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Services Guide Introduction

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Dear District Administrators:

On behalf of the Hamilton-Fulton-Montgomery Board of Cooperative Educational Services, I am pleased to present the 2021-2022 HFM Services Guide.

This guide outlines the services and programs we offer our component school districts as we strive to be a Partner, Advocate and Leader for our region.

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Click here to view a printer-friendly PDF of the 2021-22 HFM BOCES Services Guide.

Since March of last year, the COVID-19 pandemic has presented unprecedented challenges and has amplified the need for school districts to collaborate and share. Had it not been for our valued partnership, the strain of the pandemic would have been far greater on our communities, and I look forward to expanding our collaboration as we face the months ahead.

In addition to what is outlined in this Services Guide, HFM BOCES will continue to work in consultation with our component school districts to investigate new opportunities to benefit our region including the development of the Community Schools CoSer. Throughout the year, we will provide updates as work on that initiative and others continues.

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 and assistance. 

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

David Ziskin, Ed.D.
HFM BOCES District Superintendent

District Superintendent Services

As District Superintendent, David Ziskin serves a dual role as both the chief operating officer of HFM BOCES and as the regional representative of the New York State Education commissioner. In that dual role, Dr. Ziskin provides a number of services to component school districts including:

Recruitment and Selection of School Superintendents

Upon request, the District Superintendent may assist component school districts in the recruitment and selection of a new school superintendent. The District Superintendent can provide recruitment services and serve as a consultant for screening, evaluating and hiring of candidates.

NYS Education Department Liaison

The District Superintendent provides school districts with assistance interpreting the laws and initiatives of the state Education Department providing clarification relative to rules and regulations formulated at the state level. The District Superintendent also facilitates communications between the Education Department, school districts and other public and private entities.

Consultation Services

The District Superintendent is also available to consult with school districts on a variety of topics ranging from management and planning to educational leadership and the implementation of state learning standards.

Contacts for more information

Board of Cooperative Educational Services


Harry Brooks, President, July 2019 to June 2022; Jean LaPorta, Vice-President, July 2020 to June 2023; Carmen Caraco, July 2021 to June 2024; Rebecca Cozzocrea, July 2021 to June 2024; John DeValve July 2017 to June 2020; Matt Sullivan July 2021 to June 2024; Kathryn Zajicek July 2021 to June 2022.