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2016-17 HFM BOCES
Services Guide

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Hamilton-Fulton-Montgomery BOCES does not discriminate on the basis of an individual's actual or perceived race, color, religion, religious practice, national origin, ethnic group, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, political affiliation, age, marital status, military status, veteran status, disability, weight or any other basis prohibited by New York state and/or federal non-discrimination laws in its programs and activities, and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Inquiries regarding the BOCES’s non-discrimination policies should be directed to Jay DeTraglia (jdetraglia@hfmboces.org), Director of Career & Technical Education, (518) 736-4330, 2755 State Highway 67, Johnstown, NY 12095, or Dr. Lorraine Hohenforst (Lhohenforst@hfmboces.org), Deputy Superintendent, (518) 736-4305, HFM BOCES, 2755 State Highway 67, Johnstown, NY 12095. Inquiries may also be addressed to the Office for Civil Rights at the US Department of Education, 32 Old Slip, 26th Floor, New York, NY 10005, 646-428-3800, OCR.NewYork@ed.gov.

HFM news & happenings

Component districts approve 2016-17 HFM BOCES budget

APR. 28, 2016 - All 15 component school districts voted unanimously to approve the 2016-17 HFM BOCES administrative budget of $2,708,156.

In addition, incumbent members Joanne Freeman of Johnstown and Harry Brooks of Broadalbin-Perth were re-elected to the HFM BOCES Board of Education for three-year terms which begin July 1. [more]

State Comptroller's audit commends HFM BOCES purchasing processes

APR. 28, 2016 - A recent audit of HFM BOCES’ procurement processes by the New York State Comptroller’s Office commended HFM officials for ensuring goods and services were purchased according to the BOCES’ adopted policies and state law.

The routine audit, which examined procurement records for a one-year period from July 2014 to Aug. 2015, found that HFM managed resources efficiently and effectively. [more]

Bargstedt honored by NYACCE

HFM Adult Education Coordinator wins Lawrence S. Levin Professional Award

Laurie Bargstedt, HFM BOCES Coordinator of Adult Literacy & Corrections EducationAPR. 20, 2016 - The New York Association for Continuing/Community Education on Wednesday, April 20, honored Laurie Bargstedt, HFM BOCES Coordinator of Adult Literacy & Corrections Education, with the Lawrence S. Levin Professional Award at its 65th Annual NYACCE Conference in Albany. The award recognizes significant contributions to both adult continuing/community education and the association. [more]

District Superintendent Dr. Patrick Michel addresses school leaders at the HFM BOCES Annual Meeting, Wednesday, April 6, 2016.

‘Old answers don’t fit new questions’ in public education

Commissioner’s letter challenges education leaders at HFM BOCES Annual Meeting

APR. 8, 2016 - HFM BOCES’ Board of Education welcomed board members from its 15 component school districts to the Annual Meeting on Wednesday, April 6, 2016. Supported by Board President David Edwards, District Superintendent Dr. Patrick Michel thanked the school leaders for the support of BOCES programs and reflected on the challenges facing the region in the coming year. [more]

Do you have all your shots?

graphic iconState now requires meningitis vaccination in grades 7, 12

MAR. 29, 2016 -Students entering their senior year in Sept. 2016 should check with their physician to see if they are up to date with their immunizations. New York state now requires students entering seventh and 12th grades to be vaccinated against meningococcal disease. [more]

What's the difference between an atom and an element?

HFM student Thomas Orlando (right) explains his display to a passerby at the 2016 Boulevard Science Fair.HFM fifth grader wins first place at Science Fair

MAR. 22, 2016 - If you don't know the difference between an atom and an element, you can ask HFM fifth grader Thomas Orlando. Thomas won first prize for individual display at the Boulevard Science Fair on Wednesday, March 16. [more]

HFM students shine in poster contest

Students from several HFM programs win prizes in Lexington's Rock for Abilities poster contest

HFM student and prize-winning designer Brandon at the Rock the Abilities concert and art show.MAR. 22, 2016 - Several students in Jamie Sedal-Ammann’s art classes throughout HFM BOCES won prizes in a local poster contest as part of National Disability Awareness Month.

The theme this year was “Inclusion is within Everyone’s Abilities.”

This is the second year the students participated in the competition sponsored by Lexington Center and the local band, Flame. [more]


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