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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 2022-2023 HFM Services Guide.

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The 2022-23 HFM Services Guide is available in print and online. Click the above photo to view a printer-friendly PDF or use the navigation links to the right to view the information online.

Here you’ll find descriptions of the services and programs we offer as we strive to be a Partner, Advocate and Leader for our component school districts. Please know the information presented here is just a snapshot in time as we continuously work throughout the year to develop new programs and refine existing ones to best meet the changing needs of our component partners.

For the last two years, we have worked in partnership adapting and adjusting to the challenges of the COVID pandemic. While none of us can be certain what the future holds, we do know that through partnership and collaboration we will continue to move our educational missions forward for the students and communities we collectively serve.

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.

The 2022-23 HFM Services Guide is available in print and online. Click the photo to the right to view a printer-friendly PDF or use the navigation links to view the information online.

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.