• MOBOCES 101

    What Is A BOCES?
    Madison-Oneida BOCES is part of a statewide network of cooperative educational agencies that offer shared educational programs and support services that allow participating districts to effectively deliver instruction and maintain school operations.

    Our Component Districts
    Each BOCES agency serves specific schools in its geographic region. MOBOCES serves nine districts in eastern Madison and southern Oneida counties: Camden, Canastota, Hamilton, Madison, Morrisville-Eaton, Oneida, Rome, Stockbridge Valley and Vernon-Verona-Sherrill. We also serve the New York State School for the Deaf in Rome.

    Our Students
    • 1,000 high school students in CTE programs
    • 300 students in Alternative and Special
       Education programs
    • 200 students in district-based pre-kindergarten classes
    • 2,800 adult learners in high school equivalency, English
       as a Second Language and literacy classes
    • 3,200 adults in vocational and avocational classes
    • 1,600 students in K-12 summer academic and
       enrichment programs operated or coordinated
       by MOBOCES

    Our Staff
    MOBOCES employs about 750 full-time and part-time staff. This includes 241 full-time teachers and instructional support staff and 289 non-instructional service providers.

    Professional Development
    Our Staff and Curriculum Development team leads workshops and trainings for teachers and administrators, arranges presentations and seminars led by high-profile education experts, and organizes regional conferences designed to build capacity. This team coordinates more than a dozen Professional Learning Communities in our region.

    Technology Support
    MOBOCES houses the Mohawk Regional Information Center (MORIC), one of 12 statewide information center that offer instructional and administrative technology support, technology purchasing, data analysis and professional development services to participating schools. MORIC serves 50 school districts and 4 BOCES in a five-county region.

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    Non-Instructional Services
    We offer a number of non-instructional and administrative support services to assist school districts in effectively and efficiently meeting their goals. These include business and human resource services, cafeteria management, technology support, shared printing, school communication services, shared facilities maintenance, share bus maintenance, labor relations and board policy development, grant writing and cooperative bidding.

    Community Connections
    We maintain dozens of partnerships with colleges, businesses, government agencies and area non-profits. These partnerships make our student programming richer and create stronger ties with our local communities.

    Our Facilities
    Beyond our main campus, we offer programs and services in Oneida, Rome, New Hartford and Utica. On campus, our student programs utilize a Maple Syrup Production Facility, Saw Mill, Greenhouse and Nature Trail as well as classroom labs with state-of-the-art, industry standard equipment.

    Our Leadership and Service
    We actively participate in statewide committees, initiatives and projects that help bring a broad range of expertise to our region. Our programs have been recognized for excellence and service at the regional, state and national levels.

    Our Board of Education
    Each of our nine component school districts appoints one community representative to serve on the MOBOCES regional board. Board members set policy, develop our budget and serve as liaisons with our schools.

    Visit Us
    Our main campus is located at 4937 Spring Road in Verona, NY. Call 361-5500 for more information, or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, YoutTube and LinkedIn.