The Career & Tech Center held its Recognition Ceremony on June 20th for 218 graduating Career & Tech students at the Tri-Valley Central School. Abrielle Milling, a New Vision Health student from the Liberty CSD and Halie Travis, Early Childhood Education student from the Tri-Valley CSD spoke on behalf of their classmates.
On June 13, 2019, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed legislation removing non-medical exemptions from school vaccination requirements for children attending public, private or parochial school or or child day care
Children who are attending child day care or public, private or parochial school, and who had a religious exemption to required immunizations, must now receive the first age appropriate dose in each immunization series by June 28, 2019 to attend or remain in school or child day care. Also, by July 14, 2019 parents and guardians of such children must show that they have made appointments for all required follow-up doses.
Today 17 individuals reached a milestone in their lives and graduated from the Rubin Pollack Education Center at Sullivan BOCES. Congratulations graduates we are so proud of your accomplishments! You are a shining example to many others. Never give up on your dreams. Congratulations Class of 2019 – Job well done!
The Adult Education Office is moving as of June 17, 2019. Our new location will be at 6 Wierk Avenue, Liberty, NY 12754. Please note: All phone numbers will remain the same including the main number (845) 295-4915.
Career and Technical Education Center at Sullivan BOCES inducts twenty-nine students into the National Technical Honor Society
The Honor Society only inducts a select group of individuals into its society each year. This year 11.9 percent of Career and Tech population made it into this distinct group.
As you know, areas of New York State are currently experiencing a measles outbreak, including the lower Hudson Valley and parts of New York City. Measles spreads easily and can be dangerous to anyone who is not vaccinated. If you have questions about measles or the measles vaccine, do not hesitate to call the New York State Measles Hotline at 888-364-4837.
Special Announcements / Action Items
Department of Health | Office of Children and Family Services | State Education Department Statement on Legislation Removing Non-Medical Exemption from School Vaccination Requirements
On June 13, 2019, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed legislation removing non-medical exemptions from school vaccination requirements for children.
As of June 13, 2019, there is no longer a religious exemption to the requirement that children be vaccinated against measles and other diseases to attend either:
• public, private or parochial school (for students in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade), or
• child day care settings.
For those children who had a religious exemption to vaccination, what are the deadlines for being vaccinated?
Children who are attending child day care or public, private or parochial school, and who had a religious exemption to required immunizations, must now receive the first age appropriate dose in each immunization series by June 28, 2019 to attend or remain in school or child day care. Also, by July 14, 2019 parents and guardians of such children must show that they have made appointments for all required follow-up doses. The deadlines for follow-up doses depend on the vaccine.
Additional information will be forthcoming.
New York State Education Department - Parent Survey
The New York State Education Department (NYSED) is in the process of building a website with data and information to help parents become more informed advocates for their children’s education. The website, called the ESSA Parent Dashboard, will be practical and easy to use for parents and the general public.
For more information, please email ParentDashboard@nysed.gov
Please click on the Parent Survey link below to provide your input. ~ Thank you
NY State Education Department: Parent Survey (multiple languages available)
Parent Dashboard Resources:
- Parent Dashboard Informational Video
- Answers to Common Questions
- Access to Parent Informational Flyers (Scroll to the bottom of the page to access the flyers in multiple languages)
Announcements / Upcoming Events
Summer School ScheduleAcademic Summer School: (Location - Liberty Middle School)
July 8th through August 14th
(Classes run Monday through Thursday)Regents Exams: August 13th & August 14thBOCES Special Education Summer School:(Location - Rubin Pollack Education Center)July 8th through August 16th
(Classes run Monday through Friday)