Special Announcements / Action Items
On March 4, 2020, the Board of Regents and State Education Department will host a regional meeting to gather feedback on what a state diploma should signify to ensure educational excellence and equity for every student in New York State. This regional meeting is part of a series being held across New York State to gather stakeholder input and is an integral part of Phase I in the review of graduation measures. Parents, students, educators, and community and business representatives are encouraged to attend.
Regent Josephine Finn, 3rd Judicial District, will host the meeting in collaboration with Robert Dufour, Ed.D., Sullivan BOCES District Superintendent, and Charles Khoury, Ed.D., Ulster BOCES District Superintendent. The meeting will be held at the Ulster BOCES Conference Center, 175 Route 32 North, New Paltz, NY from 5-7 PM.
The meetings will include the opportunity for attendees to break out into small groups to discuss and provide feedback on five guiding questions.
1. What do we want students to know and to be able to do before they graduate?
2. How do we want students to demonstrate such knowledge and skills?
3. How do you measure learning and achievement (as it pertains to the answers to #2 above) to ensure they are indicators of high school completion?
4. How can measures of achievement accurately reflect the skills and knowledge of our special populations, such as students with disabilities and English language learners?
5. What course requirements or examinations will ensure that students are prepared for college and careers or civic engagement?
For those who are unable to attend the meeting in person, an online survey is also available.
For more information, to register for the event, or to complete the online survey, click on the link below.
It's Safe, It's Easy and It's Important
The 2020 Census is much more than just a headcount. It provides a picture of our community that helps determine where to build new schools, hospitals, and businesses. Responding to the census also helps communities get the funding they need and helps businesses make data-driven decisions that grow the economy.
Census data impacts our daily lives, informing important decisions about funding for services and infrastructure in our community, including health care, senior centers, roads, and political representation. It also helps us see how our communities have changed over time. That's why an accurate count is so important.
Your census responses are safe and secure. The census bureau is required by law to protect all personal information, and it is strictly confidential. Your answers cannot be used against you by any court or governmental agency, including the FBI, CIA, Department of Homeland Security, or U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
For the first time, the U.S. Census Bureau will accept responses online, by phone, and by mail, to ensure the process is secure and convenient for everyone. This new system makes the questionnaire easy to complete.
Video Link: What is the Census?
- A Roadmap to Achieving A Complete 2020 Census Count in NY State
- Census Statistics Used to Plan Health Food Programs for Low-Income Households
- 7-Year-Old Opera Singer and Actress Wants Kids to be Counted in the 2020 Census
- The Importance of Statistics in Schools in 2020
- How to Complete the Online Census Questionnaire
- Census 101 - What you Need to Know
- How the 2020 Census will Invite Everyone to Respond
- Counting Young Children in the 2020 Census
- El Censo Del 2020 y la Confidencialidad (Spanish)
- Censo 101 - Lo Que Nescista Saber (Spanish)
- Cómo el Censo de 2020 invitará a todos a responder (Spanish)
PRASAD is a Dental Health Program that brings dental services to children ages six months to 18 years of age who are Not assigned or receiving services from another dental office.
The fully equipped mobile clinic has two dental offices that provide dental exams and an array of dental treatments including sealants, cleanings, fluoride, fillings, extractions, space maintainers and x-rays.
The dental clinic visits Sullivan County schools on a rotating basis. It is also possible to arrange an appointment when the clinic is not at your local school district or during the school holidays. The clinic is also open during the summer at their office in Ferndale.
To make an appointment, call (845) 434-0376 ext. 216. Participating School districts will also send an application home with all students before the clinic’s visit.
If a parent/guardian would like to utilize this service, they must first make PRASAD their dental provider by contacting their insurance company and requesting that PRASAD become their dental provider.
PRASAD accepts most insurance plans including Medicaid, Delta Dental, Fidelis, and MVP. A sliding fee application is available for uninsured children.
Informational Flyer and Application - English
Informational Flyer and Application - Spanish
Addiction can impact many things in someone’s life, including family, work, school and community. In partnership with the Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Council of Orange County, the ORMC/CRMC support group is here to help the family members or loved ones who are caring for an individual struggling with a substance use disorder. The support group will help participants navigate resources and will provide tools to break through barriers faced by many individuals seeking help and guidance for their loved ones. Discussions are conducted in a safe, judgment-free environment. All meetings are free and confidential.
Sessions may include:
• Family support, guidance & information
• Assistance in making referrals and community connections
• How to set boundaries with your loved one
• Positive coping and communication skills
Sullivan County Group
DATE: 1st Thursday of every month
TIME: 6:00 PM- 7:30 pm
LOCATION: Catskill Regional Medical Group Urgent / Primary Care
38 Concord Road, Monticello, NY 12701
(public transportation (Move Sullivan) available near the facility)
For more information regarding this group, please contact
Andrew Oni, Community Health Coordinator, at 845-333-7324 or email@example.com.
Announcements / Upcoming Events
Employment Open House
Interested job seekers can attend an Employment Open House every Thursday from 1pm-3pm, to learn about the jobs available at BOCES. The open house will take place at the BOCES Administration Building, 6 Wierk Avenue, Liberty, NY 12754.
If you have questions about the Employment Open House, please contact the Human Resources Department at (845) 295-4073.