The Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) in New York State was established in 1948 to provide cost-effective shared educational programs and services to school districts. Over 60 years later, the goal remains the same, but has evolved to include a focus on preparing students for their role in a global economy while collaborating with districts to close gaps in student achievement.
Each school day the programs and services we provide impact the more than 21,000 students that attend our nine Oswego County School Districts. We not only provide outstanding educational experiences, but also offer cost effective cooperative services and programs to the districts themselves.
In addition to our educational programs, our many services bring cultural experiences to the local schools, books to their libraries and the latest in technology to their students. The success of Oswego County's more than 21,000 students is our mission.
We also strive to enhance the lives of our residents by providing GED programs, enrichment classes and adult literacy lessons.
Like any other growing organization, we are always working to improve these programs and services. This website will provide an overview of all of the many educational initiatives we provide to you, our community.
To learn more about the Center for Instruction, Technology & Innovation, click the links below:
Center for Instruction, Technology & Innovation
Board of Education
Freedom of Information Law
The Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) allows members of the public to access the records of school districts and other governmental agencies. Learn more about the FOIL request process at the Center for Instruction, Technology & Innovation.
Dignity for All Students Act
New York State’s Dignity for All Students Act (The Dignity Act) seeks to provide the State’s public elementary and secondary school students with a safe and supportive environment free from discrimination, intimidation, taunting, harassment, and bullying on school property, a school bus and/or at a school function. The Center for Instruction, Technology & Innovation District-Wide Dignity Act Coordinator is Mark LaFountain, Assistant Superintendent for Personnel, (315) 963-4286. Building-Level Dignity Act Coordinators are: Charles Pehta (Fourth Street School), (315) 593-8608; Scott Henry (Mexico Campus), (315) 963-4251; and Lisa Nappi (Mexico Campus), (315) 963-4279. Download a Dignity for All Students Act Reporting Form.
The Center for Instruction, Technology & Innovation shall continue its long-standing policy of providing educational opportunities for all students who wish to enroll in any course
without regard to race, sex, religion, national origin, or creed.
The Title IX compliance officers are Mr. Mark LaFountain and Mrs. Roseann Bayne.