Sullivan BOCES News & Notes May 2023 (click to view
We are pleased to share the May issue of the Sullivan BOCES News & Notes for the 2022-2023 school year. The focus of this monthly newsletter is to provide you with information about what’s happening in our programs and other family-oriented material from Sullivan BOCES and our community partners.
Career & Tech Center Inducts Fifty-three Students into the National Technical Honor Society (click to read more)
The Career and Technical Education Center at Sullivan BOCES inducted fifty-three students into the National Vocational Technical Honor Society (NTHS). The NTHS was created in 1984, to bring honor and recognition to one of the most critical segments of education, Career and Technical Education. Induction into the National Technical Honor Society is one of the highest accomplishments bestowed upon a Career and Technical Education student.
Special Announcements / Action Items
Sullivan BOCES is pleased to share its
2022-2025 Strategic Plan and
new Mission and Vision Statement.
Click here to view the
2022-2025 Strategic Plan
Sullivan BOCES is an innovative, county-wide educational service agency, providing leadership, cooperative services, and collaborative opportunities for students, school districts, and community organizations. We promote student success, equity and inclusion for all, while meeting the diverse needs of our students and rural communities.Vision Statement
To build equity and a foundation for the lifelong success of all students in Sullivan County, we need to:
• Expand Relevant Opportunities
• Value and Empower Stakeholders
• Practice Supportive and Efficient
Business & Finance
• Increase Expectations for All Students
*** STUDENTS & PARENTS ***
BE AWARE!The "emerging trend" of "brightly-colored" fentanyl pills being used to lure children and young people, is called "Rainbow Fentanyl"“Rainbow Fentanyl" has been seized in at least 18 states and is made to look like candy, and comes in several forms, including "pills, powder and blocks that resembles sidewalk chalk." Powdered Fentanyl is more potent than pills.
Click on the following links for further information.
- DEA Warns of Brightly-Colored Fentanyl Used to Target Young Americans
- Multnomah County issues public safety warning about rainbow-colored fentanyl - YouTube
- 'Historic' amount of fentanyl seized in Mexico (nypost.com)
The Affordable Connectivity Program is a Federal Communications Commission program that helps connect families and households struggling to afford internet service. This new benefit provides a discount of up to $30 per month toward broadband service for eligible households. Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers.
Eligible households can enroll through a participating broadband provider or directly with the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) using an online or mail-in application.
You can learn more about the benefit, including eligibility and enrollment information, by visiting www.fcc.gov/ACP or calling
- FAQs for the program
- Fact Sheet - English
- Fact Sheet - Spanish
- Flyer - English
- Flyer - Spanish
Catholic Charities of Orange, Sullivan, and Ulster Prevention Department Can Help with Your Prescription Drug Storage and Disposal Needs
Catholic Charities has been working with Sullivan BOCES to provide the school district health offices with prescription drug safe storage and disposal items and would like to offer these items to the families of students.
They can provide
- Lock bags (to store prescriptions safely)
- Lock caps (with combination)
- Drug destruction products (Dispose of RX or Deterra to safely dispose of an unneeded prescription)
- Prescription Trackers (to keep track of when prescriptions were taken)
Please contact Luisa.Parker@cccsos.org (845) 794-8080, ext. 2531 to get any of these items for your home.
Sullivan 180 has produced a Community Resource Guide for you to use and share.This guide is their response to the number one barrier to achieving better health identified by Sullivan County residents: knowledge of existing resources.It can be complex and overwhelming to identify and locate services that will help in your hour of need, particularly if you are new to the area, or in crisis. After several years of information gathering, Sullivan 180 worked with community partners and the Sullivan County Democrat to print the resource guide in an effort to get it into the hands of as many community residents as possible.To access the guide, please scan the QR code or click on the link below. Please feel free to share with others.
Upcoming Events / General Announcements
BOCES Board Meeting
June 20, 2023
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Location: Sullivan BOCES Offices & Conference Center
15 Sullivan Avenue, Suite 1W, Liberty, New York
The Board anticipates entering into Executive Session at 5:30 PM, before the start of the meeting.