ethernet circuits. The LHRIC supports connections which can be used for data, voice and video network communication between a schools district’s buildings, across districts, and the Internet. The service works with local connection providers to expedite repairs and negotiate the best costs for point to point connectivity, wireless bridging, and fiber connections.

Internet Services CoSer: 510 & 611 Internet Services provides school districts with dedicated bandwidth for Internet access. This service works in conjunction with Internet filtering, to ensure safe internet browsing and compliance for E-rate eligibility. Internet filtering allows districts to restrict access to certain web addresses. This regional approach to Internet filtering is less expensive and labor intensive than filtering by computer or local area network. Websites are examined and placed into categories districts can choose to filter. The LHRIC works with districts to customize filtering for specific needs and locations.


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Email Spam Filtering CoSer: 611 SPAM filtering quarantines unsolicited email and emails with certain words and attachments. Reports are sent to users for review of quarantined emails. Users can then designate emails as appropriate (white list) or not (black list).

Phone Services CoSer: 611 & 612 Two types of phone services are available through the LHRIC: Voice over IP (VoIP) and Intellipath. • Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) allows a District to make voice calls using their existing data network (LAN) connection instead of a regular (or analog) phone line. This service offers support for the following areas: consulting, design, planning, implementation, maintenance and repair, and ongoing operations (add/moves/changes).

• The Intellipath service provides districts with a flexible, costeffective and efficient network for voice and data communications by using Verizon’s Intellipath II (centrex) and PRI services. Intellipath service users become part of the LHRIC Intellipath consortium, save on in-line costs and receive E-Rate funding (secured by the LHRIC on behalf of participating districts).

Secure Remote Access Service (VPN) CoSer: 611 The Remote Access Service provides users with a secure, encrypted connection to the district’s network from any location at any time utilizing VPN technologies. Users connect securely through a virtual private network (VPN) to their files and district’s applications.

Planning and Support Services Strategic Technology Planning These services provide audit and evaluation of current district technology usage, strategic long range technology planning, and digital content planning to ensure effective and innovative use of educational technology. Technology audits and evaluations are an outgrowth of the LHRIC’s longstanding planning process. The LHRIC works with districts to perform audits and evaluations of instructional and administrative technology to measure the effectiveness of technology systems on teaching and learning.

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Testing Readiness Review CoSer: 554 The CBT Readiness Review service helps districts understand the requirements of Computer Based Testing in New York State and conducts tests to determine their readiness. In addition to technology areas, the LHRIC appraisal includes a set of guidelines addressing the issues related to staffing, scheduling, etc. necessary for administering the assessments. This description is useful in working with funding agents and vendors that will ultimately help districts acquire the technology infrastructure necessary for PARCC’s computer based testing.

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Mobile Learning/ Bring Your Own Device CoSer: 510 The Mobile Learning/BYOD Service supports any district’s mobile learning initiative with solution evaluation, implementation, planning, hardware requirement evaluation, and professional development. Additionally, the LHRIC hosts events to share best practices and regional implementations related to online testing, content and application management and APPR. Topics that will be discussed this year include classroom instruction using Chrome books, Windows, and IOS Laptops and tablets, Smartphones, classroom and productivity centered software application, software solution integration planning, mobile learning, National Educational Technology Standards (NETS) student technology skill requirements, and mobile technology coordination among LHRIC departments.

Technology Evaluation and Planning CoSer: 554 Instructional Technology Readiness focuses on collecting data on curriculum, instructional practice, and professional development. The goal is to determine the extent to which teachers and students are participating in the sorts of technologyinfused learning practices that support the acquisition of Common Core (21st century) skills. Once current levels of readiness 28 are determined, the

district can proceed to plan on how it will work to close gaps between current practice and desired practice/ outcomes. The result of this work is usually a strategic technology plan, of which an infrastructure plan (the product of the PARCC readiness work) is just a component. The resulting value is found in the district’s ability to leverage its improved technical infrastructure for transformative instructional practices and a 21st century learning environment and environment that is usable 365 days of the year.

Project Management/ Systems Integration CoSer: 510 & 611 The Project Management/Systems Integration Service provides customized IT solutions which can reduce a district’s costs, increase access to technology, ensure that construction and IT infrastructure are compliant, and enhance reliability. It can include project management, solution design, financial planning, addressing network, operating system, server or other information

or educational technology issues, and planning, implementing and integrating new technology (such as wireless videoconferencing, virtualization technologies, etc.).

Project Management CoSer: 510 Customized Project Management IT solutions involve four key processes to ensure that the project is managed appropriately: 1. Gather, Analyze and Map Requirements: This step is critical to project success. During this step, project requirements are identified and prioritized based on their levels of difficulty and importance. 2. Team/Project Plan Creation: Project planning is an important part of making sure a project gets implemented correctly within the specified time frame. The plan specifies goals, timelines, and breaks down the various tasks needed to accomplish project objectives. Project managers work with clients to put together a complete project plan while simultaneously engaging the necessary subject matter experts (SME) that will make up the project team. Teams can be made up of LHRIC Staff, District Staff and third party SME’s.


The Lower Hudson Regional Information Center 3. Budgets, Schedules and Resource Acquisitions: In order to ensure that a project runs expeditiously, scheduling and budgeting must be addressed upfront. Scheduling (duration vs. effort timeline) and acquisition of resources for a project is addressed by the Project Management Office (PMO) in conjunction with the assigned project manager. The budget process includes determining methods to reduce expenses or decrease project duration, while still maintaining quality. 4. Quality, Risk, Change Control Management: Control Management refers to a specific technique that involves making measured and deliberate comparisons of actual performance with what was expected to be the planned performance. Controlling project initiatives by analyzing the variances that can develop in quality, risk or the amount of change needed, are built into our standard project lifecycle.

Business Services

Business services include services in three major areas: • Financial and Facilities • District Communications • Administrative Services

Financial and Facilities Services Financial Services include all services that relate to financial and facilities management of the district including compliance, procurement and school security.

Facilities Management (Capital Project/Building Planning) CoSer: 611 The LHRIC partners with CapProSoft, a facilities management software company, and hosts a fault-tolerant environment for two software

applications, CPPRT and FAST. These applications provide for Capital Project Management and Facilities 5 year planning. • CPPRT enables districts to track and report on capital projects on a multi-year basis. It allows districts to maintain fiscal control, provides an audit trail and history for projects and works with NYS Education Department’s facilities planning requirements generating all required reports, including a final building project report. • FAST provides a district with a central database of information about facilities infrastructure, building types, health/safety issues, major utility systems, site conditions and fire inspections. FAST is designed to help districts fulfill mandates of the Comprehensive Public School Building Safety Program, including annual visual inspections and the 5-year facilities plan. It can serve as a knowledge base for future capital projects.

Facilities Work Order CoSer: 611 The Facilities Work Order Management Service supports a work order request, communication and tracking process. The system improves efficiency by providing a single, comprehensive source for all district work requests. It is also helps with annual planning and budgeting by providing reports on the type of work required by the district over the course of the school year.

Financial Systems CoSer: 611 The LHRIC supports Finance Manager software which provide business offices with the ability to manage financial and other business operations. The LHRIC

service provides initial and ongoing training, workshops, user groups, a programming staff to help create custom reports and letters, telephone and onsite support, a financial helpdesk, and meetings with TRS, ERS and the IRS. The software can be delivered via the internet using Citrix and a VPN connection; via the LHRIC WAN using Citrix, or at the District running Windows Server. The LHRIC provides a comprehensive Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity Plan in our generator powered facility. Data is also backed up at two of our sister Regional Information Centers located elsewhere in the state. Disaster recovery can be initiated at these other locations depending on the nature and extent of the emergency. Finance Manager provides payroll, human resources, negotiations, budget projections, remote requisitioning, purchasing, accounts payables and receivables, bidding, general ledger, time management revenue, GASB34 reporting modules, report writing capabilities and interface with Excel. Finance Manager allows for internal and web-based employee self-service, facilities management, and an interface to PDP Timekeeper software interfaces to Omni, Subfinder, and AESOP are also included.

Global Compliance Network CoSer: 444 The Global Compliance Network provides web-based tutorials to meet district compliance training needs. Currently over 125 tutorials are provided with the network of tutorials continually growing. Tutorials cover a broad range of topics from Health & Safety to Policies and Regulations.

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Procurement CoSer: 510 & 611 Procurement Services include the purchase of hardware and software in support of school district technology goals and objectives. The LHRIC also processes upgrade requests through the Automated Online Procurement system. Procurement Services supports the efforts of the LHRIC Project Management Group in processing School District hardware and software orders. The department works to insure the proper purchasing channels are in place to meet district needs. Purchases may be funded via Installment Purchase Agreements (IPAs) or with one-time general funds. Procurement Services maintains inventories of contracted annual software and hardware renewals.

School Security The LHRIC Security Service offers security-related technology solutions such as video cameras with image recording capabilities, doorway access control, visitor management systems, identification badges, etc. When possible, technology solutions using the district’s existing resources and network infrastructure are provided. The service includes consulting, design, procurement of school security technologies, installation, and ongoing school security systems support. Different options are included within the service.

Base Security Service CoSer: 611 The Base Security Service includes analysis of the District’s existing network infrastructure to support security systems, scoping and

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recommendation of additional needs, and procurement, installation, training, and ongoing Help Desk support. Also included is support for district technical staff who maintain district-based security systems and presentations by security experts on technologies, procedures, and methods that schools can adopt to keep their students safe.

Access Control (Door Access) Security CoSer: 611 The Door Access Control Service provides perimeter security for exterior entrances, although, depending on the need, interior doors may also be protected for high value or sensitive locations. The system may be accessed by several means, including proximity cards or key fobs, swipe cards, bar codes, or biometric readers.

ID card (Photo ID card) Security CoSer: 611 ID cards, also known as Photo ID cards, are used to gain access to doors that are controlled by the Access Control Service which provides perimeter security for exterior entrances as well as interior doors.

IP Video Security CoSer: 611 This service provides an interior and exterior IP Video surveillance system for school district buildings and grounds. The system uses the district’s existing IP network infrastructure. Cameras may be monitored in real time from multiple locations; and playback of stored video is available as needed. If an event involves police

or fire agencies, it is possible to link the system to agency vehicles and view real time images within the building from the vehicle.

Visitor Management CoSer: 611 Visitor management systems (VMS) help schools keep unwanted visitors out, while tracking those they allow in their building. Simply scan a visitor’s driver license (or other state issued ID) and the system instantly screens for registered sex offenders, domestic dispute offenders, and other trespassers. When a visitor is cleared, the software prints a badge with the visitor’s information and destination in the school building.

District Communications District Communication Services include electronic messaging display services (Digital Signage), and website, content and community communication services (Messaging Services and Content Management Services).

Content Management Systems CoSer: 444 or 554 & 611 Content Management Systems Service provides support with the selection and implementation of two types of content management solutions: private course management systems (Blackboard Engage) and public content management systems (eChalk and SchoolCenter). Some content management systems already include public websites and teacher pages and various web 2.0 tools (wikis, blogs, social networking, etc.). Companies are also beginning to integrate third party applications, such as Google, Microsoft Office 365


The Lower Hudson Regional Information Center and student information systems into their products, providing a single sign-on for users. The LHRIC service also provides website design, help with classroom adoption, and training information.

Digital Signage CoSer: 611 Digital signage is the electronic display of content on various types of display. The Digital Signage Service provides the technology to remotely use a district’s existing network infrastructure to manage content delivery securely. Included in the Digital Signage Service are system design and planning, procurement services, installation, server and player upgrades, yearly design consulting, and ongoing support.

Messaging/Alert Services CoSer: 611 The LHRIC provides support for K12 Alerts, Blackboard Connect (formerly Connect-ED), and School Messenger services. These messaging services provide communication and emergency messages to parents and staff though work and home emails, land lines, and text messages to cell phones. The three different messaging services have different hosting methods (BlackBoard Connect and K12 Alerts are fully hosted whereas School Messenger provides a hosted and a shared service), and offer different benefits in the areas of language translation, community access, and connectivity to Student Information Systems. Contact the LHRIC for more information on which package might be more suitable for your district’s needs.

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Customized District Mobile Apps CoSer: 611 This service provides support for districts that want to build apps for tablets, smartphones and computers. These apps provide content delivery and communication to parents, students, staff and the community in a format they increasingly expect. With a simple touch or swipe, each of these groups can access a district or school news and information including calendars, lunch menus, sports schedules and results, and notifications. Different information systems including social media can be included and consolidated in the app. Products from three companies: Blackboard Mosaic, ParentLink and School Messenger are supported through this service. Some products also support links to attendance data and other information and provide management dashboards.

Administrative Services Administrative Services provide additional administrative support to the district through copying and printing services, Board of Education Software, help desk software and records management services.

Asset Management and Retirement CoSer: 611 The LHRIC offers asset retirement for computer equipment to all districts regardless of where the equipment was purchased. There is no cost to the district for this service and we ask that Districts have 20 or more computers at each location before requesting a pick up.

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The Lower Hudson Regional Information Center To request a pickup of your school’s end of life computers, download the Asset Retirement Form from http://www.lhric.org/networking. cfm?subpage=608 (WWW.LHRIC. ORG> Technology Support>Hardware Repair Services>Asset Retirement). Return the completed form by email to Recycle@lhric.org

Automated Policy Compliance CoSer: 611 Every year, staff members for school districts must sign off on their school district policies. This service manages the Board policy sign off process creating a web page with policies listed and produces a roster of employees who have complied through a paperless method, eliminating the need for Districts to print and distribute policy, collect signatures for compliance.

BoardDocs BoardDocs provides paperless services which allow School Districts to improve the way they create and manage board packets, access information and conduct meetings.

Help Desk Software CoSer: 611 The LHRIC offers a web based Help Desk Software solution. This solution gives district in-house staff the ability to document and effectively manage all service requests. The software provides advanced search and reporting options, escalation procedure features to help facilitate contractual obligations and reporting features which allow for clear reporting to administration around requests for service.

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Individual Student Report (ISR) Printing/Mailing CoSer: 611 This service provides Individual Student Reports (ISR) for Grades 3-8 ELA and Math Assessment printing. These are the reports sent to parents. These reports can be printed in color or black and white and inserted into pre-addressed envelopes that are mailed directly to parents. A personalized cover letter from the school superintendent can be included with each report. If requested, letters can also be bulk delivered to the district/school for distribution.

Managed Printing Services CoSer: 510 The LHRIC MPS provides automated toner and ink replacement via alerts sent directly from our print management application. Supplies are delivered and installed before the toner supply is exhausted. The LHRIC MPS includes: • Toner and ink cartridge replacement and recycling (original HP, Dell and Lexmark toner provided) • Printer repair service for HP, Dell

and Lexmark printers • Identification and labeling of each school building printer • Printer Audit software is also provided. The software provides reports on service history and toner usage and notifies of low toner and fuser and transfer assembly failure.

Records Management CoSer: 611 According to Records Retention and Disposition Schedule ED-1, school districts and BOCES are required to retain certain records for administrative, legal and fiscal purposes. Rockland BOCES in partnership with The LHRIC offer a service to assist districts in complying with NYS records retention laws, as well as, storage and management of their permanent records including office and student documents, legal and financial reports, architectural drawings, etc. This service provides the technical assistance and tools that school districts need to establish and maintain a comprehensive records management plan which meets all the NYS requirements. Assistance is provided in the following areas: • Evaluation of needs by a Records Management Specialist including


The Center for Proffessional The Lower Hudson Development Regional & Curriculum InformationSupport Center researching NYS retention requirements • Scanning/microfilming and indexing of records • Inventory and systematic disposition of records • Restoration of archival records • Disaster planning and prevention and offsite storage of microfilmed master copies.

Specialized Printing and Copying CoSer: 525 The LHRIC provides high volume duplicating (black and white and color), and finishing services. Copying is available for calendars, newsletters, brochures, flyers, student ID cards, security paper documents, specialty K-12 documents and other publications. Binding, folding, envelope insertion, tabbing, laminating and other special printing services are available. This service is for Southern Westchester BOCES districts only.

Teaching and Learning Services Teaching and Learning Services include a comprehensive selection of classroom software and systems targeted to support and enhance classroom and school instructional goals and objectives. Selection, planning, implementation services, professional development and ongoing support and service are offered in the following areas: • APPR Data Software Systems Support • College and Career Readiness Guidance Software • Curriculum Mapping • Electronic Resources • Instructional Software in Support of Common Core Standards • Online, Distance and Blended Learning • Response to Intervention (RTI) Systems

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College and Career Readiness Guidance Systems CoSer: 510 Career and Guidance systems provide support for students and parents in preparing for college and careers. They track results for school administration and enhance productivity of guidance departments. LHRIC provides implementation planning and support for the following guidance systems. LHRIC also coordinates user groups to discuss issues related to the use of these solutions. • Bridges • NEW! Naviance (in development)

Data Software Systems Support Curriculum Mapping CoSer: 510 or 611

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Teacher Evaluation: • MyLearningPlan OASYS • Teachscape

APPR Data Support service provides selection, planning, professional development, and ongoing support for computer based student assessment and teacher evaluation and observation solutions. These solutions are intended to streamline and manage the instructional assessment and evaluation process. Solutions supported this year are: Student Assessment: • AIMSweb • Acuity • Castle Learning • Compass Learning Odyssey • iReady • NWEA (MAPS) • Performance Pathways • Renaissance STAR

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The LHRIC offers support for Rubicon Atlas. This solution provides school districts with the ability to map, manage and analyze curriculum across grades and disciplines. Teachers can share and integrate knowledge more effectively and administrators can ensure that students’ learning experiences build on what they have learned in previous years and prepare them for future classes and achievement.

Electronic Resources CoSer: 554 Electronic Resources provides easy access to current educational materials and resources for teachers, parents and classroom use. The service includes subscriptions to major industry publications such as Inet Library and Learners 33


The Lower Hudson Regional Information Center Online Magazine, video based professional development on a variety of instructional technology topics and members receive a monthly newsletter filled with timely, topical, theme oriented resources all designed to give educators a full complement of curriculum support resources.

Instructional Software in Support of Common Core Standards CoSer: 510 Instructional software solutions provide curriculum content delivery which supports RTI, differentiated instruction, and blended and flipped classrooms. The LHRIC provides support in the selection, implementation and professional development, data analysis, and ongoing maintenance and support for the following research-based K-12 curriculum instructional software. This support includes professional development workshops, user groups, site visits and telephone and online support. Consulting is available to district data inquiry teams to maximize the reporting features of the supported programs. All solutions meet state, and federal requirements and will be vetted with local districts to ensure they meet the instructional needs of the local district as well. • Accelerated Math; Grades K-12 • Accelerated Reader; Grades K-12, • Achieve 3000 – Reading & Writing; Grades K-12 • NEW! Apangea Math (Think Through Math) Grades 3 through Algebra 1 • Castle Learning - Content review & assessment; Grades K-12 • Compass/Odyssey - Reading & Mathematics; Grades K-8, Intervention • NEW! Dreambox Math; Grades PreK-5

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• ELLis ESOL Elementary - Student - Adult • Edgenuity (formerly known as e2020) – Credit Recovery and Credit Accrual for Core and Electives. AP, ACT, SAT, Regents Prep, CTE. Grades 6-12 • Explorelearning; Grades 3-12 • GradPoint/Nova NET - Credit Recovery and Credit Accrual for Core and Electives. AP, ACT, SAT, Regents Prep, CTE. Grades 6-12 • Learning.com – NETS Technology - Grades K-12 • Rosetta Stone - World Languages; Grades K-adult • StudyDog - Early Reading; Grades PreK-1 • SuccessMaker - Reading & Mathematics; Grades K-8 • Waterford Early Reading, Math & Science; Grades PreK-2

Online, Distance and Blended Learning CoSer: 444 Distance learning allows schools to build capacity and offer alternative mechanisms for credit recovery, credit accrual, electives, advanced placement (AP), and Response to Intervention (RTI) through blended and fully online courses. The solutions provided under this service can be used as standalone solution or in combination with the content and learning management systems. The following coursework solutions are offered by the LHRIC. • Accelerate U: Provides course content and NYS Certified Teachers for core, elective, and AP courses for grades 6-12 as well as courses for professional development. • Edgenuity (formerly known as e2020): Provides course content and direction instruction via video for credit recovery, accrual in core, electives, AP, career and technical education (CTE) courses; grades 6-12 • Ensemble Video On-demand

service provides the ability to catalog, store, and publish recorded and/or streamed video for classroom instruction and a variety of other school uses such as performances and meetings. • NovaNET/GradPoint: Credit Recovery and Credit Accrual for Core and Electives. AP, ACT, SAT, Regents Prep, CTE. Grades 6-12 • Virtual High School Collaborative (VHS): Provides elective courses through a global consortium; grades 6-12 • OC21 Virtual School: A consortium comprised of regional districts whose teachers provide blended elective courses for area students in grades 10-12. • Videoconferencing is used to blend real time audio and video conferencing into instructional programs. A wide variety of courses are available for High School students through a NYS Distance Learning Consortium. Videoconferencing is also used for students to participate in virtual field trips and connect with content area experts without leaving the classrooms. Support includes hardware and software selection and procurement, content or course selection and enrollment, professional development and support.

Response to Intervention (RTI) Systems CoSer: 510 Response to Intervention (RTI) is the practice of providing high-quality instruction/intervention matched to student needs using learning rate over time and level of performance to make important educational decisions about an individual student. (NASDSE, 2006) The LHRIC supports an array of products designed to screen students, identify Tier 2 and 3 learning interventions and assist in monitoring student progress. Supported programs


The Lower Hudson Regional Information Center include instructional technology solutions that are curriculum based and provide students with necessary interventions to improve their skills in ELA and Math. The service includes • Implementation needs analysis, scope and sequencing in support of local RTI program goals. • Support includes software based tracking solutions and progress monitoring. • A variety of curriculum based solutions that are recognized as Tier 1, 2, and 3 solutions including: • AIMSWeb • Performance Tracker Student Assessment • Compass Learning Odyssey • SuccessMaker • Waterford Early Learning • Renaissance STAR • RTim Direct

Student Data Services Assessment Scanning, Analysis and Scoring

To comply with SED requirements for Regents scanning, districts have two service options: Post Process Service and Regents In-District Scanning.

Post Process Service CoSer: 611 The LHRIC scans, processes, and submits item data to SED. After districts administer, score and process Regents exam grades for report cards and State Reporting, the Regents answer sheets are delivered to the LHRIC for scanning and electronic processing.

Regents In-District Scanning CoSer: 611 After scoring the extended response questions, districts scan the answer sheets to the LHRIC. The LHRIC

processes and scores the exams (districts do not have to score multiple choice questions nor conduct conversion chart look-ups). Within 24 hours of scanning a complete exam, the district will receive a report in Level 1 with the final scores.

Data Integration The Extract Library Service is provided at no cost to Districts. Secure Data Integration cost is primarily assumed by subscribing, instructional vendors and is at little or no cost to districts. Blackboard Connect with Student Management Systems is provided on a cost per student basis.

Data Integration— Blackboard Connect with Student Management Systems This service automatically moves demographic and attendance data (contact information, building, etc.) from the student system to Blackboard Connect. Data moves automatically, within minutes, as it changes, or as scheduled by the district. The

service supports the District’s goals to improve the accuracy of contact information, the timeliness of data exchanges between systems and to reduce the cost of data entry. The service improves communication with the community and contributes to improved student attendance.

Secure Data Integration The Operational Data Store (ODS) ensures that school districts have the most reliable and secure automated data integration between student management systems and other district software systems such as messaging, assessment, instructional, guidance, learning management systems, etc. The latest technology and standards are used to automate the movement of data (on at least a daily basis), including Web Service technology and Common Education Data Standards (CEDS) (endorsed by the US Department of Education).

Extract Library This service provides a catalogue of up-to-date files and documentation necessary for extracting accurate

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The Lower Hudson Regional Information Center information from the student information system and other district software systems. The online library allows districts to look for the right resources for the ever growing extracts that are required.

Special Education Management (IEP) CoSer: 611 The Special Education Management Service hosts IEP Direct in a secure environment allowing access on 24/7 basis. This web-based special education management system allows teachers to draft IEPs directly online, provide notification of upcoming meetings, and generate form letters, reports, and student lists. The service also offers user meetings and training sessions during the year and communicates updates and IEP related issues and State and Federal mandates.

State Assessment CoSer: 611 The LHRIC provides test scoring services for all state assessments and coordinates loading data to the State Data Warehouse for all public, nonpublic and Archdioceses clients. Scoring is provided for 3-8 ELA and Math assessments, 4 and 8 Science assessments, Alternate assessments, and the NYS English as a Second Language Assessment test. Benchmark reports and data cubes for data analysis at the student and building level are provided.

State Data Validation (Certify) CoSer: 611 This service provides districts with an automatic, web-based NYS data quality management service.

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Software tests the District Student Information System and Special Education System data against the State reporting rules on a daily basis. This Rules Validation Engine software specifically tests hundreds of Level 0 and Level 1 rules and provides next day notification of errors giving the district time to correct problems. A scorecard is also generated to help prevent the repetition of errors and a Data Quality Certification Index TM, provided by building or department, tracks progress toward 100% compliance with NYS reporting requirements.

State Reporting, NYSSIS IDs, Certification and Support Services CoSer: 611 This service is necessary for accurate and complete State reporting. By using this service, districts ensure that • All data reported to the State is complete and accurate to all levels of the State Data Warehouse. • Each student receives their unique 10-digit NY ID and that assessment information is linked when students move within New York State. • Teachers, curriculum specialists, and administrators have access to instructional resources without leaving Level 1 of the data warehouse.

State Reporting, SIS Training/Support Services CoSer: 611 This service supports a district’s ability to accurately collect, review and report data to NYSED using their student information system (SIS). The LHRIC monitors and updates information related to new and exisiting state reporting

requirements. As part of this service the LHRIC offers training and support in the collection of data and the interpretation of reports. The LHRIC provides guidance in error checking and resolution through all levels of the data warehouse: Certify L0, L1, L1 Container and L2 (NYSTART). Oneon-one sessions are held to review reported district data. Group sessions on SIS alignment with NYSED reporting requirements are also held throughout the year.

Student Information Systems CoSer: 611 The LHRIC provides service and support for four student information systems: eSchoolPLUS, eSchoolData, and Infinite Campus. All are Webbased K-12 student information systems (SIS) with real-time access to enrollment, attendance, discipline, grade books and reporting, transcripts, communication, and curriculum scheduling. They offer mobile access, parent portals, integration with assessments, IEPs, and APPR, reporting, data warehousing functionality and more. The LHRIC not only provides support for these student information systems and helps districts identify modules and associated products required for successful student information system operation, but with state reporting increasingly playing an important role in data collection, the student information team also constantly monitors reporting requirements to assure the student information system remains current. Coming Soon: SchoolTool from Mindex. With an eye toward the future, the LHRIC has been reviewing student information systems and believes SchoolTool from Mindex, which has


The Lower Hudson Regional Information Center an increasing presence in New York State, would be an excellent addition. More information on this partnership will be disseminated throughout the school year.

Teacher Level Reporting CoSer: 611 The service provides teachers with easy, secure web access to current and past classes related to student assessments, course grades, demographic and program service data. State assessments are always available and interim assessments, course grades, publisher exams, etc. can be loaded to the data warehouse so teachers can see more data about each student. The student’s entire history of assessments is always available and teachers can view their present students as well as students from the previous school year. This data enables teachers to identify the strength and weakness of their

students to improve instruction and enhance student performance. The service provides administrator insights on current and past student data by teacher, and helps schools improve instructional plans and resources for optimizing student and school performance. Through professional development, data analysis experts work with teachers to determine which students need help in specific common core standards and what methods they can use to help those students.

Professional Development Services Professional Development Services offers professional development and individual assistance to help districts with State reporting requirements, data driven instruction, and key regional issues and topics in instructional technology.

DDA/CIO Support Services • Mentoring • Enhanced Level Zero Support • DDA/CIO Shared Support

DDA/CIO Mentoring CoSer: 611 This service provides district DDA/ CIOs with timely one-on-one help and guidance and is designed to support the less experienced DDA/ CIOs. The mentoring process provides periodic review of databases, support for effective communication, direction for establishing processes and procedures, examples of best practices, review of basic data analysis, identification of training needs and monitoring of compliance timelines. This program is designed as a one year support but extended participation is available upon request. Participation involves bimonthly live and webcast meetings with other mentoring program participants to build a peer network as well as on-going assistance via phone and e-mail.

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The Lower Hudson Regional Information Center SIRS Level 1. The service includes clarification of SED upload templates, assistance in understanding Level 0 import errors as well as basic guidance regarding the interpretation and correction of Level 0 export error messages. This service does not include assistance in retrieving information from student information systems or the creation of the import files. Additional explanation of errors found in Level 1 Verification reports is also included.

DDA/CIO Shared Support CoSer: 611 This service is designed to allow districts to share a DDA/CIO to either fulfill the functions of the DDA/CIO or to augment the capacity of their current DDA/CIO with additional part-time staff.

Data Anaylsis CoSer: 611 Data Analysis provides easy, secure access to current student information and historic data. Interactive reports, analysis cubes, downloadable data and tools to query the data warehouse are available. The service enables teachers and administrators to analyze curriculum and student progress, and influences on success. Data Analysis professional development includes working with teachers and administrators to interpret the data using the reports in Level 1.

Teacher Level Reporting Please see the section on Teacher Level Reporting under Student Data Services.

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School/District Access is available to local grades and state and local assessments, and information is available on students with disabilities, special programs, teachers and staff. Data can be downloaded for use with other software tools, such as Excel and PowerPoint and is also available on the iPAD and iPhone with specialized apps. Data Analysis staff help administrators and teachers analyze student performance, teaching and curriculum, so districts can make improvements. Specific professional development is offered on how to navigate and use Level 1 reports and interpret Level 1 report data. Data Analysis experts work with District administrators to identify curriculum and common core areas requiring attention and methods to improve student learning and to determine student placement and interventions.

Model Schools Services and Customized Professional Development

Model Schools Core CoSer: 554 The Model Schools Core Service is the basic instructional service provided by the Model Schools team. Through the Core Service districts have access to Model Schools professional development workshops, special events, speakers, webinars, demonstrations, conferences, and online courses focused on key regional issues and topics in instructional technology. Districts can send teachers, lab aides, and administrators to an unlimited number of sessions to learn about innovation and develop competencies that they

can immediately bring back to their districts. Core Service workshops and key topics in instructional technology are supplemented by virtual classrooms and “online” realtime office hours, staffed by LHRIC consultants. LHRIC instructional technology consultants are accessible to districts for on-site professional development; “at elbow” coaching and classroom level support, and job embedded support for building level PLCs. The Core Service is supported by an information rich website, lhric.org/ms, a Twitter feed twitter. com/lhricms, a Facebook page facebook.com/LHRICModelSchools, and a blog lhricblog.blogspot.com. Additionally, the Model School Core service provides the following: • Access to other premier services at a reduced cost, including customized professional development, videoconferencing services, online learning services, and implementation of instructional software and web based products. • Ability to integrate model school work sessions into the district’s Superintendent Conference Day. • Financial aid on hardware and infrastructure purchases is available (in conjunction with a subscription to LAN Support). • Participation in the selection of instructional software and BOCES aid when software is implemented. LHRIC expertise in customized professional development includes: • 21st Century Teaching and Learning • Working in the cloud with Google and Office 365 • Web 2.0 embedded in instruction • Effective use of interactive whiteboards and response systems • Safe and ethical use of technology for teachers and students


The Lower Hudson Regional Information Center • Digital storytelling and use of instructional multimedia • Blended and online learning • The Flipped Classroom • Understanding and working with performance data • Mobile learning and technology (iPads, Smartphones). • Instructional software

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Schools Plus (Customized Professional Development) CoSer: 554 Model Schools Core service member districts can take advantage of high quality, structured, job-embedded instructional technology coaching in-district for a cohort of teachers/ instructional staff. The Model Schools Plus option allows a school or district to obtain up to the equivalent of 10 days of cohort-based, job-

embedded professional development for a maximum of eight teachers. The professional development is comprised of planning, preparation and coaching with the specific focus on participant skill acquisition, specific lesson development, coteaching, and reflection and revision. • Skills acquisition: “Teaching” the cohort the essence or basics of technology skills for classroom application. A combination of face-to-face and virtual coaching techniques is used. • Lesson development: Development of lesson plans to address specific instructional strategies and student needs. A combination of face-to-face (oneon-one and small groups) and virtual coaching techniques is used. • Teaching/co-teaching: Coteaching, shadowing, or assisting in instruction. • Reflect/revise: Debriefing conversations are conducted

after the joint lesson/project. These conversations determine whether support loops back to skill acquisition or planning. Conversations are face- to- face with online support.

Technology Leadership Institute (TLI) CoSer: 554 The Technology Leadership Institute (TLI) provides school district leaders with opportunities to engage with nationally known educational technology experts in local venues. It is an opportunity to learn, share best practices, network with peers, and identify and communicate the value of technology to improve and, in some cases, transform education. Registration for Tech & Learning magazine’s Tech Forum and NYSCATE’s Annual Conference is included in the TLI membership. Other local TLI events include summits, expos, and workshops with nationally known speakers. The beauty of the Technology Leadership Institute is that you don’t have to travel all over the country to experience the best educational technology presentations. TLI brings them to you!

Productivity Tool Support CoSer: 611 Administrators and support staff can develop new skills or enhance existing ones by attending classes in Microsoft Office 2010 and 2013, Microsoft Office 365, iCloud, Windows 7 and 8, Adobe Acrobat Professional, Google Apps, Outlook, and GroupWise. All classes can be customized and are available upon request in-district or at the LHRIC training facility. Class sizes are kept small in our state-of-the-art facilities to maximize the learning 39 experience.


Interscholastic Athletics Center for Interscholastic Athletics Interscholastic Athletic Services CoSer 551 SWBOCES manages more than 40,000 scheduled athletic contests and oversees the administration of more than 80,000 officiating assignments. SWBOCES also coordinates and rates 3000-plus sports officials and administers the nearly $4 million payment plan for these officials. The Center for Interscholastic Athletics also maintains a website that can be accessed through www.swboces.org. The site is an invaluable source of information regarding the schedule of all games and tournaments in the Section 1 region as well as specific directions to the schools in which athletic events are held; nearly 100 schools are listed. Supplementary information on organizations such as the New York State Public High School Athletic Association, the New York State Athletic Administrators Association, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and links to other related sites is also available through this site. Athletic office support is based on a tiered formula reflecting each school’s secondary enrollment, as classified by the New York State Public High School Athletic Association. The Officials’ Payment Plan fees are not state aidable, but are based on contracts with the organization associated with each sport. Rates are based on the home school’s payment to officials in the prior year. Contact the Center for Interscholastic Athletics regarding specific costs.

Director: Jennifer Simmons 914-592-2526 jsimmons@swboces.org

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he Center for Interscholastic Athletics serves 85 high schools in Dutchess, Putnam, Rockland, and Westchester counties, providing help with the organization and management of athletic programs.


Center for Adult and Community Services Nursing Program

Center for Adult and Community Services Director: Claudia Murphy 914-347-2314 cmurphy@swboces.org

Contact: Michele Celestino • 914-592-0849 • mcelestrino@swboces.org

Licensed Practical Nursing CoSer 107 The Licensed Practical Nursing Program is a New York State licensed program in which students receive the training, clinical experience and counseling support needed to pass the New York State Practical Nursing Boards and work as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). Students receive job placement assistance. Prerequisites for the program are a high school or High School Equivalency diploma, a passing grade on the LPN program entrance examination, and successful completion of the interview process. Students may choose to attend our full-time day program (Monday-Friday for 10 months), or our part-time day or evening program (Monday-Thursday for 20 months). Financial aid and/or career loans are available for qualified students.

Licensed Practical Nursing Preparation This 54-hour optional course is for candidates who are planning to take the LPN program entrance examination. Math, reading comprehension and language skills are emphasized.

Certified Nurse Assistant This 130-hour course qualifies students to take the NYS Certified Nurse Assistant licensure examination. The program includes clinical practice at a local skilled nursing facility. Financial aid is available for qualified students.

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he Center for Adult and Community Services provides educational programs, workforce preparation and access to community services for adults 18 years of age and older and high-risk youth. The Center serves approximately 7,500 students annually, uses a variety of national, state and local funding sources, and collaborates with an ever-increasing network of community agencies. The Center offers classes in Licensed Practical Nursing, Phlebotomy & EKG, Construction Trades, Electricity, HVAC, Auto Services, C-Tech, Pharmacy Tech, Citizenship, High School Equivalency Exam Prep, and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL); programs for incarcerated youth and adults, and other extensive continuing education programs. Programs are supported by participant fees, tuition, grants and state aid. We also offer Business and Industry Services. It provides customized training for businesses looking to enhance their employees’ skills.

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Adult Literacy Center CoSer 849 Contact: Maria Guerrero 914-332-1680 mguerrero@swboces.org

The Adult Literacy Center provides opportunities for adult learners to acquire and/or enhance their skills in a variety of ways. Programs are offered at many community sites and at the Westchester County Correctional Facility. Classes are designed to increase students’ ability to read, write, speak, and comprehend English; to enable immigrants 18 years and over to pass the U.S. Citizenship test; to increase students’ employability and postemployment skills; and to provide ongoing instruction that will enable students to obtain a High School Equivalency diploma. Adult Literacy Center classes enhance students’ basic skills, enabling them to access apprenticeships, vocational training and post-secondary training.

Incarcerated Youth Program (IYP) CoSer 841 Contact: Donnie Simmons 914-592-3402 dsimmons@swboces.org

Chapter 683 of the Laws of 1986, and Part 118 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education requires the provision of educational services to youth incarcerated in correctional facilities. Located at the Westchester County Department of Correction in Valhalla, NY, the BOCES Sprain Brook Academy (SBA) provides incarcerated youth (between the ages of 16 and 21) secondary school services while institutionalized. Curriculum and instruction are aligned with the Common Core State Standards, and State Regents requirements respectively. Incarcerated students attend a full-day program 42 which includes ESL/literacy for

nonreaders, high school academics, High School Equivalency Exam Prep, life skills, and career development. Upon discharge from the facility our students typically return to their communities. We assist them with issues related to housing, employment/training, and higher education.

Adult Continuing Education Program CoSer 110 Contact: Michele Celestino 914-592-0849 mcelestino@swboces.org

The Adult Continuing Education program offers adults the opportunity to acquire new job skills, advance their career goals, or begin a new career. Classes are offered at the SWBOCES Center for Adult and Community Services in Harrison as well as the Valhalla campus. An online brochure is available at www.swboces.org/adulteducation.

Career Starters Programs This is an intensive, short-term job training program designed for adults 18 and older who are interested in acquiring new job skills and

in enhancing their personal and professional capabilities. Students enrolled in this innovative program can take courses in a wide variety of areas such as, Air Conditioning/ Refrigeration and Heating (HVAC), Broadband Academy, Cosmetology, Certified Nurse Assistant, Clinical Medical Assistant, Medical Office Management, Pharmacy Technician, Phlebotomy and EKG, and Automotive Service Technician. Our students are also provided with employment readiness workshops, job counseling and job placement assistance. Financial aid and/or career loans are available for qualified students.

Continuing Education A wide range of evening courses offers hands-on training by skilled instructors with many years of onthe-job experience. Students learn the skills necessary to compete successfully in the job market in areas such as Heating Systems, Oil Burner Repair, Carpentry, Auto Mechanics, Construction Estimating, and DIY (Do-It-Yourself Home Maintenance).

Business and Industry Services SWBOCES provides customized contract training with defined, agreed upon training goals that meet specific employer needs. The curriculum is developed for a particular occupation or trade at reasonable per-contract hourly rates. Class scheduling is tailored to employer/employee and classes are held at a SWBOCES site or at the workplace. Business and industry services include preemployment reading and math assessment, as well as technical training, workplace literacy and English instruction for incumbent employees.


Department of Transportation Student Transportation Services Safe, reliable and courteous service for all students is the primary mission of the Transportation Department. While the department accommodates districts’ requests for service throughout the year, new transportation requests should be submitted as early as possible to allow adequate time to efficiently route students and assign available school vehicles. Nearly all school vehicles are air-conditioned. When needed, wheelchair accessible buses and vans with specially trained attendants are available.

Special Services Transportation CoSer 621 Students with special needs receive door-to-door bus service between home and school from compassionate, experienced, well-trained drivers and attendants. SWBOCES bus attendants are sensitive to special needs students and available when required by an IEP as an added safety measure to basic bus service. Special needs students in wheelchairs receive transportation service in specially equipped, air-conditioned school vehicles with wheelchair lifts. To ensure safety and comfort for non-ambulatory students, bus attendants always ride on wheelchair vehicles.

Career Services Transportation CoSer 623 Students attending classes at the SWBOCES Career Services Center in Valhalla receive dependable, timely school bus service from their high school to the Career Center. Students are driven back to their local high school at the end of class. Mid-day shuttle bus service is provided to and from high school campuses for students attending half-day programs at the Career Center. The charge for Career Center bus service is on a per student basis, as are the services under CoSer 621.

Consortium Transportation Management CoSer 625 SWBOCES manages contract transportation consortium programs for participating local school districts from a satellite transportation office. The consortium program currently includes the BEPT Consortium for students in the Bronxville, Eastchester, Pelham, Tuckahoe, New Rochelle, Mamaroneck and Rye Neck school districts. Since the inception of consortium management, SWBOCES has reduced transportation costs for districts by sharing busing among districts while maintaining safe, efficient and reliable service by private bus companies. The consortium office relies on routing software to guide operations and provide up-to-date reports to schools, parents and bus companies. Years of experience with Westchester County schools and ongoing professional development enable efficient and effective performance from the consortium transportation office.

Director: Douglas Carter 914-428-9300 dcarter@swboces.org

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WBOCES bus drivers and attendants are dedicated professionals with an average of nearly 10 years of BOCES experience. All drivers and attendants receive ongoing training mandated by the New York State Education Department. In addition, drivers and attendants participate in additional hours of safety training on particular topics of concern during the year. Many of our school bus attendants are CPR and AED certified. At SWBOCES we set higher standards for the development of our employees, exceeding those set by the NYSED. Our transportation office is staffed 12 hours each school day to ensure the best, possible safety and service for students. During the preceding school year, BOCES drivers again drove school vehicles more than one million miles, transporting more than 200 students daily, many of whom have disabilities. The Transportation Department is committed to providing safe, reliable, cost efficient school transportation services for districts, students and their families. The SWBOCES Transportation Department has a fleet of more than 50 school vans and buses. This fleet is maintained by an experienced team of mechanics at the department’s garage in North White Plains. The New York State Department of Transportation inspects each vehicle twice a year. The New York State Department of Transportation regularly commends the BOCES garage staff for their fleet maintenance and inspection record. The inspection passing rate for fleets maintained by SWBOCES is typically between 95 and 100%. All SWBOCES school vehicles are radio equipped to maintain contact with the Transportation Office at all times. Radio communication is supplemented by cell phones.

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Field Trip Services CoSer 633 SWBOCES school buses, vans and drivers are available during the school day throughout the school year and summer for class and school field trips in the Westchester County area. Much like requesting home-to- school transportation, please contact the SWBOCES Transportation Office early to reserve a bus for a trip. Trip costs depend on the length of time that a trip requires.

Summer Special Services Transportation CoSer 845 Students with special needs receive door-to-door bus service to their extended year classes during July and August. Most summer students are well known to BOCES Transportation because they ride with us during the regular school year. Summer school busing usually lasts six weeks, though special arrangements can be made for shorter or longer summer sessions. SWBOCES vans used during the summer are airconditioned. Wheelchair vans with AC and bus attendants are available when needed.

Ancillary Transportation Services Southern Westchester BOCES supports school districts operating their own fleets and employing their own school transportation personnel. The following services are designed to ensure compliance with all state

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laws and regulations pertaining to school bus driver and monitor training and certification, bus maintenance and vehicle inspection.

Transportation Certification and Training CoSer 610 School bus driver and monitor/attendant training and certification are available to school districts that request support. NYS DMV Article 19A bus drivers’ file maintenance, physical performance testing, SED-mandated refresher classes and basic monitor training classes are some of the specific offerings under this CoSer. SWBOCES will assist districts to improve compliance with the many SED, Department of Motor Vehicles and DOT regulations that govern school transportation and train district staff in best practices.

Cooperative Vehicle Maintenance Services CoSer 634 Cooperative school bus and vehicle maintenance services are available to any district requiring assistance with fleet maintenance. Fleet maintenance and inspection services are provided by an experienced team of qualified, efficient technicians at the SWBOCES garage at the Rye Lake Campus in North White Plains. The internal DOT inspection passing rate for the SWBOCES bus fleet is currently over 96 percent. BOCES’s DOT inspection rates for other districts’ fleets range between 95 and 100 percent. SWBOCES mechanics have been commended frequently by NYS DOT and the New York Association for Pupil Transportation for conducting one of the top school bus maintenance programs in the state. Loaner vans are available for school districts to cover a temporary shortage of vehicles.


Department of Human Resources Career Fair

CoSer 615 Contact:

Contact: Dr. Sheila V. McGuinness, Director of Human Resources 914-937-3820 x 553 • smcguinness@swboces.org

Southern Westchester BOCES sponsors a Career Fair providing school district representatives with an opportunity to meet and interview qualified, culturally diverse candidates for teaching and administrative positions. Based on school district needs, the Fair is held in late January or early February at a centrally located site in Westchester County. The Regional Certification Office (RCO) is available at the Fair to provide assistance to both districts and candidates regarding New York State certification.

Dr. Sheila V. McGuiness Director of Human Resources 914-937-3820 ext. 553 smcguinness@swboces.org

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n addition to administering all personnel policies and procedures for approximately 1,100 employees of Southern Westchester BOCES, the Human Resources Department offers personnel related services designed to meet the CoSer 615 changing needs of component districts and their employees. The Department Contact: Doris Quinn, Personnel Assistant provides a variety of services, such as 914-937-3820 x 532 • dquinn@swboces.org regional certification, regional career The Southern Westchester BOCES Interim Placement Service for administrators fair, an interim placement service, and and teachers is designed to help subscribing school districts with filling interim an automated substitute management or temporary vacancies by maintaining a pool of administrators and teachers service. The Department’s mission is with valid New York State certification. Individuals hired by the school district by to provide regional leadership and to participating in the Interim Placement Service are considered employees of that collaborate with school districts to meet their personnel challenges by delivering school district. cost-effective, high quality human CoSer 648 resources services.

Interim Placement Service

Fingerprinting Service

Contact: Cynthia Bambace• Regional Certification Officer 914-937-3820 x 561 • cbambace@swboces.org Ann Spagnoletti • Human Resources 914-937-3820 x 538 • aspagnoletti@swboces.org

SWBOCES uses LIVESCAN electronic fingerprinting technology, eliminating the need for card-based fingerprinting of applicants for employment and consultants for SWBOCES and subscribing districts. This service facilitates and expedites the New York State Education Department requirement for fingerprinting and criminal background checks for all employees working with students. This service is not intended for applicants applying for NYSED certification.

Substitute Management Service

CoSer 624

Contact: Doris Quinn, Personnel Assistant • 914-937-3820 x 532 • dquinn@swboces.org

Southern Westchester BOCES provides AESOP, an automated substitute placement service for school districts. AESOP eliminates the requirement of providing staff dedicated to the tedious process of filling vacancies, thereby freeing their time for other responsibilities. This service does not require any hardware or software to be purchased by the district. An affordable solution can be provided for school districts of any size.

Regional Certification

CoSer 606

Contact: Cynthia Bambace• Regional Certification Officer • 914-937-3820 ext. 561 • cbambace@swboces.org

The Regional Certification Office serves as an extension of the Office of Teaching Initiative at the New York State Education Department. The Office advises subscribing school districts on matters of New York State certification and collaborates with NYSED on behalf of subscribing school districts. Transcript evaluations, review and processing of applicant’s required credentials and the determination of individual certification status are conducted in most certification areas, including coaching.

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Cross Contracts with other BOCES Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES Substitute Placement and Absence Management CoSer 606 Contact: Fredericka Butler, Coordinator • fbutler@pnwboces.org • (914) 248-2357

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hrough cross contracts with other BOCES, school districts can choose from a wider range of programs and services, including leadership services, a state aid and financial planning services and substitute finder services. These services are provided by Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES, Rockland BOCES and Questar II BOCES.

This service, provided by AESOP, is a web-based system for reporting absences and securing substitutes. Customizable at the school or district level, it manages absences and substitute assignments and can be used as an attendance management system for district-wide staff. Easily integrated with other software providers (payroll, HR, etc.), AESOP allows districts to export absence and job information and integrate it with payroll or human resources. The system, available 24/7, automatically tracks every detail of each absence. Staff can request specific substitutes or have priority list subs called. Daily, weekly, monthly and yearly absence analysis reports are available.

Regional Teacher Recruitment_______________________________________ CoSer 608 Contact: Maria Biagini • 914-248-2358 • mbiagini@pnwboces.org

The Online Application System for Educators Using the Internet to transmit employment applications, candidates can apply to one or more participating districts in the Regional Teacher Recruitment service by filling out one application. Vacancies for participating districts are entered onto the Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES web page. The site is linked to national databases for jobs in education and websites serving college and university placement offices nationwide. Candidates target the districts to which they want to apply and have the option of granting all districts access to their information. Districts can search for, sort and print applications, cover letters, resumes and other supporting documents using multiple search criteria. The online application is free to candidates. Educators can apply at www.olasjobs.org. The site is VeriSign secure. The Regional Advertising Service offers participating districts substantial savings on advertising costs.

Staff Development Program for Office Support Staff

CoSer 614

Contact: Nancy Organ • 914-248-2309 • norgan@pnwboces.org

A series of staff development programs for office support (non-instructional) staff is scheduled throughout the school year at Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES. In addition, districts may schedule onsite programs of their choice.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

CoSer 616

Contact: Fredericka Butler • 914-248-2357 • fbutler@pnwboces.org

The Putnam/Rockland/Westchester Regional Consortium for Employee Assistance (EAP) offers a confidential, 24-hour-aday counseling service to employees of participating school districts and their immediate families. The program includes help in such areas as marital, personal, legal and medical. Management consultation and a series of seminars for administrative personnel and employees are included.

Private Investigation Service

CoSer 698

Contact: Felecia Morris • 914-248-3855 • fmorris@pnwboces.org

Illegal residency issues remain a problem for many districts and are becoming increasingly costly and difficult to manage. In addition to providing strong evidence to remove ineligible students from the rolls, this service provides a range of investigative services including employee misconduct (sexual, malingering, theft of services and/or supplies) and surveillance of unlawful driving habits of school bus drivers.

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Cross Contracts with other BOCES

Questar III/ BOCES State Aid and Financial Planning Service CoSer 604 Contact: Michele Levings 518-477-2635 mlevings@questar.org

Questar III BOCES, an upstate educational services consortium provides information to subscribing districts about the potential effect of various state aid proposals on local district aid and keeps the participating district current on pending fiscal legislation. Offerings include assistance in all areas of management and school finance, monitoring submission of state aid forms and assistance in procedures to maximize state aid; state aid and finance workshop; individualized consulting and training; monitoring legislation and commissioner’s regulations; analyzing major state aid proposals; and comparing districts regionally, by county and statewide. Questar III’s State Aid and Financial Planning Service also provides additional Special Education Aid Services which are designed to help school districts claim all available aid for students with disabilities and allows districts to customize the level of service that best meets local needs. The staff will provide training for district personnel on procedures and best practices for collecting and filing information and utilizing the System to Track and Account for Children (STAC). Districts may choose a more

comprehensive service where Questar III staff performs all data collection, submission and verification for all types of special education programs. This service is provided on a per diem basis and requires participation in the State Aid and Financial Planning Service.

Rockland BOCES Lower Hudson Valley Challenger Learning Center CoSer 403 Dr. Charlene Jordan 845-627-4725 cjordan@rboces.org

The Challenger Learning Center provides a unique, hands-on experience using flight simulation and technology to encourage student interest and learning growth in mathematics, science, and technology. Teachers are provided with professional development, curriculum materials, and instructional support. Activities and objectives correlate with national and New York State learning Standards.

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SWBOCES Services Guide 2014-2015 CoSer Index CoSer 101 Secondary Day Career & Technical Programs 7 Commercial Art............................................7 TV/Video Production....................................8 Graphic and Interior Art Design....................8 Pre-Engineering............................................8 Automotive Technician ................................8 Collision Technician (Auto Collision)............9 Construction - Plumbing...............................9 Residential Wiring - Electrical Construction..9 Fashion Design/Merchandising.....................9 Cosmetology.................................................9 Culinary Arts.................................................9 Emergency Medical Technician.....................9 Police Protective Services.............................10 Veterinary Science: Animal Care & Exploration..10 Computer Information Systems & Medical Administrative Assistant.............................11 Certified Nursing Assistant Program..............11 CoSer 102 Introduction to Career Development and Occupational Studies Program (iCDOS) ..............11 Auto Body & Detailing..................................11 Automotive Trades & Maintenance................11 Office Skills & Occupations..........................11 Floral Design & Retailing..............................11 Baking, Food, & Retail Service......................12 General Maintenance Assistant.....................12 CoSer 107 Nursing Program....................................41 Licensed Practical Nursing Preparation.........41 Ceritified Nurse Assistant..............................41 CoSer 110 Adult Continuing Education Program.....42 Career Starters..............................................42 Continuing Education...................................42 Business & Industry Services.........................42 CoSer 201 Programs for Multiply Disabled Students.13 CoSer 203 Programs for Autism Spectrum Disorders/ Applied Intensive Intervention Model (AIIM)........13 Program for TSP Regular Middle School Students....................................................14 CoSer 231 Programs for Therapeutic Support..........14 Center for Academic Therapeutic Services Middle School..........................................14 TSP Fragile/Gifted Special Education............14 Therapeutic Support & Developmental Disabilities..................................................14

Center for Acadeic Therapeutic Services-High School.......................................................15 TSP Fragile High School/Gifted Special Education.15 CoSer 340 Sign Language Interpreters/Tutors..........16 CoSer 370 Assessment Intervention Services...........16 CoSer 401 Intensive Day Treatment ........................16 CoSer 403 Lower Hudson Valley Challenger Learning Center.................................................................47 CoSer 431 Gifted & Talented Services......................21 CoSer 435 Test Assessing Secondy Completion Program.12 CoSer 444 Distance Education Service....................34 Global Compliance Network........................29 Content Management Systems (also CoSers 554/611)................................30 Online, Distance & Blended Learning...........34 CoSer 510 Technology Support Services..................25 LAN Support.................................................25 Hardware Repair (also CoSer 611)................25 In-District Technology Support (also CoSer 611)........................................25 Remote Technology Support (also CoSer 611) .......................................26 Cloud Workspace Management....................26 Mobile Device Management.........................26 Internet Services (also CoSer 611).................26 Mobile Learning/Bring Your Own Device......28 Project Management/Systems Integration (also CoSer 611)................................................28 Project Management.....................................28 Procurement (also CoSer 611).......................30 Managed Printing Services............................32 APPR Data Software Systems Support (also CoSer 611)........................................33 College & Career Readiness Guidance Systems......................................................33 Instructional Software in Support of Common Core Standards..........................................34 Response to Intervention Systems.................34 CoSer 511 Media Resource Service..........................23 CoSer 512 Automated Library System......................23 CoSer 513 Online Information Resources................23 CoSer 514 Grant Applications.................................22 CoSer 525 Specialized Printing & Copying..............33

CoSer 231 Program for Communication Development— CoSer 530 Comprehensive Support Services............17 Elementary School/Middle School......................14 CoSer 530 BASIS-Before/After School Intervention CoSer 235 Therapeutic Support — ­ High School.......15 Services.................................................................17 Collaborative High School............................15 CoSer 545 Strategic Planning . ................................22

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Services Guide 2014-2015 CoSer Index CoSer 551 Interscholastic Athletic Services.............40 CoSer 554 Planning & Support Services...................27 Computer-Based Testing Readiness Review...27 Technology Evaluation and Planning............28 Curriculum Mapping....................................33 Electronic Resources.....................................33 Model Schools Core.....................................38 Model Schools Plus (Customized Professional Development............................................39 Technology Leadership Institute....................39 CoSer 555 Teaching Learning Systems Services........19 Regents Reform Agenda................................19 School Leadership........................................19 Literacy.........................................................19 Math.............................................................20 Meeting Diverse Student Needs....................20 Section One Physical Education and Health Education Professional Develpment Consortium................................................20 New York State ELA and Mathematics Scoring Leader Training for Grades 3-8...................21 Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Training........21 Dignity for All Students Act...........................21 Substitute and Teacher Stipend Reimbursement Program.....................................................21 CoSer 556 Homeless Student Program ...................22

Messaging/Alert Services...............................31 Customized District Mobile Apps.................31 Asset Management & Retirement..................31 Automated Policy Compliance......................32 Help Desk Software......................................32 Individualized Student Report Printing/Mailing.........................................32 Records Management...................................32 Post Process Service......................................35 Regents In-District Scanning.........................35 Special Education Management (IEP)............36 State Assessment...........................................36 State Data Validation (Certify).......................36 State Reporting, NYSSIS IDs, Certification & Support Services.....................................36 State Reporting SIS Training/Support Services.36 Student Information Systems.........................36 Teacher Level Reporting................................37 DDA/CIO Mentoring.....................................37 Enhanced Level O Support...........................37 DDA/CIO Shared Support.............................38 Data Analysis................................................38 Productivity Tool Support..............................39 CoSer 614 Staff Development Program for Office Support Staff.........................................................46 CoSer 615 Career Fair..............................................45

CoSer 604 State Aid and Financial Planning Service.47

CoSer 615 Interim Placement Service......................45

CoSer 606 Regional Certification.............................45

CoSer 616 Employee Assistance Program (EAP).......46

CoSer 606 Substitute Placement/Absence

CoSer 621 Special Services Transportation...............43

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CoSer 623 Career Services Transportation...............43

CoSer 608 Regional Teacher Recruitment................46 The Online Application System for Educators.46 CoSer 610 Transportation Certification Training......44

CoSer 624 Substitute Management Service..............45

CoSer 611 Business Services....................................29 Remote Backup Data....................................25 Communication Data Circuits.......................26 Email Spam Filtering.....................................27 Phone Services (also CoSer 612)...................27 Secure Remote Access Service (VPN)............27 Facilities Management (Capital Project/Building Planning).................................................... 29 Facilities Work Order....................................29 Financial Systems.........................................29 Base Security Service....................................30 Access Control (Door Access) Security..........30 ID Card (Photo ID card) Security...................30 IP Video Security...........................................30 Visitor Management......................................30 Digital Signage..............................................31

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CoSer 625 Consortium Transportation Management.43 CoSer 633 Field Trip Services...................................44 CoSer 644 Health, Safety & Violence Prevention Services.22 CoSer 646 Public Information Services....................18 Mobile Apps for School Districts...................18 Website Content Management Service..........18 CoSer 648 Fingerprinting Service.............................45 CoSer 698 Private Investigation Service...................46 CoSer 841 Incarcerated Youth Program...................42 CoSer 842 Extended School Year Program...............17 CoSer 845 Summer Special Services Transportation.44 Ancillary Transportation Services..................44 CoSer 849 Adult Literacy Center ............................42

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Services Guide 2014-2015 Program Index Access Control (Door Access) Security..........30 Adult Continuing Education Program............42 Adult Literacy Center ...................................42 Ancillary Transportation Services..................44 APPR Data Software Systems Support...........33 Assessment Intervention Services..................16 Asset Management & Retirement..................31 Auto Body & Detailing..................................11 Automated Policy Compliance......................32 Automated Library Systems...........................23 Automotive Technician.................................8 Automotive Trades & Maintenance................11 Baking, Food, & Retail Service......................12 Base Security Service....................................30 BASIS - Before/After School Intervention Services.....................................................17 Business and Industry Services......................42 Career Fair....................................................45 Career Services Transportation......................43 Career Starter Programs................................42 Center for Academic Therapeutic ServicesHigh School...............................................15 Center for Academic Therapeutic Services Middle School...........................................14 Certified Nurse Assistant...............................41 Certified Nursing Assistant Program..............11 Challenger Learning Center..........................47 Cloud Workspace Management....................26 Collaborative High School............................15 College & Career Readiness Guidance Systems......................................................33 Collision Technician (Auto Technician)..........8 Commercial Art............................................7 Communication Data Circuits.......................26 Comprehensive Support Services..................17 Computer-Based Testing Readiness Review...27 Computer Information Systems & Medical.... Administrative Assistant.............................11 Consortium Transportation Management.......43 Construction - Plumbingt..............................8 Content Management Systems......................30 Continuing Education...................................42 Cooperative Vehicle Maintenance Services...44 Cosmetology.................................................9 Culinary Arts.................................................9 Curriculum Mapping....................................33 Customized District Mobile Apps.................31 Data Analysis................................................38 Data Integration - Blackboard Connect with Student Management Systems...................35 DDA/CIO Mentoring.....................................37

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DDA/CIO Shared Support.............................38 Digital Signage.............................................31 Dignity for All Students Act...........................21 Electronic Resources.....................................33 Email Spam Filtering.....................................27 Emergency Medical Technician.....................9 Employee Assistance Program.......................46 Enhanced Level O Support...........................37 Extended School Year Program......................17 Extract Library...............................................35 Facilities Management (Capital Project/ Building Planning).....................................29 Facilities Work Order....................................29 Fashion Design/Merchandising.....................9 Field Trip Services.........................................44 Financial Systems.........................................29 Fingerprinting Service...................................45 Floral Design & Retailing..............................11 General Maintenance Assistant.....................12 Gifted and Talented Services.........................21 Global Compliance Network........................29 Grant Applications........................................22 Graphic & Interior Art Design......................8 Hardware Repair..........................................25 Health, Safety and Violence Prevention Services.....................................................22 Help Desk Software......................................32 Homeless Student Program ..........................22 ID Card (Photo ID card) security...................30 Incarcerated Youth Program..........................42 In-District Technology Support......................25 Instructional Software in Support of Common Core Standards..........................................34 Intensive Day Treatment................................16 Interim Placement Service............................45 Internet Services...........................................26 Interscholastic Athletics................................40 Introduction to Career Development & Occupational Studies Program (iCDOS).....11 IP Video Security...........................................30 ISR Printing/Mailing......................................32 Licensed Practical Nursing Preparation.........41 Literacy.........................................................19 Managed Printing Services............................32 Math.............................................................20 Media Resource Service................................23 Meeting Diverse Student Needs....................20 Messaging/Alert Services...............................31 Mobile Apps for School Districts...................18 Mobile Device Management.........................26 Mobile Learning/Bring Your Own Device......28


Services Guide 2014-2015 Program Index Model Schools Core.....................................38 Model Schools Plus (Customized Professional Development)............................................39 New York State ELA and Mathematics Scoring Leader Training for Grades 3-8...................21 Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Training........21 Nursing Program...........................................41 Office Skills & Occupations..........................11 Online, Distance & Blended Learning...........34 Online Information Resources......................23 Phone Services.............................................27 Police Protective Services.............................10 Post Process Service......................................35 Pre-Engineering............................................8 Private Investigation Service..........................46 Procurement.................................................30 Productivity Tool Support..............................39 Professional Learning Services......................19 Programs for Autism Spectrum Disorders/ Applied Intensive Intervention Model (AIIM).............................................13 Program for Communication Development - Elementary School/Middle School..........14 Programs for Multiply Disabled Students......13 Programs for Therapeutic Support.................14 Program for TSP Regular Middle School Students...................................................14 Project Management.....................................28 Project Management/Systems Integration......28 Public Information Services..........................18 Records Management...................................32 Regents In-District Scanning.........................35 Regents Reform Agenda................................19 Regional Certification ..................................45 Regional Teacher Recruitment.......................46 Remote Backup Data....................................25 Remote Technology Support.........................26 Residential Wiring - Electrical Construction..8 Response to Intervention (RTI) Systems.........34 School/District..............................................38 School Leadership........................................19 School Security.............................................30 Secondary Day Career & Technical Programs 7 Section One Physical Education and Health Education Professional Development Consortium................................................20 Secure Data Integration................................35 Secure Remote Access Service (VPN)............27 Sign Language Interpreters/Tutors..................16 Special Education Management (IEP)............36 Special Services Transportation.....................43

Specialized Printing & Copying....................33 Staff Development Program for Office Support Staff....................................46 State Aid and Financial Planning Service......47 State Assessment...........................................36 State Data Validation (Certify).......................36 State Reporting, NYSSIS IDs, Certification & Support Services.....................................36 State Reporting, SIS Training/Support Services.....................................................36 Strategic Planning.........................................22 Strategic Technology Planning .....................27 Student Information Systems.........................36 Substitute and Teacher Stipend Reimbursement Program............................21 Substitute Management Service....................45 Substitute Placement & Absence Management..............................................46 Summer Special Services Transportation.......44 Teacher Level Reporting................................37 Technology Evaluation & Planning................28 Technology Leadership Institute (TLI)............39 Test Assessing Secondary Completion Program.....................................................12 Therapeutic Support-High School.................15 Therapeutic Support & Developmental Disabilities.................................................14 Transportation Certification & Training..........44 TSP Fragile /Gifted Special Education............14 TSP Fragile High School /Gifted Special Education..................................................15 TV/Video Production....................................8 Veterinary Science: Animal Care & Exploration................................................10 Visitor Management......................................30 Website Content Management Service..........18

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2014 - 2015 Services Price List 17 Berkley Drive, Rye Brook, NY 10573 914.937.3820 www.swboces.org

CoSer #

Program Name

CENTER FOR CAREER SERVICES

2014-2015 Price

CoSer 101 CoSer 102

Secondary Day Occupational Education Basic Occupational Education

$14,423 per student $23,921 per student

CoSer 435

Alternative Education

$31,613 per student; includes vocational component

CENTER FOR SPECIAL SERVICES CoSer 201 CoSer 203 CoSer 230 CoSer 231 CoSer 235 CoSer 340 CoSer 370

Multiple Disabled Program Project AIIM Intensive Services Program Therapeutic Support Program (TSP) TSP High School Sign Language Interpreters Assessment Intervention Services

CoSer 401

Intensive Day Treatment

$69,056 per student $80,293 - $83,628 per student $53,950 - $57,272 per student $70,935 - $74,818 per student $74,393 - $78,474 per student Fee varies depending on level of participation Varies by participation $200 per student daily (Days 1-30); $400 per student daily (Days 31-90)

CoSer 530

Comprehensive Support Services

$110 per half-hour group session

CoSer 842

The Extended School Year Program

$4,316 per student (Adjusted based on State-approved rate)

CENTER FOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND CURRICULUM SUPPORT CoSer 431

Today’s Students, Tomorrow’s Teachers

$3,335 per student

CoSer 511

Media Resource Service; Online Media (Video Streaming)

Base Service: $300 per building. Subscription fes vary with selection. Book Review Center: $200 per building

Automated Library Systems and Digital Library

Base service: $750 per building. Additional annual support and maintenance fee based on automation system Digital library participation based on student population: Under 500 students: $1,800; 501-1,000 students: $2,400; 1,001-2,000 students: $3,000; Over 2,000 students: $3,600 One-time Advantage fee: $1,000

CoSer 512

CoSer 513

Online Information Services

CoSer Base Fee School Improvement- Professional Learning Services (includes Curriculum Council) Section I Physical Education and Health Education Professional Development Consortium CoSer 555

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Base Service: $750 per building or based on student population: Under 1,000 students: $1,284; 1,000-2,000 students: $2,355; Over 2,000 students: $3,426. Database costs vary with selection. “Search For Success” Database Management System per building: $400 Fees based on flat base fee plus RWADA $1,425/district enrollment fee

Professional Learning Services (see online catalog for programs and workshops)

Fees vary by program, consultant, level of service

Substitute Reimbursement Service

Districts must be a member of the base service for CoSer 555 and an 8% service fee will be charged on all on reimbursements.


CoSer #

Program Name

2014-2015 Price

CENTER FOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND CURRICULUM SUPPORT (cont) CoSer 555 (cont)

Dignity for All Students

$800 per building for base fee member districts; $960 per building for non base fee member districts

CoSer 644

Health, Safety and Violence Prevention Services

Under 1,000 students: $8,250; 1,001-3,500 students: $11,160; 3,501-5,500 students: $15,925; over 5,501 students: $16,550

THE LOWER HUDSON REGIONAL INFORMATION CENTER Coser 444

Distance Education

Base Service: $6,000 Additional units 2-4 $2,125 Additional units 5+ $1,075

CoSers 510/611

Local Area Network Support Service Jr. Network Specialist Network Specialist Associate Network Specialist Senior Network Specialist Network Administrator Network Technology Consultant

Fee varies depending on service $18,000 $21,000 $25,200 $30,000 $31,200 $32,000

CoSers 510/612

Wide Area Network Services

Fee varies depending on service

CoSers 510/611

Systems Integration

Fee determined by project scope

CoSer 510

Instructional Technology Central Internet Filtering

$4 per year per workstation;

The Model Schools Program Electronic Resources

General membership: $11,000 Fee varies depending on service 1 Seat, $2,500; 2 seats, $3,500; additional seats, $500 each

CoSer 554

Technology Leadership CoSer 611

CoSer 612

Student Information Technology Services

Fee varies depending on service

Financial Technology Services

Fee varies depending on service Base Charge $250 Line Charge is as billed Usage is as Billed BOCES Service Charge 5%

Telephone Interconnect

CENTER FOR INTERSCHOLASTIC ATHLETICS

CoSer 551

Interscholastic Athletic Services

Note: These assessments exclude payments to officials and all non-member administrative fees.

CENTER FOR ADULT AND COMMUNITY SERVICES CoSer 107

Licensed Practical Nursing

CoSer 110

Adult Continuing Education

Tier 1: $18,569 Tier 2: $15,909 Tier 3: $12,774 Tier 4: $11,335 Tier 5: $ 9,825 Tier 6: $ 5,805 One year: Full-Time Program, $11,750; One year: Part-Time Program, $6,150 Fees vary for each course, and may be paid by student or by employer. Call (914) 592-0849 to obtain brochure.

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CoSer #

Program Name

2014-2015 Price

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION CoSer 610 CoSer 621 CoSer 623 CoSer 625 CoSer 633 CoSer 634 CoSer 845

Transportation Certification & Training Special Services Transportation Career Services Transportation Consortium Transportation Mgmt Field Trip Services Cooperative Vehicle Maintenance Services Summer Special Services Transportation

$64 (DMV Article 19A) Complete Driver File Physical Performance Test, $29.50 Classroom Training and Refreshers, $48 per driver $12,398 per student, $26,475 per monitor $4,085 per student Fee varies based on size of program Trip Duration: 0-2 hours, $235; 2-4 hours, $292 $75 per hour, plus parts and fluids and disposal $2,264 per student, $3,618 per monitor

ADDITIONAL SWBOCES SERVICES CoSer 606 Regional Certification Service CoSer 615 Interim Placement Service Coser 624 Substitute Management Service CoSer 646 Public Information Services CoSer 648 Fingerprinting *For information about Cross Contract Program costs, contact the sponsoring BOCES.

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$4,150 per district Fees vary based on service Fees vary based on service Fees vary based on service Fees vary based on service


Notes:

This Services Guide was printed by the SWBOCES/LHRIC Print/Copy Service. See page 33 for more information.


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