BOCES of New York State Collaborative Website
Erie 1 BOCES
Erie #2-Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES
Greater Southern Tier BOCES
Monroe 1 BOCES
Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES
Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES
Rensselaer-Columbia Greene BOCES
St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES
Southern Westchester BOCES
Suffolk # 1 (Eastern) BOCES
Suffolk # 2 (Western) BOCES
BOCES were created in 1948 by the New York State legislature to provide shared educational programs and services to school districts within the state. The chief executive officer of a BOCES also serves as the District Superintendent and works closely with local school districts as both a liaison to and agent of the New York State Commissioner of Education.
Today there are 37 BOCES. BOCES membership is not currently available to the "Big Five" city school districts: New York City, Buffalo, Rochester, Yonkers, and Syracuse.