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2010-2011 Services Guide


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A Letter from the District Superintendent Dear Colleagues: On behalf of the SWBOCES Board of Education, the administrative team, and our entire staff, I am pleased to present you with our 2010-2011 Services Guide. SWBOCES mission is to support public schools, especially during these challenging financial times.

Beginning in the winter and spring of 2009, we initiated an annual on-line customer satisfaction survey in order to measure our effectiveness and listen to your concerns. We have also initiated one-on-one meetings with superintendents and have requested to attend one annual member school district board of education meeting. Our intent is to annually assess each district’s needs so that we can find ways to support their work and reduce costs to local taxpayers. We are committed to providing you with the highest quality shared services and cost-competitive programs in our centers for career and technical education, special education, adult education, instructional technology, professional development, transportation, interscholastic athletics, public information and human resources. Here are some of the changes you will see at SWBOCES during 2010-11: • Our Center for Career Services in Valhalla, the campus that provides career and technical training to some 700 high school juniors and seniors each year, is introducing two newly named learning clusters to students – Engineering/Green Technologies and Smarthouse/Green Construction – with an eye toward preserving our environment by going green and preparing students for a rapidly evolving labor market. • The SWBOCES Board of Education has been holding a series of Board-to-Board meetings in 2009-10 that has become a valuable “listening tour.” The tour will continue in 2010-11, as a way to promote the free-flowing exchange of ideas. • SWBOCES will continue to hold public forums for our school districts to further explore common concerns and issues, including a follow-up to the extremely successful October 2009 symposium, “Engaging Your Public in the School Budget Development Process: Lessons from Public Agenda and Westchester Communities,” held at Manhattanville College. Co-sponsored with Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES and the Westchester-Putnam School Boards Association, the symposium was attended by more than 95 school superintendents, Board of Education members, and community members. • Based on feedback from our districts, SWBOCES has taken the lead on cutting-edge initiatives such as the University of Cambridge’s (U.K.) Pre-University program for high school juniors and seniors. Cambridge has chosen SWBOCES to spearhead the pilot – the first of its kind in the U.S. – on behalf of the region’s interested school districts. • The SWBOCES Center for Professional Development and Curriculum Support has initiated a new approach and philosophy to better respond to school district needs and initiatives. Under new leadership, the Center has been organized thematically around leadership, math/science/technology, social/emotional learning, literacy and instruction, response to intervention, and special education. All services and programs have been reorganized around those six major themes. In the spring, we will once again seek your valuable advice and suggestions via an on-line survey for improving and expanding services. BOCES exists for one reason: to serve the diverse needs of public school districts in Southern Westchester County. Sincerely, Robert Monson, Ph. D.

SWBOCES District Superintendent


Office of the District Superintendent -------------------------------------------------------------------------- 4 Center for Career Services ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 5 Center for Special Services---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 9 Center for Professional Development and Curriculum Support ----------------------------------------- 13 Public Information Services--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 20 Lower Hudson Regional Information Center------------------------------------------------------------------ 21 Center for Adult & Community Services ----------------------------------------------------------------------- 31 Department of Transportation ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 33 Human Resources Services --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 35 Center for Interscholastic Athletics ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 36 Cross Contracts with other BOCES ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 37 Special Act Districts ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 43 Component Districts ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 46 CoSer Index ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 47 Program Index ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 49 Locations and Contacts -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 51

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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 2010 The Services Guide has been prepared to help our component districts plan for and select shared services they will need in the 2010-2011 school year. Our services have proven helpful to southern Westchester districts in the past. Upon district 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. In January, districts should indicate which shared services they expect to request so that the SWBOCES staff can be prepared to offer them. A price guide has been inserted into this year’s booklet for that purpose. Completing the form does not commit a district to take part in the services chosen; it is used only to help SWBOCES better plan for district needs. Final commitments and contracts are prepared and finalized in the late spring.

Southern Westchester BOCES distributes its Budget, price list and computer disk for districts to use in contracting for 2010-2011 services. April 15, 2010 Southern Westchester BOCES Annual Meeting April 27, 2010 Southern Westchester BOCES trustee election and administrative budget vote April 28, 2010 Southern Westchester BOCES adopts 2010-2011 budget August 1, 2010 District Superintendent’s letter to Albany, confirming districts’ service contracts

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rmonson@swboces.org Phone: 914-937-3820 FAX: 914-937-7850 In addition to serving as the Chief Executive Officer of Southern Westchester BOCES, the District Superintendent serves as the New York State Education Commissioner’s representative in the southern Westchester region, as well as a liaison between local school districts and the State Education Department. Responsibilities of New York’s 38 District Superintendents are established by the state Legislature and the Commissioner to provide cost efficiency for participating districts and decentralization for the State Education Department. Districts are not charged for these services, which include: • Facilitating communications and cooperation among districts, the State Education Department, and other public and private agencies • Interpreting and clarifying Education Law, Commissioner’s regulations, and other policies that affect education in the region • Serving as regional contact for State initiatives, such as the new State standards and assessments • Assisting in developing educational policy and working closely with legislators on behalf of public education • Reporting to the Commissioner and working closely with the State Education Department staff • Assisting with reorganization issues and studies in participating districts • Conducting searches to fill vacant superintendent positions in local districts • Investigating and deciding upon boundary disputes between districts • Providing advice and counsel to local Boards of Education and in-service education for local superintendents • Approving BOCES service contracts and cross contracts

If your district wishes to use any of these services, please contact Interim District Superintendent Robert Monson Ph.D. (914) 937-3820 or email • rmonson@swboces.org.

Office of the District Superintendent

D 4 istrict Superintendent: Robert Monson, Ph.D.


CoSer 101 The Secondary Career and Technical Education Program prepares graduates by providing the skills they need to find employment and/or pursue post secondary education. Students spend half the day in their local high schools and the other half at the Career Services campus in Valhalla. Instruction is provided by certified teachers who have extensive professional experience in their respective fields. Each student masters job skills in a career cluster area during his or her stay (one or two years) at the campus. Academic courses in English, mathematics, and social studies, needed to fulfill New York State graduation requirements and support Regents standards, are available on site. The New York State Education Department has approved the integration of English 12 into our career and technical programs over two years, as well as integrated math and science in some programs. Student services include guidance/counseling, sign language interpretation and Spanish translation. All programs carry up to four sequence credits per year toward graduation. The students may receive a technical endorsement on their Regents diploma provided they pass a national or state certification exam in their skill area. Articulation agreements are in place with colleges throughout New York State and other states that enable students to gain from 3 to 14 college credits while enrolled in Career courses. Students enrolled in our Secondary Day program can obtain national and state industry certification and a technical endorsement on their high school diploma in the following clusters:

Media Cluster Commercial Art Students serious about studying art should consider the Commercial Art Program, which includes instruction in a variety of topics including figure drawing, illustration, animation, advertising, marketing as well as art history, and portfolio development. Computer software instruction includes Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash and Quark Express. While graduates will find jobs as graphic or commercial designers, illustrators and animators, many choose to pursue a post-secondary degree. This two-year program is recognized by major art schools throughout the country. Multimedia Production Students who are creative and enjoy working with computers will find the Multimedia Program of special interest. Topics covered in this two-year program include the care and operation of PowerMac computers and other

The Center for Career Services Director: Linda Maria Suarez 914-761-3400 x300 • lsuarez@swboces.org

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The Center for Career Services

Programs For Secondary Day Career And Technical Education Students

he Center offers a variety of Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs for both the general education and classified student. Students enrolled in the CTE program learn a variety of disciplines that will assist in developing skills that will lead to rewarding careers and/or post secondary training/college. Students may choose from a one or two year program. All secondary day career programs have New York State Education Department approved CTE curricula and eligible students who successfully complete a CTE program receive academic and CTE credits. Some CTE programs offer college credit and all CTE programs have college articulation agreements. The Center for Career Services also provides training for classified students who want to learn entry level industry skills. Many students who complete the Introduction to Career Trades (Formerly BOE) program are employed by local businesses. Additionally, students who are successful in the Introduction to Career Trades program are given the opportunity to enroll in one of the advanced CTE programs that provide a pathway to industry certification.

The Center for Career Services Campus offers an Alternative High School and General Educational Development Program (GED) for students who need a smaller learning environment and/or an alternative to the traditional school setting. Students enrolled in the GED or Alternative High School program learn core curricula in small classroom settings and are programmed for half a day of instruction in the CTE program of their choice. Some of our Alternative High School academic programs now offer college credits.

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6 multimedia equipment; the use of software such as Adobe PhotoShop, Adobe Illustrator and QuickTime; and proficiency in animation, authoring and web design. Students can seek employment in a number of areas, including advertising, desktop publishing, commercial art and graphic design. Many also choose to pursue postsecondary degrees because of the competitive nature of the field. TV/Video Production Operating professional, stateof-the-art studio equipment is just one facet of the exciting TV/Video Production Program offered to students. Through a variety of projects and activities, students learn about studio and video production; the operation of cameras; sound and lighting, in addition to postproduction experience and editing. Additional education is recommended for students pursuing this competitive field. Job opportunities include production assistant, lighting technician, camera operator, video technician and tape operator. Fashion Design/ Merchandising This program provides a supportive and rigorous training ground for a career in the fashion and merchandising fields. Our goal is to introduce students to the world of fashion by giving them a complete overview of the skills

necessary to realize a career in the fashion industry. The curriculum mirrors the courses required by New York’s top fashion design colleges with units of study in: Fashion Drawing, History of Fashion, Textile Studies, Computer Aided Designing, Patternmaking/ Draping, Sewing Techniques, and Merchandising. Our students complete the program with a fashion design portfolio and the basic construction fundamentals needed to make finished garments. The new curriculum enables students to have a competitive advantage in the admissions process to post–secondary institutions.

Engineering/Green Technologies Cluster Computer Electronics/Robotic/ Networking This program introduces the student to the exciting and profitable computer technology industry. Throughout the two-year course, students become familiar with various computer systems, troubleshooting and the repair of computers. They also explore LAN, WAN and the Intranet systems including Internet, servers, switches, routers, and network wiring and hardware. Included in the program is an introduction to electronics and robotic technology. Upon graduation, students may choose to work as computer technicians, network technicians, and network wiring technicians, computer sales associates and computer consultants. Students will be prepared to test for certifications in A+ and Network +. Automotive Technician Students receive hands-on experience in the repair and diagnosis of foreign and domestic cars. Topics include engine repair

and performance; electrical and brake systems; suspension and steering systems; heating and air conditioning; and diagnostic techniques. After completing this two-year program, students can work as service technicians, brake and alignment technicians, tune-up technicians, repair shop foremen and auto parts specialists. Students also have the opportunity to receive college incentives, paid summer internships and a Snap-On tool kit incentive for those who complete the program. AYES (Automotive Youth Educational Systems) and ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) certifications are available. Collision Technician (Auto Collision) The Auto Collision program provides instruction in the repair and restoration of damaged automobiles. Students learn how to replace damaged auto parts, remove dents, weld metal, mix paints and finishes, estimate the cost of repairs, diagnose and repair electrical systems, and realign suspension systems. As a skilled technician, graduates will be able to find employment as an auto body technician, body shop manager, body shop owner, service representative and insurance adjuster.


Carpentry Construction Teaching students the techniques of carpentry as well as the creative aspects of the field is the focus of this course. Learning everything from creating a stepstool to framing a house, students will gain a wealth of information, including the ability to read a blueprint, use hand and power tools, in addition to measuring and reading architect scales. Students can expect to obtain jobs as a framer/roofer, contractor/ estimator, cabinet/furniture maker, and construction technician, home improvement professional and material salesperson. This course follows the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) curriculum. Preapprenticeship opportunities are also available. Students can receive a third unit of math credit integrated over two years. Electrical Construction Developing hands-on skills is the key element to success in this program, which focuses on electrical layout, installation and maintenance of residential and

commercial wiring. Students will learn how to install and maintain electrical equipment, the connection of residential circuitry, cable installation, blueprint reading and related math and electrical theory. This course follows the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) curriculum. Pre-apprenticeship opportunities are also available. Students can receive a third unit of math credit integrated over two years.

Hospitality/Consumer Services Cluster Cosmetology Students taking this two-year course must attend 1,000 hours of instruction before taking the New York State Cosmetology Board exam. Topics of study include hair styling, coloring, wiggery, cosmetics and skin care. Upon completion, many students find work as a licensed cosmetologist, while others take courses at an advanced technical school or a two- or fouryear college. Students can receive a third unit of science over two years. Culinary Arts Learning the fundamental concepts and techniques of cooking and baking is what students will find in the Culinary Arts Program. Training in cooking methods, baking, butchering, nutrition, menu planning and catering is provided. Job opportunities include work as a specialty cook or chef, baker/pastry chef, caterer or restaurant manager.

Health and Safety Cluster Emergency and Protective Services The Emergency and Protective Services program is a two-year program that will provide classroom and practical experience for students interested in becoming

first responders i.e. police offers, firefighters, emergency medical technicians, and security guards. Students enrolled in this program will be trained in policing techniques, and HAZMAT controls. This is a comprehensive program that will be a starting point for students interested in the medical field. All Emergency Medical Technician students will be trained in compliance with the New York State Department of Health EMT mandates, including an eight hour rotation in an assigned participating hospital. This CTE program will offer the enrolled students the opportunity to earn Science and English 12 credits. There will also be articulations to colleges that specialize in science and pre-med courses.

The Center for Career Services

Smarthouse/Green Construction Cluster

Introduction to Career Trades CoSer 102 Offered on the Career Services campus in Valhalla, the Introduction to Career Trades (Basic Occupational Education) is a career program designed to meet the specific educational goals of students classified by their Committees on Special Education. Offering practical, hands-on career training in a self-contained environment is the primary focus. All programs of study are individualized so that each student can reach his or her potential. Handling day-today problems associated with work situations, developing appropriate employable

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8 skills, and social interactions necessary for success in the workplace are also stressed. Live work experiences and internships are available. These programs are offered: • Auto Body • Automotive Trades • Floral Design • Basic Office Skills • Integrated Art • Building Maintenance • Construction Trades • Food Trades All Introduction to Career Trade programs are half day. Students usually spend one to three years in the program. When they complete the program, students can enter the work force in jobs for which they were trained, or advance to post-secondary education. Students entering the ICT program must be at least 15 years old by September 1st and classified as a special education student.

Alternative Education Program CoSer 435 The Alternative Education CoSer provides full-day programs for mostly non-classified students whose needs are not met in their current schools. Options under this program include the Alternative High School (AHS), where students can earn a high school diploma, and the General Educational Development (GED) Program for students at substantial risk of not completing the requirements of a high school diploma. Both programs require reading and mathematics testing and include career and technical components that provide marketable workplace skills. The GED preparation program is offered as a oneyear or two-year program. Placement is dependent upon when a student entered the 9th grade. Students are prohibited from sitting for the GED exam before their 9th cohort graduates.

Alternative High School This program allows students to earn five academic and four vocational credits each year toward graduation. Students in the program must be 15 years old by September 1st, test at a minimum reading level of 8.0 or above on the TABE reading test, and be in grades 9, 10, 11, or 12. There is a ninth grade transition program available for students. College level courses with Westchester Community College (ACE) are available for seniors to earn college credits. General Educational Development Program This full-day program allows nonclassified students to prepare for the more difficult GED 2002 series and participate in a career and technical education class to obtain marketable work skills. Students must be at least 16, have a minimum level of 8.0 in reading and math as determined by a standardized test, and have a limited number of credits that would prevent graduation with a traditional diploma.


Programs for Multiply Disabled Students CoSer 201

A comprehensive educational team existing within a highly structured environment addresses the communication, sensory-motor needs and social skills of students with multiple disabilities.

Assistant Superintendent for Special Education: G. Raymond Healey 914-948-7271 x203 rhealey@swboces.org; Director of Special Services: Mary Ellen Betzler 914-948-7271 x204 mbetzler@swboces.org

Student-Teacher Ratio: 12:1:4 Included Related Services: • Consultant Pediatrician • Consultant Psychologist • Consultant Occupational and Physical therapists • Consultant Teacher of Speech or Speech Pathologist • Consultant school nurse also providing direct services Direct OT, PT and speech services as per students’ IEPs are billed to districts in addition to tuition costs.

Programs for Applied Intensive Intervention Model (AIIM) CoSer 203 Contacts: Will Guterman • 914-948-7271 x216 • wguterman@swboces.org Phyllis Rizzi • 914-948-7271 x224 • prizzi@swboces.org John McKay • 914-948-7271 x214 • jmckay@swboces.org Michael Schulman • 914-948-7271 x223 – mschulman@swboces.org

Under this CoSer, we offer two programs:

Programs for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders This program provides highly structured district or site-based classes designed primarily for students with autism spectrum disorders. The applications of Structured Teaching and ABA have demonstrated effective outcomes for children with disabilities in the school environment. A consultant works with both Structured Teaching and ABA classes. In addition, a consulting psychologist supports each class. Parent training is provided to families. Consultant psychiatric services are provided to individual students as needed. Community-based instruction is provided at all levels. Transition and career awareness services are provided at the secondary level. Student Teacher Ratio: 8:1:2. Included Related Services: • Individual Speech Services (2x per week for elementary/middle school) • Group Speech Services (1x per week for elementary/middle school) • Parent Trainer • Psychiatric Consultant services

Programs for Intensive Services CoSer 230 These programs are offered on the elementary, middle school and high school levels. Each program is designed to meet the unique needs of students with disabilities who require intensive support services. Vocational technical training is available to high school students at our Career Services

The Center for Special Services

Contact: Neil Manis • 914-948-7271 x209 • nmanis@swboces.org

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. Here are descriptions of the programs we offer by CoSer. Each CoSer has a tuition rate as delineated in the 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.

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10 Center for an additional fee. Under this CoSer we offer four individual programs. Student-Teacher Ratio: 12:1:1.

Experiential Learning (ExL) Contacts: John McKay • 914-948-7271 x214 jmckay@swboces.org Neil Manis • 914-948-7271x209 nmanis@swboces.org Phyllis Rizzi • 914-948-7271 x224 prizzi@swboces.org Will Guterman • 914-948-7271 x216 wguterman@swboces.org

The ExL Program provides district and community-based environments that enable students with moderate developmental delays to develop functional academic, self-care, social/ emotional, and vocational skills. Transition and career awareness services are provided at the high school level. Included Related Services: • Consultant Psychologist • Consultant Social Worker

Gifted Special Education Contact: John Cooper 914-948-7271 x202 jcooper@swboces.org

The GSE Program provides

district-based classes designed to meet the academic and emotional needs of students who are cognitively gifted, as well as learning disabled and/ or mildly to moderately emotionally challenged. The students have access to the mainstream for academics and may be placed in mainstream classes for art, gym and music. The GSE Program provides the support students need to maximize their ability to earn a Regents diploma. Included Related Services: • Individual Counseling (1x per week/ 30 minutes) • Group Counseling (1x per week/ 30 minutes) • Consultant Guidance Counselor

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

This comprehensive program concentrates on the acquisition and development of language, communication, social and academic skills, using a multi-disciplinary approach. This program is available at the elementary level. Mainstreaming is available in special area courses. Included Related Services: • Individual Speech Services (1x per week/ 30 minutes) • Group Speech Services (1x per week/ 30 minutes) • Consultant Psychologist

Deaf and Hard-of Hearing Program Contact: David Zurhellen 914-948-7271 x234 dzurhellen@swboces.org

Students who are deaf or hard-ofhearing receive the support needed to learn effectively in a mainstream educational program within a local school district setting. Included Related Services: • Note-takers • Audiologists • Consultant Psychologist • Consultant Social Workers as per student needs Interpreter Services are available for an additional fee.

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

TSP Regular Elementary/Middle School Contacts: Dr. Michael Schulman 914-948-7271 x223 mschulman@swboces.org John Cooper 914-948-7271 x202 jcooper@swboces.org

This district-based program serves


TSP Fragile Middle School/High School Contact: John Cooper 914-948-7271 x202 jcooper@swboces.org

This district-based program serves middle school and high school students who require small group instruction in a therapeutic setting. Students participate in a general education curriculum. Students in the TSP Fragile Program present with internalized social and emotional challenges.

Therapeutic Support & Developmental Disabilities Contacts: Neil Manis • 914-948-7172 x209 nmanis @swboces.org Will Guterman • 914-948-7172 x216 wguterman@swboces.org John McKay • 914-948-7172 x214 jmckay@swboces.org Stephen Bicchieri • 914-948-7271 x226 sbicchieri@swboces.org

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

Therapeutic Support – High School CoSer 235 Contacts: David Zurhellen • 914-948-7271 x234 dzurhellen@swboces.org Michael Schulman • 914-948-7271 x223 mschulman@swboces.org John Cooper • 914-948-7271 x202 jcooper@swboces.org

Dale Bradley • 914-777-2725 x18 dbradley@swboces.org

CoSer 235 serves high school students who require a therapeutic setting, small student to teacher ratio, and who are expected to earn a Local or Regents Diploma. Programs are located in a variety of settings including local school districts, community settings and BOCES center based locations. Current programs are located at Hastings High School, Scarsdale High School, the BOCES Center for Career Services, Irvington High School and St. Vincent’s Hospital in Harrison. Students enrolled in the program at St. Vincent’s Hospital require outpatient clinical services. Students may attend the Career Services Center. Student-Teacher Ratio: 8:1:1 Included Related Services: • Individual Counseling (1x per week 30 minutes) • Group Counseling (1x per week 30 minutes) • Consultant Guidance Counselor

Collaborative High School Contact: Dale Bradley 914-777-2725 dbradley@swboces.org

This therapeutic support model enrolls both classified and nonclassified students in an integrated site located in a community setting. This model, created by Southern Westchester BOCES in collaboration with the Eastchester and Port Chester School Districts, serves students who require a small student to teacher ratio and who are

The Center for Special Services

elementary and middle school students who require small group instruction in a therapeutic setting. Students participate in a general education curriculum. Students in the TSP Regular Program exhibit external behavioral challenges.

expected to earn a Local or Regents Diploma. Psychiatric, social work and guidance services are vital elements of this program, and are included in the tuition rate. Students may attend the Career Services Center. Included Related Services: • Individual Counseling (1x per week 30 minutes) • Group Counseling (1x per week 30 minutes) • Psychiatric Consultant services • Consultant Guidance Counselor

Program for Communication Development—Middle School CoSer 231 Contact: Michael Schulman 914-948-7271 x223 mschulman@swboces.org

This comprehensive program concentrates on the acquisition and development of language, communication, social and academic skills, using a multi-disciplinary approach. This program is available at the middle school level. Mainstreaming is available in special area courses. Student-Teacher Ratio: 8:1:1 Included Related Services: • One Individual Related Service per IEP (1x per week/ 30 minutes)

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12 • One Group Related Service per IEP (1x per week/ 30 minutes) • Consultant Psychologist • Consultant Guidance Counselor

Program for Communication Development—High School CoSer 235 Contact: Will Guterman 914-948-7172 x216 wguterman@swboces.org

This comprehensive program concentrates on the acquisition and development of language, communication, social and academic skills, using a multi-disciplinary approach. This program is available at the high school level. Mainstreaming is available in special area courses. Student-Teacher Ratio: 8:1:1 Included Related Services: • One Individual Related Service per IEP (1x per week/ 30 minutes) • One Group Related Service per IEP (1x per week/ 30 minutes) • Consultant Psychologist • Consultant Guidance Counselor

Sign Language Interpreters/Tutors CoSer 340 Contact: Will Guterman 914-948-7172 x216 wguterman@swboces.org

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

Assessment Intervention Services CoSer 370 Contact: Will Guterman 914-948-7172 x216 wguterman@swboces.org

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

not included in the BOCES program’s tuition, and to non-BOCES students enrolled in local school districts. Services include: • Occupational Therapy • Physical Therapy • Speech and Language Therapy • Teacher of the Deaf and Hearing Impaired • Blind and Visually Impaired • Adaptive Physical Education • Reading instruction • Behavior intervention • Job Coach training • Strength Based Assessments • Job development •Transition support.

The Extended School Year CoSer 401 Program

Intensive Day Treatment

CoSer 842

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

This 30-plus day educational program is provided for students, ages 12 to 18, who are in crisis and can be stabilized to pre-crisis levels. An option at a different tuition rate is available for students remaining longer than 30 days. 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, family counseling and student counseling. This population includes classified and non-classified students.

Comprehensive Support Services CoSer 530 Contact: Will Guterman 914-948-7271 x214 wguterman@swboces.org

Services under this CoSer include individual, group and consultation services provided to students enrolled in Southern Westchester BOCES programs, when such services are

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

The extended school year program serves Southern Westchester BOCES students who are recommended to participate in an extended school year program by the home district Committee on Special Education. Southern Westchester BOCES offers extended school year programs for CoSer 201 Multiply Disabled Program elementary, middle school and high school; CoSer 203 AIIM elementary, middle school and high school; CoSer 230 ExL 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) grades K-8.


The Center for Professional Development and Curriculum Support Mission: To collaboratively develop and deliver professional development services to increase student achievement in 21st Century schools. The Center for Professional Development and Curriculum Support is committed to partnering with school districts to address the difficult and complex challenges facing educational leaders. The center offers a wide range of professional development opportunities. It is our primary goal to collaborate with school districts as they face challenges of the 21st Century and prepare students to be successful as life-long learners. We look forward to a successful partnership in 20102011. Please note: On-line registration for all programs is done via My Learning Plan which can be accessed through the Center for Professional Development website at www.swboces.org/support.cfm. The Center for Professional Development and Curriculum Support has initiated a new approach and philosophy to better respond to school districts needs and initiatives. In addition to providing the myriad of offerings school district’s staff have become accustomed to, the Center has been organized thematically. The six major theme areas are: • • • • • •

Leadership Math/Science/Technology Social and Emotional Development Learning Literacy and Instruction Response to Intervention (RTI) Special Education

You will see opportunities throughout the year organized around these themes. Each theme area will offer a variety of choices and many will offer an imbedded follow up component. If you need customized professional development for your district, please contact our Center for a consultation under COSER 555 (Required for school districts to receive BOCES aid).

The Institute for Professional Development

Professional Development &Curriculum Support

Interim Director: Dr. Robert J. Reidy, Jr. • 914-345-8500 x164 • rreidy@swboces.org

C o S e r 555 Contact: Dr. Robert J. Reidy, Jr. • 914-345-8500 x164 • rreidy@swboces.org

Given the fiscal stresses all of our institutions are facing, enrollment in CoSer 555 Base Service can be a financial benefit for member school districts. Subscribing to CoSer 555 Base Service is a requirement for receiving BOCES Aid from New York State. BOCES Aid from New York State ratios for component districts range from 36% to 62%. Therefore, partnering with SW BOCES through CoSer 555 Base Service maximizes your professional development dollar. The Base Service has been expanded to provide contract members with benefits beyond BOCES Aid from New York State. The Base Service definition as well as CoSer 555 components follows. As you consider contracting for CoSer 555 Base Service, we would like to highlight our Consultant/ Technical Assistance component. We believe that this NEW inclusion in the Base Service will assist in better meeting your school district’s needs.

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14 555 Base Service Definitions Financial Benefits • Qualifies your district for NYS BOCES Aid • Reduced fees for professional development activities • Free use of conference facilities (if available) • Free processing of consultant contracts as follow up to regional training topics Program Opportunities Free administration seminars: A Guide to Emergency Planning and Crisis Response Partnership for 21st Century Skills Technical Assistance: Consultation/Technical Assistance to plan district initiatives Professional Forums and Information Services • Advisory Council & Forum • Electronic Quarterly Newsletter • PD Wiki • Quarterly SED materials

Leadership Institute Contacts: Dr. Robert J. Reidy, Jr. 914-345-8500 x164 rreidy@swboces.org Suzanne Doherty Spicci 914-345-8500 x109 sspicci@swboces.org

The research (Marzano and Waters) is conclusive LEADERSHIP MAKES A DIFFERENCE. Given the complexity of challenges faced by administrators, leadership development is more important than ever.

Topics include, but are not limited to: Planning for Systems Change, The Inspirational Teacher, Four Frames of Leadership, Research on Leadership, and Facilitation Training for Leaders. Effective leaders bring a unique blend of theory and best practices to their work. This Institute will develop both the theoretical and practical aspects of leadership.

Math, Science and Technology Institute Contact: Pam Berger 914-345-8500 x 147 pberger@swboces.org

This institute will offer a variety of opportunities to support districts in seeking to build local expertise in math, science and technology instruction. Training opportunities will include: regional trainings, on-line courses and after school workshops. Preparing students for the 21st century includes a combination of core content knowledge and skills to engage students and increase achievement. Effective technologies to enhance inquiry will be emphasized on key concepts to enhance learning opportunities for all students.

Social/Emotional Development and Learning Institute (SEDL) Contact: Maureen Cahill 914-345-8500 x143 mcahill@swboces.org

Districts can promote social and emotional development

and learning through supportive classrooms and establishing and maintaining strong bonds with families and communities. Curriculum and programs that incorporate skill acquisition for grades K-12 along with staff development and after school programs play important roles in creating a positive and safe school climate. Southern Westchester BOCES offers programs that can assist schools with creating an environment that is conducive to social and emotional development and learning. Programs include but are not limited to: classroom management, Humane Education, character education, bullying prevention, violence prevention, cultural competence, depression and suicide prevention, Nonviolent Crisis Intervention®, Social Decision Making and Problem Solving, Nonviolent Crisis Intervention: Autism Spectrum Disorders Applications®, Strategies for Crisis Intervention and Prevention – revised (SCIP).

Literacy and Instruction Institute Contact: Mary Ellen Cull 914-345-8500 x137 mecull@swboces.org

Improving Literacy is fundamental to raising student achievement and enabling learners. This institute will offer a variety of opportunities to teachers and building level


lowest-achieving children until the students have developed effective strategies for independent learning and have met the performance level of the average band of their peers. At this point the intervention is “discontinued” and new students begin individual instruction.

The goal of this thematic Institute is to effectively integrate a variety of research based strategies and concepts to enhance learning opportunities for all students.

The Reading Recovery© intervention fully supports the achievement of the New York State Language Arts Learning Standards for all children. Reading Recovery© is a research-based intervention and meets all criteria of the NCLB requirements.

Reading Recovery Contact: Mary Ellen Cull 914-345-8500 x137 mecull@swboces.org

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 provides sources for educational funding that has been unprecedented in recent years and may be used for Reading Recovery© implementation. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 addresses the need for early intervening services and children’s response to intervention. Reading Recovery© provides individual, data-driven instruction based on each child’s individual competencies and needs, therefore providing for accelerated learning. The goal of Reading Recovery© is to dramatically reduce the number of first-grade students who have difficulty learning how to read and write, and to reduce the cost of these learners to the educational system. Reading Recovery© is a highly effective short-term intervention of one-to-one tutoring for lowachieving first graders. The intervention is most effective when it is available to all students who need it, and is supplemental to good classroom teaching. Reading Recovery© serves the

As each district grapples with reducing the number of children identified with special needs, Reading Recovery© continues to be a highly successful, shortterm, scientifically based early intervention. The intervention report recently published by the What Works Clearinghouse, a branch of the United States Department of Education, clearly establishes that Reading Recovery© is an effective intervention based on scientific evidence. Through the continued support in many of our school districts, the number of children served by the SWBOCES Reading Recovery© site now exceeds 10,000 students! The investment in Reading Recovery© positively changes children’s lives.

When Students Act Out: Nonviolent Physical Crisis Intervention® Contacts: Maureen Cahill 914-345-8500 x143 mcahill@swboces.org Suzanne Doherty Spicci 914-345-8500 x109 sspicci@swboces.org

Managing aggressive and violent behavior has become an essential

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administrators which will assist them in engaging all students at all levels in the classroom. In addition, effective strategies to help struggling readers will be explored. Finally, classroom interventions and strategies to assist ELL students will be emphasized.

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 Nonviolent Crisis Intervention ® program has been designed to assist school personnel in managing disruptive behavior and reducing the risks of a potential crisis. This training explores techniques effective in approaching and reducing the tension of an agitated person and provides the opportunity to practice nonverbal, paraverbal, verbal and physical intervention skills. Participants are eligible for certification in Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® upon successful completion of a brief test. The program has been developed by The Crisis Prevention Institute, Inc.

Professional Development Consultants and Vendors

Contact: Suzanne Doherty Spicci 914-345-8500 x109 sspicci@swboces.org

SWBOCES’ professional development associates can provide site-based services to school districts on a wide range of instructional topics, including content specific curriculum development and training. Vendors include, but are not limited to: A.U.S.S.I.E, LitLife, and Wilson Language Training.

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16 Section One Physical Education and Health Education Professional Development Consortium Contact: Suzanne Spicci 914-345-8500 x109 sspicci@swboces.org

Open to all Section One school districts on an annual membership basis, the Physical Education and Health Education Professional Development Consortium provides high quality, specialized workshops, courses 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. Many workshops are held after school hours and on staff development days to allow more teachers an opportunity to participate. Workshop and conference topics are based upon districts’ needs, issues and current trends in physical education and health education. Currently 39 school districts participate in the Consortium.

Environmental Education Courses Contact: Rosemary Lee 914-345-8500 x120 rlee@swboces.org

This service provides: professional development, curriculum materials for science and environmental courses, field experiences and roundtable leadership forums for science teachers, district instructional coordinators and principals. Professional development opportunities are provided and SWBOCES works in collaboration with institutions that include the Wildlife Conservation Society at the Bronx Zoo, Pace University, the Long Island Sound Study, Cornell University’s School of Gardening and Hydroponics Program and the American Museum of Natural History. The JASON Project also provides professional development for teachers and hands on learning experiences for students.

Regional Special Education Technical Assistance Support Center (RSE-TASC) Contacts: Dr. Alison Telsey 914-345-8500 x126 atelsey@swboces.org Denise Jaffe 914-345-8500 x111 djaffe@swboces.org

RSE-TASC Part II Special Education School Improvement Specialists

focus on district-specific school improvement activities, utilizing a Quality Improvement Process. Special Education School Improvement Specialists work to improve instructional practices primarily in the areas of literacy, behavioral supports and special education for those districts designated to meet the State’s target for improvement as identified in the State Performance Plan. School Improvement Specialists also help school districts build their capacity to close the achievement gaps for students with disabilities.

Special Education Training Meeting Diverse Student Needs in the Least Restrictive Environment CoSer 523 Contacts: Maureen Cahill 914-345-8500 x143 mcahill@swboces.org

SWBOCES provides customized staff development to local districts working to modify and adapt the local curriculum for special education students in the regular education environment. Educators learn, practice and apply effective strategies when working with children who have a wide range of learning disabilities and the continuum of special education services now includes a new integrated co-teaching class option. In an effort to successfully implement new regulatory reform, staff development focusing on coteaching practices will be offered. This staff development includes:

Co-Teaching: Basic and Advanced Training These programs are designed to demonstrate how two professionals


professionals with different areas of expertise.

Professional Development Associates for Children with Diverse Needs

Support and services are provided for administrators, library media specialists and teachers through our Information and Media Services including: the School Library System (Grant Funded), the Media Resource Service (COSER 511), Automated Library Systems (COSER 512) and On-line Information Resources (COSER 513).

An extensive cadre of independent consultants offers district-based professional development services based upon district need. This group of associates has been developed to respond to the challenges that educators face in working with children with diverse needs.

School-Based Speech/Language Therapist Staff Development This 30-hour in-service course is designed to help the school-based therapist work effectively with students to meet the New York State Learning Standards.

State-Mandated Training on Child Abuse Participants acquire information and skills related to issues of child abuse and reporting. This state-mandated certification is required for licensed and/or certified professionals who work with children. Upon course completion participants receive State certification.

Support Services Program The SWBOCES staff provides districts with training, support and consultation designed to maintain or return students with more severe disabilities to their home school districts. These services to support local school district staff may be provided by one or more

Library and Media Services Includes CoSers 511,512 and 513 Contact: Pam Berger 914-345-8500 x147 pberger@swboces.org

The School Library System (Grant Funded) Contact: Pam Berger 914-345-8500 x147 pberger@swboces.org

The School Library System is a Statefunded program designed to support the school library media programs of member public school districts and nonpublic schools. The School Library System provides specific services and programs that support the learning process of students, teachers and staff. The School Library System promotes increased student achievement through the use of appropriate school library media resources, current information and quality programs. School library media specialists learn effective strategies to deliver an information skills curriculum that supports resource-based teaching, inquiry and learning. They have access to information on current and emerging technologies, curriculum integration, New York State Learning Standards, Standards for the 21st Century Learner and school library regulations. Districts develop an effective library media program that

ensures that students and staff are effective users of ideas and information. The School Library System helps school library media centers become more effective by participating in and promoting statewide initiatives such as the New York Online Virtual Electronic Library. While the average school library currently has 25 periodical subscriptions, NOVELNY brings the full text of thousands of magazines, newspapers and other digitized research materials through commercial databases to students, teachers and administrators. To facilitate research, participants have access to a wide range of informational and reference resources on a regional and national level through online databases, a Union Catalog and inter-library loan.

Media Resource Service

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can combine expertise to meet the needs of a diverse classroom. Topics include roles and responsibilities of co-teachers and paraprofessionals; critical factors that contribute to co-teaching success; six approaches to maximize student learning; do’s and don’ts of co-teaching; designing lessons; and resources for planning.

CoSer 511 Contact: Pam Berger 914-345-8500 x147 pberger@swboces.org

The Media Resource Service incorporates the latest technology into its offerings. An on-line catalog and ordering system provides access to over 9,000 current, subject-specific multimedia resources that enhance the curriculum and support students in the learning process. Video streaming allows remote access 24 hours/day, seven days a week to faculty and students. An extensive collection of professional and staff development videos and DVDs, including facilitator guides, is available for district

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18 use. Professional development workshops encourage participants to develop skills for integrating multimedia materials effectively into the teaching/learning process. In addition to generalized K-12 content, specific subject video streaming is also available.

Automated Library Systems CoSer 512 Contact: Pam Berger 914-345-8500 x147 pberger@swboces.org

This service provides computerized library management systems including Follett Destiny, Mandarin Oasis and OPALS that allow students and faculty to effectively use the resources of the school library media center. Onsite training provides improved technical services and maintenance of library collections. Through technical planning and consultation, automation of the school library becomes part of the district’s technology plan

in providing appropriate on-site and remote electronic access for students. Remote database access and federated searching services are also available. Textbook tracking systems are available and operate through library management software.

On-line Information Resources CoSer 513 Contact: Pam Berger 914-345-8500 x147 pberger@swboces.org

This service provides subscribers with access to comprehensive full text and/or indexed reference databases that complement the K-12 curriculum. Up-to-date resources improve student research through successful searching strategies. Students are able to select the type of information required to meet their needs in a range of formats (citations, abstracts, full text documents and page-image documents). Staff development provides hands-on opportunities to incorporate databases into the teaching and learning process. Subscribers are able to select from more than 100 online resources including: AP Photo Archives, EBSCO, Encyclopedia Britannica Online, C.E.R.F. (Curriculum Education Resource Finder), Children’s Literature Comprehensive Index, H.W. Wilson, Elsevier, Lexis Nexis, Gale Resource Centers, ProQuest Direct, SIRS Series, World Book and Serial Solutions. Other databases are available as requested.

Health, Safety and Violence Prevention Services CoSer 644 Contact: Rosemary Lee 914-345-8500 x120 rlee@swboces.org

These services are developed and

delivered in compliance with local, state and federal requirements and the New York State Education Department’s mandates for a safe and healthy school environment. Training and ongoing staff development provide school district staff and administrators with tools to develop and implement policies and procedures. School administrators receive technical assistance in all environmental, regulatory and health concerns that impact educational programs. Membership/Advisory Council meetings are held, and participants receive a quarterly newsletter.

School health and safety personnel assist districts with compliance issues related to safe and healthy school environments. Training is provided on mandatory safety issues such as asbestos awareness and blood borne pathogens. In addition, technical consulting and training are available on topics such as responding to emergencies, accident prevention, safety precautions during construction, environmental issues related to asbestos, lead paint, safe drinking water, radon, chemical management and disposal, and indoor air quality. Services include voluntary environmental audits and school inspections. Health and Wellness Education Services Contact: Rosemary Lee 914-345-8500 x120 rlee@swboces.org

Health education and prevention programs are offered on such topics as asthma management for students in school; drug awareness education and professional development for school nurses on topics including childhood obesity, wellness, pandemic flu planning, epilepsy,


School Violence Prevention Services and Emergency Planning/SAVE Contact: Rosemary Lee 914-345-8500 x120 rlee@swboces.org

A two-hour mandated course is offered for certification in violence prevention for applicants seeking certification through the State Education Department. Additional services include assistance in establishing district and building safety teams, crisis team training and emergency planning. Consulting services are available to ensure safe schools, such as staff/student training in conflict resolution, peer mediation, diversity, bullying and sexual harassment prevention programs. Site audits to review safety and security on school campuses are provided.

The Homeless Student Program (Grant Funded) CoSer 556 Contact: Maria McGinty 914-345-8500 x116 mmcginty@swboces.org

The Homeless Student Program (HSP) is a collaboration of SWBOCES, Westchester County Department of Social Services and The Urban League of Westchester. The goal of the HSP 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 McKinneyVento regulations. The HSP presents regional meetings and workshops for district homeless liaisons, school administrators, teachers, shelter staff, parents and community agencies. In addition, the HSP provides attendance and academic performance tracking, as well as an intensive case management model to review and discuss the educational progress of homeless students. The program supports student academic competence by offering after-school literacy and math labs at homeless shelters and local, community based organizations. The Homeless Student Program coordinates the McKinney Partnership Program, comprised of SWBOCES, Mamaroneck, New Rochelle, Ossining, Port Chester and White Plains school districts. The partnership program pools resources to meet the needs of temporary housed families in Westchester County.

Gifted and Talented Services CoSer 431 Contact: Maureen Cahill 914-345-8500 x143 mcahill@swboces.org

This program provides support for direct services to students, including leadership forums, gifted consultant services. Programs include Today’s Students, Tomorrow’s Teachers (TSTT) and The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens. The mission of Today’s Students, Tomorrow’s Teachers is to address the shortage of teachers, expand the pool of minority teachers, encourage students to enter the teaching profession and provide academic enrichment. TSTT provides long-term mentoring and career development programs for minority and economically disadvantaged

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blood borne pathogens and HIV/ AIDS/hepatitis awareness. Technical assistance and training is provided on child abduction prevention programs, tobacco use and wellness policies. Staff training is also available for CPR/AED certification/ recertification.

high school students. These programs provide tutoring, internships, support for high school and college graduation, and scholarships. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens, developed by Franklin Covey and provided by Sterling Coaching Solutions, integrate timeless leadership principles seamlessly into your school culture and curriculum. The program also helps to build children’s self-confidence and interpersonal skills, elevate student achievement, increase teacher engagement and reduce school wide discipline problems.

Strategic Planning Services

CoSer 545 Contact: Dr. Robert J. Reidy, Jr. 914-345-8500 x164 rreidy@swboces.org

Under this COSER, districts can receive consultant services for district administrative and long term strategic planning purposes. In recent years these services have been provided by Transformation Systems, Inc. under the direction of Steve Barone. At the request of districts, the COSER can work with other strategic planning firms. Contact Dr. Reidy with your interests in advance of your work so that we can negotiate a consulting contract with the firm of your choice.

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Public Information Services

Public Information Services Public Information Services Contact: Evelyn McCormack • 914-592-4203 x3412 • emccormack@swboces.org

Public Information Services CoSer 646

Recognized by the New York State and National School Public Relations Associations for outstanding quality and achievement in the production of school publications, the SWBOCES Office of Public Information provides school districts with a variety of services to enhance their communication and public information efforts. In addition to producing the official publications of SWBOCES, including its Services Guide, Budget Book, and 24 newsletters a year for district officials and parents, the public information office provides school districts with planned and targeted communications services, including assistance in creating and maintaining a number of Web 2.0 public relations tools.

Services include: »

Writing, photography, and graphic design services for publications including newsletters, annual calendars, budget booklets, brochures and other print tools. » Eye-catching projects produced using state-of-the-art layout/design software and equipment, including QuarkXPress, Adobe PhotoShop, InDesign and Adobe Illustrator. » Presentations using Microsoft PowerPoint. » Assistance with both routine and special event media coverage, including the management of public information during a crisis. » Information, assistance and presentations about using Web 2.0 tools and technology in communications and public relations. » Creation and maintenance of eNewsletters, blogs, Facebook pages, Twitter pages, and other digital public relations tools. The SWBOCES Office of Public Information was the recipient in 2009-2010 of three New York School Public Relations Association awards, including an Excellence in Writing Award, and one National School Public Relations Award. The office has established relationships with many of the area’s service providers, which promotes smooth production schedules and generates economical printing quotations.

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Technology Support Services Local Area Network Support Service CoSers 510 and 611 This service provides support for file servers, workstations, network operating systems, closet electronics, and a variety of peripherals and printers. LHRIC-trained technicians provide remote and on-site diagnosis and problem resolution to ensure maximum productivity and minimum downtime for district computer networks. Trained technicians are available to administer support remotely from the LHRIC and are available to deliver on-site repairs. LHRIC technicians can also assist with upgrades and equipment modifications to keep a district’s LAN functioning smoothly.

Hardware Repair This service provides warranty and non-warranty repair for Dell, Apple, Lenovo and HP equipment as well as non-warranty repair for a host of other manufacturers’ equipment including white 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.

Remote Backup Service

Wide Area Network Services CoSer 510, 611 and 612

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he Lower Hudson Regional Information Center is a nonprofit consortium providing educational and administrative technology services to 62 school districts in Westchester, Putnam, and Rockland counties. It is one of 12 Regional Information Centers in New York that are part of the BOCES system. The LHRIC operates with an annual budget of more than $30 million and employs more than 175 information technology professionals. It provides a comprehensive menu of services, including technical services and support, Internet access, regional Internet filtering, test scoring, data warehousing, financial and student information systems, staff development, planning, project management, systems integration, and research and development. Always on the cutting edge, the LHRIC is primarily focused on assisting districts in transforming teaching and learning through the use of technology. The LHRIC distinguishes itself from other service providers by its commitment to instructional services that are mobilized to have regional impact for students and teachers. The LHRIC coordinates closely with districts to develop services that expand the boundaries of traditional classrooms, and provides high quality, professional growth opportunities for all district personnel. The mission of the LHRIC is to “provide regional leadership and to collaborate with school districts and communities to meet their educational challenges by delivering cost-effective, high quality technology services.” While offering numerous quality products and services, the LHRIC has established a reputation for efficiency, commitment and caring.

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The data stored on your servers has become the “life blood” of your district. This data needs to be backed up nightly and taken to a secure remote location. The LHRIC’s remote backup service gives your district “peace of mind” that data has been backed up and stored in multiple secure remote locations. Your technical support staff is notified each morning by email on the status of your server backups. The time it takes to recover files is improved as well, with data recovery time reduced from as much as four hours to just minutes. District staff receive training on a web based console to easily perform restores as needed. Annual user meetings are held to discuss district concerns and data management best practices.

Director: James O’Brien 914-592-4203 x3253 • jobrien@lhric.org

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Contact: Robert Predgo • 914-592-4203 x3351 rpredgo@lhric.org

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Seventy-five percent of public schools in Westchester, Putnam and Rockland counties use the LHRIC Wide Area Network to connect to the Internet. The LHRIC WAN design maintains, monitors and secures

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22 connectivity between participating districts and the Internet. The service provides security via multiple gateways, a regional firewall, spam filtering, internet access filtering, intrusion detection and email virus scans. This service works with local connection providers to expedite repairs and negotiate the best possible costs for fiber optic, megabit and gigabyte Ethernet, point to point connectivity, wireless bridging, and managed fiber connections throughout the consortium. These connections are typically used to facilitate data, voice, and video communications between schools, districts and the Internet.

Virtual Private Networking Services (VPN) The LHRIC can help you securely use your critical applications remotely with VPN technologies. This technology creates a secure tunnel into your office network with a minimal footprint on your machine. Whatever can be done on your office computer can be done remotely with the VPN connection.

Internet Service Provider LHRIC is the largest Internet provider for K-12 schools in the Lower Hudson region. The service provides dedicated Internet access 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and ensures compliance with E-rate eligibility by providing required filtering.

The service includes network design, network engineering and troubleshooting through the LHRIC Help Desk. We can also provide network consulting, infrastructure integration and auditing services upon request. This service works in conjunction with Internet filtering.

Central Internet Filtering LHRIC offers regional Internet filtering to consortium partners. Through filtering, school districts are able to restrict access to certain web addresses, providing a safer and more productive Internet environment for students. This regional approach to Internet filtering is less expensive and labor intensive than filtering available on individual computers or local area networks. Thousands of websites are examined daily and placed into one of a variety of categories so that districts can choose categories they wish to filter. A district can tailor a filter for each of its locations. The LHRIC staff works individually with districts on specific filtering needs, and regionally, to support all districts. Internet filtering is provided 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

SPAM Filtering The LHRIC offers a regional SPAM

email filtering solution, which eliminates e-mails with certain words, types of attachments, or from locations known to send out unsolicited e-mail. The system can be personalized to “White List” or “Black List” by user. Scheduled reports are sent to users, with information about mail being held in quarantine, giving them the opportunity to retrieve it if they choose.

Intellipath LHRIC provides participating school districts with a flexible network for voice and data communications by using Verizon’s Intellipath II (Centrex) and PRI services. This is accomplished by establishing interconnection and calling patterns between individual school districts and BOCES via a private branch exchange system. Each district maintains control and remains autonomous and secure with respect to main numbers, switchboard operators, and extensions via a virtual private network. By using vendors as a consortium, we have saved in-line costs by bidding out service for more than 4,000 Centrex and PRI lines.

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Systems Integration CoSers 510 and 611 This department builds customized IT solutions. A typical school year includes the completion of almost 80 major projects for approximately 34 different school districts. Systems Integration plans and implements solutions to reduce a district’s cost of ownership, increase its access to technology, assist with new construction, improve reliability and, most importantly, satisfy technology goals. Services include: • Project management • Solution design • Financial planning • Microsoft and Novell Network Engineering • Operating systems, servers, electronics • Desktop security • Groundbreaking systems (Virtualization Technologies, SAN Technologies, digital media distribution, Citrix, wireless, videoconferencing) • Instructional and administrative software and peripherals • Systems administrator training CoSer 525 This service provides Southern Westchester districts with a copying service for large quantity materials. Camera-ready black and white reproduction, color copying,

Student Information Technology Services CoSer 611 Contact: Maureen McCarthy 914-592-4203 x3337 mmccarthy@lhric.org

Microcomputer Support for Administrators Administrators and support staff from local school districts receive application training at LHRIC’s state-of-the-art facilities. Participants are trained on personal computers in word processing and spreadsheet applications, database use, e-mail, and electronic calendar setup. We provide online services that allow us to assist and train clients by accessing their computer and illustrating, using their machine and data, how to solve a problem or to show them a new concept.

eSchoolPlus eSchoolPlus allows educators and parents to manage student information. This service is: • 100% web-based technology • compliant with Schools Interoperability Framework • able to track performance of key No Child Left Behind measures • easily manages day-today student administration and information, such as demographics, scheduling, attendance, discipline, standardized tests, report cards and transcripts.

PowerSchool PowerSchool is an internetbased student information system that can be accessed with a web browser like Microsoft Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox. PowerSchool makes student information available in a secure manner over the internet to all users in the K-12 community, including parents and students. It features an easy-to-learn interface, with functions like attendance recording, scheduling, grade reporting, report card and transcript production. The new version uses a robust data structure, taking advantage of the new “Oracle” database.

eSchoolData

eSchoolData is an easy-to-use, web based student information system that’s a comprehensive and reliable decision-making tool for administrators, educators, parents, and others. eSchoolData provides district staff with the real time ability to effectively manage a school district’s information, including grades, health, student services, and scheduling.

Infinite Campus

The Infinite Campus SIS system is a fully designed web based system. Parents, teachers, community and students can have access at any time. This system provides the ability for teachers to have a complete on-line grade book with grades and homework assignments, generates reports and helps teachers manage classroom reporting. Scheduling using

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binding, folding, envelopes insertion, tabbing, laminating and other special print services are available.

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staff has a place to manage all technical requests. This system gives districts advanced search and reporting options, escalation procedures to help facilitate contractual obligations, and a clear way to report back to your administration.

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Data Analysis This service provides decision-makers with easy, secure access to current student information and historic data housed in one location on the Web. Interactive reports, analysis cubes, downloadable data and tools to query the data warehouse are available. The service enables teachers and administrators to conduct a long-term analysis of students and curriculum. Participants can access data pertaining to local grades, state and local assessments, students with disabilities, special programs, teachers and staff. The SWBOCES Center for Professional Development and Curriculum Support helps administrators and teachers analyze student performance, teaching and curriculum, so districts can make improvements. Teacher level reports with Data Mentor are also available. Data can be downloaded for use with other software tools, such as Excel and PowerPoint.

New York State ReportingSchool Report Card NY State Reporting maintains a district’s data and assessment information through the levels of the Data Warehouse to ensure accurate annual State School

Report Cards. The Data Warehouse prevents general data errors and inconsistent and inaccurate data regarding demographics, enrollment, program ervices, assessments, special education data and longitudinal data from previous school years. Working directly with district data teams all year insures that all data moves properly to the State Data Warehouse. Our team views and works on daily error reports, NYSSIS error reports, assessment/data errors through test processing, BEDS code maintenance, holds monthly CIO meetings, and takes phone calls and emails to answer questions on a regular basis.

State Data Validation (Certify) New York State Reporting - Certify ® is a web–based data quality management service that provides a structured, systematic approach to data quality assessment and certification. The technology applies District Student Information System and Special Education System data against State Reporting Rules, specifically Level 0 Rules. The system provides NEXT DAY notice of data that will fail New York State Reporting rules, and gives district personnel time to correct data. Certify’s Data Quality Certification Index™ Report Card, Severity Level Report Card and Trend Report

increase accountability among data owners in buildings and departments throughout the district.

Teacher Level Reports This service links teacher to student, class and section, which is required by federal education laws. The service provides teachers with easy, secure web access to current and past classes, and related student assessments, grades, demographic and program service data. It enables teachers to identify the strength and weakness of their students to improve instruction and enhance student performance. The service provides administrator insights on current and past student data by teacher, and helps schools improve instructional plans and resources for optimizing student and school performance.

Data Mentor Data Mentor is a New York State Standards-based web application. This online tool allows teachers, curriculum specialists or building administrators to have access to many resources that have been peer or group reviewed. Curricularbased content lesson plans, sample test questions with NYS standard descriptions, video clips of master teachers and web links correlated to performance indicators are available. The LHRIC has partnered with Data Mentor, and our data


Regents Scanning and Analysis This service provides districts with high school Regents assessment reports. Each item on the test is analyzed and key ideas or standards are outlined by question. Reports are available by student, course and/or teacher, school district and region. Districts that use the Data Warehouse can also load data into the warehouse and receive Regents benchmark reports, item analysis, and longitudinal reports.

NEW ISR Printing Service The LHRIC is able to print ISRs (parent reports) for the ELA and Math Assessments grades 3 through 8. This process includes printing color or black and white ISRs, folding and inserting them in envelopes, and including a personalized cover letter from the superintendent of schools. ISRs can be bulk delivered to the district/ school for mailing, or can be mailed directly to residences.

Violent and Disruptive Incident Reporting System

Chief Information Officer Executive Briefings This service facilitates building a community of school district CIOs to help them coordinate all communications related to data and data requirements. Sharing best practices, meeting quarterly, and training are part of the service.

Test Scoring for State Assessments Test scoring for all state assessments and coordination with the data warehouse is a service provided to all districts. This service is now connected to the state and data warehousing groups. The LHRIC uses the data repository (warehouse) to provide data to SED previously reported in separate stand-alone software. We provide scoring for K-12, including grades 3-8 ELA, Math, Science, Social Studies, Alternate Assessments and the New York State English as a Second Language Assessment Test. The LHRIC data warehouse group provides benchmark reports and data cubes for disaggregation at the student and building level.

Unique Identification Number This UID service provides districts with help desk support and training on using this new state-mandated program. Each student in NYS has a unique ID that will be used for state reporting, and ensures the transfer of assessment information when a student moves from one school district to another within the state. Monthly submissions of data are

sent to SED for new students. This is year two in the project and districts will receive data on new student assessments using the UID.

K-12 Alerts

This service provides a district with the ability to send personalized messages such as emergency information, weather alerts, school closings, school events, etc. K-12 Alerts allows for emailing as well as phone blasts. Messages can be recorded in multiple languages. Software can be purchased by modules. It also provides parents with the ability to make online changes to emergency contact information.

NEW School Messenger

School Messenger provides notification solutions to school districts. The application forms a bridge between schools and the community by providing consistent, timely information through voice, SMS text and email messaging. The service offers unlimited outbound notifications, emergency broadcasts and interactive surveys. School Messenger provides 24x7 support with no limit on quantity of contact points, parent/community subscriber access through the Web, and instant translation to 30+ languages. School Messenger is a fully hosted service.

Connect-ED Connect-ED provides districts with the ability to send

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VDIR is a web-based program designed to assist school districts in complying with State and Federal reporting requirements mandated by the No Child Left Behind Act. The New York State Uniform Violent and Disruptive Incident Reporting System gathers data on violent and disruptive incidents in schools and uses the information to identify schools that are persistently

dangerous. The VDIR system follows the NYS format for collecting incident information and reporting such incidents. It generates a complete report that is then used to enter the information into the State’s online BEDS-IMF system.

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analysis ELA and Math reports are linked to data mentor seamlessly, without leaving the Level 1 data warehouse application. Teachers and administrators have access to this staff development tool. All grades 3-8 State tests as well as ELA and Math Regents are covered by Data Mentor.

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26 personalized messages regarding student absences, and creates a log of the calls answered. It also broadcasts messages such as emergency closings, weather alerts and school activities. This communication software assists districts to efficiently improve student safety, parental involvement, staff communications and student attendance.

LaserFiche The LHRIC, in partnership with Rockland BOCES, assists districts in complying with records retention laws, and storing and managing their permanent records. Today, school districts face challenging issues complying with records retention laws, improving access to the wealth of records-based information, and managing the cost of records storage. Yes most districts don’t have a professional records management staff to design and implement programs that address these issues. The Records Management

makes it easy to find and retrieve records fast. Assistance is provided to school districts in the following areas: • Consultation and evaluation by a Records Management Specialist • Microfilming • Scanning and indexing • Inventory and systematic disposition of records • Research NYS retention requirements for each record series • Restoration of archival records • Quality control of microfilm • Record disaster: planning and prevention School districts are assisted in microfilming office documents, bound books and architectural drawings for protection and preservation. In the event of a widespread disaster, microfilm master copies will be stored safely outside Westchester County in an environmentally controlled and secure area.

IEP Direct This web-based special education management system allows teachers to draft IEPs directly on line, provide notification of upcoming meetings, and generate form letters, reports, and student lists. Districts attend one or two user meetings and four

skills training sessions during the year and receive regional updates on IEP-related issues and state and federal mandates. LHRIC hosts the program and maintains the data in a secure environment, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Identification Badges The LHRIC works with districts to design and produce photo ID badges for staff and/or students for use as security. Two-dimensional and three-dimensional bar coding is available.

Financial Technology Services CoSer 611 Contact: Elaine Papp 914-592-4203 x3225 epapp@lhric.org

Finance Manager Finance Manager is a flexible, intuitive Financial and Human Resources management package. FM is a Windows-based product, designed and updated to address all aspects of meeting New York State School reporting requirements. The package integrates accounting, accounts receivable, budget, payroll, human resources, negotiations, requisition, bidding and a new Timepiece module. Most reports are provided via Excel for easy manipulation. It also includes ST3, GASB34 and GASB45 reporting. To date, more than 400 school districts use the product and 11 out of 12 BOCES Regional Information Centers support it. The LHRIC assists districts through each phase of Finance Manager for a successful conversion, with ongoing support. The service also includes a Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity plan.


WinCap

Facilities Management Software

The service supports the approval and communications process required for successful facilities work by automating the submission and tracking of facilities work orders. The simple system has been in use for eight years by Districts in the Region. In addition to automating communications with teachers and administrators who request work, the system efficiency by providing a single and comprehensive source of all requests for work across the organization. It is also a tool for archiving data to guide annual planning and budgeting.

Automated Food Services The LHRIC has partnered with Horizon Food Services to provide a point of sale solution for cafeterias and food services directors. Touch Screens allow for quick check out. Central databases can enable parents to electronically add funds to their child’s account and see their purchasing history. Additional modules can be purchased to track inventory and process Free and Reduced Lunch information.

CoSer 554 Contact: Jean Benitez 914-592-4203 x3403 jbenitez@lhric.org

Model Schools

LHRIC Model Schools is a family of instructional services and programs shared by districts in Westchester, Putnam and Rockland Counties, focusing on technologies that can transform education. The LHRIC Model Schools team is proactive in investigating and delivering programs, services and products that extend content beyond classroom walls. Our commitment to our member districts is to address regional educational issues, research-driven practices related to transforming education, diversity in learning styles and student populations, and teacher excellence.

Model Schools Core Service At the heart of the Model Schools program is the Core Service, the entryway into full access to all instructional services provided by the Model Schools team. Membership is shared by more than 40 districts in Westchester, Putnam and Rockland Counties. An annual catalog of events is published, consisting of workshops, special events, speakers, demonstrations, conferences and webinars focused on key regional issues and topics in instructional technology. By using the Core Service,

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The LHRIC has partnered with CapProSoft, to offer hosted, web based facilities management software. The LHRIC provides a redundant, fault tolerant environment for the following products: • CPPRT, a web based application that enables districts to track and report on all aspects of their capital projects on a multi-year basis and provides a complete audit trail and history of the project. It also addresses capital projects in conjunction with NY State Education Department of Facilities Planning requirements including the Final Building Project Report. CPPRT allows districts to institute strong fiscal controls, maintain and archive project records and generate timely reports, all assisting the district to sustain community support and trust. • FAST, which provides the school’s leadership team with a central database of facilities infrastructure, building types, and health/safety issues,

Facilities Work Order Management

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Wincap is Windows-based product using a single integrated database. Wincap integrates accounting, payroll, human resources, negotiations, budget, requisition, accounts receivable and bid management. Wincap has a multiple security module by fund and by function. It also includes a new Timepiece and web services. To date, 140 schools districts and 28 BOCES use Wincap, with eight Regional Information Centers supporting the product. The LHRIC assists districts through each phase of a successful conversion and provides ongoing support. The service includes a Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity plan.

inventory of major systems, site conditions, and fire inspection information. FAST is designed to assist in meeting the mandated Comprehensive Public School Building Safety Program and associated reports such as Building Condition Survey, Annual Visual Inspection, School Facility Report Card and Five-Year Plan. FAST also provides a district with the ability to develop a comprehensive long-range facilities plan thatmay serve as a foundation for future capital projects.

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28 districts may send teachers, lab aides, and administrators to sessions where they can develop competencies that they can immediately bring back to their districts. Workshops and events are supplemented by virtual classroom activity, “online” facilitated office hours, and availability of streaming media to help make learning systemic and easily accessible for participants.

NEW Powerful Learning Practice Cohort Model Schools has partnered with Will Richardson and member districts to participate in long-term, job-embedded professional learning cohorts commencing November 2009. We are building a local community of teachers/ instructional practitioners to commit to a series of face to face and virtual work sessions in order to create a team of individuals who will be prepared to advance the conversation of 21st Century literacies in their respective districts. The cohort is facilitated by Will Richardson and colleagues who will interact with and mentor participants throughout the cohort period. Each participant will have access to resources, reading materials, and other participants as they work their way through the material, culminating in a team project.

The Technology Leadership Institute The Technology Leadership Institute provides school district leaders with opportunities to engage with nationally known educational technology experts in local venues. It is a great place to learn, to share best practices, and communicate the value of technology to improve and, in some cases, transform education. TLI is more than a place to hear speakers. It is a place to network and share with your peers. It should be an instrumental part of your strategy to build support for technology in your local district. Catch the enthusiasm, challenge the speakers one on one, and leave with a new appreciation for the value of technology. The beauty of TLI is that you don’t have to travel all over the country to experience the best educational technology has to offer. TLI brings it to you.

Web Content Management Systems and Course Management Systems (CoSers 554 & 611)

eChalk eChalk,™ built exclusively for the K-12 environment, provides students, teachers, administrators, parents and community members with a complete digital communication and course management system. All members of a school district and school community will have the ability to access email, discussion boards, online resources and class information in a public environment as well as a secure private intranet. eChalk™ not only provides all of the functionality of a web content management system, it also provides schools with a course management system, allowing students and teachers to

work before, during and after school in a digital environment. With unlimited storage for the teacher class pages, eChalk provides a learning environment complete with dynamic work and events for assignments, a resource area for any type of document or media, moderated discussion boards, homework drop box for students and a grading component that integrates with the grading system used by your district. eChalk has recently launched a web safe, fully integrated blogging tool available to all of its members. School districts no longer have to invest in 3rd party blogging tools, but can use this safe tool where teachers, administrators, parents and students can create or participate in a weblog journal.

Blackboard K-12 School Central Blackboard provides an online solution for teachers to collaborate and communicate with students in a safe environment. Teachers can have online chats and discussions and share a multitude of resources with their students all behind a secure private Intranet. An enhanced feature of Blackboard has been the addition of both the wiki and blogging tools.

School World Web Content Management System K-12 schools can engage in School World’s dynamic web site design and


SchoolCenter Web Content Management System SchoolCenter provides sophisticated web designs for districts and offers teachers the ability to create unlimited class pages. Using back end forms to manage content school and districts can have an easy to use tool to maintain information on the web. Online calendars, blogs and podcasts are some of the offers available to choose from.

Performance Pathways –Curriculum, Assessment & Technology Tools Performance Pathways provides school districts with a curriculum mapping tool that will assist in aligning curriculum to standards. Included in their suite of products, district can also create local formative assessments and report the results through a web interface that allows for tracking student progress. The modules can be acquired collectively or individually.

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Performance Tracker & Assessment Builder Performance Tracker provides educators a single point of contact

Electronic Resources Electronic Resources brings the tools and resources of the Internet to your desktop. The service is designed to give access to selected Internet resources and subscription based multimedia encyclopedias as well as the following features: • Resource Locator Database • Reference Tools • Productivity Tools • Lesson Plans • Access to Multimedia and Bilingual Encyclopedias • Access to INET library • Teaching and Learning Activities • Online Professional Development

LHRIC Planning Services: School 2.0 Planning Framework The LHRIC is committed to helping school districts prepare effectively for the future. Over the past two decades, the Regional Information Center has pioneered the strategic long range technology planning process. We have worked closely with districts, their Boards of Education and communities to help implement meaningful and innovative uses of educational technology. Our longstanding planning process has extended into district-wide evaluations of

technology. We have worked with districts to perform audits and evaluations of instructional and administrative technology, as well as customized consulting engagements around specific focus points: leadership and human infrastructure, policies and governance, impact of professional development, new models of technical support, remote access, e-learning, and curriculum and instruction. In a partnership with the US Department of Education’s Office of Educational Technology, the LHRIC has been working with local schools districts on looking at innovation and change in education. In partnership with Tim Magner (Director, Office of Educational Technology) and Stephen Hocket ( Principal in Residence for the Office) , LHRIC has assisted districts in updating strategic technology plans involving various constituent groups from the educational community: board members, students, teachers, policymakers, administrators, parents, community members, and technologists. This robust planning process helps districts engage key stakeholders in a conversation that produces an elegant roadmap for innovation.

Curriculum and Technology Integration Systems Curriculum & Technology Integration Systems support educators in the implementation of content rich, curriculum based

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Curriculum mapping is an essential tool in today’s educational community. TechPaths provides teachers and administrators a simple way to create, map, align, and share curriculum. Sharing curriculum data in TechPaths gives educators the power to discuss, review, revise, and renew their ideas with ease.

to easily access state, national, and local assessment data. With Performance Tracker, assessment data is organized into live charts and graphs for easy viewing and thorough analysis. With Assessment Builder, teachers can build and score local benchmark assessments in minutes. Using Content Library, free with Assessment Builder, teachers can choose from thousands of pre-built questions already aligned to state standards. All results are shared through Performance Tracker’s reporting interface.

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integrated modules to make editing and updating content for public viewing seamless. School districts also have the option of adding modules to inform parents and students of what is going on in the classroom.

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30 software. These programs include: SuccessMaker, Compass/Odyssey, Waterford Early Reading, Math & Science, NovaNet, ELLis and Achieve 3000. Our goal is to assist district leadership in the selection and implementation of curriculum based software solutions to meet instructional goals. Consulting consists of reviewing best of breed software solutions for district initiatives, program planning, development of customized implementation plans, a series of professional development workshops, user groups, site visits, telephone and online support for products. For each product supported, we focus on: • Customized software for enrichment and remediation • Cross-curriculum integration developing thematic units • Integrating instructional software with classroom curriculum • Using instructional software for whole group instruction with interactive white boards • Exploring the correlation of instructional software to NYS core curriculum standards • Developing implementation plans to use curriculum based program to in conjunction with NYS test scores to improve student achievement.

Career and Guidance The Career and Guidance Service supports multimedia guidance software

applications designed for use by middle and high school guidance counselors, students and parents to search for schools, occupations, careers, educational opportunities and financial aid. As the New York State Learning Standards for Career Development and Occupational Studies focus more on career planning and exploration, software distributors are following suit with new and expanded product lines. In addition to using a set of criteria to narrow down post-secondary options, many programs offer a career development curriculum and electronic portfolios. Students can take assessments and inventories to determine strengths and interests. The programs connect those results to careers and post-secondary opportunities. Counselors and school-to-work coordinators can use printed curriculum and materials for further study.

synchronous communication with peers and experts. These collaborations are economic and effective instructional solutions to bring 21st century skills into the school environment. The LHRIC service includes professional development, user groups and strategic planning to ensure success for district staff.

Distance Education Service

NEW Video on Demand

CoSer 444 Contact: Sarah Martabano 914-592-4203 x3411 smartabano@lhric.org

Distance Education services at the LHRIC encompass solutions for synchronous and asynchronous communication. They include fullscale videoconferencing systems, webinar software, virtual learning environments and online courses for students, and the publishing and hosting of on-demand-access video.

Videoconferencing Videoconferencing technology allows teachers and student

Online Courses Online courses have proven to be an effective tool for schools to address the variety of unique curriculum needs presented to students today. Online courses meet student needs for credit recovery, RTI, Advanced Placement, electives, and enrichment, and serve as a solution to complex scheduling challenges. The LHRIC provides a differentiated approach to online learning based on district and student needs.

Districts are faced with increased demand for video content for public relations, professional development and instructional needs. With production and publishing a challenge for districts, the LHRIC Video-On-Demand Management solution provides districts access to an “easy to use” interface for cataloging, organizing, publishing and managing video content. For more information on the Distance Education services offered at the LHRIC, visit the web site at http://www.lhric.org/instructional_ tech.cfm?subpage=162.


Center for Adult and Community Services

Nursing Program Contact: Harry Kaplan • 914-592-0849 • hkaplan@swboces.org

CoSer 107 The Licensed Practical Nursing Program is a 10-month, five-day-a-week, 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 GED (General Education Development) diploma, successful completion of the interview process, and a passing grade on the LPN program entrance examination.

Evening Licensed Practical Nursing Program CoSer 105 The Evening Licensed Practical Nursing Program takes place 10 months per year, four evenings per week for a two-year period. It is the same as the daytime program in terms of entry, curriculum and outcomes but it is designed for those who prefer to attend on a part-time basis.

Licensed Practical Nursing Preparation This refresher course is for candidates who are planning to take and pass the LPN program entrance examination. Math, reading comprehension and writing skills are emphasized.

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

Adult Learning Center CoSer 849 Contact: Kevin Dooner • 914-332-1680 • kdooner@swboces.org

The Adult Learning 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 post-employment skills; to provide ongoing instruction that will enable students to obtain a GED (General Education Development) diploma; and to provide basic computer literacy skills. Adult Learning Center classes enhance students’ basic skills, enabling them to access apprenticeships, vocational training and post-secondary training.

Director: Maria Morgan 914-345-8500 x119, mmorgan@swboces.org

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he Center for Adult and Community Services provides educational programs, workforce preparation and access to community services for adults and high-risk youth. The Center serves approximately 8,500 students annually, uses a variety of national, state and local funding sources, and collaborates with an ever-increasing network of community agencies. The Center offers classes in licensed practical nursing, citizenship, GED, and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), a program for incarcerated youth and adults, and an extensive continuing education program. Adult education programs are supported by participant fees, tuition, grants and state aid.

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

This high school program was developed in response to Chapter 683 of the Laws of 1986, which guarantee the rights of incarcerated youth between the

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32 ages of 16 and 21 to attend school while institutionalized. It aligns with the New York State Learning Standards and the state Regents requirements, and is located within the Westchester County Correctional Facility in Valhalla. Classes are held in the penitentiary, the jail, and the women’s division. Incarcerated students attend a full-day program, which includes literacy for nonreaders, high school academics, GED preparation, life skills, career development and computer skills, so that they are able to function more productively during incarceration and after release. When they are discharged from the facility and return to their communities, students receive transitional services to help them with education, housing, job leads, and family issues.

Adult Continuing Education Program CoSer 110 Contact: Harry Kaplan 914-592-0849 hkaplan@swboces.org

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

brochure is available. This CoSer offers the following:

Career Starters 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 skill areas such as Air Conditioning/ Refrigeration and Heating, Construction Trades, Clinical Medical Assistant, Medical Office Management, Automotive Service Technician, and Solar Electric (PV). Our students are also provided with employment readiness workshops, job counseling and job placement assistance.

Continuing Education A wide range of evening courses offers hands-on training by skilled instructors with many years of on-the-job experience. Students learn the skills necessary to compete successfully in the job market.

Business and Industry Services SWBOCES provides customized contract training with defined, agreedupon training goals that meet specific employer needs. The curriculum is developed for a particular occupation or trade at reasonable per-contact hourly rates. Class scheduling is tailored to employer/employee and

classes are held at an SWBOCES site or in the workplace. Business and industry services include preemployment reading and math assessment, as well as technical training, workplace literacy and English instruction for incumbent employees.


Student Transportation Services

Special Services Transportation CoSer 621 Students with special needs receive home-to-school and school-tohome school bus service by well-trained professionals. SWBOCES bus monitors, sensitive to these special needs students, are available where required by an IEP, as an addition to the basic service. Special needs students confined to wheelchairs receive professional transportation service in specially equipped, air-conditioned school vehicles. Where required by their IEP, specially trained SWBOCES bus monitors are available as an additional per-pupil service.

Career Services Transportation CoSer 623 Students attending classes at the SWBOCES Career Services Center in Valhalla receive timely school bus service from their high schools to the center and are returned back to their local high schools at the end of class. On-campus and off campus shuttle service is provided as an additional service. The charge for this service is on a perstudent basis.

Consortium Transportation Management CoSer625 SWBOCES manages contract transportation programs for participating local school districts at a satellite transportation office. They include the Quad Village Transportation Program at Irvington High School for the Dobbs Ferry, Hastings-on-Hudson and Irvington school districts. The BEPT Transportation Program caters to students in the Bronxville, Eastchester, Pelham and Tuckahoe school districts. Since the inception of consortium management, SWBOCES has reduced transportation costs for districts while providing safe, reliable service by private bus companies.

Field Trip Services CoSer 633 SWBOCES school buses and drivers are available for class and school field trips throughout the school year and summer at offschedule times.

Summer Special Services Transportation CoSer 845 Students with special needs receive home-to-school and school-to-

Director: Cheryl Fitzgibbons 914-428-9300 cfitzgibbons@swboces.org

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Department of Transportation

Safe, reliable and quality service to all students is the primary mission of the Transportation Department. While the department responds to its customers’ requests for service throughout the year, new transportation requests should be submitted as early as possible to allow adequate time to efficiently route and dedicate available school vehicles. Most school vehicles are air-conditioned. Where necessary, wheelchair-accessible buses and vans are available.

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WBOCES school bus drivers have an average of more than seven years of service. All drivers and monitors have received the training mandated by the New York State Education Department. In addition, all participate in a minimum of six hours of safety training a year. Many of our school bus monitors are CPR and AED certified. At SWBOCES, we set our own standards for the development of our employees, exceeding those set by the NYSED. Our transportation staff works tirelessly to ensure that a total team effort results in the best possible safety and service for students. During the 2008-2009 school year, BOCES drivers again drove school vehicles more than one million miles, transporting more than 300 students daily, including 190 with disabilities. The Transportation Department is committed to providing safe, reliable, costefficient school transportation services for districts, and operates at the highest standards within the industry. The SWBOCES Transportation Department has a fleet of 61 school vehicles with an average age of 4 years. This fleet is maintained by ASE (Automotive Service Excellence)-certified mechanics. The New York State Department of Transportation inspects each vehicle twice a year. The passing rate for our vehicles is exemplary, with all fleets ranging between 95 and 100 percent. All school buses are radio-equipped and maintain contact with the Transportation Office at all times.

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34 home bus service to extended year classes during July and August. SWBOCES bus monitors are available where required by an IEP, as an addition to the basic service.

Ancillary Transportation Services Southern Westchester BOCES supports school districts operating their own fleets and employing their own school transportation personnel. The following services are designed to ensure compliance with all state regulations and laws pertaining to school bus driver certification, training, bus maintenance and vehicle inspection.

Transportation Certification and Training CoSer 610 School bus driver and monitor training and certification are available to school districts needing this support. SWBOCES will assist districts to ensure compliance with state regulations governing school transportation.

Cooperative Vehicle Maintenance Services CoSer 634 Cooperative school bus and vehicle maintenance services are available to any district requiring this support. These inspection and maintenance services are provided by certified technicians at the SWBOCES garage located at the Rye Lake Campus in North White Plains. The

internal DOT inspection-passing rate on the BOCES fleet is currently 98.6 percent. Our external DOT rates for district fleets range between 95 and 100 percent. We have been recognized in the school bus industry as having the top technicians in the state for the 2005-2006 school year. Our standards have kept our performance rates within the top 5 percent of the state consistently.


Regional Career Fair CoSer 615

SWBOCES sponsors a Career Fair that provides school district representatives with an opportunity to meet and interview qualified, culturally diverse candidates for teaching and administrative positions. The fair is held in late January or early February at a centrally located site in Westchester County.

Regional Certification Service CoSer 606 Contact: Lisa Coppola • Regional Certification Officer 914-937-6107 • lcoppola@swboces.org

This service functions as an extension of the New York State Education Department’s Office of Teaching Initiatives. The Regional Certification Office provides advisement and counseling to subscribing school districts and their community residents on matters of New York State Teacher Certification, including collaboration with the State Education Department on behalf of subscribing school districts; evaluation of transcripts for certification in most areas, including coaching; review and processing of applicant’s required credentials; and determination of individual certification status.

Substitute Management Service CoSer 624 Contact: Michael R. Gargiulo • Director of Human Resources 914-937-3820 x553 • mgargiulo@swboces.org

AESOP automates substitute and absence management service and relieves participating school district employees of the fixed responsibility of daily substitute calling. With AESOP system there is no hardware or software purchase requirement.

Interim Placement Service CoSer 615 Contact: Michael R. Gargiulo • Director of Human Resources 914-937-3820 x553 • mgargiulo@swboces.org

The SWBOCES Interim Placement Service for administrators and teachers is designed to help subscribing school districts fill interim vacancies by maintaining a pool of qualified experienced administrator and teacher retirees. All candidates possess valid New York State certification. Interims that are identified through this service will be considered employees of the participating school district in which they are hired.

Fingerprinting Service CoSer 648

Contact: Nancy A. Jorgensen, Ed.D., Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources 914-937-3820 x. 505 njorgensen@swboces.org

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Human Resources Services

Contact: Michael R. Gargiulo • Director of Human Resources 914-937-3820 x553 • mgargiulo@swboces.org

Human Resources Services

n addition to administering all personnel policies and procedures for approximately 1,200 employees of Southern Westchester BOCES, the Human Resources Department offers personnel-related services designed to meet the changing needs of component districts and their employees.

The Department provides a variety of services, such as regional certification, regional career fair, an interim placement service for retired certified administrators and teachers, and an automated substitute management service. 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.

Contact: Michael R. Gargiulo • Director of Human Resources 914-937-3820 x553 • mgargiulo@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 of all employees working with students.

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Interscholastic Athletics Interscholastic Athletics

Center for Interscholastic Athletics Director: Jennifer Simmons • 914-592-2526 • jsimmons@swboces.org

The Center for Interscholastic Athletics serves 83 high schools in Dutchess, Putnam, Rockland, and Westchester counties, providing help with the organization and management of athletic programs.

Interscholastic Athletic Services CoSer 551

SWBOCES manages more than 40,000 scheduled athletic contests and oversees the administration of more than 80,000 officiating assignments. SWBOCES also coordinates and rates 2,500+ sports officials and administers the nearly $4 million payment plan for these officials. The Center for Interscholastic Athletics also maintains a web site that can be accessed through www.swboces.org. The site is an invaluable source of information regarding the schedule of all games and tournaments in the Section 1 region as well as specific directions to the schools in which athletic events are held; nearly 100 schools are listed. Supplementary information on organizations such as the New York State Public High School Athletic Association, the New York State Athletic Administrators Association, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and links to other related sites is also available through this site. Athletic office support is based on a tiered formula reflecting each school’s secondary enrollment, as classified by the New York State Public High School Athletic Association. The Officials’ Payment Plan fees are not state-aidable, but are based on contracts with the organization associated with each sport. Rates are based on the home school’s payment to officials in the prior year. Contact the Center for Interscholastic Athletics regarding specific costs.

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Cross Contracts

Future School Leaders Academy Contact: Renée Gargano 914-248-2395 rgargano@pnwboces.org

The Future School Leaders Academy (FSLA) is a partnership between Bank Street College School of Education and Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES. By providing quality teachers in BOCES’ region with the opportunity to earn an advanced master’s degree, the program seeks to increase the size, quality, and diversity of the pool of school administrators for leadership positions in the region. An advisory board, consisting of superintendents of schools and other leaders from Putnam and Westchester and representatives of Bank Street College and Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES, guides the operation of the program. To receive the Advanced Masters Degree, participants must complete 30 units of academic credit and an approved internship. This is accomplished in five semesters with a July semester between the two school years. Upon completion, New York State certificates as School District Leader and School Building Leader are received. Participants are enrolled by Superintendent’s recommendation only.

Center for Educational Leadership CoSer 512 Contact: Renée Gargano 914-248-2395 rgargano@pnwboces.org, or Joan Thompson 914-248 3864 jothompson@pnwboces.org

The CEL provides training programs and services that are economical and flexible, utilizing national consultants as well as successful practitioners. All offerings are anchored in the current realities of school leadership. Workshops include:

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

Cross Contracts with other BOCES

CoSer 501

Annual Spring Law Update This seminar covers a variety of issues currently impacting school policies and procedures and litigation risks. The seminar leader, James E. Girvin, is a partner in the law firm of Girvin & Ferlazzo, P.C. located in Albany, New York, which represents more than 65 school districts in New York State. Mr. Girvin concentrates his practice in the areas of school law, private and public sector labor and employment law, and litigation. He is experienced in collective bargaining, mediation, fact-finding, arbitration, improper practice and unfair labor practice proceedings, and other labor relations matters in employee and student discipline proceedings. The focus areas are school law, private and public sector labor and employment law, litigation and commissioner’s decisions.

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38 Collaborative Leadership Network For Special Education Through interactive networking sessions, participants apply cutting-edge leadership principles to critical educational issues. Each session provides resources and the opportunity to share expertise and strategies to solve critical problems/issues. It is modeled as a professional learning community.

Cornell School of Industrial and Labor Relations (ILR) – ILR Collective Bargaining Immersion Cornell programs provide an in-depth and focused study, which develops expertise as well as providing a valuable professional credential to further develop administrative skills. This three-day intensive program in collective bargaining provides a unique learning opportunity for administrators. The experience includes training in the preparation for Collective Bargaining as well as participation in a simulation with attorneys and arbitrators.

Education Policy Fellowship Program (EPFP) – Teachers College, Columbia University and the Institute for Educational Leadership (IEL) EPFP is geared to superintendents, assistant superintendents, and other experienced administrators interested in building an understanding of how to work in the civic arena, public engagement, and community leadership. Participants are introduced to educational leadership and policy issues on both the state and federal levels. During eight sessions over 10 months, participants concentrate on building the knowledge and strategies needed to initiate and sustain collaborative efforts at the local, state, and national levels.

Facing the Challenges of Human Resources Administrators: A Professional Forum These half-day sessions create a professional forum to problemsolve current issues facing the HR Administrator. Once issues are identified, participants generate solutions and best practices while learning new information and skills. Participants identify issues of mutual interest that require further exploration. Examples of such topics are: hiring for diversity; documenting “unsatisfactory” performance; developing a portfolio as a requirement for tenure; working with the Civil Service System; and dealing with issues related to multiple bargaining units. This professional forum is open only to those who are involved in the HR function.

Instructional Rounds in Education for Superintendents and Assistant Superintendents Inspired by the medical-rounds model used by physicians and based on the newly published Instructional

Rounds in Education, this series provides area superintendents the opportunity to participate in a professional network following the practice of rounds. This series is led by Dr. Bob Villanova, one of the superintendents featured in the book and a nationally recognized educator. Superintendents need to commit to all six days of the series.

National Institute for School Leadership (NISL) Presents Developing Instructional Leadership The National Institute for School Leadership has created a worldclass program taught by national experts in the field of instructional leadership (www.ncee.org). NISL has been featured in Education Week and adopted in numerous states as a state-wide initiative in professional development for all administrators. During this five-day institute, administrators focus on developing leadership skills that lead to increased student achievement.

School Leadership that Works: Integrate Marzano’s Principles into Your Administrative Repertoire This two-day series integrates the ideas found in the book Classroom Instruction that Works with Marzano’s companion publication School Leadership that Works. Scenarios and case studies are used to utilize and fuse Marzano’s instructional strategies with his construct for administrative excellence. A half-day reunion for those administrators who participated in the previous year’s Marzano series is also scheduled. The reunion includes updates and feedback on the application of each participant’s learning.


During this three-day interactive institute, participants apply leadership principles to special education administrative challenges. Case studies, scenarios, videos, and educational literature are used to facilitate small-group discussions. The equivalent of one in-service credit may be awarded according to district policy.

Executive Coaching: A Leadership Program for New Administrators This program is a joint offering with the P/NW BOCES Curriculum Center based on the model of coaching to support growth in administrators who seek such an opportunity within the first three years of a leadership position. Coaching is an ongoing relationship between a coach and a person being coached (coachee) that helps coachees meet their potential. It is a process of inquiry that enables coachees to achieve their goals by providing them with support and feedback. The coaching process helps coachees both define and achieve professional goals faster and with more ease than would be possible otherwise.

Human Resources Audit A comprehensive human resources/ personnel audit to assist districts with all legal and compliance issues relative to Human Resources is available. Included would be a review of current practices and procedures with recommendations for improving the effectiveness and efficiency of the human resources office. The scope of an audit would range from reviewing personnel

files to recruitment procedures and recommendations for tenure. Each audit is customized to meet the individual needs of the district and can include any aspect of HR functions.

School Meter School Meter is a powerful communication tool that helps school districts make the most of state assessment data for the benefit of both students and district stakeholders. Key features include: a web-based application; low cost, minimal maintenance and passwordprotected access and three years of historical data; School Meter allows a district to compare its performance on all state assessments (grades 3 through 8 ELA, math, science and social studies and regents examinations), with all districts in the state, or all districts in a county, or all districts in a BOCES region, through the lens of all demographic categories (gender, ethnicity, LEP, SES, etc.). Support desk provided by Putnam/ Northern Westchester BOCES. Additional training and customization is available upon request.

Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership at Manhattanville College This professional practice doctorate is focused on changing suburbs and small cities and is scheduled with two years of coursework and a threearticle dissertation.

Special Education Leadership Masters through Bank Street College This 30-credit Masters Program will provide certification as School District Leader (SDL) with a focus on the multi-dimensional roles of special education administrators; cultivating future CSE Chairs, Directors of PPS and others. Fall 2010

Masters in School District Business Leader/Public Administration through Pace University This program offers two different routes to becoming certified as a School District Business Leader. For those without an Education Masters, as well as those interested in Public Administration along with the SDBL, a 60-credit program is offered. For those with a masters, a 36-credit program is offered.

Chief Information Officer Certificate Program through Pace University Pace University, in partnership with Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES’ Center for Educational Leadership and the Regional Information Center (Lower Hudson), will offer a professional certificate (non-credit) for educational professionals who have the responsibility of Chief Information Officer in a public school district, as well as those who may aspire to that position or have similar responsibilities. This professional certificate will provide career-enriching flexibility for certified administrators who may become CIOs as well as enhancing the skill set of current CIOs.

Cross Contracts with other BOCES

Special Education Leadership: Challenges and Solutions (for both Special and General Education Leaders)

School District Leader Certification Program through Bank Street College NYSED has changed the certification requirements for administrators and new

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Special Education Leadership Concentration – Bank Street College The program content focuses on special education leadership from three perspectives: Student perspective — the special education learner; teacher perspective — special

education and the classroom experience; and the school and district perspective — policies, funding, and district support. In order to participate in the program you must have earned a masters degree in education and have taught for at least three years. The program consists of three 3-credit courses in special education leadership delivered in an integrated cohort experience over three semesters (spring, summer, and fall). With a Bank Street College Concentration in Special Education Leadership, the candidate will be well prepared for a leadership role in a school and/or district such as: Building CSE Chair, CPSE Chair, Chairperson of Special Education Department, and Team Leader. The tuition costs are significantly reduced, offered at two-thirds of the prevailing tuition rate. This program is also offered for in-service credit or noncredit for a lesser fee. The program is conveniently located at BOCES in Yorktown and all requirements may be completed within one year.

Substitute Finder CoSer 606 Contact: Renée Gargano 914-248-2395 rgargano@pnwboces.org

The Substitute Finder (SubFinder)

Service provides a web-based system for reporting absences and securing substitutes. WebConnect provides the Internet link to SubFinder. There is an automated call-in and call-out option as well. The system manages absences and substitute assignments and can be used as an attendance management system for district-wide staff. A payroll interface option allows participating districts to export absence and job information and integrate it with the district’s payroll or human resources system. The system is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It tracks every detail of each absence automatically. Employees can record absences through the end of June or up to one hour before an absence. Staff can request specific substitutes or have priority list subs called. Daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly absence analysis reports are available to the district. SubFinder can eliminate the use of time sheets for substitutes. A Substitute Teacher Recruitment Fair, along with training for new substitutes, is another way that the SubFinder Service assists participating districts in recruiting interested, competent substitute


Regional Teacher Recruitment CoSer 608 Contact: Renée Gargano 914-248-2395 rgargano@pnwboces.org

This service offers:

The On-Line Application System for Educators Using the Internet to transmit employment applications, candidates can apply to one or more of the participating districts in the Regional Teacher Recruitment service by filling out one application. Candidates target the districts they want to apply to 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 On- Line Application is free to candidates. Educators can apply at www.olasjobs.org. The site is VeriSign secure, ensuring applicants the most sophisticated security available on the Internet. The Regional Advertising Service offers participating districts substantial savings on advertising costs.

Candidate Management System The Candidate Management System, available Spring 2010, is a new add-on module that will assist OLAS districts in streamlining

On-Line Placement of Vacancies Vacancies for participating districts are entered onto the P/NWBOCES web page. The site is linked to national databases for jobs in education and websites serving college and university placement offices nationwide.

Videoconference Option for Candidate Interviews Videoconferencing is a costeffective, efficient way to screen candidates who are not able to travel for an interview. It expands the opportunities for districts to interview candidates for vacancies to ensure positions are filled with the best candidate.

Staff Development Program for Classified Employees CoSer614 Contact: Renée Gargano 914-248-2395 rgargano@pnwboces.org

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

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Cross Contracts with other BOCES

teachers. Training is aimed at first-time substitutes, as well as individuals hoping to re-enter the field of education, and substitutes seeking to brush up on instructional and behavior management skills. On-site substitute training is also available to local districts.

their hiring process. Key features include scheduling and tracking candidate activities; identifying interview processes and committees, document templates, e-mail alerts, and the ability to track the status of vacancies and candidates. The system will integrate with TEACH, Finance Manager and WinCap.

CoSer616 Contact: Renée Gargano 914-248-2395 rgargano@pnwboces.org

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

Private Investigation Service

CoSer698 Contact: Renée Gargano 914-248-2395 rgargano@pnwboces.org

This new service was launched by P/NW BOCES in order to provide districts with private investigation services. Illegal residency issues remain a problem for many school 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 will provide a broad range of investigative services to include employee misconduct (sexual, malingering, theft of services and/or supplies) and surveillance of unlawful driving habits of school bus drivers.

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Rockland BOCES Questar III/ BOCES Lower Hudson Valley Challenger Learning Center CO-SER 403 Dr. Charlene Jordan 845-627-4725 cjordan@rboces.org

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

State Aid and Financial Planning Service CoSer 604 Contact: Michelle Levings 518-477-2635 mlevings@questar.org

Questar III BOCES, an upstate educational services consortium, provides information to subscribing districts about the potential effect of various state aid proposals on local district aid and keeps the participating district current on pending fiscal legislation. Offerings include assistance in all areas of management and school finance, monitoring submission of state aid forms and assistance in procedures to maximize state aid; state aid and finance workshop; individualized consulting and training; monitoring legislation and commissioner’s regulations; suggesting computer business applications; analyzing major state aid proposals; and comparing districts regionally, by county and statewide.comparing districts regionally, by county and statewide.


Greenburgh Eleven UFSD Greenburgh Eleven, chartered as a Special Act Public School District about 80 years ago, is located on the grounds of The Children’s Village in Dobbs Ferry, which serves students ages 5 to 21. Residential and non-residential day students are referred to the Greenburgh Eleven program for its highly specialized therapeutic/academic environment. Students served by Greenburgh Eleven are classified as emotionally disabled or multiply disabled and arrive at school with backgrounds that include poverty, neglect, and abuse. Blending innovative educational strategies and a strong collaboration with The Children’s Village staff, instruction is provided to a highly specialized population. The staff of 160 uses state-ofthe-art core curriculum materials, classroom-based support, related services, tutorial services, and enrichment programs. After school extracurricular activities are coordinated with The Children’s Village team. For the past twelve years, Greenburgh Eleven held commencement exercises for seniors meeting the requirements for high school graduation. The District is funded on a per-child tuition rate by referring agencies and schools.

Greenburgh-Graham UFSD Superintendent: Amy J. Goodman • 914-478-1106 x400

The Greenburgh Graham School District is a special act public school for students in New York State. We serve both day and residential students who are referred by their Committee on Special Education or from a social service agency. Greenburgh-Graham provides a rich array of education and therapeutic services for more than 300 at-risk children and youth. We offer students who have a history of struggling in school, an opportunity to break old cycles of failure and frustration. The primary goal of the school district is to ensure every child has a good chance to be successful in school. Developing students’ literacy is one of the best ways to help students feel successful. Learning how to read and write builds self-esteem and serves as a stronghold in all academics. The district touts a strong, research-based program that explicitly teaches our students these skills. In addition, we provide a knowledge rich curriculum, especially designed to close the leaning gaps and bolster our students’ cognitive and critical thinking skills. The Middle States Association accredits the elementary, middle school and the high school. The program includes Regents-level courses, basic skills instruction, computer labs, and smart boards in each school. A high level of ancillary services and a low teacher-student ratio combine to create a studentcentered learning environment whose goal is high student achievement. The Graham School is located on a beautiful 40-acre campus overlooking the Hudson River in Hastings-on-Hudson. The campus includes a 38,000-squarefoot high school building and a 68,000-square-foot elementary/middle school. We provide to students at-risk, highly specialized education and treatment programs.

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Superintendent: Sandra Mallah • 914-693-8500 • suptoffice@greenb.lhric.org

Special Act Districts reated by separate and special acts of the New York State Legislature, these districts provide unique educational and therapeutic opportunities to students who have experienced difficulty or failure in previous school settings. Special act districts are located on the grounds of residential child-care facilities licensed by the Department of Social Services. Although they primarily serve a residential population, special act schools also accept referrals of day students who are experiencing similar psychological, educational, or physical disabilities. The Blythedale School District in Valhalla serves students with severe physical disabilities who are in residence at Blythedale Children’s Hospital. All other special act schools serve students with severe emotional disabilities who may be victims of neglect or abuse, or may have histories of delinquency or social maladjustment. urriculum meets all state requirements for students ages 5 to 21. Guidance services, family and individual counseling, and psychological and psychiatric services are extensive. Students learn in accredited high schools to earn Regents, local, or GED alternative diplomas, and participate in vocational and work-study programs.

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GreenburghNorth Castle UFSD Superintendent: Edward Placke, Ed.D., 914-693-4309

Greenburgh-North Castle School district is a New York State public school district serving approximately 300 students with special education needs, grades 7-12. Our class sizes range from 6 to 12 students with a teacher and a teacher assistant to assure personalized attention and individualized instruction. The School District is recognized by the New York State Education Department and accredited by the Commission on Secondary Schools of the Middle State Association of Colleges and Schools. We prepare students for all required New York State Regents testing and award high school diplomas to eligible students. Students also receive guidance from certified counselors to help prepare them for college, work and transition to independent living. Greenburgh-North Castle/ St. Christopher’s consists of three separate schools sitesthe Greenburgh Academy/ Yonkers campus specifically for students residing in their home community; REACH/ Valhalla campus, located on 38 wooded acres; and the Dr. Kenneth B. Clark Academy, our new “state of the art” facility on the Dobbs Ferry campus.

Greenburgh Abbott UFSD Superintendent: Harold A. Coles, Psy.D. 914-591-7151

The Abbott Union Free School District enrolls residential students from Abbott House and day students from community school districts in Westchester County and New York City. The school is located on the 16-acre Abbott House campus in Irvington. Abbott School educates boys, grades K-8, who have been homeless, abandoned, neglected, abused, or developmentally disabled. The school has set academic, human development, social, and transitional goals for its students. These goals include the ability to study and learn independently, to understand the relationship between decisions and consequences, to appreciate and to be aware of aesthetic values, to develop productive leadership skills, to respect diverse cultures, to yearn to do one’s best, and to desire to become a life long learner. The District provides a highly structured Special Education program that emphasizes an individualized approach to education by addressing the needs of each youngster and through small classes and ancillary services. Classes follow the full state-prescribed curriculum for each grade level, including courses in computer literacy and foreign language. Students participate in all state grade level testing. In addition to classroom teachers who are dually certified, the staff includes school psychologists, enrichment/remedial reading and math teachers, a speech therapist, an art teacher, a music teacher, and occupational therapy services. The school has a strong Arts in Education program to enrich regular subject areas and to provide important learning experiences with

professionals involved in the arts. Students travel to the Westchester Symphony Orchestra to learn about music and to local museums to learn about the exhibits and visual art concepts. The school also incorporates visiting artists into the school schedule and participates in the Performing Arts Center Children’s Shakespeare Festival. Abbott Union Free School District also incorporates an Adventure in the Classroom Experiential Learning Model. This model is a studentcentered approach in which students become actively involved in their own learning. Goal setting and selfassessment help students become engaged and responsible for their own academic and behavioral growth. In the Abbott Union Free School District, our commitment to reaching for the best in each student goes beyond just providing a New York State standard academic program. We believe in enticing, encouraging, and empowering students to become independent and creative thinkers. We also guide students to understand the relationship between decisions and consequences, to value and respect diverse cultures, and to do one’s best throughout life.

Hawthorne Cedar Knolls UFSD Superintendent: Mark K. Silverstein 914-749-2905 • www.hcks.org

The Hawthorne Cedar Knolls School District is located on the Westchester County campus of the Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services. The District serves both residential and day students in three schools located in Westchester County; the Hawthorne Cedar Knolls Senior/ Junior High School, the Little School and the Linden Hill School, in addition to a short-term diagnostic


Today, the District serves over 300 students ages 8-21 years. Most live in the residential treatment centers and facilities on campus. The District provides academic, remedial and vocational programs. Guidance and psychological services provide additional support to foster the students’ development. The original and continuing mission of the District is to rehabilitate students so they can rejoin their families and the community. Three separate school programs on campus consist of selfcontained and departmentalized special education classes addressing academic and social needs, and are supplemented by physical education, art, industrial arts, special skills classes, and psychological and related services. Students have the option of pursuing Regents, local, GED, or IEP diplomas. Hawthorne Cedar Knolls offers work-study programs and Community-as-School external learning opportunities. Students may also participate in Southern Westchester BOCES vocational and educational programs. All classrooms are wired for the Internet and each school on the campus has a full-time computer lab.

Mount PleasantBlythedale UFSD Superintendent: Dr. Ellen Bergman, 914-347-1800 • www.mpbschools.org

The Mount Pleasant-Blythedale UFSD was chartered in 1971 to provide educational services to the patients at Blythedale

Children’s Hospital. The children exhibit complex medical and physical problems that require rehabilitation services integrated with multidisciplinary instruction. Patients ages 5-21 are automatically enrolled when admitted to the hospital. Preschool students are referred by community school district CPSE’s. MPBS is the only public school district in New York State affiliated with a hospital. Students receive instruction in accordance with the NYS standards and designed to meet the goals specified on their Individual Education Plans. Secondary students can work toward local, Regents or GED diplomas. Teachers are certified in special education and appropriate content areas. School-wide students benefit from instruction by a dual certified reading/elementary and special education teacher, along with certified music, art and multimedia teachers. Intensive related services, as per physician prescription, are provided by contract with Blythedale Children’s Hospital. All students are eligible for a full-day, 12-month school program.

Mount Pleasant Cottage UFSD Superintendent: Norman Freimark 914-769-0456 • www.mpcsny.org

The New York State Legislature created the Mount Pleasant Cottage School UFSD in 1971 to serve the educational needs of approximately 350 children with social-emotional disabilities who are either day students or residents of the Jewish Child Care Association’s 175-acre campus. Resident-students live in one of three separate programs on campus. The Pleasantville Cottage School is a coeducational facility for 200 students of average intelligence who are socially and emotionally challenged. The Edenwald Center serves 120

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program at Geller House located in Staten Island, New York. The Hawthorne Cedar Knolls UFSD was created as a result of a special act of the State Legislature in 1939, to educate the children in the Hawthorne Cedar Knolls and Linden Hill Residential Treatment Centers.

boys and girls who have developmental and emotional challenges. The Pleasantville Diagnostic Center is a 90 day short term residential, diagnostic facility for 36 boys and girls ages 6 to 14. In addition, the school district admits day students who are accepted and integrated into existing programs based on the submission of intake packages and interviews with school staff. For more information regarding the day student program, contact Paul Angeron at 914-769-0456, ext. 208 or pangeron@mail.mpcsny.org.

The school district develops individualized educational programs and utilizes related services and small classes to meet the diverse needs of our students. Programs follow the New York State curriculum and include academic diagnosis and remediation, speech and language services, counseling services, occupational therapy, computer aided instruction, a continuum of vocational skill development opportunities and a comprehensive focus on the enhancement of individual responsibility. Regents, Local and IEP diplomas are awarded to students meeting the requirements of the New York State Department of Education. Selected students are able to access local school district classes, the vocational programs of Southern Westchester BOCES, and career opportunities in coordination with VESID.

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Superintendent

Phone

Board President

Ardsley

Charles V. Khoury

693-6300

Mr. Frank J. Hariton

Blind Brook

William J. Stark

937-3600

Steven Kaplan

Bronxville

David Quattrone

337-5600

Richard Rugani

Byram Hills

Jacquelyn Taylor

273-4082

Eve Rice

Dobbs Ferry

Debra Kaplan

693-1506

Douglas Epstein

Eastchester

Marilyn Terranova

793-6130

Willa Brody Hughes

Edgemont

Nancy Taddiken

472-7768

Maggi Landau

Elmsford

Barbara Peters

592-8440

Betty Funny-Crosby

Greenburgh-Abbott

Harold A. Coles

591-7428

Sheila Lahey

Greenburgh Central 7

Ronald L. Smalls

761-6000

Lloyd Newland

Greenburgh Eleven

Sandra G. Mallah

693-8500

Francine Vernon

Greenburgh Graham

Amy Goodman

478-1106

Poul Jensen

Greenburgh North Castle

Edward Placke

693-3030

Anne Crudge

Louis Wool

835-3300

Joan Tiburzi

Robert I. Shaps

478-6200

Gabrielle Lesser

Hawthorne Cedar Knolls

Mark K. Silverstein

773-7345

David Lindau

Irvington

Kathleen Matusiak

591-8501

Robyn Kerner

Mount Pleasant Blythedale

Ellen Bergman

347-1800

Peter Rittmaster

Mount Pleasant Central

Susan Guiney

769-5500

Francine Aloi

Mount Pleasant Cottage

Norman Freimark

769-0456

Barbara Mann

Mount Vernon

W.L. “Tony� Sawyer

665-5201

Derrick Claye

New Rochelle

Richard Organisiak

576-4200

Sara Richmond

Dennis Lauro, Jr.

738-3434

John Brice

Pleasantville

Donald Antonecchia

741-1400

Sol Skolnick

Pocantico Hills

Jay Scotto-Friedman

631-2440

Katherine Yu

Port Chester-Rye

Donald Carlisle

934-7901

Anne Capeci

Rye

Edward J. Shine

967-6108

Joshua Nathan

Rye Neck

Peter J. Mustich

777-5200

Heidi Sickles

Scarsdale

Michael V. McGill

721-2410

Barbara Kemp

Tarrytowns

Howard W. Smith

631-9404

Mimi Godwin

Tuckahoe

Michael Yazurlo

337-6600

Anthony Buonocore

Valhalla

Diane Ramos-Kelly

683-5040

Michael Smith

White Plains

Christopher Clouet

422-2019

Donna McLaughlin

Paul Fried

698-9000

Linnet Tse

Bernard Pierorazio

376-8100

Mrs. Bernadette Dunne

Harrison Hastings-on-Hudson

Pelham

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SWBOCES Services Guide 2010-2011 coser Index

CoSer 105 Evening Licensed Practical Nursing Program .31 Licensed Practical Nursing Prep Course ..............31 Ceritified Nurse Assistant Course ........................31 CoSer 107 Nursing Program ...........................................31 CoSer 110 Adult Continuing Education Program ............32 Career Starters ....................................................32 Career Training Program .....................................32 Continuing Education .........................................32 Business & Industry Services ...............................32 CoSer 201 Programs for Multiply Disabled Students ......9 CoSer 203 Programs for Applied Intensive Intervention (AIIM) ....................................................9 CoSer 230 Programs for Intensive Services .....................9 Experiential Learning ..........................................10 Gifted Special Education ....................................10 Communication Development ............................10 Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Program ...................10 CoSer 231 Program for Communication Development— Middle School ............................................................11 CoSer 231 Programs for Therapeutic Support .................10 Regular TSP Elementary/Middle ..........................11 Fragile TSP Middle School/High School ..............11 Therapeutic Support & Developmental Disabilities ......................................................11 CoSer 235 Program for Communication Development/ High School ..............................................................12 CoSer 235 Therapeutic Support — High School ..............11 Collaborative High School ..................................11 CoSer 340 Sign Language Interpreters/Tutors .................12 CoSer 370 Assessment Intervention Services ..................12 CoSer 401 Intensive Day Treatment ...............................12 CoSer 403 Challenger Learning Center ...........................42 CoSer 431 Gifted & Talented Services .............................19 CoSer 435 Alternative Education ....................................8 Alternative High School ......................................8 GED Program .....................................................8 CoSer 444 Distance Education Service ...........................30 Videoconferencing .............................................30

SWBOCES Services Guide 2009-2010 COSer Index

CoSer 101 Programs for Secondary Day Students ...........5 Commercial Art ..................................................5 Multimedia Production .......................................5 TV/Video Production ..........................................6 Fashion Design/Merchandising ...........................6 Computer Electronics/ Robotic Tech Networking 6 Automotive Technician ......................................6 Collision Technician ...........................................6 Carpentry Construction.......................................7 Electrical Construction........................................7 Cosmetology ......................................................7 Culinary Arts.......................................................7 Emergency & Protective Services ........................7 CoSer 102 Introduction to Career Trades .......................7

Online Courses...................................................30 Video on Demand ..............................................30 CoSer 501 Future School Leaders Academy ....................37

CoSer 510 Technology Support Services .........................21 Local Area Network Support ...............................21 Hardware Repair ................................................21 Remote Backup Service ......................................21 Wide Area Network Services (also CoSers 611 & 612) ..................................21 Virtual Private Networking ..................................22 Internet Service Provider .....................................22 Central Internet Filtering .....................................22 SPAM Filtering ....................................................22 Intellipath ...........................................................22 Help Desk ..........................................................22 Systems Integration (also CoSer 611) ...........................................23 CoSer 511 Media Resource Services ...............................17

CoSer 512 Center for Educational Leadership.................37 Annual Spring Law Update ................................. 37 Collaborative Leadership Network for Special Education ......................................38 Cornell School of Industrial and Labor Relations (ILR)—ILR Collective Bargaining Immersion........38 Education Policy Fellowship Program (EPFP) .......38 Facing the Challenges of Human Resources Administrators ....................................................38 Insructional Rounds in Education for Superintendents and Assistant Superintendents 38 National Institute for School Leadership .............38 School Leadership that Works .............................38 Special Education Leadership Challenges and Solutions .........................................................39 Executive Coaching ............................................39 Human Resources Audit .....................................39 School Meter ......................................................39 Doctoral Program for Educational Leadership: Manhattanville College.......................................39 Special Education Leadership Masters ................39 Masters in School District Business Leader/Public Education ...........................................................39 Chief Information Officer Certificate Program .....39 School District Leader Certification Program.......39 Special Education Leadership Concentration ......40 CoSer 512 Automated Library System .............................18 CoSer 513 Online Information Resources .......................18 CoSer 523 Meeting Diverse Student Needs in Least Restrictive Environment ...............................................16 Co-Teaching: Basic and Advanced Training .........16 Professional Development Associates for Children with Diverse Needs .........................................17 School-Based Speech/Language Therapist Staff Development...................................................17 State-Mandated Training on Child Abuse .............. 17 Support Services Program ...................................17 Library & Media Services ....................................17 School Library Service (grant funded)..................17


48 CoSer 525 Print/Copy Services .......................................23 CoSer 530 Comprehensive Support Services ...................12 CoSer 545 Strategic Planning Services ............................19 CoSer 551 Interscholastic Athletic Services ....................36 CoSer 554 Instructional Technology Services ..................27 Model Schools ....................................................27 Model Schools Core Service ...............................27 Powerful Learning Practice Cohort ......................28 Technology Leadership Institute ..........................28 eChalk ................................................................28 Blackboard K-12 School Central .........................28 School World Web Content Management System........................................28 SchoolCenter Web Content Management System........................................29 Performance Pathways—Curriculum, Assessment & Technology Tools .......................29 TechPaths............................................................29 Performance Tracker Assessment Builder.............29 Electronic Resources ...........................................29 LHRIC Planning Service......................................29 Curriculum and Technology Integration Systems ..........................................29 Career and Guidance Service .............................30 CoSer 555 Institute for Professional Development..........13 Leadership Institute.............................................14 Math, Science and Technology Institute .............14 Social/Emotional Development and Learning Institute ..............................................................14 Literacy and Instruction Institute .........................14 Reading Recovery ...............................................15 When Students Out act: Nonviolent Physical Crisis Intervention............................................15 Professional Development Consultant and Vendors ...........................................................15 Section One Physical Education Consortium ......16 Environmental Education Courses .......................16 Regional Special Education Technical Assistance Support Center ................................................16 CoSer 556 Homeless Student Program (grant funded) ....19

CoSer 611 Student Information Technology Services ......23 Microcomputer Support for Administrators .........23 eSchool Plus .......................................................23 PowerSchool ......................................................23 eSchoolData .......................................................23 Infinite Campus ..................................................23 Data Analysis......................................................24 New York State Reporting - School Report Card ..24 New York State Reporting - Certify ......................24 Teacher Level Reports .........................................24 Data Mentor .......................................................24 Regents Scanning & Analysis ..............................25 ISR Printing Services ...........................................25 Violent and Disruptive Incident Reporting System .............................................25 Chief Information Officer Executive Briefings......25 Test Scoring for State Assessments .......................25 Unique ID Number ............................................25 K-12 Alerts..........................................................25 School Messenger ...............................................25 Connect-ED ........................................................25 Laser Fiche .........................................................26 IEP Direct ...........................................................26 Indentification Badges ........................................26 Financial Technology Services ............................26 Finance Manager ................................................26 WinCap School Information Manager .................27 Facilities Management Software ..........................27 Facilities Work Order Management ....................27 Automated Food Services ...................................27 CoSer 614 Staff Development Program for Classified Employees ....................................................................41 CoSer 615 Regional Career Fair ......................................35 CoSer 615 Interim Placement Service .............................35 CoSer 616 Employee Assistance Program (EAP) ..............41 CoSer 621 Special Services Transportation......................33 CoSer 623 Career Services Transportation ......................33 CoSer 624 Substitute Management Service .....................35 CoSer 625 Consortium Transportation Management .......33 CoSer 633 Field Trip Services ..........................................33 CoSer 634 Cooperative Vehicle Maintenance

CoSer 604 State Aid and Financial Planning Service .......42

Services .....................................................................34

CoSer 606 Regional Certification Service .......................35

CoSer 644 Health, Safety & Violence Prevention Services ........................................................................18 Health & Wellness Education Services ................18 School Violence Prevention Service and Emergency Planning/SAVE ..................................19 CoSer 646 Public Information Services ...........................20

CoSer 606 Substitute Finder............................................40 CoSer 608 Regional Teacher Recruitment .......................41 The On-Line Applicaiton System for Educators ................41 Candidate Management System ..........................41 On-Line Placement of Vacancies ........................41 Videoconference Option for Candidate Interviews .......................................41 CoSer 610 Transportation Certification & Training ..........34

CoSer 648 Fingerprinting Service....................................35 CoSer 698 Private Investigation Service ..........................41 CoSer 841 Incarcerated Youth Program ..........................31 CoSer 842 Extended School Year Program ......................12 CoSer 845 Summer Special Services Transportation........33 Ancillary Transportation Services ........................34 CoSer 849 Adult Learning Center ..................................31


SWBOCES Services Guide 2010-2011 Program Index SWBOCES Services Guide 2010-2011 Program Index

Health and Wellness Education Adult Continuing Cornell School of Industrial and Services .........................................18 Education Program ......................32 Labor Relations (ILR)—ILR Collective Bargaining Immersion .38 Health, Safety and Violence Adult Learning Center ....................31 Prevention Services ......................18 Cosmetology ..................................7 Alternative Education Program........8 Help Desk Application ...................22 Co-Teaching: Basic and Advanced Alternative High School ..................8 Training .......................................16 Homeless Student Program (Grant . Ancillary Transportation Services ....34 Funded) ......................................19 Culinary Arts ..................................7 Annual Spring Law Update .............37 Human Resources Audit .................39 Curriculum and Technology Assessment Intervention Services ....12 Integration Systems ......................29 IEP Direct .......................................26 Automated Food Services ...............27 Data Analysis .................................24 Incarcerated Youth Program ............31 Automated Library Systems .............18 Data Mentor ...................................24 Indentification Badges ....................26 Automotive Technician ...................6 Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Program 10 Infinite Campus ..............................23 Blackboard K-12 School Central .....28 Distance Education Service ............30 Institute for Professional Business and Industry Services........32 Doctoral Program in Educational Development...............................13 Leadership at Manhattanville Candidate Management System ......41 Instructional Technology Services ...27 College ........................................39 Career and Guidance ....................30 Intellipath .......................................22 eChalk ............................................28 Career Services Transportation ........33 Intensive Day Treatment..................12 Education Policy Fellowship Program Career Starters ................................32 Interim Placement Service ..............35 (EPFP)—Teachers College, Career Training Program ................32 Columbia University and the Internet Service Provider.................22 Institute for for Educational Carpentry Construction...................7 Interscholastic Athletics ..................36 Leadership (IEL) ...........................38 Center for Educational Leadership ..37 Instructional Rounds in Education Electrical Construction....................7 for Superintendents and Center for Interscholastic Athletics ......................................36 Electronic Resources.......................29 Assistant Superintendents ............38 Central Internet Filtering .................22 Emergency and Protective Services .7 Introduction to Career Trades ..........7 Certified Nurse Assistant .................31 Environmental Education Courses...16 ISR Printing Service ........................25 Challenger Learning Center ............42 eSchool Plus ...................................23 K-12 Alerts .....................................25 eSchool Data ..................................23 Chief Information Office Certificate Program through Pace University .39 Evening Licensed Practical Nursing Program.......................................31 Chief Information Officer Executive Briefings .....................................25 Executive Coaching: A Leadership Program for New Administrators ..39 Collaborative High School ..............11 Collaborative Leadership Network for Experiential Learning ......................10 Special Education ........................38 Extended School Year Program........12 Collision Technician (Auto Technician) ..................................6

Facilities Management Software......27

LaserFiche ......................................26 Leadership Institute.........................14 LHRIC Planning Services ................29 Library and Media Services.............17 Licensed Practical Nursing Program......................................31 Licensed Practical Nursing Preparation .................................31

Facilities Work Order Literacy and Instruction Institute .....14 Management ..................................27 Local Area Network Support Communication Development........10 Facing the Challenges of Human Service ........................................21 Resources Administrators: A Come Teach With Us ......................40 Masters in School District Business Professional Forum ......................38 Leader/Public Administration Comprehensive Support Services ....12 Fashion Design/Merchandising .......6 Through Pace University ..............39 Computer Electronics/Robotic/ Field Trip Services ...........................33 Math, Science & Technology Networking .................................6 Institute .......................................14 Connect-ED ....................................25 Finance Manager ............................26 Media Resource Service .................17 Fingerprinting Service .....................35 Consortium Transportation Management ...............................33 Future School Leaders Academy .....37 Meeting Diverse Student Needs in the Least- Restrictive Environment .....16 Continuing Education .....................32 GED Program .................................8 Microcomputer Support for Cooperative Vehicle Maintenance Gifted and Talented Services ...........19 Administrators .............................23 Services .......................................34 Gifted Special Education ................10 Model Schools Core Service ...........27 Commercial Art ..............................5

Hardware Repair ............................21 Multimedia Production ...................5


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Integrate Marzano’s Principles TechPaths .......................................29 Into Your Administrative Test Scoring for State Assessments ...25 Repertoire....................................38 Therapeutic Support-High School ...11 National Institute for School School Library System Leadership (NISL) Presents (Grant Funded) ............................17 Therapeutic Support & Developmental Developing Instructional Disabilities ..................................11 Leadership ...................................38 School Messenger...........................25 Transportation Certification School Meter ..................................39 New York State Reporting—School and Training.................................34 Report Card .................................24 School Violence Prevention Services TSP Regular/Elementary/Middle and Emergency Planning/SAVE ....19 Nursing Program ............................31 School .........................................10 SchoolCenter Web Content On-line Courses .............................30 TSP Fragile Middle School/High On-line Information Resources .......18

Management System....................29

On-line Placement of Vacancies .....40 School District Leader Certification Program Through Bank Street Performance Pathways—Curriculum, College ........................................39 Assessment & Technology Tools .....29 School World Web Content Performance Tracker & Assessment Management System....................28 Builder ........................................29 Section One Physical Education Powerful Learning Practice Cohort..28 & Health Education Professional Development Consortium............16 PowerSchool ..................................23

School .........................................11

TV/Video Production ......................6 Unique Identification Number ........25 Video on Demand ..........................30 VideoConferencing .........................30 Violent and Disruptive Incident Reporting System .........................25

Virtual Private Networking Services 22 Print/Copy Services.........................23 Sign Language Interpreters/Tutors....12 Web Content Management Systems and Course Management Private Investigation Service ...........41 Social/Emotional Development and Systems .......................................29 Learning Institute .........................14 Professional Development SPAM Filtering ................................22 When Students Act Out: Nonviolent Associates for Children With Physical Crisis Intervention ..........15 Diverse Needs .............................17 Special Education Leadership Wide Area Network Services Masters Through Bank Street Professional Development Consultants (also CoSers 611 & 612) ..............21 College ........................................40 and Vendors ................................15 WinCap ..........................................27 Special Education Leadership Programs for Applied Intensive Challenges and Solutions (For Intervention Model (AIIM) ...........9 Both Special and General Program for Communication Education Leaders) ......................39 Development-Middle School ......11 Special Educaton Leadership Program for Communication Concentration—Bank Street Development-High School .........12 College ........................................40 Programs for Intensive Services .......9 Special Services Transportation .......33 Programs for Multiply Disabled Students.......................................9 Staff Development Program for Classified Employees ...................41 Programs for Secondary Day Career State Data Validation (Certify) .........24 and Technical Education Students 5 State-Mandated Training on Child Programs for Students with Autism Abuse ..........................................17 Disorders .....................................9 Programs for Therapeutic Support ...10 Strategic Planning Services .............19 Public Information Services ............20 Student Information Technology Services .......................................23 Reading Recovery...........................15 Substitute Finder .............................40 Regents Scanning & Analysis ..........25 Substitute Management Service ......35 Regional Career Fair .......................35 Summer Special Services Regional Certification Service ........35 Transportation ...............................33 Regional Special Education Technical Support Services Program ...............17 Assistance Support Center ..............16 Systems Integration Regional Teacher Recruitment ........41 (CoSers 510 & 611) .....................23 Remote Backup Service ..................21 Teacher Level Reports .....................24 School-Based Speech/Language Technology Leadership Institute ......28 Therapist Staff Development ........17 Technology Support Services ..........21 School Leadership That Works:


In addition to the Center for Special Services campus in North White Plains, Southern Westchester BOCES operates special education programs on-site in these school districts and locations:

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SWBOCES Locations, Contacts & Maps

Central Administration 17 Berkley Drive Rye Brook, NY 10573 Robert Monson Ph.D. District Superintendent 914-937-3820 • rmonson@swboces.org

W E Sandra A. Simpson 24 26 19 Blind Brook/Rye Deputy District Superintendent S 914-937-3820 • ssimpson@swboces.org Byram Hills 34 8 Hastings-on-Hudson 29 Center for Special Services 9 Irvington 10 1606 Old Orchard Street 12 Mamaroneck North White Plains, NY 10604 2 Mount Pleasant Central 30 Director: Mary Ellen Betzler 1 27 5 20 914-948-7271 • mbetzler@swboces.org New Rochelle Pelham 7 Center for Career Services 23 11 31 Pleasantville 21 65 Grasslands Road Pocantico Hills 6 Valhalla, NY 10595 28 Port Chester Director: Linda Suarez 22 13 Rye Neck 914-761-3400 • lsuarez@swboces.org 16 3 Scarsdale Transportation Office 25 The Tarrytowns 1. ARDSLEY 1606 Old Orchard Street Valhalla North White Plains, NY 10604 2. BLIND BROOK - RYE 15 White Plains Director: Cheryl Fitzgibbons 3. BRONXVILLE 17 Other Locations: 914-428-9300 4. BYRAM HILLS The Friendship Center cfitzgibbons@swboces.org 5. DOBBS FERRY Holy Trinity 6. EASTCHESTER Interscholastic Athletics Office St. Vincent’s Hospital 2 Westchester Plaza 7. EDGEMONT White Plains Mall Elmsford, NY 10523 8. ELMSFORD Westchester County Department of Director: Jennifer Simmons 9. GREENBURGH CENTRAL 7 914-592-2526 • jsimmons@swboces.org Corrections 10. HARRISON 11. HASTINGS Center for Adult The Southern Westchester Board of Cooperative Educational Services, its officers and employees, and Community Services 12. IRVINGTON shall not discriminate against any student, 2 Westchester Plaza 13. MAMARONECK employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, Elmsford, NY 10523 14. MOUNT PLEASANT national origin, creed, religion, marital status, Director: Maria Morgan gender, age, handicapping condition or sexual 15. MOUNT VERNON 914-345-8500 • mmorgan@swboces.org orientation. This policy of nondiscrimination 16. NEW ROCHELLE includes access by students to educational 17. PELHAM programs, counseling services for students, SWBOCES Adult Training Center course offerings and student activities, 18. PLEASANTVILLE 85 Executive Blvd. recruitment, appointment and promotion of Elmsford, NY 10595 19. POCANTICO HILLS employees and employment pay and benefits, Supervisor: Harry Kaplan 20. PORT CHESTER-RYE and it is required by Title IX of the Education 914-592-0849 • hkaplan@swboces.org Amendments of 1972 and Section 504 of the 21. RYE CITY Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended and then 22. RYE NECK Center for Professional Development promulgated thereunder, not to discriminate in 23. SCARSDALE & Curriculum Support such a manner. 24. THE TARRYTOWNS 2 Westchester Plaza SWBOCES IS AN EQUAL Elmsford, NY 10523 25. TUCKAHOE OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER Interim Director: Dr. Robert J. Reidy Jr. 26. VALHALLA 17 Berkley Drive • Rye Brook, NY 10573 914-345-8500 • rreidy@swboces.org 27. WHITE PLAINS 914-937-3820 28. YONKERS Lower Hudson Regional Title IX Coordinator, Director of Human Information Center 29. GREENBURGH ABBOTT Resources: Michael Gargiulo 44 and 50 Executive Blvd. 30. GREENBURGH 11 Elmsford, NY 10523 31. GREENBURGH-GRAHAM Section 504 Coordinator, Director Director: James O’Brien of Facilities & Operations: Thomas 32. GREENBURGH-NORTH CASTLE 914-592-4203 • jobrien@lhric.org DiBuono 33. HAWTHORNE CEDAR KNOLLS 34. MOUNT PLEASANT BLYTHEDALE 35. MOUNT PLEASANT COTTAGE


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