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HFM BOCES puts spotlight on urgent need to raise graduation rates

HFM BOCES has launched an initiative to help raise awareness among parents, educators and community residents about what causes teens to drop out -- and what we can do as individuals and collectively to boost graduation rates.

It's a serious problem

Across the nation, nearly one-third of high school students will not graduate Ė thatís 1.2 million students a year, or 7,000 each school day.

Regionally, the numbers are better, with 76 percent of high school seniors on average graduating each year in the HFM BOCES area.

But those numbers arenít nearly good enough, not for the individuals whose opportunities are limited by their lack of education, and not for society as a whole.

Throughout the 2008-09 school year, HFM BOCES will continue to post resources to help area educators and parents work together to boost graduation rates.

Please bookmark this page and check back soon for more information.

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HFM BOCES Annual Report Card released

HFM BOCES Annual Report Card coverThe 2009-10 HFM BOCES Report Card has been released. Education law requires all New York BOCES to prepare an annual report card that chronicles the performance of their various programs and services to students.

As a critical component of the educational system in New York State, BOCES participates in the public reporting required of all public schools in the state. School report cards have been issued annually since 1996.

School and BOCES report cards are part of a strategy to help raise the educational performance of students. To achieve that end, parents, teachers, administrators and communities need to know student performance levels to inform changes in instruction, fiscal management, and resource allocation on identified needs.

The 37 New York BOCES collect their own data and prepare the reports in collaboration with the New York State Education Department. Each division of BOCES is assessed, reporting on enrollment, tuition, and program outcomes.

HFM divisions include Career and Technical Education, Special Education, Alternative Education, Adult Basic Education and Career and Technical Education, and Professional Development, Technology and Library services.

Locally, HFM BOCES provides more than $30 million in shared educational services to 15 component school districts in Fulton, Montgomery and Hamilton Counties, addressing a variety of educational, administrative and technical needs. These services enable students to achieve higher learning standards.

You may download the 2009-10 HFM BOCES Report Card here.

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