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Services Guide Introduction

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The Hamilton-Fulton-Montgomery Board of Cooperative Educational Services is pleased to present its 2019-2020 Services Guide.

This guide offers our component school district administrators an overview of programs and services available to purchase through HFM BOCES on a cooperative basis. Please use the links on the right of this page to navigate the online Services Guide or download the printer-friendly PDF. Throughout the year, as we refine or add services to meet the needs of our component districts, this online resource will be updated to reflect those changes.A cover shot of the printer-friendly services guide. Two students use Legos while sitting at a table. Small headshots of students are underneath.

During the 2017-18 school year, our school districts partnered together to purchase nearly $27.3 million worth of shared BOCES services that were eligible for BOCES aid. While aid rates vary among districts, collectively almost 60 percent of those costs were reimbursed to our districts through BOCES aid. HFM districts also purchased more than $19.5 million of additional shared services available through BOCES that were eligible for Special Education and Transportation aid. The fiscal advantage provided through the aid formulas is important, yet even more significant are the benefits that shared capacity brings to our region. The BOCES and the component districts are partners in the education for all students – working together for equity for all children in the region.

By combining our resources, we are able to enhance learning opportunities and provide more options to best meet the needs of our students and communities.

We look forward to the new school year, and we are proud to provide all the services outlined in our Services Guide to support a broad student population with a wide range of educational needs. If you have any specific questions about a service, contact the program administrator associated with that particular service. They are available to provide you with complete information about our BOCES programs.

Thank you and please let us know how we can better serve you as we build our future together.

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Through collaborative partnerships and innovative leadership, Hamilton-Fulton-Montgomery Board of Cooperative Educational Services creates educational opportunities that prepare individuals for lifelong success.

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Headshots of the Board of Education from left Joanne Freeman President July 2016 -June 2019, James Beirlein July 2018 - June 2021,Harry Brooks July 2016 - June 2019,Carmen Caraco July 2018 - June 2021, John DeValve July 2017 - June 2020, Jean LaPorta July 2017 - June 2020, Allan Turnbull July 2018 - June 2021