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2015-16 HFM BOCES
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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

Basic Course and two-hour refreshers offered for school bus drivers in August

UPDATE: JULY 28, 2015 - Two summer refreshers for drivers and attendants have been added to the slate of summer trainings offered by HFM BOCES Regional Transportation Service.

The two-hour refresher will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 18 and Thursday, Aug. 27. The refresher course is required annually by the State Education Department.

The 30-hour, New Driver Basic Course provides comprehensive safety and operational training and meets the requirements of NYSED.

The  Basic Course training will be held from 8 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. daily for six days: Aug. 4, 5, 6, 11, 12 and 15. The cost of the training is $150 per person.

Chris Olson, HFM BOCES Regional Transportation dispatcher/trainer/examiner will conduct the course.

To register, contact Chris or Terry Kersting at HFM BOCES Regional Transportation, (518) 775-7588. [more]

August HAZCOM trainings for substitutes scheduled

UPDATE: JULY 27, 2015 - An second training for "Hazardous Communications and the Right to Know Law" has been scheduled for 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 19 in the HFM BOCES conference center (room C112). This is in addition to the originally scheduled training at 3:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 27.  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 by calling 736-4390 or emailing subsvc@hfmboces.org.

Amsterdam Mohawk pitcher Joe Nellis signs an autograph for student Julius Yunn. Nellis is a Johnstown native who attends Herkimer County Community College.

Amsterdam Mohawks attend summer school

JULY 23, 2015 - Five member of the Amsterdam Mohawks baseball team recently visited HFM BOCES elementary summer school at Gloversville's Boulevard Elementary School. The players signed autographs and participated in a question and answer session, talking about their young baseball careers and their college majors. They all shared with the students the importance of staying in school. [more]

HFM BOCES offers high school equivalency exam in August

TASC logoJULY 23, 2015 - HFM BOCES will host a testing session for the New York State (NYS) High School Equivalency (HSE) Exam on Thursday and Friday, Aug. 20-21. The test will be held in room B108 at HFM BOCES, 2755 State Highway 67 in Johnstown. Arrival time is 8:30 a.m. on both days. Testers should be finished no later than 2 p.m. each day.

It is necessary to pre-register for this exam. Test candidates must have an application and any necessary attachments submitted to the HFM BOCES Adult Literacy Office by noon on Thursday, Aug. 13. [more]

Statement regarding former HFM BOCES substitute aide arrest

JULY 21, 2015 - HFM BOCES is cooperating fully with Gloversville Police Department detectives after a woman who previously worked as a substitute aide through the BOCES Substitute Services was arrested Monday, July 20, on charges of inappropriate sexual conduct. The woman was employed as a substitute teacher’s aide at Gloversville Middle school intermittently from 2009-2012 when the incidences involving a student allegedly occurred. [more]

New York changes immunization regs

hypodermic needleJULY 7, 2015 - Are your school-age children up-to-date with all their shots? You may want to check with your doctor. New immunization requirements from New York State that go into effect Sept. 1 may mean parents need to revisit the physician’s office in order for their kids to start school. [more]

 

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