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2015-16 HFM BOCES
Services Guide

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Straight talk to students about behavior

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

Statement regarding HFM BOCES substitute teacher arrest

MAY 22, 2015 - An HFM BOCES substitute teacher was removed from the service after administrators were notified of allegations of inappropriate sexual conversations through social media with an under-age student. The substitute teacher was arrested and charged with misconduct and endangering the welfare of a child Thursday, May 21, by Johnstown City Police.

According to HFM BOCES District Superintendent Dr. Patrick Michel, every protocol was followed precisely by the school district and the BOCES to quickly remove the substitute teacher from contact with students. [more]

HFM Library System names Gloversville's Steven Schloicka 'Administrator of the Year'

Megan Hallenbeck, Gloversville MS Library Media Specialist, Steven Schloika, Gloversville Assistant Superintendent and  Carla Bengle- Mackey, Gloversville HS School Library Media Specialist MAY 22, 2015 - Citing a recent technological investment in the district’s elementary libraries, the HFM BOCES School Library System this year named Gloversville Enlarged School District Assistant Superintendent Steven Schloicka as its “Administrator of the Year.”

Mr. Schloicka was presented the award during the 23rd Annual School Library System Awards Luncheon held May 20 at the HFM BOCES Conference Center. [more]

HazCom training offered in June for 2015-16 school year

MAY 22, 2015 - "Hazardous Communications and the Right to Know Law" training is scheduled for 4 p.m., Thursday, June 11, and Monday, June 15, in the HFM BOCES conference center (room C112). These workshops are offered for those who intend to be substitutes during the 2015-16 school year. The training is required annually by New York State Department of Labor. Please register for one of these dates by calling 736-4390 or emailing subsvc@hfmboces.org by June 10.

HFM BOCES 2015-16 district budgets approved by voters

MAY 20, 2015 - Residents went to the polls Tuesday, May 19, and unanimously passed school budgets for 2015-16 in every HFM BOCES component school district. The approved budgets represent $322.5 million in education spending for the coming school year. Bus purchase and bus reserve fund propositions passed in Fort Plain, Johnstown, Mayfield, Northville and Wells.

In the HFM BOCES region, the cumulative budgets passed by a 65 percent majority. All the proposed spending plans fell under or at their maximum tax levy limit, and required a simple majority for approval.

Across the state, 99 percent of school budgets passed.

Welcome to the summer camp with solid STEM roots

MAY 19, 2015 - A plan that shares the resources of four major grants will provide a rich, career-exploration summer experience for more than 100 students from the HFM BOCES region.

The three-week summer program, hosted by HFM BOCES and Fulton-Montgomery Community College, will offer area students going into 9th and 10th grade the opportunity to sample courses related to clean energy and renewable resources along with fun, project-based math, science, English, history and film classes. [more]

HFM BOCES Assistant Director of Special Education Scott Dellis accepts his Excelsior Award at the SAANYS Region 6 Annual Dinner and Awards Night, May 14, 2015

Excelsior!

Scott Dellis honored for dedication to area students and contribution to public education

MAY 14, 2015 - HFM BOCES Assistant Director of Special Education Scott Dellis was awarded the SAANYS Excelsior Award for "dedication and exceptional contributions throughout his career that have made a difference for children and their school community.

The award was presented during the annual awards dinner on Thursday, May 14 by the SAANYS Region 6 Executive Committee. SAANYS is the School Administrators Association of New York State. [more]

'The play's the thing...'

Adirondack Academy students experience Hamlet >

MAY 12, 2015 - Students from Adirondack Academy enjoyed a production of William Shakespeare's Hamlet at Albany's Capital Repertory Theatre Tuesday, May 12. Students from Northville, Fonda, Johnstown, Fort Plain, Gloversville, and Dolgeville made up the group, accompanied by English teachers Brian Garrity and Kelly O'Brien.

HFM BOCES students at Gloversville Middle School clean the rail trail as a community service activity.

HFM Character All Stars clean up rail trail

MAY 12, 2015 - The third-quarter Character All-Stars in HFM BOCES programs at Gloversville Middle School helped clean up a portion of the FJ&G Rail trail near the school as their community service activity recently. That's great outdoor fun for them and a much appreciated service for everyone who enjoys the rail trail.

Team Davis is looking for a few good men and women

Relay for Life logoAPR. 28, 2015 - Team Davis, representing HFM BOCES staff members who participate in the American Cancer Society Relay for Life in memory of former HFM BOCES District Superintendent Dr. Geoffrey H. Davis, is looking for more members.

The 2015 American Cancer Society Relay for Life 12-hour event is Saturday, June 6, at Fulton-Montgomery Community College in Johnstown. [more]

 

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