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Teaching - Learning - Life The 2016-2017 Services Guide


Office of the District Superintendent In addition to the Center for Special Services 17 Berkley Drive, Rye Brook, NY 10573 campus in North White Plains, Southern Dr. Harold Coles, District Superintendent Westchester BOCES operates special 914-937-3820 • hcoles@swboces.org education programs on-site in these school districts and locations:

Westchester BOCES

Transportation Office

17 Berkley Drive, Rye Brook, NY 10573 Assistant Superintendent for Business: Steve Tibbetts 914-937-3820 • stibbetts@swboces.org

Interscholastic Athletics Office 450 Mamaroneck Ave. Harrison, NY 10528 Director: Jennifer Simmons 914-592-2526 • jsimmons@swboces.org

Center for Adult & Community Services 450 Mamaroneck Ave. Harrison, NY 10528 Director: Claudia Murphy 914-345-8500 • cmurphy@swboces.org

SWBOCES Adult Training Center 450 Mamaroneck Ave. Harrison, NY 10528 Supervisor: Will Guterman 914-592-0849 wguterman@swboces.org

Center for Professional Development 450 Mamaroneck Ave. Harrison, NY 10528 Lawrence Paska, Director 914-345-8500 • lpaska@swboces.org

Lower Hudson Regional Information Center 450 Mamaroneck Ave. Harrison, NY 10528 Executive Director: Dr. Dennis Lauro 914-592-4203 • dlauro@lhric.org

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Jacqueline O’Donnell, Chief Operating Ardsley Officer/Deputy District Superintendent Hastings 914-937-3820 • jodonnell@swboces.org Irvington New Rochelle Center for Special Services Pocantico Hills Tarrytown 1606 Old Orchard St. North White Plains, NY 10604 Other Locations: Assistant Director: Lisa Schuchman 914-948-7271x213 • N.Y Presbyterian Hospital lschuchman@swboces.org St. Matthew’s SWBOCES Center for Center for Career Services Career Services 65 Grasslands Road, Valhalla, NY 10595 Non-Discrimination Assistant Director: Dahlia Jackson Statement of Southern 914-761-3400 x 300 • djackson@swboces.org

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25 The Southern Westchester Board of Cooperative Educational Services, its officers and employees, 15 shall not discriminate against any 17 individuals, including but not limited to students, employees or applicants on the basis of age, religion, race, creed, color, gender expression or identity, national origin, sex, disability, marital status, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, or predisposing genetic characteristics. 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 Education Amendments of 1972 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as attended and then promulgated thereunder, not to discriminate in such a manner. This policy also provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Any citizen, student or employee who feels that s/he or her/his rights under Title VI, VII, IX/EEO, Section 504/ Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or the Boy Scouts of America Equal Access Act have been violated by the BOCES or its officials should direct all complaints to the Compliance Officer at Southern Westchester BOCES, 17 Berkley Drive, Rye Brook, NY 10573. (914) 937-3820.

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1. ARDSLEY 2. BLIND BROOK 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

Title IX/EEO Compliance Officer: James Gratto, Interim Assistant Superintendent for Educational Services Complaints can also be filed directly with: 17 Berkley Drive, Rye Brook, NY 10573 US Department of Education 914-937-3820 • jgratto@swboces.org Office of Civil Rights New York Office Section 504/ADS Coordinator 32 Old Slip, 26th Floor Thomas DiBuono, Dir. of Facilities New York, NY 10005-2500 & Operations (646) 428-3800 (tel) 17 Berkley Drive, Rye Brook, NY 10573 (646( 428-3843 (fax) (914) 937-3820 • tdibuono@swboces.org Email: OCR.NewYork@ed.gov


A Letter from Jacqueline O’Donnell Dear Colleagues: On behalf of the Southern Westchester BOCES Board of Education, our administrative team, and our staff, I am pleased to present you with our 2016-2017 Southern Westchester BOCES Services Guide. The role of BOCES is to support the good work being done by our districts, providing cost-effective shared services, collaborative venues for shared thinking, cutting-edge technology leadership and high quality student programs. Southern Westchester BOCES is committed to working closely with our districts to identify emerging needs and provide support as a valued partner. While BOCES is known for excellent Career/Technical programs and Special Education services, people are often surprised by many of the other services provided by the Southern Westchester BOCES team. Some of the services provided by BOCES are highlighted below: ◊ The Lower Hudson Regional Information Center supports districts in Rockland, Putnam/Northern Westchester and Southern Westchester BOCES regions. Support includes technology infrastructure, professional development around technology integration and data management services. ◊ Adult education serves over 6,000 students. Programs include career/technical training, Licensed Practical Nursing studies and literacy programs throughout the county. ◊ Over 400 students are currently enrolled in educational programs through the Incarcerated Youth Program at the Westchester County jail. ◊ BOCES supports school libraries through our school library and media division. The division facilitates a library council and hosts communication coordinators meetings to create collaboration and shared learning opportunities throughout the region. ◊ Section One athletics coordinates and supports athletic programs in 168 schools. ◊ BOCES continues to support regional learning opportunities. During the 2015-2016 school year, the Center for Career Services will host the 2nd annual LHV STEMFest for students in grades 5 - 8. ◊ The Professional Development Center leads shared learning throughout the region. The division serves as a bridge with the state education department, sharing updates and crafting learning opportunities that build on best practices. Southern Westchester BOCES is committed to a strong partnership that will assist our districts in continued excellence. We look forward to working with you in the coming school year. Sincerely,

Jacqueline O’Donnell Chief Operating Officer/ Deputy District Superintendent

Members of the Southern Westchester BOCES Board of Education and Central Administration, from left: trustees John DeSantis and John V. Filiberti; Chief Operating Officer/Deputy District Superintendent Jacqueline O'Donnell; District Superintendent Harold A. Coles; Trustee Catherine Draper, President Joseph E. Wooley and Trustee Georgia Riedel. Not pictured: Vice President James E. Miller and Trustee Lynn Frazer-McBride.

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District Superintendent District Superintendent: Dr. Harold A. Coles hcoles@swboces.org Phone: 914-937-3820 Dear Friends and Colleagues: On behalf of the Board of Education and the entire organization, I am pleased to present to you the Southern Westchester BOCES 20162017 Services Guide. This is a comprehensive listing of the programs and services we offer to support districts, teachers, administrators and students in meeting the goals of the Regents Reform Agenda and to preparing all learners for success in college and/or the workforce. These highly qualified instructional and support services have been developed and refined in partnership with the school districts we serve to best meet current needs efficiently and effectively. Instructional services we offer include special education, career and technical education, alternative education, adult education, Library and Media Services, Regional Information Center, Model Schools support and distance learning. We also provide ongoing professional development in school improvement services through our Center for Professional Development and Curriculum support. Multiple learning opportunities are offered, including training for the implementation of New York State’s learning standards and assessments. School districts can participate in teacher and administrative staff development, focusing on a variety of topics, including curriculum support, technology planning and implementation, data leadership and mentoring and comprehensive educational planning. Support is also offered in the development of media resources, library automation, online databases, planning and program development, school quality review, environmental education, health and violence prevention programs and compliance requirements, and support for homeless students. Southern Westchester BOCES houses the Hudson Valley Regional Bilingual Education Resource Network, which assists districts throughout the Hudson Valley. The Lower Hudson Regional Information Center serves districts in Westchester, Putnam and Rockland counties. The Interscholastic Athletics division works on behalf of athletes in Middle School and High School sports programs throughout our region. Southern Westchester BOCES supports districts with a variety of services to help manage their daily operations. Those services include transportation services consisting of preventive maintenance, repairs, inspection, and private bus company consortium management for participating districts. Additionally, we provide mandated professional development and training for drivers and monitors of district-based operations. Support is also available in the areas of cooperative bidding; risk management; grant writing; printing; test scanning; data analysis; and public relations. We are proud to continue our commitment to helping area schools create an environment of excellence for all learners in our region, both during their school year and beyond graduation. We thank our local districts for their continued support in our collaborative efforts. We look forward to serving you during the 2016-17 school year. Sincerely yours, Dr. Harold A. Coles District Superintendent, Southern Westchester BOCES 4


Component School Districts District

Superintendent

Phone

Board President

Ardsley

Lauren Allan

693-6300

Joanne Sold

Blind Brook

Jonathan Ross

937-3600

Jerry Diamonde

Bronxville

David Quattrone

395-0500

Dennis Tormey

Byram Hills

William Donohue

273-4082

Robin Glat

Dobbs Ferry

Lisa Brady

693-1500

Michael Goldman

Eastchester

Walter Moran, III

793-6130

Mary Messner Martin

Edgemont

Victoria Kniewel

472-7768

David Stern

Elmsford

Joseph Ricca

592-8440

Matthew R.C. Evans

Greenburgh Central

Tahira Dupree Chase

761-6000

Terry Williams

Greenburgh Eleven

Anthony Gyetua-Danquah

693-8500

David Howe

Greenburgh Graham

Amy Goodman

478-1106

Jess Dannhauser

Greenburgh North Castle

Edward Placke

231-8620

Anona Joseph

Louis Wool

835-3300

Abby Mendelsohn

Roy Montesano

478-6200

Eileen Baecher

Hawthorne Cedar Knolls

Mark K. Silverstein

749-2900

Daniel Leffell

Irvington

Kristopher Harrison

591-8501

Phil Whitney

Mount Pleasant Blythedale

Ellen Bergman

347-1800

Patricia Stanley

Mount Pleasant Central

Susan Guiney

769-5500

Eric Schulze

Mount Pleasant Cottage

James Gaudette

769-0456

Rita Golden

Mount Vernon

Kenneth R. Hamilton

665-5000

Adrian G. Saunders

New Rochelle

Brian Osborne

576-4300

Lianne Merchant

Pelham

Peter Giarrizzo

738-3434

Lisa Kiernan

Pleasantville

Mary Fox-Alter

741-1400

Shane McGaffrey

Pocantico Hills

Marilyn Terranova,Interim

631-2440

Emily Segal

Port Chester-Rye

Edward Kliszus

934-7900

Robert H. Johnson

Rye

Frank R. Alvarez

967-6108

Katy Keohane Glassberg

Rye Neck

Peter J. Mustich

777-5200

Allen Hodys

Scarsdale

Thomas Hagerman

721-2410

Leila Shames Maude

Tarrytowns

Daniel McCann

631-9404

Mimi Godwin

Tuckahoe

Charles Wilson

337-6600

Julio Urbina

Valhalla

Brenda Myers

683-5040

LaVerne Clark

Paul Fried

422-2019

Rosemarie Eller

Robert I. Shaps

220-3015

Ann LoBue

Edwin M. Quezada, Interim

376-8100

Nader Sayegh

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-------------------------------------------------------------------------------15 Center for Interscholastic Athletics---------------------------------------------------------------------21 Public Information Services------------------------------------------------------------------------------22 Center for Professional Development and Curriculum Support ---------------------------------23 Department of Transportation----------------------------------------------------------------------------28 Lower Hudson Regional Information Center---------------------------------------------------------29 Center for Adult & Community Services--------------------------------------------------------------49 Human Resources Services------------------------------------------------------------------------------51 Cross Contracts with other BOCES---------------------------------------------------------------------52 CoSer Index--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------54 Program Index----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------55 Price List------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------57

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

February-March 2016 Southern Westchester BOCES distributes its budget and price list for districts to use in contracting for 2016-2017 services.

The Services Guide has been prepared to help our component districts plan for and select shared services they will need in the 2016-2017 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.

April 6, 2016 Southern Westchester BOCES Annual Meeting, where the budget is presented to component school board members and superintendents. April 19, 2016

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.

Southern Westchester BOCES trustee elections and administrative budget vote by component school boards. April 20, 2016 Southern Westchester BOCES adopts 2016-2017 budget.

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

August 1, 2016 District Superintendent’s letter is submitted to Albany, confirming district service contracts. 6


The Center for Career Services The Center offers a variety of Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs for both the general education and classified high school student with varying educational needs. Students enrolled in the CTE program learn a variety of disciplines that support the development of 21st century college and career readiness skills.

Assistant Director: Dahlia Jackson 914-761-3400 x300 djackson@swboces.org

The Secondary Day two-year career and technical education program curricula are approved by New York State Education Department to offer the CTE student with the opportunity 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 also offers an alternative pathway to a high school diploma through our Test Assessing Secondary Competency Completion (TASC) program. The TASC program (formerly GED) is a half-day program that operates under CoSer 101 and gives students an opportunity to strengthen core academic skills in a smaller instructional setting. The curricula are supported with workforce ready study skills that benefit students preparing to enter the workforce. A half-day of instruction in a CTE program of a student’s choice is available for an additional cost to create a full-day program. In addition, a newly developed Pre-TASC program is now being offered to students who have not met the minimum requirements to be accepted into our NYS approved TASC program. In addition to services designed for a general education population, the Center for Career Services offers programs with increased education supports for students pursuing a CDOS Commencement Credential or a Skills and Achievement Commencement Credential. The Introduction to Career Development and Occupational Studies (iCDOS) program is aligned with the new NYSED CTE credential initiative. iCDOS is a CTE program designed to address the needs of students who may require additional supports as they are instructed in entry level employment skills aligned with the NYSED CDOS standards. This is a general education program individualized and tailored to meet the needs of a diverse population, therefore it includes additional instructional supports such as a modified curriculum, teaching assistant support, consultant teachers, etc. Introduction to CDOS instruction may take place in a ‘blended’ classroom environment, much like would occur on a future job-site, where multiple levels of ‘employees’ work together to accomplish a common goal. 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. Other services and supports have been developed at the CCS in line with the new NYSED credential initiatives, such as vocational assessment, life skills training support, work-based learning coordination, and CDOS/SKILLS credential consultation as we work to provide our component districts with regional leadership in Career and Technical Education.

Secondary Day Career and Technical Education Programs

Electrical Construction - English and Math. 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 full-time social worker. All programs carry up to four sequence credits per year toward graduation.

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 readiness 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.

All students who successfully complete a CTE program will receive a diploma with CTE endorsement provided they pass a national or state certification examination in their trade/skill area. Articulation agreements are in place with postsecondary institutions and colleges throughout New York and other states, and some provide students the opportunity to gain from 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 diploma with CTE distinction. Our current program offerings include:

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, 7


The Center for Career Services Contact

Art and Media

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.

Orande Daring 914-761-3400 x368 odaring@swboces.org

Commercial Art Students interested in pursuing art as a career 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 postsecondary degree in advertising, graphic arts and fine arts. The Commercial Art program is recognized by major art schools throughout the country and articulation with a number of local colleges and art institutions are in place.

TV/Video/Sound Production Students will obtain TV/Video production skills through a variety of work-based projects. Students will learn how to operate professional state-of-theart 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. Our classroom has recently been modernized to include the construction of a sound booth as the demand for sound technicians in our area increases. Job opportunities for many of our graduates have included production assistant, lighting technician, camera operator, video technician and audio technician.

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.

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Graphic and Interior Design The Graphic and Interior 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 Sketch-Up. A student completing the two-year program leaves with a comprehensive portfolio as well as internship opportunities.

James Matera 914-761-3400 x368 jmatera@swboces.org

Automotive Technician Students receive work-based experience in our National Automotive Technician Education Foundation (NATEF) 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

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The Center for Career Services Veterinary Science

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.

In the Veterinary Science program, students will have the opportunity to work with live animals as they learn their proper handling and care. 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 animal science as veterinarians, veterinary technicians, and veterinary assistants.

Collision Technician Students learn complete Automotive Collision repair and gain valuable experience repairing accidentdamaged 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.

Smart House/Green Construction Cluster Construction Cluster

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Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) Cluster Orande Daring

James Matera 914-761-3400 x223 jmatera@swboces.org

Construction/Plumbing

914-761-3400 x368

This course follows the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) construction plumbing curriculum. Students will acquire basic plumbing and construction skills through authentic work based projects and activities. Students who successfully complete this program are eligible for preapprenticeship plumbing/construction opportunities.

odaring@swboces.org

Pre-Engineering Pre-Engineering is a two-year course designed to introduce students to the world of technology and engineering. The course will provide 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. Instruction in Computer Aided Design (CAD) is integrated into the curriculum, offering students real-world experience in a skill applicable in many different industries. This is a great starting point for students interested in entering the field of engineering.

Residential Wiring – Electrical Construction Experienced electricians are in serious demand. The Center for Career Services Electrical 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 give students an in-depth understanding of their field and knowledge needed to work with the latest environmentally friendly or “green� technologies.

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Electrical students are prepared to earn certification through the National Center for Construction


The Center for Career Services directly in medical offices and elder care settings, and prepare for medical and nursing school. The twoyear 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. This program involves a ‘clinical’ rotation in a nursing care facility as a part of the 2-year experience. Successful students are encouraged to enroll in post-secondary studies to acquire additional certifications in the growing health field.

Education and Research (NCCER). Post-secondary education in the electrical industry is available through one-two-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 students are well prepared for entry into the work force or for advanced study in college, technical school or apprenticeship.

Hospitality/Consumer Services 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 graduates work in hospital emergency departments, pre-hospital emergency services, occupational medicine, etc.

Cosmetology The Cosmetology program is a two-year course that provides 1,000 hours of NYS cosmetologyapproved 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.

The purpose of the program is to provide students with an academic and working knowledge to become state certified as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT-B), 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 required in a pre-hospital emergency setting.

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. Advanced culinary students are prepared to earn ServSafe certification, through the National Restaurant Association, which certifies employees in basic food safety practices for preparing and serving food.

Students must complete 10 hours of observation under the supervision of a preceptor at a 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-B) Examination. Seniors are eligible to receive five college credits from Westchester Community College. Security, Law & Policing

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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

Orande Daring 914-761-3400 x368 odaring@swboces.org

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SUCCESS STORY SUCCESS STORY

Deafness no obstacle for Culinary Arts student Alexa Patterson

Alexa Patterson, a 21-year-old student from Peekskill, always liked cooking and baking, so Southern Westchester BOCES’ culinary arts program was a natural match for her.

food trays replenished so there’s always enough for everyone. That’s just the nature of the job. Teacher Doreen Sheldon said she’s seen Alexa transform from a shy, unsure student to someone with confidence unafraid to let her guard down.

And being deaf was not going to deter her. She says it won’t be an obstacle when she graduates in June, either.

“Knowing who she is, I’m confident she’ll succeed,” Sheldon said. “She has a great attitude and a great support system at home.”

“Deafness will not hold me back. I will be successful,” says Patterson, who came to the culinary program four years ago.

When she’s not working, doing her culinary training or taking classes toward her iCDOS credential, which provides students with transition supports, skills development and vocational experiences, Alexa likes going out with friends. Manhattan is a favorite destination.

Patterson isn’t just a student here but also an employee. She works each day in the cafeteria at the Career and Technical Education campus in Valhalla from 9 a.m. to noon and attends class in the afternoon.

Her advice for other young aspiring chefs is to learn everything you can, to ask a lot of questions and to pay attention. And learn read to recipes closely, she advises.

When she completes the Communication/Academic Development program, she’ll look for full-time work. “I don’t know why, it just interests me,” she said in sign language interpreted by one of her teachers. “I enjoy it, and I like being busy doing it. I like to make food. It’s not boring. It’s exciting.”

Where she’ll be in 10 years is hard to say. “I don’t know,” Alexa says. “I’ll follow my heart, and hopefully I’ll find work. Maybe I’ll be moving. Maybe I’ll be married. I don’t know, but I’m going to follow my heart.”

Alexa likes cooking for friends and family most of all, less so for herself. When she dines out, she’s not very critical, despite her culinary training. She says she enjoys a good burger with all the fixings. Talking about her studies and her career plans, it’s clear Alexa has plenty of confidence. That comes from her training, she says. Chefs Murphy and Tomaskovic have been key influences for her along the way. Her cafeteria job isn’t easy, she admits, but the reasons aren’t what one might expect. Being deaf isn’t the problem, for her or for her peers who dine there – why would it be, she asks innocently. Rather, it’s the responsibility for keeping all the 11


The Center for Career Services Introduction to Career Development and Occupational Studies Program (iCDOS)

a starting point for students interested in entering the field of law enforcement and/or the armed forces.

CoSer 102 Contact

Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC) / Pre-TASC Contact

CoSer 101 James Matera

Audrey Mangan 914-761-3400 x318 amangan@swboces.org

The Intro to CDOS program is a half-day career exploration and training program designed to meet the specific educational goals of 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.

914-761-3400 x223 jmatera@swboces.org

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.

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.

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.

The iCDOS program mirrors the Secondary Day program, however provides students additional support as they learn and aligns with the Career Development and Occupational Studies (CDOS) standards.

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 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.

Students enrolled in the program are more closely supported as they work toward the achievement of a New York State CDOS Commencement Credential and assisted in the development of a work-readiness portfolio that documents their successful completion of all the NYSED requirements to obtain a CDOS Commencement Credential.

Students testing below the 8.0 G.E. minimum may be considered for pre-TASC instruction. The pre-TASC program offers students the same opportunity for academic skill building, however on a remedial level. Students enrolled in the pre-TASC program who go on to meet the minimum entry requirements for TASC, will be advanced.

This portfolio includes a Career Plan, Employability Profile, Resume, Cover Letter, Vocational Assessment report, and documentation of the mandated 216 hours of CTE instruction/56 hours of work-based learning required by NYSED as of 2015-16 school year. A student entering the iCDOS program must be at least 15 years old by Sept. 1, be pursuing a CDOS or Skills Commencement Credential, and have the goal of becoming competitively employed. 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. 12


The Center for Career Services *Anticipated iCDOS CTR Offerings for 2016-17 (AM session only):

cleaning, stocking and marketing products. Students are prepared for future employment in bakeries, commercial kitchens, delis, cafés, retail stores, supermarkets, and other related occupations.

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 gain experience in problem solving, teamwork, decision-making, critical thinking, and professionalism while learning a marketable skill.

General Maintenance Assistant In this program, students are exposed to basic plumbing, electrical, carpentry, painting, sheetrocking, taping, tiling, cleaning, and maintenance. Students learn proper shop safety procedures, measuring, tool identification and usage while they gain the required social skills and collaboration to secure industry employment.

Potential career paths include auto detailer, auto body shop apprentice, stocking and inventory, or shop assistant in a related occupation.

Employment opportunities include entry-level positions as a plumber, electrician, or carpenter’s assistant; custodian or maintenance worker; or at hardware stores, home improvement centers, warehouses, electrical and plumbing supply houses.

Automotive Trades & 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.

*Intro to iCDOS course offerings based on adequate district enrollment.

Introduction to Career Development and Work-Based Learning/Life Skills Services

Potential areas of employment are automotive dealerships, service centers, small equipment dealers, tire shops, lubrication centers, or automotive parts stores.

Contact

CoSer 102

Office Skills, Retail & Related Occupations This program prepares students for entry-level office and/or retail positions. Coursework includes instruction in the Microsoft Office Suite, business simulations, filing, shredding, office machine operation, and Google Applications. This program also manages a ‘school store’ on the CCS campus, giving students real-world experience in packaging, pricing, customer service, budgeting and money management, inventory control, ordering, advertising, marketing and sales.

Audrey Mangan 914-761-3400 x318 amangan@swboces.org

Life Skills Training Facility The Center for Career Services is proud to offer a life skills training facility for district use. The newly developed ‘classroom’ space is a support to our districts for in-district life skills instruction. Our newly renovated ‘apartment’ has a functioning kitchen, bathroom, bedroom and laundry services where students can apply and refine real-world life skills in a simulated setting. This classroom is available to our districts by reservation and can be used as a one-time ‘field trip’ or on a more regularly scheduled basis, according to district need.

Using live work in an office setting, students are prepared for future employment as receptionists, copy clerks, general office clerks, file clerks, administrative assistants, cashiers, retail store clerk, and stockperson.

Vocational Assessment*

Baking, Food, & Retail Service

CoSer 370

Students in the program learn to create and package baked goods for sale. Students are exposed to general food preparation techniques while working in a commercial kitchen/café setting. Skills include following proper 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, 13

Districts requiring in-depth vocational assessments for students may obtain them through the Center for Career Services under CoSer 102. The vocational assessment includes a career-interest inventory, and work-readiness assessment, and measures vocational strengths and weaknesses in some of these areas: manual dexterity, finger dexterity, and color discrimination. This service includes a detailed post-assessment report that offers


The Center for Career Services Job Shadowing Road Trips

districts insight into potential career paths that best match their assessed students’ interests and abilities.

District students (CDOS) may elect to sign up through their local school district to shadow several different employees and/or occupations in a single comprehensive field trip* coordinated by the Center for Career Services. The hours accumulated during each of these Job Shadowing Road Trips (approximately 10 hours in total for each experience) can be applied to the Work-Based Learning requirement (216 hours of CTE and/or WBL, of which at least 54 are in WBL) for a student to be granted a CDOS Commencement Credential. Potential job sites might include a hospital, a corporate office, a hotel, etc. Additional information on each of these experiences will be sent to our component districts as they develop (date, location of experience, etc.). Each Job Shadowing Road Trip will culminate with a summative project on the students’ experience, which will be introduced during the Job Shadowing Road Trip to be turned in to component district personnel at a later date.

Work-Based Learning Coordination* CoSer 530 A certified work-based learning coordinator is available through CoSer 530 to assist in our local district’s implementation of programs related to the Career Development and Occupational Studies (CDOS) Commencement Credential or a Skills and Achievement Commencement Credential. Through this service, the WBL coordinator works collaboratively with school district personnel to support existing in-district CDOS programming. Examples of supports available through this service are: consulting on current curriculum, integrating the CDOS standards, assistance in the tracking and maintenance of data related to CDOS, and completing the required NYSED documentation for a district to grant the CDOS/Skills Commencement Credential. Also, the WBL plays a key role in development of additional supports designed to meet the specific needs of each individual district in relation to CDOS.

Service Learning Projects Another Work-Based Learning experience the CCS will be coordinating on behalf of our component districts is the Service Learning Project. Students electing to participate in this type of WBL activity would be involved in all aspects of a 3-5 day project occuring on the CCS campus in Valhalla and/or in our local community, i.e. once a week for 3-5 weeks. Participating students would gain the associated WBL hours for each of these projects according to how much time was spent on the activity (including a summative project) from start to finish. An example of an SLP might be to analyze, plan, fundraise, purchase materials, and then construct the design to convert a corridor within our C Building at the Career Services Campus into a sustainable garden. Additional information will be sent to the district high schools as each SLP develops.

CDOS Option 2 — National Work Readiness Credential Students who are pursuing a CDOS credential will also have the benefit of participating in CASAS or Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment Systems here at the SWBOCES campus. We feel that CASAS is the NYS approved assessment with the most support provided for student learning. Districts that have students who are CDOS credential eligible but are not on the SWBOCES campus will be able to have their students tested at Valhalla. When they meet the standard they will receive the Workforce Skills Certificate and be eligible for Option 2 for the NYS CDOS credential requirement. Students taking the test will receive an analysis of their strengths and areas of need, which will be shared with the home district to tailor instruction. This will be a service offered to school districts that need to assess students and receive detailed feedback on areas of need and student strengths for employability.

*Please note: Participating students and/or districts will be required to arrange transportation to and from the Center for Career Services on the advertised dates.

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The Center for Special Services The 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. Following are descriptions of the programs offered 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.

Programs for Students with Multiple Disabilities

Assistant Director: Lisa Schuchman 914-948-7271 x1021 • lschuchman@swboces.org Supervisors/Principals:

CoSer 201

Student-Teacher Ratio: 12:1:4

Alberta Grant-Johnson

Phyllis Rizzi

914-591-8963 x234

914-366-2560

A comprehensive educational team in a highly structured environment addresses the communication, sensorymotor needs and social skills of students with significant to severe multiple disabilities. This program is designed to meet the needs of students who are determined by their CSE to be alternately assessed (NYSAA).

agrant-johnson@swboces.org prizzi@swboces.org Jeanne Graham

Jessica Walker

914-948-7271 x1220

914-948-7271 x1311

jgraham@swboces.org

jwalker@swboces.org

Leslie Handler

Included Related Services for CoSer 201:

914-336-2560

◊ Social Worker-Transitional Services

lhandler@swboces.org

◊ Consultant Pediatrician ◊ Consultant Occupational and Physical Therapists

the development of appropriate communication, social and behavioral skills are stressed.

◊ Consultant Teacher of Speech

At the secondary level, the program provides students with transition supports, skills development and vocational experiences necessary for students to attain the Skills and Achievement Commencement Credential (SKILLS), Career Development and Occupational Studies Credential (CDOS) or Career and Technical Education (CTE) certification. High School students participate in programs offered through the Center for Career Services, either iCDOS or CTE, at no additional charge to the district. Included Related Services for CoSer 203:

◊ Consultant School Nurse Direct OT, PT, Nursing, Counseling, Speech services, or other related services, as per student IEP are billed to districts in addition to tuition costs.

Programs for Autism Spectrum Disorders

CoSer 203

These programs provide a highly structured district or site-based classroom environment designed primarily for students with autism spectrum disorders at the elementary, middle and high school levels. Classrooms are provided for students who are either state-assessed or alternately assessed (NYSAA). Instructional methodology includes the applications of structured Teaching and Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) that have demonstrated effective outcomes in the school environment. Specialized clinical consultation is provided for both Structured Teaching and ABA classes. In addition to academic outcomes,

◊ Speech/Language Services Individual /Group 1x week (elementary and middle school only) ◊ Speech/Language Services Group 1x week (High school only) ◊ Consultant Occupational Therapy ◊ Consultant Speech and Language Services ◊ Consultant Psychiatric Services ◊ Parent Training Other related services, as per student IEP are billed 15


The Center for Special Services PSCA is a one-year internship program targeted for students with ASD whose goal is competitive employment. The program takes place at NY Presbyterian Hospital’s campus in White Plains, NY, where total immersion in the workplace facilitates the teaching and learning process as well as the acquisition of employability and marketable work skills. Students participate in three internships to explore a variety of career paths. The students work with a team that includes their family, a special education teacher from SWBOCES and a job coach from ARC of Westchester to create an employment goal and support the student during this important transition from school to work. NYCA has created an autism-specific employability curriculum.

to districts in addition to tuition costs.

AIIM Alternate Assessment K-12 Student Teacher Ratio: 8:1:2 CoSer 203.1

AIIM/NYSAA/iCDOS/SKILLS CoSer 203.11 Where appropriate, students who are alternately assessed (NYSAA) may attend career preparation programs offered through the Career Center, to meet the requirements for attaining the Skills and Achievement Commencement Credential (SKILLS). Districts are responsible for providing transportation services for students to be able to attend programs located at the Career Services Center in Valhalla.

Benefits to Students: ◊ Participate in 600 hours of internships in a variety of positions within the host business. ◊ Acquire 300 hours of training in competitive, transferable and marketable job skills.

AIIM State Assessed K-5 Student Teacher Ratio: 8:1:2

◊ Gain increased independence, confidence and selfesteem while learning valuable social skills with peer mentors and business leaders.

CoSer 203.2

AIIM State Assessed 6-8 Student Teacher Ratio: 8:1:1

No related services are included in the cost of this CoSer. Direct OT, PT, Nursing, Counseling, Speech services, or other related services, as per student IEP are billed to districts in addition to tuition costs.

CoSer 203.4

Programs for Therapeutic Support and Communication/ Academic Development

AIIM State Assessed 9-12 Student Teacher Ratio: 8:1:1 CoSer 203.5

AIIM/SA/iCDOS/SKILLS CoSer 203.52

Project SEARCH (ASD/Project Search)

CoSer 230

CoSer 203.3

Program for Communication and Academic Development (CAD)

NY Collaborates Autism has proudly partnered with NYPresbyterian Hospital (NYPH), ARC of Westchester, Adult Career and Continuing Education Services- Vocational Rehabilitation (ACCES-VR) and Southern Westchester BOCES (SWBOCES) to launch Project SEARCH Collaborates for Autism* (PSCA) which helps students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) transition from their last year of high school into employment.

CoSer 230.1

Student-Teacher Ratio 12:1:1 Included Related Services for Coser 230.1 & 230.11: 16


The Center for Special Services ◊ Speech/Language Services Group 1x week

to districts in addition to tuition costs.

◊ Consultant guidance counselor services

These programs are offered at the middle school and high school levels in district-based settings, who require small group instruction in a therapeutic setting. Students in this program primarily present with mental health challenges that significantly interfere with the student’s ability to be educated and supported within a typical general education classroom environment. Students participate in a general education curriculum and are pursuing a Regents diploma. Students’ needs are met through highly structured classroom settings with counseling and instructional supports. Students have access to mainstream classes as appropriate. At the secondary level, the program provides students with transition services and supports.

Direct OT, PT, nursing, counseling, speech services, or other related services, as per student IEP are billed to districts in addition to tuition costs. This program is designed to meet the needs of students who are determined by their CSE to be alternately assessed (NYSAA). This comprehensive program concentrates on the acquisition and development of language, communication, social and academic skills, using a multi-disciplinary approach. Programs are provided in center-based and districtbased settings. The program serves elementary, middle and high school students who are alternately assessed (NYSAA). At the secondary level, the program provides students with transition supports, skills development, and vocational experiences necessary for students to attain the Skills and Achievement Commencement Credential (SKILLS).

Therapeutic Support Program (TSP/ Secondary) with Career Services Program (TSP/CDOS/CTE)

Program for Communication and Academic Development with Career Services Program (CAD/iCDOS)

CoSer 230.22 At the high school level, the program provides students with transition supports, skills development and vocational experiences necessary for students to attain the Career Development and Occupational Studies Credential (CDOS) or Career and Technical Education (CTE) certification. Students participate in programs offered through the Center for Career Services, either iCDOS or CTE, at no additional charge to the district. Districts are responsible for providing transportation services for students to be able to attend programs located at the Career Services Center in Valhalla.

CoSer 230.11 High school students participate in programs offered through the Center for Career Services, at no additional charge to the district. Districts are responsible for providing transportation services for students to be able to attend programs located at the Career Services Center in Valhalla.

Therapeutic Support Program (TSP/ Secondary)

Therapeutic Support Programs: Intensive and Developmentally Disabled

CoSer 230.2

Student-Teacher Ratio 12:1:1 Included Related Services for CoSer 230.2 and 230.22:

CoSer 231

◊ Consultant Psychiatric services

These programs are offered at elementary, middle school and high school levels. Programs in this CoSer enable students with a range of academic abilities and severe social/emotional/behavioral challenges to develop the necessary skills to function successfully

◊ Counseling services-1x30 minutes individual and 1x30 group per week ◊ Consultant guidance counselor services Direct OT, PT, nursing, counseling, speech services, or other related services, as per student IEP are billed

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The Center for Special Services Therapeutic Support Program for State Assessed (TSP/Intensive)

in home, school and community environments. Programs are offered in district-based, communitybased and center-based settings.

CoSer 231.2

Therapeutic Support Program for Developmentally Delayed (TSP/DD)

Student Teacher Ratio: 8:1:2 Included Related Services for CoSer 231.2 & 231.22:

CoSer 231.1

◊ Consultant Psychiatric services

Student Teacher Ratio: 8:1:1

◊ Counseling services-1x30 minutes individual and 1x30 group per week.

Included Related Services for CoSer 231.1 & 231.11:

◊ Consultant guidance counselor

◊ Psychiatric consultant services

Direct OT, PT, nursing, speech, counseling (additional) or other related services as per student IEP are billed to districts in addition to tuition costs.

◊ Counseling services-1x30 minutes individual and 1x30 group per week. ◊ Consultant guidance counselor

This program is designed to meet the needs of students who are pursuing their NYS Regents Diploma as determined by their CSE. Students participate in a general education curriculum. Students in the TSP/Regular Program primarily exhibit significant external behavioral challenges that interfere with student’s ability to learn.

Direct OT, PT, nursing, speech, counseling (additional) or other related services as per student IEP are billed to districts in addition to tuition costs. This program is designed to meet the needs of students who are determined by their CSE to be alternately assessed (NYSAA). The TSP/DD Program facilitates social/emotional/behavioral 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. At the secondary level, the program provides students with transition supports, career awareness and services and vocational experiences and skills necessary for students to attain the Skills and Achievement Commencement Credential (SKILL).

Therapeutic Support Program for State Assessed with Career Services Program (TSP/Intensive/CDOS/CTE) CoSer 231.22 At the high school level, the program provides students with transition supports, career awareness and services and vocational experiences and skills necessary for students to attain the Career Development and Occupational Studies Credential (CDOS) or Career and Technical Education (CTE) certification. Students may participate in programs offered through the Center for Career Services, either CTE or iCDOS, at no additional charge to the district. Districts are responsible for providing transportation services for students to be able to attend programs located at the Career Services Center in Valhalla.

Program for Therapeutic Support Program with Career Services Program CoSer 231.11

Sign Language Interpreters/Tutors

High School students participate in programs offered through the Center for Career Services, at no additional charge to the district. Districts are responsible for providing transportation services for students to be able to attend programs located at the Career Services Center in Valhalla.

CoSer 340

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This program provides sign language interpreting and tutoring services to students in BOCES Deaf


The Center for Special Services

Comprehensive Support Services

and Hard-of-Hearing Programs requiring total communication support.

Assessment Intervention Services

CoSer 530

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.

CoSer 370

Local school districts may contract with Southern Westchester BOCES for evaluations of classified and non- classified students. Assessments and evaluations are conducted in the following areas:

Services include: ◊ Occupational therapy

◊ Occupational therapy

◊ Physical therapy

◊ Physical therapy

◊ Speech and language therapy

◊ Speech and language

◊ Teachers of the deaf and hearing impaired

◊ Psychiatric

◊ Teachers of the blind and visually impaired

◊ Psychological

◊ Adaptive Physical Education

◊ Educational

◊ Reading instruction

◊ Functional Behavior/Behavior Intervention Plans (FBA/BIP)

◊ Job coach training ◊ Strength-based sssessments

◊ Assistive/adaptive technology

◊ Job development

◊ Reading

◊ Transition support

◊ Transitional assessments

BASIS – Before/After School Intervention Intensive Day Treatment Services ◊ Vocational assessments

◊ Technology for the visually impaired

◊ Bilingual assessments are also available.

CoSer 401

CoSer 530

This 30-day-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 services and counseling. This program serves students who are classified, as well as nonclassified students.

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.

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SUCCESS STORY SUCCESS STORY

St. Matthew’s students make great strides

Akeem has made progress as well. He works in the offices of the New York Power Authority in White Plains. He said he took quickly to the environment where professional attire and behavior are expected. He attributes that to the progress he’s made here.

When Kerry Winfield and Akeem Parnell arrived at St. Matthew’s in White Plains, they were like most new students in that they had plenty to learn. But after a few years in the therapeutic program for students with developmental disabilities, each has stood out to their teachers as success stories in many ways. Kerry, who is 20, will graduate soon, while Akeem, 17, still has a few years to go. Each comes here for classes run by Southern Westchester BOCES’ Center for Special Services. Their studies include academics, behavior and job training. The last of those three puts them in workplace settings in the community, where they’ve shined.

“I improved my behavior and my learning,” Akeem says.

Asked about her school work, Kerry is proud to present a thick, red binder filled with photos and details of the work she does three days a week at Marshlands Conservancy in Rye. She also spends time working at Old Navy and recycling at the City Center in White Plains.

Learning and communicating were not at first his strengths, he says. Quickly, though, that turned around. “I started to learn more, and I became more active with students and teachers and I now do my work,” he says.

No, she doesn’t always love to work. She’s honest about the fact that she’d prefer to be home listening to music. And she’d rather have lunch with her friends than be in class. But even that reflects the strides she’s made in speaking up, particularly on her own behalf. Advocating for herself, teacher Rebecca Phang calls it.

When he’s not working, Akeem likes to be with friends, going to school, helping his mother around the house, watching TV and even watching after his baby sister. “Akeem has really stepped up and been a leader for everybody, not just for his friends, not just for his classroom but for the entire community here,” Phang says. “So he’s been a real pleasure to work with for everybody.” Kerry, meanwhile, has made tremendous progress in dealing with and talking about her feelings as well as being an advocate for herself. She’s using her voice to share what she thinks and feels. Adds teacher Leslie Handler, both students’ success lies in the fact that they can reflect upon and improve their own behavior. It’s clear that their teachers are proud of the success they’ve had.

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Itinerant Services

The Extended School Year Program

CoSer TBD

Districts may purchase fractional full-time equivalents (FTE) for professional staff to augment their district staff and to provide services to students within their own district. Professional staff includes, but is not limited to teachers, school psychologists, school social workers, guidance counselors, school nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, teachers of the deaf and hard of hearing, teachers of speech and language, teachers of the blind and visually impaired, behavioral specialists, and transition specialists.

CoSer 842

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 201Multiply 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. Extra support for individual students must be authorized by the district prior to the start of ESY.

CenterInterscholastic for Interscholastic Athletics Athletics

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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.

Interscholastic Athletic Services

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

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.

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

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done Public Information Services

Public Information Services

Office of Public Information

CoSer 646

914-922-3412

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.

Center (LHRIC), the Public Information Office assists school districts in developing district mobile apps that can be used to communicate with their communities. ParentLink offers an easy-to-use interface for management of its mobile apps, including push notifications, staff directories, news alerts, school closing information, athletics schedules, event calendars, cafeteria account payments and balance information, social media channels, and more.

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 12 years.

Website Content Management Service

Our services include: ◊ Writing, photography, copy editing and graphic design for publications ranging from newsletters and calendars to budget books, brochures, press releases and articles for placement in local media outlets.

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 helps districts:

◊ Projects designed and laid out using experienced professional consultants and state-of-the-art software

◊ Manage and guide the use of digital communication tools related to social networking, blogs and other emerging technologies

◊ Creation and maintenance of e-newsletters, blogs, and other digital public relations tools ◊ Development of targeted social media strategies, including creating and maintaining a cross-platform social media presence on Facebook, Twitter and other platforms, developing tailored social media policies and training staff in best practices

◊ Manage and meet the public’s growing demand for daily news and comprehensive information on their school websites

◊ Expertise and consulting in the use of social media to effectively and efficiently communicate and promote your school district

◊ Build capacity for making routine website updates and archiving existing content

◊ Facilitate best practices in district-wide Web communications and page management

◊ Launch new or newly redesigned websites (with assistance from the Lower Hudson Regional Information Center)

◊ Assistance with routine and special event media coverage, and management of public information during a crisis

We also offer start-up assistance, communications guidance and support for faculty and staff Web authors.

Rates depend on the scope and complexity of individual projects and the day-to-day staffing needs of the district.

Mobile Apps for School Districts Working with ParentLink, an industry leader in parent notification and school-to-home communications, and SWBOCES’ Lower Hudson Regional Information 22


Professional Developmentdone and Curriculum Support The Center for Professional Development and Curriculum Support is divided into two major service categories: Professional Learning Services and School Library Systems Services. Our vision is to be a professional learning leader to our districts as they serve the students of Southern Westchester. Our core values of collaboration, communication, and inquiry focus us on deepening professional practice in our region.

Director: Dr. Lawrence Paska 914-345-8500 x3114 lpaska@swboces.org

We support districts in: • Understanding and implementing the Regents Reform Agenda Initiatives • Integrating the Common Core Learning Standards across subject areas and grade levels. • Using data-driven instruction to track progress toward learning goals. • Training and sharing resources for APPR implementation.

Our dedicated team works to collaborate closely with our districts to provide ongoing support for the work being done throughout Southern Westchester.

• Developing processes to serve diverse learners. • Building capacity through strategic planning. • Meeting the goals of school and district leaders.

Our learning community is focused on constructivist learning, cognitive engagement and the development of 21st century skills.

• Ensuring the implementation of state-mandated regulations. • Setting and measuring goals for growth. • Sharing promising practices and emerging trends in public education.

Professional Learning Services

and summative assessments and establish targets for student growth. Current and future assessments are aligned to an approved growth model and NYSED’s next-generation assessment priorities. Goal-Setting – DDI principles are applied to a review of comprehensive learning goals. Processes for aligning district and building goals are developed and reviewed based on a continuous cycle of data collection and analysis.

Teaching and Learning Services CoSer 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:

Contact

Dignity for All Students Act

Contact

Data-Driven Instruction and Assessment Dr. Lawrence Paska

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

The Dignity for All Students Act went into effect on July 1, 2012 and was amended on July 1, 2013. Schools need to provide students with supportive, positive learning environments in compliance with this NYS law that protects students from harassment, bullying and discrimination.

914-345-8500 x3114 lpaska@swboces.org

Southern Westchester BOCES continues to support component school districts in the use of data to set and measure progress toward teaching, learning, and system goals. This support is based on data-driven instruction (DDI) turnkey training provided by the New York State Education Department (NYSED).

Services include: ◊ 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 NYSED regulations and amendments, procedures and activities;

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The Center for Professional Development & Curriculum Support ◊ Participation in regional workshops for Dignity Act Coordinators and Building Administrators to discuss implementation issues and hot topics.

◊ World Languages/English as a New Language ◊ The Arts Curriculum

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Great Teachers and Leaders

◊ Construct a deeper understanding of the learning standards (including the Common Core) and their embedded skills.

Dr. Lawrence Paska 914-345-8500 x3114

◊ Design inquiry-based classroom learning opportunities that address 21st-century learning goals.

lpaska@swboces.org

Southern Westchester BOCES served as the network team for many of our component districts by attending NYSED turnkey training.

Instruction ◊ Develop strategies for integrated instruction of both reading and writing across the curriculum.

Our ongoing work includes: APPR Teacher and Principal Evaluator Training – 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. Courses for Lead Evaluators and Principal Evaluators are offered throughout the year.

◊ Reflect on current classroom practices and identify strategies and next steps to meet the instructional shifts of the Common Core and other learning standards.

Curriculum Council - Monthly meetings are held for Assistant Superintendents to build collaborative partnerships throughout Southern Westchester and provide up-to-date information on learning initiatives.

◊ Create formative assessment tools to drive classroom instruction toward learning goals.

◊ Examine instructional scaffolds to assist students in meeting learning goals. Assessment

◊ Analyze student work, compare it to grade-level standards and expectations, and design rigorous instruction to support high levels of practice.

Instructional Leadership Forums – Quarterly meetings are held for curriculum directors, department chairs/ coordinators, and lead teachers in six subject areas (Fine and Performing Arts, English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science and Technology, Social Studies, World Languages/ English as a New Language) to share professional learning on current needs and trends in education.

◊ Assess next steps for instruction after careful analysis of local and state assessment results. ◊ Connect content and skills by creating meaningful performance assessments. Collaborations

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Growth and Achievement Through Learning Standards

◊ Facilitate conferences with nationally-renowned leaders in public education. ◊ Host an annual Literacy Jubilee to celebrate best practices in English Language Arts “for teachers, by teachers.”

Dr. Lawrence Paska 914-345-8500 x3114 lpaska@swboces.org

◊ Sponsor quarterly after-school networking opportunities for K-12 educators.

Courses are designed to support teachers and administrators in their professional learning through curriculum alignment, research-based and inquiryfocused instructional practices, assessment development and design, and regional collaboration opportunities.

◊ Provide on-site consultation about educational topics and trends across content areas.

Meeting Diverse Student Needs Contact

Courses are available in the following subject areas: ◊ Literacy ◊ Math

Suzanne Doherty 914-245-8500 x3109 suzanne.doherty@swboces.org

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customized professional development to local districts working to support the needs of all students.

Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Training

Services include:

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The Center for Professional Development & Curriculum Support

◊ Academic Interventions - A variety of workshops are offered to help build strategies needed to close student learning gaps.

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.

◊ Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) – Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is a research validated approach to discipline which emphasizes the creation of proactive systems of support for students and staff. Schools using the PBIS framework for school-side discipline develop a comprehensive system for defining, teaching, and supporting appropriate student behavior that results in measurable increases in indicators of positive school climate and decrease in student office referrals.

This highly interactive, hands-on training provides 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 receive a one year certification in Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® from the Crisis Prevention Institute.

◊ Response To Intervention (RTI) - Workshops are offered to support districts in the development and effective implementation of RTI.

Section One Physical Education and Health Education Professional Development Consortium

◊ School-Based Speech/Language Therapist Staff Development - A 30-hour in-service program to support district speech/language therapists.

Contact

New York State ELA and Mathematics Scoring Leader Training for Grades 3-8 Contact

Suzanne Doherty

Suzanne Doherty 914-245-8500 x3109

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 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.

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.

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

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The Center for Professional Development & Curriculum Support 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 2016-2017 school year, SWBOCES will reimburse up to $95 per day for substitute and $35 per hour for teacher stipends.

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

Gifted and Talented Services

CoSer 545 Contact

Contact

CoSer 431 Suzanne Doherty 914-345-8500 x3109 suzanne.doherty@swboces.org

914-345-8500 x3114 lpaska@swboces.org

The Center for Professional Development and Curriculum Support offers services to districts that seek to create or update their tactical or strategic plans. An outside facilitator or consultant can lead a comprehensive review and development process based on district goals. Sample services can include meeting/ planning facilitation, interviews/surveys with district stakeholders, and research/presentation on topics pertaining to the strategic plan.

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 help to improve the schools and communities where they reside. TSTT seeks to ensure that students will graduate high school, enter college on scholarships, and graduate with a degree and certification in the field of education. The overall goal is to have them return to their communities as caring, competent and committed teachers. Since 1994, TSTT has grown to nearly 800 students across four states and continues to increase academic achievement, high school and college graduation rates as well as teacher retention. TSTT has placed more than 130 graduates back in their communities as teachers.

Homeless Student Program Contact

CoSer 556 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

The Student Leadership Movement is a leadership training program developed for middle school students and serves as a primer and pipeline feeder to the TSTT high school program. As they progress through the program, TSTT high school students become mentors and tutors to the middle school students.

Grant Applications CoSer 514 Contact

Dr. Lawrence Paska

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

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School Library System Services

and math tutorial programs at homeless shelters and local community-based organizations.

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Health Safety and Violence Prevention Services Contact

CoSer 644 Edgar Glascott

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

914-345-8500 x3167 eglascott@swboces.org

Media Resource Service

Learning flourishes in a healthy, safe school environment. CoSer 644 will provide training, consultation services, technical assistance and leadership to help create and maintain an educational environment that is a model for workplace safety and best practices. We will work directly with school districts to handle matters of compliance with regulatory agencies’ requirements and SAVE legislation. The following services are available but not limited to:

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.

Facilities and Compliance ◊ Bloodborne Pathogens

Automated Library Systems

◊ Chemical Hygiene Plan Development ◊ Chemical and Petroleum Storage

CoSer 512

◊ Cooling Towers Inspections

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.

◊ CPR/AED ◊ Fire Inspections ◊ Indoor Air Quality Testing ◊ Lockout/Tagout ◊ Playground and Gymnasium Inspections ◊ Right to Know

Through technical planning and consultation, automation of the school library becomes part of the district’s technology plan in providing appropriate onsite and remote electronic access for students.

◊ Underground Storage Tank Programs School Safety ◊ Active Shooter Training

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

◊ Crisis Response Training ◊ Develop Crisis Plans ◊ Lockdown Emergency Training ◊ New Building Emergency Plan Template ◊ Risk Assessments ◊ Table Top Exercise

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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, Wilson, Brain Pop, Learning A to Z, Gale Resource Centers, ProQuest, SIRS Series, World Book and Serial Solutions.

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. Upto-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).

Search for Success, a database management system 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.

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

Transportation and Vehicle Service Consortium Transportation Management

Contact: Stephen Tibbetts 914-937-3820 stibbetts@swboces.org

CoSer 630 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 and New Rochelle school districts and the MVP Consortium for students in the Mount Pleasant, Valhalla and Pleasantville 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 upto-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.

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Cooperative school bus and vehicle maintenance services are available to any district requiring assistance with fleet maintenance (bus or any other vehicles). 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. 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.


The Lower Hudson Regional Information Center (LHRIC) The Lower Hudson Regional Information Center (LHRIC) is a nonprofit Executive Director: Dr. Dennis Lauro consortium providing educational and administrative technology services to 62 school districts in Westchester, Putnam, and Rockland counties. It is 914-592-4203 x3253 one of 12 Regional Information Centers in New York State that are part of dlauro@lhric.org 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. Additionally, we will be 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. 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.

LHRIC Service Areas

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.

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 that might suit your district’s needs.

Contact Information Please contact your account manager: John Hall

Dan Myers

Galit Price

Carlos Ramirez

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

Phone: (914) 922-3252

Phone: (914) 922-3068

Fax: (914) 347-5154

Fax: (914) 347-5154

Fax: (914) 347-5154

Fax: (914) 347-5154

Cell: (914) 879-3614

Cell: (914) 417-0765

Cell: (914) 838-0522

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Technology Support Services

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.

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.

Remote Backup Data CoSer: 611

◊ Field tests of new technologies and updates, patches and new versions of current products.

The Remote Backup Service ensures that data is protected from loss. District data needs be secure and protected from loss due to viruses, accidental deletions or hardware failures. The Remote 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 retrieval is included in the service. Annual user meetings are also held to discuss district concerns and data management best practices.

◊ Central distribution of patches, updates and antivirus software.

New Managed IT Services consists of the following 7 services:

◊ Monitoring of technical support issues and service delivery through a centralized web-based help desk solution.

◊ Remote Technology Support

Additionally, the service offers: ◊ Maintenance of technical support contracts with vendors. ◊ Technology evaluation, design, planning and development and onsite technical guidance.

◊ Cloud Application Remote Support (CARS) ◊ Mobile Device Management (MDM)

◊ Training and support through in-house and third party partners.

◊ Digital Signage ◊ Managed Infrastructure/Access Support

◊ After hours support for network emergencies.

◊ Shared IT Management

Hardware Repair

◊ Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) Support. CoSer: 510 & 611

(Each service is marked with an asterisk below.)

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.

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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.

CoSer 510/611 This service reduces the need for district on-site engineers to be responsible for managing the switching infrastructure and frees them up to focus on providing direct support to district staff. The LHRIC centralized service delivers:

*Cloud Application Remote Support (CARS) Coser 510

◊ Automated network access and performance monitoring

The service is designed to provide implementation and remote management of a district’s cloud application (Google or MS Office 365). The service is designed to supplement or substitute on-the-ground staff from the tasks of maintenance, support and user management. The support can be as an extension of or in tandem with local district or LHRIC onsite staff. The service includes on-boarding, which includes the design, planning, and implementation of the environment customized to each district’s individual needs. In addition, the service includes technical and application support. The Remote Application support is designed to support all end users in a district on demand with any application challenge they may be facing. The application support can be escalated to the Model Schools team if needed for deeper professional development or training support.

◊ Proactive response and remediation to network access issues ◊ Real time alerting to trained infrastructure staff ◊ Automated daily back-up of infrastructure device configurations ◊ Renewal of hardware and software maintenance agreements (programs) with product manufacturers EOL/EOS notifications for all equipment to assist districts with planning and upgrading

*NEW Shared IT Management  CoSer: 510 & 611 The LHRIC Shared IT Management Service is a comprehensive, proactive service model that coordinates and manages customized IT budgeting, planning, installation, consulting, and on-going support of school district IT initiatives and allows the focus for schools to remain on education, while the LHRIC focuses on the consortium districts’ technology needs.

Mobile Service and Support consists of two services: ◊ Cloud Workspace Management ◊ Mobile Device Management (MDM)

Mobile Device Management

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CoSer: 510

*Digital Signage

The Mobile Device Management Service provides centralized control and management of mobile devices used for district instruction in support of district owned devices and/or a district Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program.

CoSer: 611 Digital signage is the electronic display of content on various types of monitors. 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.

The service offers: ◊ Application delivery and management ◊ Internet filtering ◊ Creation and maintenance of student/teacher delivered profile environments

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Telecommunications/ WAN Services

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 districts to customize filtering for specific needs and locations.

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 that 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.

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).

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and administrative technology to measure the effectiveness of technology systems on teaching and learning.

CoSer: 611 & 612 Two types of phone services are available through the LHRIC: Voice over IP (VoIP) and Intellipath.

Computer-Based Testing Readiness Review

*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).

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 New York’s computer based testing.

The Intellipath service provides districts with a flexible, cost effective 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).

Mobile Learning/Bring Your Own Device

Secure Remote Access Service (VPN)

CoSer: 510

CoSer: 611

The Mobile Learning/BYOD Service supports any district’s mobile learning initiative with solution evaluation, implementation, planning, hardware requirement evaluation, and professional development. 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 Chromebooks, 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.

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

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specifies goals, timelines, and breaks down the 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 SMEs.

New York school districts are required to have a current comprehensive technology plan to be eligible for aid or grants of any kind in compliance with the board of regents’ regulations 100.12. In addition, these plans are to be evaluated twice a year to measure the effectiveness of meeting the articulated vision and goals.

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 are addressed by the Project Management Office in conjunction with the assigned project manager. The budget process includes determining methods to reduce expenses or decrease project duration, while still maintaining quality.

The LHRIC service is scalable and flexible to meet the needs of any size district. This can include meeting with full technology committees and develop vision and goals or doing a gap analysis between the district’s existing plan and promising practices. It can be the full district plan, a professional development plan, or the evaluation of the plan.

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 Management/Systems Integration CoSer: 510 & 611

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.

The Project Management/Systems Integration service provides customized IT solutions that 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.).

Business Services

Business services include services in three major areas: ◊ Financial, Forecasting and Facilities ◊ District Communications ◊ Administrative Services

Financial and Facilities Services

Project Management CoSer: 510

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

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.

Facilities Management (Capital Project/Building Planning) CoSer: 611

2. Team/Project Plan Creation: Project planning is an important part of making sure a project is implemented correctly within the specified time frame. The plan

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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.

◊ 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.

Forecast 5 Coser 611 Forecast5 has partnered with NYSASBO to bring data analytics to New York State Schools. Combining various data sets such as BEDS, ST-3 and Report Card data, Forecast5 is delivering Business Intelligence model to schools across the state. This transformational approach allows school district officials to spend time analyzing rather than gathering relevant data.

Facilities Work Order CoSer: 611 The Facilities Work Order work order request 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.

Global Compliance Network CoSer: 444 The Global Compliance Network provides web based tutorials to meet district compliance training needs. More than 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.

Finance Manager Support CoSer: 611 The LHRIC supports both Finance Manager’s FM2000 and the new nVision software which provides business offices with the ability to manage financial, human resources 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 on-site 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.

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 Office in processing School District hardware and software orders. The department works to insure the proper purchasing channels are in place to 35


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meet district needs. Purchases may be funded via Installment Purchase Agreements (IPAs) or with onetime general funds. Procurement Services maintains inventories of contracted annual software and hardware renewals.

CoSer: 611 The Door Access Control Service provides perimeter security for exterior entrances, although, depending on 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.

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.

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.

Base Security Service

IP Video Security

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

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 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.

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◊ Google Apps for Education & Classroom ◊ eChalk

CoSer: 611

◊ Microsoft Office 365 and Classroom Creator

The LHRIC Security Command Center offers districts the option to subscribe to remote monitoring and inspection of component districts IP Camera and Access control systems. Daily System Status Monitoring is accomplished by visual inspection of hardware, as well as, system alerts received from the Health Monitor application. The command center also provides a private setting for training on Avigilon and Cisco physical Security solutions.

Video Hosting and Streaming Ensemble Video CoSer 444 Ensemble Video, built exclusively for K-12, is a video management and catalog solution that allows administrators, teachers and students to publish and share videos created. Ensemble supports centralized and distributed web-based publishing and is a needed resource for educators that are creating a blended and/or flipped learning environment.

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).

Ensemble Video’s Streaming Service CoSer 444

Content Management Systems

Ensemble Video provides a video streaming service for K-12 schools and districts. Districts are currently streaming Board meetings, athletic events, morning news events and graduations.

CoSer: 444 or 554 & 611 Content Management Systems Service provides support with the selection and implementation of web content management solutions. Content management systems include the design and development of public websites for schools and districts. The following products are supported:

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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implementation planning and technical support. This service delivers 100 percent visibility into all connected devices enabling you to identify inefficient systems, configurations, operational practices, and underutilized assets.

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 group 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.

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. 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

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

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.

NEW Smart Schools Bond Support CoSer 611 Smart Schools Service provides districts with assistance and expertise in preparation of required projects and technology planning related to the Smart Schools Bond funding. Including the review of documentation and the expenditures plan to determine how the components integrate with the Smart Schools Investment Plan of the district, as expected by the Smart Schools Review Board.

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.

NEW Centralized Energy Management CoSer 611 The LHRIC Centralized Energy Management Service allows districts to see, measure, and manage IT and non- traditional IP enabled devices such as HVAC and lighting energy use on a large scale. This LHRIC hosted solution includes comprehensive 38


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comprehensive records management plan which meets all the NYS requirements. Assistance is provided in the following areas:

CoSer: 611

◊ Evaluation of needs by a Records Management Specialist including researching NYS retention requirements

This service provides Score Reports (Parent Reports) 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.

◊ 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

Managed Printing Services

CoSer: 525

CoSer: 510

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.

This service 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 service 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 39


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Teaching and Learning Services

College and Career Readiness Guidance Systems CoSer: 510

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

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.

◊ College and Career Readiness Guidance Software

Bridges

◊ Curriculum Mapping

◊ Naviance

◊ Electronic Resources

Curriculum Mapping

◊ Instructional Software in Support of Common Core Standards

CoSer: 554

◊ Online, Distance and Blended Learning

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.

◊ Response to Intervention (RTI) Systems

APPR Software Systems Support CoSer: 510 or 611 APPR Software Support services provide 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:

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 Online Follow us on Twitter twitter.com/lhricit Like us on facebook facebook.com/ LHRIC facebook.com/LHRICInstructionalTech

Student Assessment: ◊ AIMSweb ◊ Acuity ◊ Castle Learning ◊ eDoctrina

Online, Distance and Blended Learning

◊ iReady ◊ NWEA (MAPS) ◊ Performance Pathways

CoSer: 444

◊ Renaissance STAR

This service allows schools to build capacity and offer alternative mechanisms for credit recovery, credit accrual, electives, advanced placement (AP), and Response to Intervention (RTI) and access for homebound or hospitalized students. The following coursework solutions are offered by the LHRIC.

Teacher Evaluation: ◊ OASYS

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The Lower Hudson Regional Information Center (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.

Virtual Student Presence Service for Homebound Students

◊ 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.

Homebound and hospitalized students who are prevented from participating in school classes and activities due to physical, mental, or emotional illness or injury can now participate in classroom instruction and school activities from home, or in some cases a hospital, via the VGO Virtual Robot. Students participate real time in their class(es) and/or simply stay connected with peers from home using a tablet, laptop, or desktop computer having the robot go to school for them.

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◊ GradPoint (formerly NovaNET): provides the ability to address virtual and blended learning, credit recovery, dropout prevention, alternative education, English language learning, summer school, and more all on one platform. The program includes over 180 rigorous, multimedia courses, 7 learning pathways, and anytime, anywhere, any place access via a web browser.

Members of the Distance Virtual Student Presence service will have access to the rental or purchase of a mobile robot, implementation planning, technical support and training and a student computer.

◊ Virtual High School Collaborative (VHS): Provides elective courses through a global consortium; grades 6-12

Instructional Software as a Service

◊ ObaWorld – A full functioning Learning Management System that districts can use to design and host blended and online courses, a digital platform for professional learning groups, student portfolio and a virtual classroom.

Coser 510 Instructional software solutions provide curriculum content delivery that 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.

◊ OC21 Virtual School: A consortium comprised of regional districts whose teachers provide blended elective courses for area students in grades 9 -12. ◊ Videoconferencing is used to blend real time audio and videoconferencing 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.

◊ Achieve 3000: Reading intervention and enrichment for grades 2-12 ◊ AIMSWeb: Universal Screening and Progress Monitoring for grades 2-12

◊ Waterford Upstart, Virtual Pre-K program: An athome kindergarten readiness program that provides research based instruction in reading, math and science as well as assessment and remediation for young children.

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solutions that are curriculum based and provide students with necessary interventions to improve their skills in ELA and Math. The service includes:

◊ Explore Learning: Math and science online simulations for Grades 2-12

◊ Implementation needs analysis, scope and sequencing in support of local RTI program goals.

◊ GradPoint: Credit Recovery and Credit Accrual Courses for Grades 6-12

◊ Support includes software based tracking solutions and progress monitoring.

◊ iLit: Core/intervention program for struggling readers in grades 4-10 special focus on high interest low functionality reading materials and lessons

A variety of curriculum based solutions that are recognized as Tier 1, 2, and 3 solutions including:

◊ iReady Instructional Reading

◊ AIMSWeb

◊ Learning.com: Technology and 21st century skills literacy and assessment platform for grades K-12

◊ Compass Odyssey

◊ Rosetta Stone: Global/ESL language learning (over 16 languages) for grades 2-12

◊ iReady Diagnostic and Instruction

◊ iLit ◊ Performance Tracker Student Assessment

◊ Star Renaissance

◊ RTim Direct

◊ SuccessMaker: Reading and Math assessment, intervention and enrichment for grades K-◊ Think Through Math: Math learning system for grades 3-12

◊ Star Renaissance ◊ SuccessMaker Waterford Early Learning

Student Data Services

◊ Waterford Early Learning: Reading/Math/Science for Pre-K-2 ◊ Waterford Upstart Pre-K: At home kindergarten readiness program. Instruction in reading, math and science

Assessment Scanning, Analysis and Scoring

◊ Early Warning System: Used to identify, predict, and prevent risk factors. Data can be used to intervene early, reduce the amount of variability in services, and drive the success rates of connecting students with beneficial programs and services.

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

Post Process Service

Response to Intervention (RTI) Systems

CoSer: 611 The LHRIC scans, processes, and submits item data to NYSED. 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.

CoSer: 510 & 611 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)

Regents In-District Scanning CoSer: 611

The LHRIC supports an array of products designed to screen students, identify Tier 2 and 3 learning interventions and assist in monitoring student progress.

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 lookups). Within 24 hours

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Regional Data Privacy and Security Office Special Education Management (IEP) The LHRIC is providing data security and privacy of scanning a complete exam, the district will receive a report in Level 1 with the final scores.

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tools and expertise in support of districts in the Region.

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.

Key Benefit: Increase the confidence of school boards, faculties, parents and students in districts’ abilities to protect data. Support district compliance with New York State’s “Common Core Reform Act, Education Law 2-d.” Key Features: ◊ Inventory Tool - Districts will be provided with an account to a web-based Inventory Tool. The Tool puts the district’s arms around its exposure to data security and privacy issues.

State Assessment

◊ Privacy and Security Expertise - A cornerstone of the Regional Privacy Office is building Data Security and Privacy expertise in districts.

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.

◊ Topical Quarterly Communication - to regional audiences by way of CIO meetings, DOT meetings and publications. For example, a key communication thread in the year ahead will be the information distributed by NYSED’s new Chief Privacy Officer. Additionally, communications will include expertise from national sources. The service will research, evaluate and digest the body of knowledge in data security and privacy on behalf of districts in the Region and make it readily available.

State Data Validation (Certify)

State Reporting, NYSSIS IDs, Certification and Support Services

CoSer: 611 This service provides districts with an automatic, web-based NYS data quality management service. 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.

CoSer: 611 This state-mandated service is necessary for the transfer of data from public schools districts to the state data repository. It allows districts to be compliant with the demands and timelines established by the State Education Department. This service supports districts in the quest to: ◊ Report data to all levels of the State Data Warehouse that is complete and accurate. ◊ Assign each student a unique 10-digit NY ID allowing assessment information to be continuously linked when students move within New York State. ◊ Provide Teachers, curriculum specialists, and 43


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the work order process, monitor inventory usage, schedule preventive maintenance, simplify facility usage scheduling and track technology assets. Many of the solutions integrate to provide a global-view of your organization’s operations and improve communication with all departments, faculty and students at your educational institution.

Student Information Systems CoSer: 611 The LHRIC provides service and support for multiple student information systems: eSchoolPLUS, eSchoolData, Infinite Campus and SchoolTools. All are web-based 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.

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 information for administrators about 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.

InfoSnap Coser 611 InfoSnap®, Inc. is the leading provider of cloudbased registration management systems, including online application, admissions, school choice/ lottery, new student enrollment and returning student registration, and staff registration solutions, designed specifically for Pre-K -12 independent, charter, and public schools. InfoSnap solutions provide: secure, customized online forms based on your existing business processes and designed using SmartForm Technology; a powerful administrative portal for the review, editing and managing of data; and data integration to the student information system (SIS) utilizing an advanced data integration framework.

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.

NEW! SchoolDude Solutions

DDA/CIO Support Services

Coser 611 SchoolDude offers solutions to streamline all areas of your operations – maintenance management, energy management, facility usage and technology management. SchoolDude’s products automate

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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 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.

This service is designed to enhance the information provided in monthly CIO meetings by providing timely webinars to walk districts through the various reporting/verification checkpoints with links to documentation and additional details that help facilitate accurate reporting. This service is particularly helpful for new DDA/CIOs and for experienced DDA/CIOs struggling with new mandates.

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

Enhanced Level 0 Support CoSer: 611 This service is designed to support districts that are not supported through Student Information Systems. Districts will receive help in transferring required data elements from district databases to 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.

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

School/District Reporting Access is available to local grades, state and local assessments. 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. 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.

DDA/CIO Shared Support (Customized CIO Support) CoSer: 611 This service is designed to support districts with the state reporting responsibilities typically assigned to a DDA/CIO. The frequency and intensity of support is customizable and can range from a few days of targeted support to the equivalent of multiple days each week. Districts are using this service to support their current DDA/CIO, replace exiting DDA/CIOs and to respond to emergency long-term absences of their DDA/CIO. 45


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Model Schools Services and Customized Professional Development

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 ◊ Clarity

Model Schools Core

◊ Working in the cloud with Google and Office 365

CoSer: 554

◊ Web 2.0 embedded in instruction

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 School’s 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.

◊ Effective use of interactive whiteboards and response systems ◊ Safe and ethical use of technology for teachers and students ◊ 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, Chromebooks)

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 web site, http://it.lhric.org/, a Twitter feed https://twitter.com/LHRICit, a Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/LHRICInstructionalTech, and a Pinterest board https://www.pinterest.com/ lhricit/.

◊ Instructional software

Google & O365 Professional Service Districts looking to quickly build internal capacity around the use of cloud based environments (GAFE and Office 365) can take advantage of a new offer that provides planning and structured professional development to teachers through formal “academies”, designed and run by Google / Microsoft Certified LHRIC staff. In-district Scholar Academies are meant to make professional development around Google/ Chromebook and Office 365 implementations meaningful and easily accessible. Academies are designed to assist a large number of participants for a district-wide impact.

Additionally, the Model School Core service provides the following: ◊ Clarity instructional evaluation software ◊ 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.

The Scholar Academy model includes:

◊ Ability to integrate model school work sessions into the district’s Superintendent Conference Day. ◊ Access to per diem professional development to support district Superintendent Conference Days

◊ Boot Camp: a series of structured micro-workshops (1.5 to 2 hours in length) to address foundational learning topics around Google Apps for Education or Office 365, scheduled during or after school,

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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.

Clarity (Included in Model Schools Core Membership) With increased emphasis on the 21st century classrooms and associated skills for teachers and students, coupled with the lower costs for delivering and supporting mobile and cloud based systems, and a transition to computer based assessment systems, there is new urgency for schools to ensure the instructional technology programs being implemented and maintained in schools are effective.

The professional development is comprised of planning, preparation and coaching with the specific focus on participant skill acquisition, specific lesson development, co-teaching, 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.

The Clarity platform connects you with benchmark and longitudinal analytics, subject matter experts, in a research based approach with solutions targeted to help you easily identify the effectiveness and needs of your community. We are pleased to announce that the Brightbytes Clarity instructional technology assessment software is now included with the Model Schools Core Service Membership.

◊ 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: Co-teaching, shadowing, or assisting in instruction.

Model Schools Core Plus (Cohort Based Professional Development)

◊ Reflect/revise: Debriefing conversations are conducted after the joint lesson/project. ◊ These conversations determine whether support loops back to skill acquisition or planning.

CoSer: 554 Model Schools Core service member districts can take advantage of high quality, structured, job

◊ Conversations are face-to-face with online support.

Emerging Technologies Service Coser 554 The Lower Hudson Regional Information Center now offers component school districts a unique technology service to provide a vision and plan to effectively implement emerging technologies to support student learning aligned to the Common Core state standards. This program is available through the Model Schools CoSer. 47


The Lower Hudson Regional Information Center (LHRIC) Technology Leadership Institute (TLI)

This new program is positioned to respond to the need of many of our component school districts to take advantage of the current emphasis on cloud technologies. Certified professionals who are recognized experts with these inexpensive and transformative solutions are available to work with your administrators and teachers so they may learn about these resources and incorporate them easily into teaching and learning activities in support of the Common Core state standards.

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 identify and communicate the value of technology to improve and, in some cases, transform education. Registration for Tech & Learning magazine’s Tech Forum and Nescafe’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!

A certified administrator with extensive experience and certifications will lead this program, working with each participating district to bring about the changes of the Common Core state standards, providing a clear vision and specific plan that builds on and leverages existing district investments and initiatives. This service leverages the resources of the consortium to provide in-house staff development on an ongoing basis with oversight from the LHRIC professional staff. The LHRIC team consists of certified teaching and administrative professionals including Google Certified Trainers, Google Certified Teachers/ Administrators, and Apple Distinguished Educators. These certified professionals are also experienced and trained in the instructional uses of similar tools and will work with your teachers and administrative team, expanding your district’s capacity to strategically leverage these technologies to meet and exceed the requirements of the Common Core state standards. Depending on your choice of service level, your teachers will have the opportunity for on-site professional development as frequently as every day of the school year.

Technology Leadership Institute (TLI)­—Webinar Series This TLI Webinar Series is for key administrators of component schools districts to assist them in their professional development around the changing world of information technology. This series is offered throughout the year as part of the overall TLI service described above.

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, the Cloud, Adobe Acrobat Professional, Google Apps, Outlook. 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 experience.

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Center for Adult and Community Services The 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 6,300 students annually, uses a variety of national, state and local funding sources, and collaborates with an ever-increasing network of community agencies.

Director: Claudia Murphy 914-347-2314 cmurphy@swboces.org

The Center offers classes in Practical Nursing, Phlebotomy & EKG, Clinical Medical Assistant, Pharmacy Technician, Cosmetology, 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, which provides customized training for businesses looking to enhance their employees’ skills.

Contact

Nursing Program

skilled nursing facility. Financial aid is available for qualified students.

Will Guterman

Adult Literacy Center

914-592-0849 wguterman@swboces.org

CoSer 849 Contact

Practical Nursing CoSer 107 The 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 apply for our full-time accelerated 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.

Maria Guerrero 914-637-1936 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 postsecondary training.

Practical Nursing Preparation

Adult Continuing Education Program

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.

Contact

CoSer 110

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

Contact: Will Guterman 914-592-0849 wguterman@swboces.org

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Center for Adult and Community Services Incarcerated Youth Program (IYP)

and Community Services in Harrison as well as the Valhalla campus. An online brochure is available at www.swboces.org/adulteducation.

Contact

CoSer 841

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 including Air Conditioning/ Refrigeration and Heating, Broadband Academy, Cosmetology, 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.

Dr. Stephen Bicchieri 914-592-3402 sbicchieri@swboces.org

Chapter 683 of the Laws of 1986, and Part 118 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education. require the provision of educational services to youths incarcerated in correctional facilities. Located at the Westchester County Department of Correction in Valhalla, NY, the BOCES Sprain Brook Academy provides incarcerated youth between the ages of 16 and 21 with secondary school services while institutionalized. Curriculum and instruction are aligned with the Common Core State Standards and State Regents requirements. Incarcerated students attend a full-day program 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, and we assist them with transition issues related to housing, employment/training, and higher education.

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, electricity 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 schedules are tailored to employer/employee and classes are held at a SWBOCES site or at the workplace. Business and industry services include pre-employment reading and math assessment, as well as technical training, workplace literacy and English instruction for incumbent employees.

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Department of Human Resources In addition to administering all personnel policies and procedures Contact: John Knight, Director of Human Resources for approximately 1,100 employees of Southern Westchester BOCES, 914-937-3820 x553 the Human Resources Department offers personnel-related services designed to meet the changing needs of component districts and their jknight@swboces.org employees. The Department provides a variety of services, such as regional certification, an automated substitute management service and fingerprinting. The Department’s mission is to provide regional leadership and to collaborate with school districts to meet their personnel challenges by delivering cost-effective, high quality human resources services.

Regional Certification

hardware or software to be purchased by the district. An affordable solution can be provided for school districts of any size.

Contact

CoSer 606

Cynthia Bambace Regional Certification Officer

Fingerprinting Service

914-937-3820 ext. 561 cbambace@swboces.org

Contact

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.

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

CoSer 648

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

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Cross Contracts with other BOCES Through 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.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES

Regional Teacher Recruitment_

CoSer 616

Contact

Contact

______________________________________ CoSer 608 Maria Biagini 914-248-2358 mbiagini@pnwboces.org

914-248-2309 norgan@pnwboces.org

The Putnam/Rockland/Westchester Regional Consortium for Employee Assistance (EAP) offers a confidential, 24-hour-a-day 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.

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 OLAS website. 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.

Private Investigation Service Contact

CoSer 698

Nancy Organ 914-248-2309 norgan@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.

Staff Development Program for Office Support Staff CoSer 614

Contact

Nancy Organ

Nancy Organ 914-248-2309 norgan@pnwboces.org

Staff development programs for office support (noninstructional) staff and non-instructional leaders are scheduled throughout the school year at Putnam/ Northern Westchester BOCES. Customized, on-site training opportunities are also available.

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Cross Contracts with other BOCES

Rockland BOCES Lower Hudson Valley Challenger Learning Center

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

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. Several of the missions have been redesigned to align to Next Generation Science Standards!

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.

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SWBOCES Services Guide 2016-2017 CoSer Index CoSer 101 Secondary Day Career & Technical Programs............................. 7 Commercial Art.................................................................... 8 Computer Information Systems & Medical Administrative Assistant..................................................... 8 Graphic and Interior Design................................................. 8 Fashion Design/Merchandising............................................. 8 TV/Video/Sound Production................................................. 8 Automotive Technician ........................................................ 8 Collision Technician............................................................. 9 Pre-Engineering.................................................................... 9 Veterinary Science....................................................................... 9 Construction - Plumbing....................................................... 9 Residential Wiring - Electrical Construction.......................... 9 Cosmetology........................................................................ 10 Culinary Arts........................................................................ 10 Nursing Assistant Program.................................................... 10 Emergency Medical Technician............................................. 10 Security, Law & Policing....................................................... 10 CoSer 101 Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC)/Pre-TASC .............................................................................. 12 CoSer 102 Introduction to Career Development and Occupational Studies Program (iCDOS) .......................................... 12 Auto Body & Detailing......................................................... 13 Automotive Trades & Maintenance....................................... 13 Office Skills, Retail & Related Occupations.......................... 13 Baking, Food, & Retail Service.............................................. 13 General Maintenance Assistant............................................. 13 CoSer 102 Introduction to Career Development and Work-BasedLearning/Life Skills Services .......................................... 13 CoSer 107 Nursing Program................................................................ 49 Practical Nursing.................................................................. 49 Nurse Assistant..................................................................... 49 CoSer 110 Adult Continuing Education Program................................. 49 Career Starters...................................................................... 50 Continuing Education........................................................... 50 Business & Industry Services................................................. 50 CoSer 201 Programs for Students with Multiple Disabilities.................. 15 CoSer 203 Programs for Autism Spectrum Disorders........................... 15 CoSer 203.1 AIIM Alternate Assessment K-12, Student Teacher Ratio 8:1:2.......................................................................... 16 CoSer 203.11 AIIM/NYSAA/iCDOS/SKILLS......................................... 16 CoSer 203.2 AIIM State Assessed K-5, Student Teacher Ratio: 8:1:2....................................................................................... 16 CoSer 203.3 Project SEARCH (ASD/Project Search)............................ 16 CoSer 203.4 AIIM State Assessed 6-8, Student Teacher Ratio: 8:1:1.......................................................................... 16 CoSer 203.5 AIIM State Assessed 9-12, Student Teacher Ratio: 8:1:1.......................................................................... 16 CoSer 230 Therapeutic Support and Communication/ Academic Development Programs................................................... 16 CoSer 230.1 Program for Communication and Academic Development (CAD)........................................................ 16 CoSer 230.11 Program for Communication and Academic Development with Career Services Program (CAD/ICDOS)............ 17 CoSer 230.2 Therapeutic Support Programs (TSP/ Secondary)....................................................................................... 17 CoSer 230.22 Therapeutic Support Program (TSP/Secondary) with Career Services Program (TSP/CDOS/CTE)............................... 17 CoSer 231 Therapeutic Support Programs............................................ 17 CoSer 231.1 Therapeutic Support Program for Developmentally Delayed (TSP/DD)................................................ 18 CoSer 231.11 Program for Therapeutic Support Program with Career Services Program........................................... 18 CoSer 231.2 Therapeutic Support Program for State Assessed (TSP/Intensive)................................................................................. 18 CoSer 231.22 Therapeutic Support Program for State Assessed

with Career Services Program (TSP/Intensive/CDOS/CTE).............. 18 CoSer 340 Sign Language Interpreters/Tutors...................................... 18 CoSer 370 Vocational Assessment........................................................ 13 CoSer 370 Assessment Intervention Services....................................... 19 CoSer 401 Intensive Day Treatment .................................................... 19 CoSer 403 Lower Hudson Valley Challenger Learning Center.............. 53 CoSer 431 Gifted & Talented Services.................................................. 26 CoSer 444 District Communications.................................................... 37 Content Management Systems (also CoSers 554/611)........... 37 Ensemble Video.................................................................... 37 Ensemble Video’s Streaming Service..................................... 37 Online, Distance & Blended Learning.................................. 40 Virtual Student Presence Service for Homebound Students...................................................... 41 CoSer 510 Technology Support Services.............................................. 30 LAN Support......................................................................... 30 Hardware Repair (also CoSer 611)........................................ 30 In-District Technology Support (also CoSer 611)................... 30 Remote Technology Support (also CoSer 611)....................... 30 Cloud Application Remote Support...................................... 31 Mobile Device Management................................................ 31 Internet Services (also CoSer 611)......................................... 32 Managed Infrastructure Access Support (also CoSer 611)............................................................... 31 Shared IT Management (Also CoSer 611).............................. 31 Mobile Learning/Bring Your Own Device.............................. 33 Project Management/Systems Integration (also CoSer 611)............................................................. 34 Project Management............................................................. 34 Procurement (also CoSer 611).............................................. 35 Managed Printing Services.................................................... 39 APPR Software Systems Support (also CoSer 611)................. 40 College & Career Readiness Guidance Systems.................... 40 Instructional Software As A Service....................................... 41 Response to Intervention (RTI) Systems (611)........................ 42 CoSer 511 Media Resource Service...................................................... 27 CoSer 512 Automated Library System.................................................. 27 CoSer 513 Online Information Resources............................................ 28 CoSer 514 Grant Applications............................................................. 26 CoSer 525 Specialized Printing & Copying.......................................... 39 CoSer 530 Work-Based Learning Coordination.................................... 14 CDOS Option 2-National Work Readiness Credential.......... 14 Job Shadowing Road Trips.................................................... 14 Service Learning Projects...................................................... 14 CoSer 530 BASIS-Before/After School Intervention Services............... 19 CoSer 545 Strategic Planning .............................................................. 26 CoSer 551 Interscholastic Athletic Services......................................... 21 CoSer 554 Planning & Support Services............................................... 33 Computer-Based Testing Readiness Review........................... 33 Technology Evaluation and Planning.................................... 33 Curriculum Mapping............................................................ 40 Electronic Resources............................................................. 40 Model Schools Core............................................................. 46 Model Schools Plus (Credit Based Development).................. 47 Emerging Technologies Service............................................. 47 Technology Leadership Institute............................................ 48 CoSer 555 Teaching Learning Services................................................. 23 Data-Driven Instruction and Assessment............................... 23 Dignity for All Students Act................................................... 23 Great Teachers and Leaders.................................................. 24 Growth and Achievement Through Learning Standards......... 24 Meeting Diverse Student Needs............................................ 24 New York State ELA and Mathematics Scoring Leader Training for Grades 3-8........................................... 25 Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Training............................... 25 Section One Physical Education and Health Education Professional

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Services Guide 2016-2017 Program Index Develpment Consortium....................................................... 25 Substitute and Teacher Stipend Reimbursement Program............................................................................. 25 CoSer 556 Homeless Student Program ................................................ 26

Access Control (Door Access) Security........................ 36 Adult Continuing Education Program.......................... 49 Adult Literacy Center ................................................. 49 AIIM/Alternate Assessment K-12.................................. 16 AIIM/NYSAA/iCDOS/SKILLS........................................ 16 AIIM/SA/iCDOS/SKILLS............................................... 16 AIIM State Assessed K-5.............................................. 16 AIIM State Assessed 6-8.............................................. 16 AIIM State Assessed 9-12............................................ 16 APPR Software Systems Support.................................. 40 Assessment Intervention Services................................ 19 Asset Management & Retirement................................. 38 Auto Body & Detailing................................................ 13 Automated Policy Compliance.................................... 38 Automated Library Systems......................................... 27 Automotive Technician................................................ 8 Automotive Trades & Maintenance.............................. 13 Baking, Food, & Retail Service.................................... 13 Base Security Service.................................................. 36 BASIS - Before/After School Intervention Services........ 19 Business and Industry Services.................................... 50 Career Starter Programs............................................... 50 CDOS Option 2-National Work Readiness Credential................................................................ 14 Centralized Energy Management................................. 38 Challenger Learning Center......................................... 53 Clarity......................................................................... 47 Cloud Application Remote Support............................. 31 College & Career Readiness Guidance Systems........... 40 Collision Technician.................................................... 9 Command Center........................................................ 37 Commercial Art........................................................... 8 Communication Data Circuits..................................... 32 Comprehensive Support Services................................ 19 Computer-Based Testing Readiness Review................. 33 Computer Information Systems & Medical Administrative Assistant............................................ 8 Consortium Transportation Management..................... 28 Construction - Plumbing............................................. 9 Content Management Systems..................................... 37 Continuing Education.................................................. 50 Cooperative Vehicle Maintenance Services................. 28 Cosmetology............................................................... 10 Culinary Arts............................................................... 10 Curriculum Mapping................................................... 40 Data Analysis.............................................................. 45 Data-Driven Instruction and Assessment..................... 23 DDA/CIO Mentoring................................................... 45 DDA/CIO Shared Support........................................... 45 DDA/CIO Webinar Support Services........................... 45 Digital Signage............................................................ 31 Dignity for All Students Act......................................... 23 Electronic Resources................................................... 40 Email Spam Filtering................................................... 32 Emergency Medical Technician................................... 10 Emerging Technologies Service.................................... 47 Employee Assistance Program..................................... 52 Enhanced Level 0 Support........................................... 45 Ensemble Video........................................................... 37 Extended School Year Program.................................... 21 Facilities Management (Capital Project/ Building Planning).................................................... 34 Facilities Work Order.................................................. 35 Fashion Design/Merchandising.................................... 8 Finance Manager Support........................................... 35 Fingerprinting Service................................................. 51

CoSer 604 State Aid and Financial Planning Service............................. 53 CoSer 606 Regional Certification......................................................... 51 CoSer 608 Regional Teacher Recruitment............................................ 52 The Online Application System for Educators......................... 52 CoSer 611 Business Services................................................................ 34 Remote Backup Data............................................................ 30 Communication Data Circuits.............................................. 32 Email Spam Filtering............................................................. 32 Phone Services (also CoSer 612)........................................... 33 Secure Remote Access Service (VPN).................................... 33 Facilities Management (Capital Project/Building Planning)............................................................................. 34 Facilities Work Order............................................................ 35 Finance Manager Support..................................................... 35 Forecast 5............................................................................. 35 Base Security Service............................................................ 36 Access Control (Door Access) Security................................. 36 ID Card (Photo ID card) Security.......................................... 36 IP Video Security.................................................................. 36 Visitor Management............................................................. 36 Command Center................................................................. 37 Digital Signage..................................................................... 31 Messaging/Alert Services...................................................... 37 Parent Link........................................................................... 38 Smart Schools Bond Support................................................. 38 Centralized Energy Management.......................................... 38 Asset Management & Retirement.......................................... 38 Automated Policy Compliance............................................. 38 Help Desk Software.............................................................. 38 Score Reports (Parent Reports) Printing/Mailing.................... 39 Records Management........................................................... 39 Post Process Service.............................................................. 42 Regents In-District Scanning................................................. 42 Special Education Management (IEP).................................... 43 State Assessment................................................................... 43 State Data Validation (Certify)............................................... 43 State Reporting, NYSSIS IDs, Certification & Support Services............................................................ 43 Student Information Systems................................................. 44 InfoSnap............................................................................... 44 SchoolDude Solutions.......................................................... 44 Teacher Level Reporting....................................................... 44 DDA/CIO Mentoring............................................................ 45 Enhanced Level O Support................................................... 45 DDA/CIO Shared Support..................................................... 45 DDA/CIO Webinar Support.................................................. 45 Data Analysis....................................................................... 45 Productivity Tool Support...................................................... 48 CoSer 614 Staff Development Program for Office Support Staff..................................................................................... 52 CoSer 616 Employee Assistance Program (EAP)................................... 52 CoSer 624 Substitute Management Service.......................................... 51 CoSer 630 Consortium Transportation Management............................. 28 CoSer 634 Cooperative Vehicle Maintenance Services ............................... 28 CoSer 644 Health, Safety & Violence Prevention Services.................................27 CoSer 646 Public Information Services................................................ 22 Mobile Apps for School Districts........................................... 22 Website Content Management Service................................. 22 CoSer 648 Fingerprinting Service......................................................... 51 CoSer 698 Private Investigation Service............................................... 52 CoSer 841 Incarcerated Youth Program............................................... 50 CoSer 842 Extended School Year Program........................................... 21 CoSer 849 Adult Literacy Center ......................................................... 49

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Services Guide 2016-2017 Program Index Records Management.................................................. 39 Regents In-District Scanning........................................ 42 Regional Certification ................................................. 51 Regional Teacher Recruitment..................................... 52 Remote Backup Data.................................................. 30 Remote Technology Support........................................ 30 Residential Wiring - Electrical Construction................. 9 Response to Intervention (RTI) Systems........................ 42 SchoolDude Solutions................................................. 44 Score Reports Printing/Mailing.................................... 39 Secondary Day Career & Technical Education Programs................................................ 7 Section One Physical Education and Health Education Professional Development Consortium.............................................................. 25 Secure Remote Access Service (VPN).......................... 33 Security, Law and Policing.......................................... 10 Service Learning Projects............................................ 14 Sign Language Interpreters/Tutors................................ 18 Shared IT Management............................................... 31 Smart Schools Bond Support....................................... 38 Special Education Management (IEP)........................... 43 Specialized Printing & Copying................................... 39 Staff Development Program for Office Support Staff.................................................. 52 State Aid and Financial Planning Service..................... 53 State Assessment......................................................... 43 State Data Validation (Certify)...................................... 43 State Reporting, NYSSIS IDs, Certification & Support Services................................................... 43 Strategic Planning....................................................... 26 Student Information Systems....................................... 44 Substitute and Teacher Stipend Reimbursement Program.......................................... 25 Substitute Management Service................................... 51 Teacher Level Reporting.............................................. 44 Teaching Learning Services......................................... 23 Technology Evaluation & Planning.............................. 33 Technology Leadership Institute (TLI)........................... 48 Technology Leadership Institute (TLI) Webinar Series........................................................ 48 Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC) Pre-TASC.................................................................. 12 Therapeutic Support Program for State Assessed (TSP/Intensive)......................................................... 18 Therapeutic Support Program for State Assessed with Career Services Program (TSP/Intensive/ CDOS/CTE)............................................................. 18 Therapeutic Support Program TSP Secondary.............. 17 Therapeutic Support Program(TSP/Secondary) with Career Services Program (TSP/CDOS/CTE)....... 17 Therapeutic Support Programs for Developmentally Delayed (TSP/DD)....................... 18 Therapeutic Support Programs: Intensive and Developmentally Disabled............................... 17 TV/Video/Sound Production........................................ 8 Veterinary Science...................................................... 9 Virtual Student Robot Service for Homebound Students.............................................. 41 Visitor Management.................................................... 36 Vocational Assessment................................................ 13 Website Content Management Service........................ 22 Work-Based Learning Coordination............................ 14

Forecast 5................................................................... 35 General Maintenance Assistant................................... 13 Gifted and Talented Services....................................... 26 Global Compliance Network...................................... 35 Google & O365 Professional Services......................... 46 Grant Applications...................................................... 26 Graphic & Interior Design........................................... 8 Great Teachers and Leaders......................................... 24 Growth and Achievement Through Learning Standards 24 Hardware Repair......................................................... 30 Health, Safety and Violence Prevention Services.................................................................... 27 Help Desk Software.................................................... 38 Homeless Student Program ........................................ 26 ID Card (Photo ID card) security................................. 36 Incarcerated Youth Program......................................... 50 In-District Technology Support.................................... 30 InfoSnap...................................................................... 44 Instructional Software As A Service............................. 41 Intensive Day Treatment.............................................. 19 Internet Services.......................................................... 32 Interscholastic Athletic Services................................... 21 Introduction to Career Development & Occupational Studies Program (iCDOS)................... 12 IP Video Security......................................................... 36 Itinerant Services......................................................... 21 Job Shadowing Road Trips........................................... 14 Life Skills Training Facility........................................... 13 Managed Infrastructure/Access Support....................... 31 Managed Printing Services.......................................... 39 Media Resource Service.............................................. 27 Meeting Diverse Student Needs.................................. 24 Messaging/Alert Services............................................. 37 Mobile Apps for School Districts................................. 22 Mobile Device Management....................................... 31 Mobile Learning/Bring Your Own Device.................... 33 Model Schools Core.................................................... 46 Model Schools Core Plus (Cohort Based Professional Development)......................................... 47 New York State ELA and Mathematics Scoring Leader Training for Grades 3-8................................. 25 Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Training...................... 25 Nursing Assistant Program........................................... 10 Office Skills, Retail & Related Occupations................. 13 Online, Distance & Blended Learning......................... 40 Online Information Resources..................................... 28 Parent Link.................................................................. 38 Phone Services............................................................ 33 Post Process Service.................................................... 42 Practical Nursing......................................................... 49 Pre-Engineering........................................................... 9 Private Investigation Service........................................ 52 Procurement............................................................... 35 Productivity Tool Support............................................ 48 Programs for Autism Spectrum Disorder...................... 15 Program for Communication and Academic Development (CAD)................................................. 16 Programs for Students with Multiple Disabilities.......... 15 Program for Therapeutic Support Program with Career Services Program.................................. 18 Program for Therapeutic Support/Communication and Academic Development.......................................... 16 Project Management................................................... 34 Project Management/Systems Integration.................... 34 Project SEARCH.......................................................... 16 Public Information Services......................................... 22

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2016 - 2017 Services Price List CoSer #

Program Name

17 Berkley Drive, Rye Brook, NY 10573 914.937.3820 www.swboces.org

2016-2017 Price

CENTER FOR CAREER SERVICES CoSer 101

Secondary Day Occupational Education

$16,116 per student

CoSer 102

Introduction to Occupational Development Studies

$20,577 per student

CENTER FOR SPECIAL SERVICES CoSer 201

12:1:4 Multiply Disabled, grades K-12 (MD)

$72,468

CoSer 203.1

8:1:2 ASD/AIIM/NYSAA, grades K-12

$88,261

CoSer 203.11

8:1:2 AIIM/NYSAA/iCDOS

$75,891

CoSer 203.2

8:1:2 ASD/AIIM/SA, grades K-5

$87,462

CoSer 203.3

8:1:1 ASD/ProjectSeach

$52,611

CoSer 203.4

8:1:1 ASD/AIIM/SA, grades 6-8

$80,354

CoSer 203.5

8:1:1 ASD/AIIM/SA, grades 9-12

$79,356

CoSer 203.52

8:1:1 AIIM/SA/iCDOS

$72,880

CoSer 230.1

12:1:1 Communication Academic Development/ NYSAA, grades K-12 (CAD)

$52,082

CoSer 230.11

12:1:1 Communication Academic Development/ NYSAA/HS/iCDOS

$51,190

CoSer 230.2

12:1:1 Therapeutic Support, grades 6-12 (TSP)

$57,320

CoSer 230.22

12:1:1 Therapeutic Support/CDOS/CTE

$47,266

CoSer 231.1

8:1:1 Therapeutic Support/DD, grades K-12 (TSP/DD) $81,344

CoSer 231.11

8:1:1 Therapeutic Support/DD/HS/iCDOS

$71,421

CoSer 231.2

8:1:2 Therapeutic Support/Intensive, grades K-12 (TSP/I)

$84,405

CoSer 231.22

8:1:2 Therapeutic Support/Intensive/HS/CDOS/CTE

$72,026 Individual/Group

CoSer 530

Adaptive PE

$124/$62

Visually Impaired

$132/$66

Counseling Psychologist/Social Worker

$136/$68

Hearing Impaired

$130/$65

Occupational Therapy

$119/$60

Physical Therapy

$114/$57

Speech

$130/$65

Reading

$130/$65

CENTER FOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND CURRICULUM SUPPORT CoSer 431

Today’s Students, Tomorrow’s Teachers

$3,450 per student

CoSer 511

Media Resource Service; Online Media (Video Streaming)

Base Service: $300 per building. Subscription fees vary with selection.

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CoSer #

Program Name

2016-2017 Price

CENTER FOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND CURRICULUM SUPPORT (cont)

CoSer 512

CoSer 513

CoSer 555

CoSer 644

Automated Library Systems and Digital Library

Base service: $775 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

Online Information Services

Base Service: $775 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

CoSer Base Fee School ImprovementProfessional Learning Services (includes Curriculum Council) Section I Physical Education and Health Education Professional Development Consortium Professional Learning Services (see online catalog for programs and workshops)

Fees based on flat base fee plus RWADA $1,505/district enrollment fee 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.

Health, Safety and Violence Prevention Services

Under 1,000 students: $8,541; 1,000-3,500 students: $11,571; over 3,500 students: $16,810

THE LOWER HUDSON REGIONAL INFORMATION CENTER Coser 444

Distance Education

Please contact your Account Manager at the LHRIC

CoSers 510/611

Local Area Network Support Service

Fee varies depending on service

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

$3 per year per workstation

The Model Schools Program Electronic Resources

General membership: $11,110 Fee varies depending on service

Technology Leadership

8 seats: $4,000; additional seats: $500 each

Student Information Technology Services

Fee varies depending on service

Financial Technology Services

Fee varies depending on service

Telephone Interconnect

Base charge $255 Line charge is as billed Usage is as billed BOCES service charge 5%

CoSer 554

CoSer 611

CoSer 612

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CoSer #

Program Name

2016-2017 Price

CENTER FOR INTERSCHOLASTIC ATHLETICS

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

CoSer 551

Tier 1: $20,625 Tier 2: $17,672 Tier 3: $14,189 Tier 4: $12,590 Tier 5: $10,913 Tier 6: $ 6,449

Interscholastic Athletic Services

CENTER FOR ADULT AND COMMUNITY SERVICES CoSer 107

Licensed Practical Nursing

CoSer 110

Adult Continuing Education

One year: Full-Time Program, $13,250; One year: PartTime Program, $6,888 Fees vary for each course, and may be paid by student or by employer. Call (914) 592-0849 to obtain brochure.

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION CoSer 634

Cooperative Vehicle Maintenance Services

$100 per hour, plus parts and fluids and disposal

ADDITIONAL SWBOCES SERVICES CoSer 606

Regional Certification Service

$4,150 per district

Coser 624

Substitute Management Service

Fees vary based on service

CoSer 646

Public Information Services

Fees vary based on service

*For information about Cross Contract Program costs, contact the sponsoring BOCES.

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The 2016-2017 Services Guide

Southern Westchester BOCES 2016-2017 Services Guide  
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