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The 2012-2013 Services Guide


This Services Guide was printed by the SWBOCES/LHRIC Print/Copy Service. See page 24 for more information.


A Letter from Sandra A. Simpson Dear Colleagues: On behalf of the Southern Westchester BOCES Board of Education, our administrative team, and our staff, I am proud to present our 2012-13 SWBOCES Services Guide. With the implementation of the Annual Professional Performance Review, the tax levy cap, Common Core Learning Standards, and numerous other challenges facing our educators, we hope that you will continue to turn to SWBOCES for advice, support and services that can help you best serve your students. Our Professional Development team and the staff at our Lower Hudson Regional Information Center are working feverishly to assist school districts in the region with training and services designed around fast-moving mandates and legislation. Among those are workshops examining the ELA and Math Common Core Learning Standards, turnkey training for implementing APPR, and workshops on the Dignity for All Students Act. And because it’s all about data these days in education, the LHRIC is working hard to assist districts as they store and analyze an avalanche of data. Because public education is constantly evolving, the staff at SWBOCES does its best to anticipate District needs far in advance. With that in mind, here are some of the new services and programs we plan to introduce in 2012-13: • The Lower Hudson Regional Information Center is offering an important School Security Service that includes state-of-the-art video cameras and visitor management systems for your school buildings. • The Professional Development team is introducing yearlong professional development programs for literacy and math coaches, to help schools develop leaders in the implementation of the Common Core Learning Standards in English Language Arts and math. • Our Public Information team will offer a website content service, for districts that need support in writing, managing and streamlining complex content on their websites – often a daunting task. Our organizational goals are encompassed within five major areas: visionary planning; facilities; leadership; financial stability/strength, and data-based decision-making. As your education partner, we promise to keep our focus on these main areas to ensure high quality, cost effective services to meet the ever-changing needs of our component districts. The 2012-13 school year will mark our 65th anniversary of service to our region! We plan to celebrate this in a variety of ways and hope you will be able to share in this achievement. Sincerely,

Sandra A. Simpson Chief Operating Officer and Deputy District Superintendent

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Table of Contents Office of the District Superintendent --------------------------------------------------------------------------- 5 Center for Career Services ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 7 Center for Special Services---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 11 Public Information Services--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 16 Center for Professional Development and Curriculum Support ------------------------------------------ 17 Lower Hudson Regional Information Center------------------------------------------------------------------ 22 Center for Interscholastic Athletics------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 34 Center for Adult & Community Services------------------------------------------------------------------------ 35 Department of Transportation------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 37 Human Resources Services---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 39 Cross Contracts with other BOCES------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 40 Special Act Districts------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 42 Component Districts------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 45 CoSer Index----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 46 Program Index-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 47 Price List--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 49 Locations and Contacts--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 51

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 2012 The Services Guide has been prepared to help our component districts plan for and select shared services they will need in the 2012-2013 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 Deputy 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.

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Southern Westchester BOCES distributes its Budget, price list and computer disk for districts to use in contracting for 2012-2013 services. April 4, 2012 Southern Westchester BOCES Annual Meeting April 24, 2012 Southern Westchester BOCES trustee election and administrative budget vote April 25, 2012 Southern Westchester BOCES adopts 2012-2013 budget August 1, 2012 District Superintendent’s letter to Albany, confirming districts’ service contracts


Help Us Celebrate Our 65th! Southern Westchester BOCES will be celebrating its 65th anniversary in 2012-13, and we’d like you to join us in the festivities! Since it was created by the New York State Legislature in June 1948, SWBOCES has been serving the region’s school districts with shared programs and services designed to meet the needs of the tens of thousands of students, teachers and administrators who have passed through the region’s education systems. In the coming school year, SWBOCES will be promoting its anniversary, celebrating in a variety of ways, and building an online history archive that will include photos, video, an interactive timeline, and profiles of individuals whose lives were influenced by SWBOCES. Feel free to share your own memories with us. We will be accepting stories, photos, artifacts and any archival material you wish to share. Many items will become part of an anniversary exhibit of materials that will be on display in the spring of 2012-13. To contact us, email Doreen Morandi at SWBOCES Public Information at dmorandi@ swboces.org. Or contact Ms. Morandi at 914-592-4203, ext. 3421.

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

If your district wishes to use any of these services, please contact Chief Operating Officer/ Deputy District Superintendent Sandra A. Simpson (914) 937-3820 or email • ssimpson@swboces.org.

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The Center for Career Services Programs For Secondary Day Career And Technical Education Students 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, which enable students to gain 3 to 14 college credits while enrolled in 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. The care and operation of PowerMac computers and other multimedia equipment; 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.

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

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he Center offers a variety of Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs for both 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 career training for classified students who want to learn entrylevel 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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The Center for Career Services TV/Video Production Operating professional, state-of- theart 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 student’s 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 8

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 of 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.

Smarthouse/Green Construction Cluster 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/


The Center for Career Services furniture maker, and construction technician, home improvement professional and material salesperson. 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. 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-apprenticeships 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 twoor four year 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 such as police officers, 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. The program also offers enrolled students the opportunity to earn Science and English 12 credits, and articulation with colleges that specialize in science and premed courses.

Programs for Secondary Day Career and Technical Education Students – Bilingual Spanish Culinary—A two-year program of front and back of the house skills that include training in restaurant software, table preparations, food presentation, catering, menu development, basic restaurant financial management. The successful student will earn Safe-Serv certification. Electrical—A two-year program that provides training that will lead to National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCR) Certification. Students will explore different 21st century green construction technologies such as photo voltaic, wind and thermal technology training. Cosmetology—A two-year program that will develop cosmetology skills and prepare students to take the NYS Cosmetology licensing examination.

Introduction to Career Trades CoSer 102 Offered on the Career Services campus in Valhalla, the Introduction to Career Trades (formerly known as Basic Occupational Education) is a career exploration and training program designed to meet the specific educational goals of students classified by their Committees

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The Center for Career Services on Special Education. ICT offers practical, hands-on career training in smaller learning environments. All programs of study are individualized so that each student can reach his or her potential and manage the day-to-day problems associated with work situations. The successful student will also develop appropriate employability skills and social skills necessary for workplace success. Authentic work experiences and internships are available. ICT programs offered: • Auto Body • Automotive Trades • Floral Design • Office Skills • Applied Art • Building Maintenance • Construction Trades • Food Trades/Bakery All ICT programs are half day. Students typically spend one to three years in the program. When they complete the program, they can enter the work force in jobs for which they were trained, or advance to post-secondary education. A student 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 full-day Alternative Education Program provides an education to mostly non-classified students who require minimal education support and whose needs are not met in their current schools. Options include the Alternative High School, 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 10 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 one-year 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 grade 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 program allows non-classified students and students who require minimal education support 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.


The Center for Special Services Programs for Multiply Disabled Students CoSer 201 Contact: Jeanne Graham • 914-948-7271 x220 • jgraham@swboces.org

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

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

CoSer 203

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

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

Programs for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders This program provides highly structured district or site-based classes designed primarily for students with autism spectrum disorders. The applications of Structured Teaching and ABA have demonstrated effective outcomes for children with disabilities in the school environment. Specialized clinical consultation is provided for both Structured Teaching and ABA classes. In addition, a consulting psychologist supports each class. Parent training 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.

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

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

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

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The Center for Special Services

Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Program Contact: Jeanne Graham 914-948-7271 x220 jgraham@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. Classes are offered at elementary, middle and high school levels. Included Related Services: • Note-takers • Audiologist • Consultant Psychologist • Consultant Social Workers as per student needs • Interpreter services are available for an additional fee

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 a variety of intensive support services ranging from students with moderate developmental

delays to students with exceptional cognitive abilities still requiring specialized supports. Vocational technical training is available to high school students at our Career Services Center for an additional fee. Under this CoSer we offer four individual programs. Student-Teacher Ratio: 12:1:1

Experiential Learning (ExL) Contacts: Jeanne Graham 914-948-7271 x220 jgraham@swboces.org Neil Manis 914-948-7271 x209 nmanis@swboces.org

The ExL Program provides district and community-based environments that enable students with moderate developmental delays to develop functional academic skills, 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: Maureen Cahill 914-948-7271 x234 mcahill@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. Students have access to the mainstream for academics and may be placed in mainstream classes for art, gym and music. Classes are offered at elementary, middle school and high school levels. 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 Neil Manis 914-948-7271 x209 nmanis@swboces.org Jeanne Graham 914-948-7271 x220 jgraham@swboces.org

This comprehensive program concentrates on the acquisition and development of language, communication, social and academic skills, using a multidisciplinary approach. This program is available at the elementary level and at the middle and high school levels in subsequent CoSers. Mainstreaming is available in special area courses.

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Included Related Services: • Individual Speech Services (1x per week/ 30 minutes at elementary levels only) • Group Speech Services (1x per


The Center for Special Services week/ 30 minutes at elementary levels only) • Consultant Psychologist NOTE: Two weekly related services are included in the tuition for Communication Development at the middle school and high school levels. Speech services, two times weekly, are typically assigned as the “part of program” services included in tuition but this is dependent on the student’s IEP mandates.

Programs for Therapeutic Support CoSer 231 These programs are offered at elementary, middle school and high school levels. Programs in this CoSer enable students with a range of academic abilities and severe 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 for all programs in this CoSer: • Individual Counseling (1x per week/ 30 minutes) • Group Counseling (1x per week/ 30 minutes) • Psychiatric Consultant Services • Consultant Guidance Counselor

TSP Regular Elementary/ Middle School Contacts: Stephen Bicchieri 914-948-7271 x226 sbicchieri@swboces.org Neil Manis 914-948-7271 x209 nmanis@swboces.org

This district-based program serves 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.

TSP Fragile Middle School Contact: Maureen Cahill 914-948-7271 x234 mcahill@swboces.org

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

Therapeutic Support & Developmental Disabilities Contacts: Stephen Bicchieri • 914-948-7271 x226 sbicchieri@swboces.org Neil Manis • 914-948-7271 x209 nmanis@swboces.org

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

Program for Communication Development—Middle School CoSer 231 Contact: Neil Manis 914-948-7271 x209 nmanis@swboces.org

This comprehensive program concentrates on the acquisition and development of language,

communication, social and academic skills, using a multidisciplinary approach. The CD program in this CoSer is at the middle school level. Mainstreaming is available in special area courses. Student-Teacher Ratio: 8:1:1 Services typically include: • One Individual Related Service per IEP (1x per week/ 30 minutes) • One Group Related Service per IEP (1x per week/ 30 minutes) • Consultant Psychologist • Consultant Guidance Counselor NOTE: In the event that there are no group services indicated on the student’s IEP, two individual services are included in the tuition costs. A total of two weekly related services are provided as “part of program.”

Therapeutic Support – High School CoSer 235 Contacts: Dale Bradley • 914-777-2725 x18 dbradley@swboces.org John McKay• 914-948-7271 x214 jmckay@swboces.org Maureen Cahill • 914-948-7271 x234 mcahill@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 the Collaborative High School in Mamaroneck, SWBOCES Center for Career Services, Irvington High School, and St. Vincent’s Hospital in Harrison. NOTE: Students enrolled in the St.Vincent’s Hospital program require outpatient clinical services.

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The Center for Special Services Students in this CoSer may attend the Center for Career Services for half-day instruction in Beginning and Advanced Career and Technical Education (B & ACTE) at no additional costs to district. Halfday attendance in Introduction to Career and Technical Education (ICTE) may require additional costs to the districts. Districts must however provide transportation services to the Center for Career Services located in Valhalla. 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 x 18 dbradley@swboces.org

This therapeutic support model enrolls 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 are 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

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may also attend the Career Services Center for half-day instruction in Beginning and Advanced Career and Technical Education (B & ACTE) experience, at no additional costs to districts. Half-day attendance in Introduction to Career and Technical Education (ICTE) may require additional costs to districts.

IEP (1x per week/ 30 minutes) • Consultant Psychologist Consultant Guidance Counselor NOTE: In the event that no group services are indicated on a student’s IEP, two individual services are included in the tuition costs. A total of two weekly related services are provided as “part of program.”

Included Related Services: • Individual Counseling (1x per week 30 minutes) • Group Counseling (1x per week 30 minutes) • Psychiatric Consultant services • Consultant Guidance Counselor

Sign Language Interpreters/Tutors

Program for Communication Development—High School

CoSer 235

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

This comprehensive program continues to assist students who require modified curriculum materials due to language and comprehension deficits. 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

CoSer 340 Contact: Will Guterman 914-948-7271 x216 wguterman@swboces.org

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

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

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


The Center for Special Services technology for the Visually Impaired. Some bilingual assessments are also available.

Intensive Day Treatment CoSer 401 Contact: Stephen Bicchieri 914-948-7271 x226 sbicchieri@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 x216 wguterman@swboces.org

Services under this CoSer include individual, group and consultation for students enrolled in Southern Westchester BOCES programs when such services are not included in the BOCES program’s tuition. Services are

also available to non-BOCES students enrolled in local school districts. Services include: • Occupational Therapy • Physical Therapy • Speech and Language Therapy • Teachers of the Deaf and Hearing Impaired • Teachers of the Blind and Visually Impaired • Adaptive Physical Education • Reading Instruction • Behavior Intervention • Job Coach training • Strength Based Assessments • Job Development • Transition support

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

This service is designed to assist students and families before and after school hours. Staff assistance may be provided to enhance safe transportation to and from school by providing qualified 1:1 supports. Home visits may be contracted for acquisition of daily living skills in home and community environments. Supports to district staff in the home school environment are available before and after school hours.

Teacher Aides, Teaching Assistants, Teachers and Clinicians may be requested at varying rates.

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

The extended school year program serves Southern Westchester BOCES students who are recommended to participate in an extended school year program by the home district Committee on Special Education. SWBOCES offers extended school year programs for CoSer 201 Multiply Disabled Program elementary, middle school and high school, CoSer 203 AIIM elementary, middle school and high school, CoSer 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) for varying grade levels.

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Public Information Services Public Information Services Contact: Director: 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, including planned and targeted communication, and assistance in creating and maintaining social media and web-based public relations tools.

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

NEW!

Website Content Services

The SWBOCES Public Information staff provides this service for districts that need support in writing, managing and streamlining web content on school district websites. The size, scope and complexity of school websites have grown dramatically in recent years, and this service can help districts: • Manage and guide the use of digital communication tools related to social networking, blogs and other emerging technologies • Manage and meet the public’s growing demand for daily news and comprehensive information on their school websites • Facilitate best practices in district-wide web communications and page management • Build capacity for routine website updates and archiving existing content • Assist in the launch of new or newly redesigned websites (with assistance from the Lower Hudson Regional Information Center) • Offer start-up assistance, communications guidance and support for faculty and staff web authors Rates depend on the scope and complexity of individual projects. The Office of Public Information, staffed by veteran public relations professionals and former journalists, has received numerous National School Public Relations Association and New York School Public Relations awards, and received one of four national Frontrunner Awards in 2010.

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Professional Development and Curriculum Support Teaching/Learning Systems Services Our vision at the Center for Professional Development and Curriculum Support is to be a strong partner to our districts as they seek to serve the students of Westchester. We support districts in: • Understanding and implementing the Regents Reform Agenda • Common Core Learning Standards • Data Driven Instruction • Great Teachers and Leaders • Continuously improving teaching/learning systems • Supporting work with diverse learners • Building capacity within districts • Supporting school leaders • Ensuring the implementation of state mandated regulations • Supporting school district goals and growth

Director: Jacqueline O’Donnell 914-345-8500 x114 jodonnell@swboces.org

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he Center for Professional Development and Curriculum Support is divided into two major service categories: Teaching/Learning Systems Services and School Library Systems Services.

Our dedicated team works to collaborate closely with our districts to provide ongoing support for the work being done throughout southern Westchester. Our community of thinkers and learners is focused on constructivist learning, cognitive engagement and the development of 21st Century Skills.

Professional Learning Services C o S e r 555 This is the largest and most versatile service available to members of school district teams. Professional development is available for all members of school district teams. Our broad-based work includes learning experiences in leadership, curriculum and instruction and social/emotional needs. Our work includes:

Regents Reform Agenda Contacts: Jacqueline O’Donnell • 914-345-8500 x114 • jodonnell@swboces.org Sheila Bertoni • 914-345-8500 x165 sbertoni@swboces.org

Southern Westchester BOCES serves as the Network Team for many of our component districts attending training offered through the New York State Education Department and providing turnkey training. Our ongoing work includes: • Data Driven Instruction Coaching Model – Districts designate representatives to attend monthly training sessions, which help them identify key steps needed to implement data driven instruction within in the district. Ongoing support is given throughout the implementation period. • Common Core Learning Standards – Multiple workshops are offered to support districts in their work with implementing the CCLS in ELA and math. Throughout the year, workshops are offered to help administrators

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The Center for Professional Development & Curriculum Support and teachers understand the instructional shifts and align/ develop curriculum and instruction. Math workshops focus on understanding and teaching conceptual math. • Great Teachers and Leaders – Turnkey training based on the NYSED model is offered to assist principal evaluators and lead evaluators. Additional workshops are offered to support ongoing work with the APPR process.

School Leadership Monthly Curriculum Council Meetings are held to build collaborative partnerships throughout Southern Westchester and provide up to date information on learning initiatives. Principal focus groups are held throughout the year addressing timely topics for building level administrators.

Literacy Contact: Sheila Bertoni 914-345-8500 x165 sbertoni@swboces.org

NEW! Literacy

Coaches

This year-long course is designed to help schools to develop literacy leaders who can help strengthen the implementation of the Common Core Learning Standards in English Language Arts. This person can be integral in helping colleagues establish best practices in their CCLS aligned classrooms and in the delivery of ongoing, site-based professional development. Literacy Coaches will come to SWBOCES on a regular basis and work collaboratively with BOCES staff and other area literacy coaches to deepen understandings about the teaching of literacy. In addition to other literacy experiences, participants will: • Define their role as coach with the help of building and other administrators, and build a structure & culture of

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collaboration. • Develop deeper understandings about the new Common Core Learning Standards. • Analyze brain theory and how it translates to best classroom practice. • Examine ways to help teachers differentiate instruction. • Examine ways to be an effective coach with peers. • Analyze models and build expertise in various models of coteaching. • Identify considerations in developing a text for close reading and construct a close reading passage. • Investigate the role of the close read in supporting all readers’ efforts to create meaning with on grade level texts.

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

Reading Recovery is a short-term early intervention for first-grade students having difficulty in learning to read and write. Reading Recovery trained teachers work with the lowest achieving students in a oneto-one setting, resulting in fewer inappropriate referrals to special education. Reading Recovery has proven to be effective for English Language Learners as well as native

English speakers. Reading Recovery is a thoroughly researched and proven early literacy intervention and received the highest rating in general reading achievement among all programs reviewed by the USDE’s What Works Clearinghouse. Reading Recovery is a powerful component for schools implementing RTI since it meets core features identified by leading education organizations. * * (Core features identified by The National Center on Learning Disabilities and the IRA’s Commission on RTI.)

NEW! Math

Coaches

Contact: Jacqueline O’Donnell 914-345-8500 x114 jodonnell@swboces.org

This year long course is meant for educators who help their colleagues establish best practices in their CCLS aligned classrooms. Participants will… • Define their role as coach with the help of building and other administrators, and build a structure & culture of collaboration. • Become experts in understanding the new Common Core Learning Standards. • Analyze brain theory and how


The Center for Professional Development & Curriculum Support it translate to best classroom practice. • Examine ways to help teachers differentiate instruction. • Examine ways to be an effective coach with peers. • Analyze models and build expertise in various models of co-teaching. • Analyze hands-on lessons (manipulatives) that promote conceptual and content knowledge.

Meeting Diverse Student Needs Contact: Jacqueline O’Donnell 914-345-8500 x114 jodonnell@swboces.org Sheila Bertoni 914-345-8500 x165 sbertoni@swboces.org

SWBOCES provides regional and customized professional development to local districts working to support the needs of special education students. • School-Based Speech/Language Therapist Staff Development 30 hour in-service program to support district speech/language therapists. • English Language Learners Assist educators in gaining practical skills to collaborate, share and implement lesson plans that incorporate all 8 components of the Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol® (SIOP®) model. By embodying instructional program materials in the SIOP® model, teachers can help English Language Learners increase their English proficiency levels while mastering grade-appropriate core content standards. In addition, teachers and other instructional staff trained in the SIOP® model learn to plan and deliver contentarea lessons that consistently incorporate best instructional practices for listening, speaking, reading and writing for English Language Learners. • Academic Interventions. A variety

of workshops are offered to help build strategies needed to close student learning gaps. • Response To Intervention (RTI). Workshops are offered to support districts in the development and effective implementation of RTI.

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

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

New York State ELA and Mathematics Scoring Leader Training for Grades 3-8 Contact: Suzanne Doherty Spicci 914-345-8500 x109 sspicci@swboces.org

School district staff members who will lead the scoring of New York State Assessments must be trained on the current assessment every year. Scoring reliability requires annual training in the specific grade level

rubrics. Our goal is to prepare district scoring leaders using the most current and accurate information.

Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Training Contact: Suzanne Doherty Spicci 914-345-8500 x109 sspicci@swboces.org

Managing aggressive and violent behavior has become an essential skill relevant to all school personnel. Staff members need safe, effective behavior management training designed to assist school personnel in managing disruptive behavior and reducing the risk of a potential crisis. This training explores techniques effective in approaching and reducing the tension of an agitated student or adult and provides the opportunity to practice nonverbal, paraverbal, verbal and physical intervention skills. Participants are eligible for certification in Nonviolent Crisis Intervention by the Crisis Prevention Institute upon successful completion of a brief test.

Substitute and Teacher Stipend Reimbursement Program Contact: Suzanne Doherty Spicci 914-345-8500 x109 sspicci@swboces.org

Districts that share professional learning services such as staff or curriculum development activities through CoSer 555 are eligible to receive aid on the costs the district approves and incurs from either stipends paid to teachers or substitutes covering teacher’s classrooms. CoSer guidelines require that SWBOCES establish a uniform rate of pay for substitute and stipends. For the 2012-2013 school year SWBOCES will reimburse up to $95 per day for substitute reimbursement and $35 per hour for teacher stipends.

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Gifted and Talented Services CoSer 431 Contact: Suzanne Doherty Spicci 914-345-8500 x109 sspicci@swboces.org

This program provides support for direct services to students, including leadership forums and gifted consultant services. Programs include Today’s Students, Tomorrow’s Teachers, a school-based mentoring program aimed at recruiting culturally diverse and economically challenged 9th grade students who are interested in becoming teachers.

NEW! Grant Applications CoSer 514 Contact: Jacqueline O’Donnell 914-345-8500 x114 jodonnell@swboces.org

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

Strategic Planning CoSer 545 Contact: Jacqueline O’Donnell 914-345-8500 x114 jodonnell@swboces.org

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

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Homeless Student Program

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.

Health Safety and Violence Prevention Services

CoSer 644

Contact: Isabel Burk 914-345-8500 x123 iburk@swboces.org

Learning flourishes in a healthy, safe school environment. Districts that subscribe to CoSer 644 can stay compliant with state and federal requirements, get timely updates and

professional assistance with a wide range of regulatory issues including OSHA, PESH, AHERA, Dignity for All Students, Project SAVE, VADIR, School Safety Audit, AVI, Code of Conduct, Science Lab/Chemical Hygiene and more.  Experienced, certified professionals provide expert guidance and technical assistance for a large range of regulatory needs and school safety issues. Training at your site are available for issues such as school climate/school safety, drug/violence prevention, bullying/cyberbullying, CPR/AED, asbestos, “Right to Know” and hazard communication, blood borne pathogens, health education, school emergency planning and safety team preparation. Curricular guidance for health education, character education, Dignity for All Students, and bullying prevention enhance your safe schools program.

Dignity for All Students Act Be prepared for the Fall 2012 implementation of Education Law Article 2, Dignity for All Students Act. Customized training templates, turnkey training and/or in-district staff training to meet these mandates to reduce harassment and discrimination against students. Pricing varies by participation.


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School Library System Services Contact: Pam Berger Director of Information and School Library Systems 914-345-8500 x 147 pberger@swboces.org

Media Resource Service CoSer 511 The Media Resource Service incorporates the latest technology into its offerings. Video streaming allows remote access 24 hours/day, seven days a week to faculty and students. An extensive collection of professional and staff development videos and DVDs, including facilitator guides, are available for district 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. Subscribers are able to select from a variety of vendors, Discovery Education, Defined Learning, Espresso Education, Learning 360, NBC Learns, Visual Learning, Soundzabound.

Automated Library Systems

Online Information Resources

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CoSer 513

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. On-site training provides improved technical services and maintenance of library collections. Through technical planning and consultation, automation of the school library becomes part of the district’s technology plan in providing appropriate on-site and remote electronic access for students. Remote database access and federated searching services and hosting of the catalog are also available. Textbook tracking systems are available and operate through library management software. A new e-book and audiobook service is offered for both a shared collection and a private building collection for secondary schools. Webinars are offered to support the alignment of Common Core Learning Standards with these resources.

This service provides subscribers with access to comprehensive full text and/ or indexed reference databases that complement the K-12 curriculum. Up-to-date resources improve student research through successful searching strategies. Students are able to select the type of information required to meet their needs in a range of formats (citations, abstracts, full text documents and page-image documents). Staff development provides hands-on opportunities to incorporate databases into the teaching and learning process. Cost effective database packages for elementary and secondary schools are available. In addition, subscribers are able to select from more than 100 individual online resources including: AP Photo Archives, EBSCO, Encyclopedia Britannica Online, C.E.R.F. (Curriculum Education Resource Finder), Children’s Literature Comprehensive Index, H.W. Wilson, Brain Pop, Learning A to Z, Gale Resource Centers, ProQuest, SIRS Series, World Book and Serial Solutions. Other databases are available as requested. A customized database management system is available featuring easy onepassword access, federated searching and statistics. Online webinars are available focused on alignment of these resources with Common Core Learning Standards, special features of the databases and updates to the searching interface.

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The Lower Hudson Regional Information Center (LHRIC) Technology Support Services Contact: Robert Predgo • 914-592-4203 x3351 rpredgo@lhric.org

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. LHRICtrained 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.

NEW! School

Security Service

The LHRIC Security Service offers a range of technology solutions and options for schools that wish to secure their campuses with state-of-the-art, IP-based video cameras with image recording capability, doorway access control, and visitor management systems. The service provides technology solutions using existing resources and network infrastructure, where possible, to keep students and staff safe. This service provides consulting, designing, procurement of school security technologies, installation services and ongoing school security systems support.

Remote Backup Service 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 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.

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Director: TBA 914-592-4203 x3253 • TBA

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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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NEW! Digital

Signage

Digital signage is remotely controlled distribution and playback of digital content across networks of displays. It is used for delivering visual messages to video LCD, LED and plasma display devices. The service provides visual communications technology (digital signage) using existing network infrastructure, centrally web managed secure content delivered to video display devices. Also provided are consulting, designing, procurement of digital signage technologies, installation services and ongoing digital signage systems support.

Wide Area Network Services CoSers 510, 611 and 612 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 designs, maintains,

monitors and secures 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.

NEW! Voice

Over IP (VOIP) Service

The LHRIC VOIP Service helps districts integrate analog phone systems with existing data networks, upgrading systems to digital quality and reducing costs. The LHRIC helps districts determine the value of running a phone system over

a data network, provides install services, consulting, and ongoing system support, and procures VOIP technologies.

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 23 the LHRIC Help Desk. We


The Lower Hudson Regional Information Center 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.

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.

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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.

Help Desk Application With ProductivIT, district in-house 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.

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

Print\Copy Services CoSer 525 This service provides Southern Westchester districts with a copying service for large quantity materials. Camera-ready black and white reproduction, color copying, binding, folding, envelope insertion, tabbing, laminating and other special print services are available.

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 stateof-the-art facilities. Participants are trained in Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint 2010 applications, as well as Outlook and GroupWise email and electronic calendar packages. We provide online services that allow us to assist and train clients by accessing their computer and data to solve a problem, or illustrate a new concept. Customized courses are available upon request. Overview of Microsoft Word/Excel/PowerPoint 2010 is a popular custom request. Customized courses are available in-district or at our training center.

eSchoolPlus eSchoolPLUS is a web-based student information system that allows


The Lower Hudson Regional Information Center educators, teachers and parents to support student achievement by providing accurate, real-time and accessible student data. eSchoolPLUS is a 100 percent web-based student information system • Easy-to-use design and web browser interface • Leverage of a single, district-wide student database • Secure information access • Integration with other critical systems • Ease of implementation and deployment • Demographics • Medical records • Scheduling/whiteboard • RTI/AIS Plans • Student fees • Attendance • Discipline • Teacher/gradebook • Test scores • Standards based elementary report cards • Mark reporting & NYS reporting • Transcripts • Teacher/home/access centers Specialized training is available upon request for each module in the

student management system.

PowerSchool PowerSchool is an Internet based 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. Specialized training is available upon request for each module in the student management system.

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 online grade book with grades and homework assignments, generates reports and helps teachers manage classroom reporting. Scheduling using a white board approach is one of the hallmarks of the system. Grading, reports, attendance, data analysis, and scheduling are integrated into this comprehensive system. Infinite Campus now has the availability of Campus Online Registration to process new and returning student registrations using the parent portal. Specialized training is available upon request for each module in the student management system.

State Reporting SIS Training/Support Service To assist our districts with the burden of data collection for State Reporting in student information systems (SIS), the LHRIC is offering a State Reporting SIS Training/Support service to inform districts of new state reporting requirements; and guide how to collect the data in the student information system and improve data accuracy. LHRIC staff will provide guidance for error checking and resolution through all levels of the data warehouse, Certify L0, L1, L1 Container, and L2 (NYSTART). Oneon-one sessions are held to review district data reported through SIRS. Group sessions will be held at critical points during the 25


The Lower Hudson Regional Information Center year covering NYSED Reporting requirements and how to keep the SIS aligned with these requirements. Subscribers to this service benefit from LHRIC staff’s high level of expertise in supporting various student management systems and guidance in collecting and reviewing data reported to NYSED.

State Data Validation (Certify) The service is a web–based NYS data quality management service. Rules Validation Engine software automatically tests district Student Information System and Special Education System data against State Reporting Rules DAILY, specifically hundreds of Level 0 Rules. The system provides NEXT DAY notice of data failing rules, and gives district personnel the maximum amount of time to correct the data. The scorecard provides a DAILY feedback loop as well, preventing the repetition of errors. A Data Quality Certification Index™, a score by building or department, is included. It tracks progress toward 100% compliance with New York State reporting requirements by data owners.

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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 longterm 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. Data analysis staff helps administrators and teachers analyze student performance, teaching and curriculum, so districts can make improvements. Data can be downloaded for use with other software tools, such as Excel and PowerPoint.

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

School Report Cards. The State Data Warehouse reports general data errors and inconsistent or inaccurate data regarding demographics, enrollment, program services, assessments, special education and longitudinal data from previous school years. Working directly with district personnel ensures that all data is complete and accurately reported to all levels of the State Data Warehouse. Our team reviews daily error reports, NYSSIS error reports, assessment/data errors through test processing and works with districts to resolve them. We also maintain BEDS code location tables, hold monthly CIO meetings, and provide phone and email support to answer data and assessment related questions on a daily basis.

Teacher Level Reports 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


The Lower Hudson Regional Information Center administrator insights on current and past student data by teacher, and helps schools improve instructional plans and resources for optimizing student and school performance.

Instructional Resource Links for Teachers and Administrators Most reports have direct links to instructional resources. This allows teachers, curriculum specialists or building administrators to have access to many resources that have been peer or group reviewed. Standards based lesson plans, sample test questions with NYS Standards and Core Curriculum descriptions, video clips of master teachers, and web links correlated to performance indicators are available. Links to instructional resources are seamless, without having to log in again or leave the Level 1 Data Warehouse. Both teachers and administrators have access to these tools. All grade 3-8 tests as well as the six major Regents are covered.

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.

Regents In-District Scanning NEW!

Districts will scan their completed answer sheets submitting them to the LHRIC FTP website for processing.

After the LHRIC processes the files, the resulting test scores will be returned within 24 hours to the district with student scores. To participate in this process, districts will need a district contact person to work with the LHRIC in the assessment submission process and retrieval of the confidential scores from the LHRIC FTP site. This service increases accuracy, shortens scoring time, and has an option of providing benchmark reports valuable for administrators to use in program evaluation.

Regents In-District Scoring NEW!

The LHRIC offers all districts currently participating in Post Regents Data Analysis processes to participate in Regents In-District Scoring. With this service, districts are able to electronically score Regents exams at their building and receive immediate results. The system is centrally located at the LHRIC with remote access by the district. This service puts the scoring process in the hands of the district staff while increasing accuracy, shortening the scoring time and will conclude with a series of reports invaluable for administrators’ use in program evaluation.

ISR Printing Service The LHRIC will print upon request the Individual Student Reports (ISRs) for the Grade 3-8 ELA and Math Assessments. These reports are (primarily) for parents of students and demonstrate how a student performed in a particular subject area for the entire school year. These reports can be printed in color or black and white, inserted into pre-addressed envelopes, and mailed directly to the student’s residence. We can

include a personalized cover letter from the school superintendent with each report. ISRs can also be bulk delivered to the district/school for distribution if requested.

Violent and Disruptive Incident Reporting System 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.

Chief Information Officer Executive Briefings The LHRIC conducts regular scheduled meetings informing CIO’s of important information, reporting requirements and upcoming deadlines. This service facilitates building a community of school district CIOs to help them coordinate all communications related to data and data requirements. With this service we share best practices and provide trainings to encourage building a community of CIOs.

Test Scoring for State Assessments The LHRIC provides test scoring services for all state assessments and coordinates loading data to the State Data Warehouse for all of our public, nonpublic and Archdiocese

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The Lower Hudson Regional Information Center clients. We provide scoring for grades K-12, including 3-8 ELA, 3-8 Math, 4 and 8 Science, 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 of data at the student and building level.

NYSSIS Unique Identification Number The New York State Student Identification System (NYSSIS) service provides districts with help desk support and training on using this state-mandated program. Each student in NYS is assigned a unique ten digit ID that will be used for state reporting. This ensures the transfer of assessment information when a student moves from one school district to another within the state. Daily submissions of NYSSIS data are sent to SED for newly enrolled students.

K-12 Alerts K-12 Alerts offers several service level bundled product/service packages. This service provides districts the ability to send personalized voice, SMS and email messages such as emergency information, weather alerts, school closings, school events, newsletters, etc. Messages can be recorded in multiple languages. K-12 Alerts has a proprietary “My Account System” where parents and staff can access and maintain both their own and their child’s emergency information online. Community members can also sign up online to receive district information. This is a fully hosted service.

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School Messenger provides notification solutions to school

districts nationwide. The application forms a bridge between schools and the community by providing consistent, timely information through voice, SMS text and email messaging. This service offers unlimited outbound notifications, emergency broadcasts, attendance and interactive surveys and reports. School Messenger provides 24x7 support, maximum uptime and massive calling capacity. Instant translation to 30+ languages. The service can either be fully hosted (CommSuite) or shared (SmartCall) where districts can use their telecom capacity to route nonemergency messages to reduce cost.

Blackboard Connect The Blackboard Connect (formerly ConnectED) service enables school administrators to record, schedule, send, and track personalized voice, email and SMS messages to tens of thousands of students, parents, and staff in minutes. Blackboard Connect offers three levels of bundled service with emergency communication, attendance, survey, and community outreach notification tools designed to help schools at all levels improve awareness, increase involvement, and audit communication on a regular basis. This is a fully hosted service.

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. 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 IEPrelated 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 threedimensional bar coding is available.


The Lower Hudson Regional Information Center

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

Finance Manager Finance Manager has been supporting NYS school districts for 20 years. This year, Finance Manager has launched its new platform, nVision, an SQL-based financial and human resources product designed to address all aspects of NYS school reporting requirements. This solution provides business offices with an application that improves efficiency and streamlines business operations. Vision integrates accounting, budget, payroll, requisitioning, receivables, human resources, bidding, negotiations, and time and attendance. In addition, this new version will allow for both internal and web-based employee self service, facilities management and PDP tracking. Finance Manager is being used by more than 434 New York State school districts and is supported by 11 of the 12 Regional Information Centers across the state. LHRIC support includes comprehensive implementation and support, on-site startup support, customer support, financial helpdesk,

many user groups, meetings with TRS, ERS, and IRS, and a programming staff to help create custom reports and letters.The LHRIC also has a full disaster recovery continuity plan around the Finance Manager service in case of emergency.

Facilities Management Software The LHRIC has partnered with CapProSoft to offer hosted, webbased facilities management software. The LHRIC provides a fault-tolerant environment for two products, CPPRT and FAST. CPPRT is a web-based application that enables districts to track and report ongoing capital projects on a multiyear basis and provides a complete audit trail and history of a project. It works in conjunction with the NYS Education Department’s facilities planning requirements, generating all required reports, including the final building project report. CPPRT allows districts to maintain fiscal control, archive project records and generate timely reports. FAST provides the district’s leadership team with a central database of information about facilities infrastructure, building types, health/safety issues, major utility systems, site conditions and fire inspections. It is designed to

help districts fulfill mandates of the Comprehensive Public School Building Safety Program, including annual visual inspections and the 5-year facilities plan. It can serve as a foundation for future capital projects.

Facilities Work Order Management This service supports the approval and communications process required for successful facilities work by automating the submission and tracking of facilities work orders. The system has been in use for more than 10 years by districts in the region. In addition to automating communications with teachers and administrators who request work, the system improves 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 checkout, and 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.

Instructional Technology Services CoSers 554 and 611 Contact: Jean Benitez 914-592-4203 x3403 jbenitez@lhric.org

LHRIC Instructional Technology Services is a family of instructional services and

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The Lower Hudson Regional Information Center programs shared by districts in Westchester, Putnam, and Rockland counties, focusing on technologies that can transform education. The LHRIC 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 relating to transforming education, diversity in learning styles and student populations, and teacher excellence.

Model Schools Core Service Model Schools Core Service is the entryway into full access to all instructional services provided by the Model Schools team. Membership in the Core Service is shared by more than 40 districts in Westchester, Putnam, and Rockland counties. Through the Core Service, districts have access to Model Schools sponsored professional development workshops, special events, speakers, demonstrations, conferences, and online courses focused on key regional issues and topics in instructional technology. By using the Core Service, districts may send teachers, lab aides, and administrators to sessions where they can develop competencies that they can immediately bring back to their districts. Core Service workshops and events are supplemented by virtual classroom activity, “online” facilitated office hours, and an online learning center powered by Blackboard to help make learning systemic and easily accessible for participants. In addition, LHRIC instructional technology consultants are accessible to districts for on-site professional development, “at elbow” coaching and classroom level support, and jobembedded support for building 30 level PLCs. The Core Service

is supported by an information rich website, (http://lhric.org/ms), a Twitter feed (http://twitter.com/lhricms), a Facebook page (http://www.facebook. com/LHRICModelSchools), and a blog (http://lhricblog.blogspot.com).

Customized In-District Professional Development As a supplement to existing efforts in instructional technology, the LHRIC Model Schools team can deliver sustainable and cost effective professional development to meet any budget and schedule. In partnership with the district, LHRIC designs a strategic matrix that becomes a design document against which needs can be identified, and resources matched to the particular needs of a building or district. LHRIC expertise in customized professional development includes: • 21st Century learning; • Web 2.0 embedded in instruction; • Effective use of interactive whiteboards and response systems; • Safe and ethical use of technology for teachers and students; • Digital storytelling and use of instructional multimedia; • Developing online learning environments; • Understanding and working with performance data; • Incorporating mobile technology

(iPads, Smartphones) into classroom environments.

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, 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.

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


The Center for Proffessional The Lower Hudson Development Regional & Curriculum InformationSupport Center 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, a homework drop box for students and a grading component that integrates with the grading system used by your district. eChalk™ has a web safe, fully integrated blogging tool available to all members. School districts no longer have to invest in third-party blogging tools, but can use this safe tool where teachers, administrators, parents and students can create or participate in a weblog journal. In the summer of 2012, eChalk™ will introduce the full integration of Google Apps and/or Microsoft’s 365 cloud applications. Teachers can

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now take advantage of email and online productivity tools that allow students and teachers to collaborate. The District decides on the tool and eChalk™ will make sure it integrates safely for K-12 schools.

unlimited class pages. Using back end forms to manage content, schools 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.

Blackboard K-12

Performance Tracker & Assessment Builder/ SunGard

The Blackboard learning management system provides an online solution that empowers teachers to collaborate and communicate with students in a safe blended or fully online environment. It has integrated Web 2.0 tools such as a wiki and blog, and embedded NBC and YouTube video mash-up tools. Teachers can selectively group students and release content based on automated adaptive release features that provide for differentiated instruction and other pedagogical curriculum design elements. Integrating Blackboard within existing classrooms provides teachers and students with a robust flexible digital annex to supplement the face-to-face learning environment. Flexible pricing models are available for classrooms or the whole school.

SchoolWorld-An Edline Solution- Web Content Management System K-12 schools can engage in School World’s dynamic website design and 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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SchoolCenter provides sophisticated web designs for districts and offers teachers the ability to create

Performance Tracker provides educators a single point of contact 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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Curriculum Mapping

Online curriculum mapping resources provide an effective way to create and manage a district’s curriculum maps. District personnel will have access to view, search, and analyze their district’s curriculum on the web. Assessments, learning standards, and lesson resources are all easily integrated within the systems. Products Supported: Rubicon Atlas and SunGard’s Curriculum Connector (formerly Tech Paths).

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 31 subscription based multimedia


The Lower Hudson Regional Information Center 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

these districts gather real data on teacher, student and administrator skills and beliefs related to the use of technology to support teaching and learning. Presented as the findings and recommendations of an independent evaluator, the Sun Associates evaluation is often the cornerstone of an effective long-range strategic technology plan, professional development effort, or eRate current status evaluation.

Planning, Evaluation, Audits: Curriculum and Technology Creating a Roadmap for 21st Century Teaching and Integration Systems Learning Curriculum & Technology Integration Over the last two decades, the LHRIC has pioneered a strategic long-range technology planning process. We have worked closely with districts and their boards of education and communities to help envision and implement meaningful and innovative uses of educational technology. In a partnership with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Educational Technology, the LHRIC is working with local school districts in looking at innovation and change in education. In addition to our “School 2.0” vision and goal setting process adopted from the Department of Education framework, we are able to bring to member districts the expertise of trusted service providers to deliver comprehensive instructional and technical audits, which can reveal current gaps and inefficiencies, and provide industry standard recommendations for deploying technology. You benefit directly from these strategic partnerships. Our partnership with Sun Associates helps districts use the services of a well regarded instructional technology program evaluator. Sun Associates has worked with districts in the LHRIC service area for 32 many years and has helped

Systems supports educators as they look to instructional technology programs to respond to educational initiatives. Tier 1, 2, and 3 Response to Intervention programs, enrichment programs, early literacy programs, drop-out prevention and credit recovery are all issues/initiatives addressed by these programs. SuccessMaker, Compass/Odyssey, Waterford Early Reading, Math & Science, NovaNet, ELLis and Achieve 3000 are among the programs we support. We continually evaluate research based, Common Core aligned offers that will help fulfill the educational needs of our districts. Our

goal is to assist district leadership in the selection and implementation of curriculum based software solutions to meet state and federal mandates and districts’ instructional goals. This service is more than training on a piece of software, the CATIS team provides a full range of services from coordinating a review of best of breed software solutions, to implementation, planning and execution. Consulting involves working with district data inquiry teams to maximize the robust report features of the supported programs. Consultants work with district personnel to analyze state and local assessments and utilize these software tools to respond to students’ instructional needs. Program planning, development of customized plans, a series of professional development workshops, user groups, site visits, telephone and online support are all part of the services offered.

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


The Lower Hudson Regional Information Center 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 postsecondary opportunities. Counselors and schoolto-work coordinators can use printed curriculum and materials for further study.

Distance Education Service 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 allows teachers and students synchronous communication with peers and experts from around the world. Videoconferencing connects students with museums, scientists, explorers, artists and musicians around the world without leaving the school building. The LHRIC service includes professional development, user groups and strategic planning for effective integration of this technology

into the school. Videoconference collaborations are exciting, economic and effective, and bring 21st century skills to the school community.

messages and tell their stories. Now anyone can catalog, organize, publish and manage original video content using this easy to use solution.

Online Courses

Webinars with Adobe Connect

Online courses have proven to be an effective tool for schools to address the variety of unique curriculum needs faced by districts. Online courses meet student needs for credit recovery, Advanced Placement, electives, and enrichment, and serve as a solution to complex scheduling challenges. The LHRIC provides a differentiated approach to online learning with a variety of solutions and implementation models available to meet every district’s needs.

Video on Demand with Ensemble Districts are faced with increased demand for video content to support all areas of communication throughout the school community. These include board meetings, public relations, professional development and the instructional needs within classrooms. Video is the preferred choice for educators to enhance

The LHRIC’s Adobe Connect service provides districts with cost-effective webinar software that allows teachers, students and administrators to communicate LIVE without the expense of travel and time. With this license comes unlimited use of video, chat and real-time voice, along with screen sharing and break out rooms; meeting the needs of every level of online learning.  Districts can increase their professional development opportunities to span the district, other districts, states and potentially the world.  Adobe Connect is an easy to use interface that provides that access for any user in your school community.

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Interscholastic Athletics Center for Interscholastic Athletics Interscholastic Athletic Services CoSer 551 SWBOCES manages more than 40,000 scheduled athletic contests and oversees the administration of more than 80,000 officiating assignments. SWBOCES also coordinates and rates 2,500+ sports officials and administers the nearly $4 million payment plan for these officials. The Center for Interscholastic Athletics also maintains a website that can be accessed through www.swboces.org. The site is an invaluable source of information regarding the schedule of all games and tournaments in the Section 1 region as well as specific directions to the schools in which athletic events are held; nearly 100 schools are listed. Supplementary information on organizations such as the New York State Public High School Athletic Association, the New York State Athletic Administrators Association, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and links to other related sites is also available through this site. Athletic office support is based on a tiered formula reflecting each school’s secondary enrollment, as classified by the New York State Public High School Athletic Association. The Officials’ Payment Plan fees are not stateaidable, 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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Director: Jennifer Simmons 914-592-2526 jsimmons@swboces.org

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


Center for Adult and Community Services Nursing Program Contact: Dr. Salvatore Bellafiore • 914-592-0849 • sbellafiore@swboces.org

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

Licensed Practical Nursing Preparation This 54-hour optional 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

Center for Adult and Community Services Director: Claudia Murphy 914-347-2314 cmurphy@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 18 years of age and older 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, Phlebotomy & EKG, Construction Trades, Electricity, Citizenship, GED®, and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL); programs for incarcerated youth and adults, and other extensive continuing education programs. Programs are supported by participant fees, tuition, grants and state aid.

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. Financial aid is available for qualified students.

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Center for Adult and Community Services

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

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

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

Chapter 683 of the Laws of 1986, and Part 118 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education requires the provision of educational services to youth incarcerated in correctional facilities. Located at the Westchester County Department of Correction in Valhalla, NY, the BOCES Sprain Brook Academy (SBA) provides incarcerated youth (between the ages of 16 and 21) secondary school services while institutionalized. Curriculum and instruction are aligned with the NYS Learning Standards and State Regents requirements respectively. Incarcerated students attend a 36 full-day program which includes

ESL/literacy for nonreaders, high school academics, GED® preparation, life skills, and career development. Upon discharge from the facility our students typically return to their communities. We assist them with issues related to housing, employment/training, and higher education.

Adult Continuing Education Program CoSer 110 Contact: Dr. Salvatore Bellafiore 914-592-0849 sbellafiore@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 at www. swboces.org/adulteducation . 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 areas such as, Air Conditioning/ Refrigeration and Heating (HVAC), Broadband Academy, Construction Trades, Cosmetology, Clinical Medical Assistant, Culinary, Medical Office Management, Pharmacy Technician, Automotive Service Technician, and Solar Electric (PV). Our students are also provided with employment readiness workshops, job counseling and job placement assistance. Financial aid and/or career loans are available for qualified students.

Continuing Education A wide range of evening and Saturday 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 in areas such as Heating Systems, Oil Burner Repair, Carpentry, Auto Mechanics, Construction Estimating, and DIY (Doit-Yourself Home Maintenance).

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


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

Special Services Transportation CoSer 621 Students with special needs receive door-to-door bus service between home and school from compassionate, experienced, well-trained drivers and monitors. SWBOCES bus monitors are sensitive to special needs students and available when required by an IEP as an addition to basic transportation service. Special needs students in wheelchairs receive professional transportation service in specially equipped, air-conditioned school vehicles with wheelchair lifts. As an added safety and comfort feature, bus monitors always accompany students who are in wheelchairs.

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

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

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

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WBOCES bus drivers and monitors are dedicated professionals with an average of nearly ten years of BOCES experience. All drivers and monitors have received the training mandated by the New York State Education Department. In addition, drivers and monitors participate in additional hours of safety training on particular topics of interest during the year. Many of our school bus monitors are CPR and AED certified. At SWBOCES we set higher standards for the development of our employees, exceeding those set by the NYSED. Our transportation office is staffed 12 hours each school day to ensure that a team effort results in the best possible safety and service for students. During the 2010-11 school year, BOCES drivers again drove school vehicles more than one million miles, transporting more than 220 students daily, many of whom have disabilities. The Transportation Department is committed to providing safe, reliable, cost efficient school transportation services for districts, students and their families. The SWBOCES Transportation Department has a fleet of 55 school vans and buses. This fleet is maintained by Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)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 maintained by SWBOCES earning inspection pass rates between 95 and 100 percent. All SWBOCES school vehicles are radio-equipped to maintain contact with the Transportation Office at all times. Radio communication is supplemented by cell phones carried by bus drivers and monitors.

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Department of Transportation

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

Summer Special Services Transportation CoSer 845 Students with special needs receive home-to-school and school-to-home bus service to extended year classes during July and August. Summer school busing usually lasts for six weeks, although special arrangements can be made for shorter or longer summer sessions. SWBOCES vans used during the summer are air conditioned. Wheelchair vans with bus monitors are available when needed.

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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, monitor 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 that request support. Article 19A drivers’ files maintenance, physical performance testing, SED-mandated Refresher classes and basic monitor training classes are just some of the specific offerings under this CoSer. SWBOCES will assist districts to ensure compliance with the many SED, DMV and DOT regulations that govern school transportation.

Cooperative Vehicle Maintenance Services CoSer 634 Cooperative school bus and vehicle maintenance services are available to any district requiring assistance with fleet maintenance. Fleet maintenance and inspection services are provided by an experienced team of qualified, smoothly operating technicians at the SWBOCES garage located at the Rye Lake Campus in North White Plains. The internal DOT inspection passing rate on the SWBOCES bus fleet is currently over 97 percent. Our external DOT inspection rates for other districts’ fleets range between 95 and 100 percent. SWBOCES mechanics have been recognized by NYS DOT and NYAPT for conducting one of the top school bus maintenance programs in the state. Loaner vans are available to districts to cover a temporary shortage of vehicles.


Department of Human Resources Career Fair

CoSer 615

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

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

Interim Placement Service

CoSer 615

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

The Southern Westchester BOCES Interim Placement Service for administrators and teachers is designed to help subscribing school districts with filling interim or temporary vacancies by maintaining a pool of administrators and teachers with valid New York State certification. Individuals hired by the school district by participating in the Interim Placement Service are considered employees of that school district.

Fingerprinting Service

CoSer 648

Contact: Harold A. Coles, Psy.D., Assistant Superintendent for Regional Services 914-937-3820 x 505 hcoles@swboces.org Sheila V. McGuiness, DBA, Director of Human Resources 914-937-3820 ext. 553 smcguinness@swboces.org

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n addition to administering all personnel policies and procedures for approximately 1,100 employees of Southern Westchester BOCES, the Human Resources Department offers personnelrelated 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, 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: Cynthia Bambace• Regional Certification Officer 914-937-3820 x 561 • cbambace@swboces.org Ann Spagnoletti • Human Resources 914-937-3820 x 538 • aspagnoletti@swboces.org

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

Substitute Management Service

CoSer 624

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

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

Regional Certification

CoSer 606

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

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

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Cross Contracts with other BOCES

Cross Contracts with other BOCES Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES Substitute Finder CoSer 606

Contact: Lynn Allen 914-248-2310 lallen@pnwboces.org

The Substitute Finder (SubFinder) Service provides a web-based system for reporting absences and securing substitutes. 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.

Regional Teacher Recruitment CoSer 608

Contact: Lynn Allen 914-248-2310 lallen@pnwboces.org

This service offers:

The Online 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. 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. 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 online 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 is a new add-on module that will assist OLAS districts in streamlining 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

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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 track the status of vacancies and candidates. The system will integrate with TEACH, Finance Manager and WinCap.

Staff Development Program for Classified Employees CoSer 614 Contact: Lynn Allen 914-248-2310 lallen@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) CoSer 616 Contact: Lynn Allen 914-248-2310 lallen@pnwboces.org

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

providing strong evidence to remove ineligible students from the rolls, this service provides 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.

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

The Challenger Learning Center provides a unique, hands-on experience using flight simulation and technology to encourage student interest and learning growth in mathematics, science, and technology. Teachers are provided

with professional development, curriculum materials, and instructional support. Activities and objectives correlate with national and New York State learning standards.

Questar III/ BOCES 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.

Private Investigation Service CoSer 698 Contact: Lynn Allen 914-248-2310 lallen@pnwboces.org

Illegal residency issues remain a problem for many school districts and are becoming increasingly costly and difficult to manage. In addition to

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Special Act Districts Greenburgh Eleven Superintendent: Anthony Gyetua-Danquah • 914-693-8500 adanquah@greenb.lhric.org

Greenburgh Eleven, chartered as a Special Act Public School District, 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 uses state-of-the-art core curriculum materials, related services, tutorial services, and enrichment programs. After school extracurricular activities are coordinated with The Children’s Village team. Greenburgh Eleven holds commencement exercises for seniors meeting the requirements for high school graduation. The District is funded on a perchild 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, which is especially designed to close the learning 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 whiteboards in each school. A high level of ancillary services and a low teacher-student ratio combine to create a student-centered 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 an academic program and related services to students at-risk, highly specialized education and treatment programs.

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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. Curriculum 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.


Special Act Districts

Greenburgh-North 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 375 students with special education needs, grades 7-12. Class sizes range from 6 to 8 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. Students are prepared for all required New York State Regents testing and awards Regents, Local and IEP 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 Union Free School consists of three separate school sites the Greenburgh Academy located in Yonkers; REACH Academy located in Valhalla and the Dr. Kenneth B. Clark Academy, our new “state of the art” facility in Dobbs Ferry. The Dr. Kenneth B. Clark Academy educates students with behavioral learning and psychiatric concerns and the REACH academy educates students on the autism spectrum. Both schools provide either a day or residential program. Whereas Greenburgh Academy, a day program, educates students with behavioral learning and psychiatric concerns.

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 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. 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 self contained 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.

Mount Pleasant Cottage UFSD Superintendent: James Gaudette 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 300 children with social-emotional disabilities who are either day students or residents of the Jewish Child Care Association’s 175-acre Westchester Campus. Resident-students live in one of four separate programs on campus. The Pleasantville Cottage School is a coeducational facility for approximately 96 students of average intelligence who are socially and emotionally challenged. The Edenwald Center serves approximately 110 boys and girls who have developmental and emotional challenges. The Pleasantville Diagnostic Center is a short-term treatment program for approximately 36 boys and girls ages 6 to 14. The Gateways Program provides clinical services for approximately 12 female residents. In addition, the school district admits day students who are accepted and integrated into existing programs based on the submission of intake packets and interviews with school staff. For more information regarding the day student program, contact Jim Nolan at 914-769-0456, ext. 332 or Jnolan@mail.mpcsny.org. The school district develops individualized educational programs, 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

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Special Act Districts instruction, a continuum of vocational experiences and opportunities, and a comprehensive focus on the enhancement of individual student academic growth. Regents, Local and IEP diplomas are awarded to students meeting the requirements of the New York State Department of Education.

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.

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Component School Districts Superintendent

Phone

Board President

Laura Allen

693-6300

Patricia Bova

William J. Stark

937-3600

Sheri Zarkower

Bronxville

David Quattrone

395-0500

James Hudson

Byram Hills

Jacquelyn Taylor

273-4082

Ira Schulman

Dobbs Ferry

Lisa Brady

693-1500

Lynne Black

Eastchester

Marilyn Terranova

793-6130

Paul Doyle

Edgemont

Nancy Taddiken

472-7768

Gerald Stoughton

Elmsford

Barbara Peters

592-8440

Matthew R.C. Evans

Ronald Ross, Interim

761-6000

Terry Williams

Anthony Gyetna-Danaquah

693-8500

Susan Noble

Greenburgh Graham

Amy Goodman

478-1106

Poul Jensen

Greenburgh North Castle

Edward Placke

693-3030

Dennis Barry

Louis Wool

835-3300

Dennis DiLorenzo

Timothy P. Connors, Interim

478-6200

Eileen Baecher

Mark K. Silverstein

749-2900

Daniel Leffell

Robert Roelle, Interim

591-8501

John Dawson

Mount Pleasant Blythedale

Ellen Bergman

347-1800

Patricia Stanley

Mount Pleasant Central

Susan Guiney

769-5500

Theresa Fowler

Mount Pleasant Cottage

James Gaudette

769-0456

Barbara Mann

Mount Vernon

Waveline Bennett-Conroy, Acting

665-5201

Michelle Walker

New Rochelle

Richard Organisiak

576-4200

Chrisanne Petrone

Dennis Lauro, Jr.

738-3434

Robert Eicher

Mary Fox-Alter

741-1400

Lois Winkler

Pocantico Hills

Valencia Douglas

631-2440

John Conrad

Port Chester-Rye

Edward Kilszas

934-7901

Blanca Lopez

Rye

Edward J. Shine

967-6108

Laura Slack

Rye Neck

Peter J. Mustich

777-5200

Cathy O’Keefe

Scarsdale

Michael V. McGill

721-2410

Jill Spieler

Tarrytowns

Howard W. Smith

631-9404

B. Joseph Lillis

Tuckahoe

Edward J. Reilly, Interim

337-6600

Julio Urbina

Brenda Myers

683-5040

William Rosenberg

Christopher Clouet

422-2019

Rosemarie Eller

Robert Shaps

698-9000

Robert Nichinsky

Bernard Pierorazio

376-8100

Paresh Patel

Ardsley Blind Brook

Greenburgh Central 7 Greenburgh Eleven

Harrison Hastings-on-Hudson Hawthorne Cedar Knolls Irvington

Pelham Pleasantville

Valhalla White Plains Non Component School Districts Mamaroneck Yonkers

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SWBOCES Services Guide 2012-2013 CoSer Index CoSer 101 Programs for Secondary Day Students............7 Commercial Art...................................................7 Multimedia Production........................................7 TV/Video Production...........................................8 Fashion Design/Merchandising............................8 Computer Electronics/ Robotic/Networking.........8 Automotive Technician .......................................8 Collision Technician............................................8 Carpentry Construction........................................8 Electrical Construction.........................................9 Cosmetology.......................................................9 Culinary Arts.......................................................9 Emergency & Protective Services.........................9 Culinary - Bilingual.............................................9 Electrical - Bilingual............................................9 Cosmetology - Bilingual......................................9 CoSer 102 Introduction to Career Trades ........................9 CoSer 107 Nursing Program............................................35 Licensed Practical Nursing Preparatoion..............35 Ceritified Nurse Assistant.....................................35 CoSer 110 Adult Continuing Education Program.............36 Career Starters.....................................................36 Continuing Education..........................................36 Business & Industry Services................................36 CoSer 201 Programs for Multiply Disabled Students.......11 CoSer 203 Programs for Applied Intensive Intervention (AIIM).....................................................11 CoSer 230 Programs for Intensive Services......................12 Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Program ....................12 Experiential Learning...........................................12 Gifted Special Education.....................................12 Communication Development.............................12 CoSer 231 Programs for Therapeutic Support..................13 TSP Regular Elementary/Middle...........................13 TSP Fragile Middle School...................................13 Therapeutic Support & Developmental Disabilities.......................................................13 CoSer 231 Program for Communication Development— Middle School.............................................................13 CoSer 235 Therapeutic Support — ­ High School...............13 Collaborative High School...................................14 CoSer 235 Program for Communication Development/ High School...............................................................14 CoSer 340 Sign Language Interpreters/Tutors..................14 CoSer 370 Assessment Intervention Services...................14 CoSer 401 Intensive Day Treatment ................................15 CoSer 403 Challenger Learning Center............................41 CoSer 431 Gifted & Talented Services..............................20 CoSer 435 Alternative Education.....................................10 Alternative High School.......................................10 GED Program......................................................10 CoSer 444 Distance Education Service............................33 Videoconferencing..............................................33 Online Courses....................................................33 Video on Demand with Ensemble........................33 Webinars with Adobe Connect............................33

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CoSer 510 Technology Support Services..........................22 Local Area Network Support................................22 Hardware Repair.................................................22 School Security Service.......................................22 Remote Backup Service.......................................22 Digital Signage....................................................23 Wide Area Network Services (also CoSers 611 & 612)..................................23 Voice Over IP (VOIP) Service...............................23 Virtual Private Networking...................................23 Internet Service Provider......................................23 Central Internet Filtering......................................24 SPAM Filtering.....................................................24 Intellipath............................................................24 Help Desk Application........................................24 Systems Integration (also CoSer 611)...................24 CoSer 511 Media Resource Services................................21 CoSer 512 Automated Library System..............................21 CoSer 513 Online Information Resources........................21 CoSer 514 Grant Applications.........................................20 CoSer 525 Print/Copy Services........................................24 CoSer 530 Comprehensive Support Services....................15 CoSer 530 Before/After School Intervention Services......15 CoSer 545 Strategic Planning Services.............................20 CoSer 551 Interscholastic Athletic Services.....................34 CoSer 554 Instructional Technology Services...................29 Model Schools Core Service................................30 Customized In-District Prof. Development...........30 Technology Leadership Institute...........................30 eChalk.................................................................30 Blackboard K-12 .................................................31 SchoolWorld-An Edline Solution Web Content Management System.........................................31 SchoolCenter-An Edline Solution Web Content Management System.........................................31 Performance Tracker and Assessment Builder.......31 Curriculum Mapping...........................................31 Electronic Resources............................................31 Planning, Evaluation, Audits................................32 Curriculum and Technology Integration Systems..32 Career and Guidance..........................................32 CoSer 555 Professional Learning Services........................17 Regents Reform Agenda.......................................17 School Leadership...............................................18 Literacy Coaches.................................................18 Reading Recovery®.............................................18 Math Coaches.....................................................18 Meeting Diverse Student Needs...........................19 Section One Physical Education and Health Education Professional Develpment Consortium..19 New York State ELA and Mathematics Scoring Leader Training for Grades 3-8..........................19 Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Training..............19 Substitute and Teacher Stipend Reimbursement Program............................................................19 CoSer 556 Homeless Student Program ............................20 CoSer 604 State Aid and Financial Planning Service........41 CoSer 606 Regional Certification Service........................39 CoSer 606 Substitute Finder.............................................40


Services Guide 2012-2013 CoSer Index CoSer 608 Regional Teacher Recruitment........................40 The Online Application System for Educators......40 Candidate Management System...........................40 CoSer 610 Transportation Certification Training..............38 CoSer 611 Student Information Technology Services.......24 Microcomputer Support for Administrators..........24 eSchool Plus........................................................24 PowerSchool.......................................................25 eSchoolData........................................................25 Infinite Campus...................................................25 State Reporting SIS Training/Support Service........25 State Data Validation - Certify..............................26 Data Analysis......................................................26 New York State Reporting - School Report Card...26 Teacher Level Reports..........................................26 Instructional Resource Links for Teachers and Administrators............................................27 Regents Scanning & Analysis...............................27 Regents In-District Scanning................................27 Regents In-District Scoring...................................27 ISR Printing Services............................................27 Violent and Disruptive Incident Reporting System.27 Chief Information Officer Executive Briefings......27 Test Scoring for State Assessments........................27 NYSSIS Unique ID Number.................................28 K-12 Alerts..........................................................28 School Messenger................................................28 Blackboard Connect............................................28 Laser Fiche..........................................................28 IEP Direct............................................................28 Indentification Badges.........................................28 Financial Technology Services.............................29 Finance Manager.................................................29 Facilities Management Software........................... 29 Facilities Work Order Management.....................29 Automated Food Services....................................29 CoSer 614 Staff Development Program for Classified Employees.....................................................................41 CoSer 615 Career Fair......................................................39 CoSer 615 Interim Placement Service..............................39 CoSer 616 Employee Assistance Program (EAP)...............41 CoSer 621 Special Services Transportation.......................37 CoSer 623 Career Services Transportation.......................37 CoSer 624 Substitute Management Service......................39 CoSer 625 Consortium Transportation Management........37 CoSer 633 Field Trip Services...........................................38 CoSer 634 Cooperative Vehicle Maintenance Services ....38 CoSer 644 Health, Safety & Violence Prevention Services.........................................................................20 CoSer 646 Public Information Services............................16 CoSer 648 Fingerprinting Service.....................................39 CoSer 698 Private Investigation Service...........................41 CoSer 841 Incarcerated Youth Program...........................36 CoSer 842 Extended School Year Program.......................15 CoSer 845 Summer Special Services Transportation.........38 Ancillary Transportation Services.........................38 CoSer 849 Adult Literacy Center .....................................36

Services Guide 2012-2013 Program Index Adult Continuing Education Program...................36 Adult Literacy Center ..........................................36 Alternative Education Program.............................10 Alternative High School.......................................10 Ancillary Transportation Services.........................38 Assessment Intervention Services.........................14 Automated Food Services....................................29 Automated Library Systems..................................21 Automotive Technician........................................8 BASIS - Before/After School Intervention..............15 Blackboard Connect............................................28 Blackboard K12...................................................31 Business and Industry Services.............................36 Candidate Management System...........................40 Career and Guidance .........................................32 Career Fair...........................................................39 Career Services Transportation.............................37 Career Starters.....................................................36 Carpentry Construction........................................8 Central Internet Filtering......................................24 Certified Nurse Assistant......................................35 Challenger Learning Center.................................41 Chief Information Officer Executive Briefings .....27 Collaborative High School...................................14 Collision Technician (Auto Technician)................8 Commercial Art...................................................7 Communication Development.............................12 Comprehensive Support Services.........................15 Computer Electronics/Robotic/Networking..........8 Consortium Transportation Management..............37 Continuing Education..........................................36 Cooperative Vehicle Maintenance Services..........38 Cosmetology.......................................................9 Cosmetology - Binlingual....................................9 Culinary Arts.......................................................9 Culinary - Bilingual.............................................9 Curriculum and Technology Integration Systems..32 Curriculum Mapping...........................................31 Customized In-District Professional Dev..............30 Data Analysis......................................................26 Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Program.....................12 Digital Signage....................................................23 Distance Education Service.................................33 eChalk.................................................................30 Electrical - Bilingual............................................9 Electrical Construction.........................................9 Electronic Resources............................................31 Emergency and Protective Services......................9 Employee Assistance Program..............................41 eSchool Plus........................................................24 eSchool Data ......................................................25 Experiential Learning...........................................12 Extended School Year Program.............................15 Facilities Management Software...........................29 Facilities Work Order Management.....................29 Fashion Design/Merchandising............................8 Field Trip Services................................................38 Finance Manager.................................................29 Fingerprinting Service..........................................39 GED Program......................................................10 Gifted and Talented Services................................20

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SWBOCES Services Guide 2012-2013 Program Index Gifted Special Education.....................................12 Grant Applications...............................................20 Hardware Repair.................................................22 Health, Safety and Violence Prevention Services..20 Help Desk Application........................................24 Homeless Student Program .................................20 IEP Direct............................................................28 Incarcerated Youth Program.................................36 Indentification Badges.........................................28 Infinite Campus...................................................25 Instructional Resource Links for Teachers and Administrators..................................................27 Intellipath............................................................24 Intensive Day Treatment.......................................15 Interim Placement Service...................................39 Internet Service Provider......................................23 Interscholastic Athletics.......................................34 Introduction to Career Trades...............................9 ISR Printing Service.............................................27 K-12 Alerts..........................................................28 LaserFiche...........................................................28 Licensed Practical Nursing Preparation................35 Literacy Coaches.................................................18 Local Area Network Support Service....................22 Math Coaches.....................................................18 Media Resource Service......................................21 Meeting Diverse Student Needs...........................19 Microcomputer Support for Administrators..........24 Model Schools Core Service................................30 Multimedia Production........................................7 New York State ELA and Mathematics Scoring Leader Training for Grades 3-8..........................19 New York State Reporting—School Report Card...26 Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Training..............19 Nursing Program.................................................35 Online Application System for Educators.............40 Online Courses....................................................33 Online Information Resources.............................21 Performance Tracker & Assessment Builder..........31 Planning, Evaluation, Audits................................32 PowerSchool.......................................................25 Print/Copy Services..............................................24 Private Investigation Service................................41 Professional Learning Services.............................17 Programs for Applied Intensive Intervention Model (AIIM)................................11 Program for Communication Development-Middle School...........................13 Program for Communication Development-High School..............................14 Programs for Intensive Services............................12 Programs for Multiply Disabled Students.............11 Programs for Secondary Day Career and Technical Education Students.....................7 Programs for Therapeutic Support........................13

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Public Information Services.................................16 Reading RecoveryÂŽ.............................................18 Regents In-District Scanning................................27 Regents In-District Scoring...................................27 Regents Reform Agenda.......................................17 Regents Scanning & Analysis...............................27 Regional Certification .........................................39 Regional Teacher Recruitment.............................40 Remote Backup Service.......................................22 School Leadership...............................................18 School Messenger................................................28 School Security Service.......................................22 SchoolCenter-An Edline Solution-Web Content Management System.........................................31 SchoolWorld-An Edline Solution-Web Content Management System.........................................31 Section One Physical Education and Health Education Professional Development Consortium.......................................................19 Sign Language Interpreters/Tutors.........................14 SPAM Filtering.....................................................24 Special Services Transportation............................37 Staff Development Program for Classified Employees........................................41 State Aid and Financial Planning Service.............41 State Data Validation (Certify)..............................26 State Reporting SIS Training/Support....................25 Strategic Planning................................................20 Substitute and Teacher Stipend Reimbursement Program............................................................19 Substitute Finder..................................................40 Substitute Management Service...........................39 Summer Special Services Transportation..............38 Systems Integration (CoSers 510 & 611)...............24 Teacher Level Reports..........................................26 Technology Leadership Institute...........................30 Test Scoring for State Assessments........................27 Therapeutic Support-High School........................13 Therapeutic Support & Developmental Disabilities.......................................................13 Transportation Certification and Training.............38 TSP Regular/Elementary/Middle School...............13 TSP Fragile Middle School...................................13 TV/Video Production...........................................8 Unique Identification Number (NYSSIS)..............28 Video on Demand...............................................33 Videoconferencing..............................................33 Violent and Disruptive Incident Reporting System............................................................27 Virtual Private Networking Services.....................23 Voice Over IP (VOIP) Service...............................23 Webinars with Adobe Connect............................33 Wide Area Network Services (also CoSers 611 & 612)..................................23


2012 - 2013 Services Price List 17 Berkley Drive, Rye Brook, NY 10573 914.937.3820 www.swboces.org

CoSer #

Program Name

CENTER FOR CAREER SERVICES

2012-2013 Price

CoSer 101 CoSer 102

Secondary Day Program Intro to Career Trades

$13,543 per student $25,034 per student

CoSer 435

Alternative Education

$31,613 per student; includes vocational component

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

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

CoSer 401

Intensive Day Treatment

$66,438 per student $77,600 - $80,823 per student $52,394 - $55,620 per student $68,963 - $72,738 per student $72,114 - $76,070 per student Fee varies depending on level of participation Varies by participation $175 per student daily (Days 1-30); $350 per student daily (Days 31-90)

CoSer 530

Comprehensive Support Services

$108 per half-hour group session

CoSer 842

Extended School Year Program

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

CENTER FOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND CURRICULUM SUPPORT CoSer 431

Today’s Students, Tomorrow’s Teachers

$3,150 per student

CoSer 511

Media Resource Service Online Media (Video Streaming)

$275 plus subscription fees

Automated Library Systems and Digital Library

Automated library systems base service: $725 Additional annual support and maintenance fee based on automation system Digital library participation based on student population: Under 500 students: $1,800; 501-1,000 students: $2,400; 1,001-2,000 students: $3,000; Over 2,000 students: $3,600 One-time Advantage fee: $1,000

Online Information Resources

Participation based on student population: Under 1,000 students: $1,266; 1,000-2,000 students: $2,321; Over 2,000 students: $3,376 Library per building: $700 Database costs vary with selection.

CoSer 512

CoSer 513

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

$1,395/district enrollment fee

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

Fees vary by program, consultant, level of service

Reading Recovery

Teacher Training: $20,000; Continuing contact/teacher years 2-4: $2,250; Year 5 and above: $1,400

Substitute Reimbursement Service CoSer 644

Fees based on flat base fee plus RWADA

Health, Safety and Violence Prevention Services

Districts must be a member of the base service for CoSer 555 and an 8% service fee will be charged on all on reimbursements. Under 1,000 students: $8,086; 1,001-3,500 students: $10,941; 3,501-5,500 students: $15,614; over 5,501 students: $16,233


CoSer #

Program Name

2012-2013 Price

THE LOWER HUDSON REGIONAL INFORMATION CENTER Coser 444

Distance Education

CoSers 510/611

Local Area Network Support Service

CoSers 510/612 CoSers 510/611

Wide Area Network Services Systems Integration Instructional Technology Central Internet Filtering The Model Schools Program Electronic Resources

CoSer 510

CoSer 554

Technology Leadership Institute CoSer 611

Student Information Technology Services Financial Technology Services

CoSer 612

Intellipath

CENTER FOR INTERSCHOLASTIC ATHLETICS

CoSer 551

Interscholastic Athletic Services

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

CENTER FOR ADULT AND COMMUNITY SERVICES CoSer 107

Licensed Practical Nursing

CoSer 110

Adult Continuing Education

Base Service: $6,000 Additional units 2-4 $2,125 Additional units 5+ $1,075 Fee varies depending on service Fee varies depending on service Fee determined by project scope $3.60 per year per workstation; Installation: $2.40 per workstation General membership: $9,078 Fee varies depending on service 1 Seat, $2,500; 2 seats, $3,500; additional seats, $500 each Fee varies depending on service Fee varies depending on service Base Charge $250 Line Charge is as billed Usage is as Billed BOCES Service Charge 5% Tier 1: $17,047 Tier 2: $14,603 Tier 3: $12,535 Tier 4: $10,401 Tier 5: $ 9,006 Tier 6: $ 5,228 One year: Full Time Program, $11,500; One year: Part Time Program, $5,850 Fees vary for each course, and may be paid by student or by employer. Call (914) 592-0849 to obtain brochure.

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION CoSer 610

Transportation Certification & Training

CoSer 621 CoSer 623 CoSer 625

Special Services Transportation Career Services Transportation Consortium Transportation Mgmt

CoSer 633

Field Trip Services

CoSer 634 CoSer 845

Cooperative Vehicle Maintenance Services Summer Special Services Transportation

$62.50 (DMV Article 19A) Complete Driver File Physical Performance Test, $29 Classroom Training and Refreshers, $47 per driver $11,222 per student, $25,880 per monitor $3,553 per student Fee varies based on size of program Trip Duration: 0-2 hours, $229; 2-4 hours, $286.25; over 4 hours, $332.50 $73.50 per hour, plus parts and fluids and disposal $2,005 per student, $3,533 per monitor

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

Fees vary based on service Fees vary based on service Fees vary based on service Fees vary based on service Fees vary based on service


Map and Stuff Central Administration 17 Berkley Drive Rye Brook, NY 10573 James T. Langlois, Ed.D Interim District Superintendent 914-937-3820 • jlanglois@swboces.org Sandra A. Simpson Chief Operating Officer/Deputy District Superintendent 914-937-3820 • ssimpson@swboces.org

Center for Special Services 1606 Old Orchard Street North White Plains, NY 10604 Director: Mary Ellen Betzler 914-948-7271 • mbetzler@swboces.org Center for Career Services 65 Grasslands Road Valhalla, NY 10595 Director: Linda Suarez 914-761-3400 • lsuarez@swboces.org Transportation Office 1606 Old Orchard Street North White Plains, NY 10604 Director: Douglas Carter 914-428-9300 dcarter@swboces.org

Interscholastic Athletics Office 2 Westchester Plaza Elmsford, NY 10523 Director: Jennifer Simmons 914-592-2526 • jsimmons@swboces.org Center for Adult and Community Services 85 Executive Blvd. Elmsford, NY 10523 Director: Claudia Murphy 914-345-8500 • cmurphy@swboces.org SWBOCES Adult Training Center 85 Executive Blvd. Elmsford, NY 10595 Supervisor: Sal Bellafiore 914-592-0849 • sbellafiore@swboces.org Center for Professional Development & Curriculum Support 2 Westchester Plaza Elmsford, NY 10523 Director: Jacqueline O’Donnell 914-345-8500 • jodonnell@swboces.org Lower Hudson Regional Information Center 44 and 50 Executive Blvd. Elmsford, NY 10523 Director: TBD 914-592-4203

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Ardsley 8 Blind Brook/Rye 9 10 Irvington 12 2 Mamaroneck 29 1 New Rochelle 27 5 Pelham 20 Pleasantville 7 23 Pocantico Hills 11 30 21 Port Chester 6 Valhalla 28 22 White Plains 13 16 Other Locations: 3 Holy Trinity25 1. Ardsley Mamaroneck St. Vincent’s Hospital 2. Blind Brook - Rye 15 N.Y Presbyterian 3. Bronxville 17 Hospital 4. Byram Hills St. Matthews 5. Dobbs Ferry SWBOCES Center for Career Services 6. Eastchester The Southern Westchester Board of Cooperative 7. Edgemont Educational Services, its officers and employees, 8. Elmsford shall not discriminate against any student, employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, 9. Greenburgh Central 7 national origin, creed, religion, marital status, 10. Harrison gender, age, handicapping condition or sexual 11. Hastings orientation. This policy of nondiscrimination includes access by students to educational 12. Irvington programs, counseling services for students, 13. Mamaroneck course offerings and student activities, 14. Mount Pleasant recruitment, appointment and promotion of employees and employment pay and benefits, 15. Mount Vernon and it is required by Title IX of the Education 16. New Rochelle Amendments of 1972 and Section 504 of the 17. Pelham Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended and then promulgated thereunder, not to discriminate in 18. Pleasantville such a manner. 19. Pocantico Hills SWBOCES IS AN EQUAL 20. Port Chester-Rye OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER 21. Rye City 17 Berkley Drive • Rye Brook, NY 10573 22. Rye Neck 23. Scarsdale 914-937-3820 24. The Tarrytowns Title IX Coordinator, Assistant 25. Tuckahoe Superintendent for Regional Services: Dr. Harold Coles 26. Valhalla 27. White Plains Section 504 Coordinator, Director of 28. Yonkers Facilities & Operations: Thomas DiBuono 29. Greenburgh 11 30. Greenburgh-Graham 31. Greenburgh-North Castle 32. Hawthorne Cedar Knolls 33. Mount Pleasant Blythedale 34. Mount Pleasant Cottage

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Teaching Learning Life

The 2012-2013 Services Guide


Southern Westchester BOCES Services Guide 2012-13