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Ulster BOCES secured a $400,000 federal grant from the U.S. Department of Justice aimed at helping Ulster County school districts mitigate the threat of school violence through a Behavior Threat Assessment (BTA) program—an innovative prevention and intervention initiative.

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Ulster BOCES means different things to different people. For Johnny Farris, the hands-on training he received at the Ulster BOCES Career & Technical Center’s Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) program helped him land an excellent full-time position at Woodland Pond. 

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Mid-Hudson School Study Council Awards Ulster BOCES Professionals for Excellence in Education

Two Ulster BOCES professionals will be honored by the Mid-Hudson School Study Council for their remarkable contributions to education. Supervisor of Buildings & Grounds Victor DeStefano will receive the award for Excellence in Administration, and the Award for Excellence for Support Staff will be presented to Administrative Secretary Sharon Schofield.

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Senior Connor Rhoades and his classmate Cameron France demonstrate the school bus latch they designed

Wallkill High School senior Connor Rhoades, who attends the Ulster BOCES Advanced Manufacturing and Robotics program, and his classmate Cameron France from Saugerties High School, are credited with creating a unique 3D prototype of a school bus door latch designed to ensure that school bus doors remain latched if air pressure dissipates from the bus.

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Christopher Rodrigue, Director of Operations at AMETEK Rotron, observes the presentations of young scholars from the HVPA.

Ulster BOCES Hudson Valley Pathways Academy (HVPA) students, known as young scholars, are gaining a wealth of hands-on experience as they serve internships with local industry leaders and manufacturers. Recently, the students worked with AMETEK Rotron, a manufacturer located in Woodstock, to tackle a real-world business problem.

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