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Archive for March, 2020

HFM area classes will remain canceled until April 15

March 27, 2020 | Filed in Archive

Please note: On Monday, April 6, in continued response to the spread of COVID-19, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that all schools in New York State will remain closed through Wednesday, April 29.  On Friday, March 27, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that he will extend his executive order directing the closure of schools across New York […]

Veterinary and Animal Science Teacher

March 26, 2020 | Filed in HFM Job Openings

The HFM BOCES Career and Technical Education Center has an anticipated opening for a Veterinary and Animal Science teacher. This full-time 10-month tenure track position has a start date of Sept. 1, 2020. Agriculture Education Certification is required. Veterinary and Animal Science is a two-year program intended to prepare students for a future in the […]

Help offered for those with anxiety and other issues related to COVID-19

The Family Counseling Center has implemented a Warm Line for those with anxiety, isolation, and other issues related to COVID-19. The phone number is 518-725-4310, ext. 333. The Warm Line will be operating from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The line will be staffed by […]

At-home learning resources available

HFM BOCES programs have developed a variety of resources for parent-guided and self-guided learning for our students while classes are canceled. Click here to access the At-Home Resources These resources are available to parents and students in shared Google folders. Instructors may continue to upload additional resources moving forward. Check back regularly for more additions.  […]

Campus limited to essential personnel

To help reduce the spread of the coronavirus, access to the HFM BOCES main campus is limited to essential personnel at this time. Employees: Do NOT enter the building unless you have prior approval from your supervisor. Visitors: If you require assistance, you should refer to the Contact Us section of this website.  

John Bishop appointed Fort Plain superintendent

March 20, 2020 | Filed in HFM Top Stories
John Bishop appointed Fort Plain superintendent

The Fort Plain Central School District Board of Education has announced its selection for the district’s next superintendent of schools. John Bishop, the current principal of the Poestenkill Elementary School in the Averill Park Central School District, was appointed as the new Fort Plain superintendent during a special Board of Education meeting Friday, March 20. […]

Classes canceled for students March 16-March 31

March 15, 2020 | Filed in Archive

After consultation with local public health officials concerning the developing COVID-19 situation, school superintendents in the HFM BOCES area have announced the cancellation of classes in all districts in the region effective Monday, March 16 through Tuesday, March 31. (Please note, Gov. Cuomo’s March 27 executive order extends the closure until at least April 15.) […]

Indoor garden, horticulture knowledge growing quickly for Ag PTECH students

March 13, 2020 | Filed in Archive
Indoor garden, horticulture knowledge growing quickly for Ag PTECH students

It’s been just over a week, and an entire section of the agriculture classroom at Ag PTECH already is starting to look a lot like an active greenhouse. Using grant funds, the school recently purchased the 2445 Organics SuperGrow System, which consists of vertical stainless-steel racks with grow lights and trays that allow for water […]

PTECH programs to locate 9th- and 10th-graders in Glebe Street school

March 10, 2020 | Filed in Archive

Because of the changing needs of the Greater Johnstown School District, HFM PTECH programs will be based at Glebe Street Elementary School instead of Jansen Avenue Elementary School for the 2020-21 school year and beyond. The three HFM BOCES Pathways in Technology Early College High School programs — Agriculture PTECH in St. Johnsville, Foothills PTECH […]