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2015-16 HFM BOCES
Services Guide

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Straight talk to students about behavior

Hamilton-Fulton-Montgomery BOCES does not discriminate on the basis of an individual's actual or perceived race, color, religion, religious practice, national origin, ethnic group, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, political affiliation, age, marital status, military status, veteran status, disability, weight or any other basis prohibited by New York state and/or federal non-discrimination laws in its programs and activities, and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Inquiries regarding the BOCES’s non-discrimination policies should be directed to Jay DeTraglia (jdetraglia@hfmboces.org), Director of Career & Technical Education, (518) 736-4330, 2755 State Highway 67, Johnstown, NY 12095, or Dr. Lorraine Hohenforst (Lhohenforst@hfmboces.org), Deputy Superintendent, (518) 736-4305, HFM BOCES, 2755 State Highway 67, Johnstown, NY 12095. Inquiries may also be addressed to the Office for Civil Rights at the US Department of Education, 32 Old Slip, 26th Floor, New York, NY 10005, 646-428-3800, OCR.NewYork@ed.gov.

HFM news & happenings

2015 Regional Summer School set to start Monday, July 6

HFM BOCES Regional Summer School logoMAY 27, 2015 - Open registration in the ten component school districts that will participate in HFM BOCES regional summer school begins Monday, June 1. Students will have the chance to register in their home school district until Friday, June 19. A late registration from 8 a.m. - noon will be held at Amsterdam High School Monday-Wednesday June 30 -July 3.

Students from non-component districts may pay tuition individually and register for classes through a participating district. [more]

'How Do I Know My Child is Learning?' parent event set for June 1

MAY 27, 2015 - A student’s performance and growth are measured in all sorts of ways during the school year. It’s important that parents understand how and why assessments help children learn. They will get the chance to learn on Monday, June 1, when HFM BOCES hosts a “college fair” formatted free event that shows and tells how teachers design useful assessments and use the gathered data to focus and improve instruction. [more]

HFM BOCES team ready for the CDPHP Workforce Team Challnege

HFM BOCES employees run/walk for more than the health of it

MAY 27, 2015 - After weeks of training and encouragement from the HFM BOCES Wellness Committee, 30 members of the staff donned bright yellow t-shirts and joined 10,000 other participants at the CDPHP® Workforce Team Challenge on Thursday, May 21 in Albany. The 3.5-mile road race is more than a morale and team builder. The funds benefit selected charities as well as the race organizer, the Hudson Mohawk Road Runners Club (HMRRC). [more]

Statement regarding HFM BOCES substitute teacher arrest

MAY 22, 2015 - An HFM BOCES substitute teacher was removed from the service after administrators were notified of allegations of inappropriate sexual conversations through social media with an under-age student. The substitute teacher was arrested and charged with misconduct and endangering the welfare of a child Thursday, May 21, by Johnstown City Police.

According to HFM BOCES District Superintendent Dr. Patrick Michel, every protocol was followed precisely by the school district and the BOCES to quickly remove the substitute teacher from contact with students. [more]

HFM Library System names Gloversville's Steven Schloicka 'Administrator of the Year'

Megan Hallenbeck, Gloversville MS Library Media Specialist, Steven Schloika, Gloversville Assistant Superintendent and  Carla Bengle- Mackey, Gloversville HS School Library Media Specialist MAY 22, 2015 - Citing a recent technological investment in the district’s elementary libraries, the HFM BOCES School Library System this year named Gloversville Enlarged School District Assistant Superintendent Steven Schloicka as its “Administrator of the Year.”

Mr. Schloicka was presented the award during the 23rd Annual School Library System Awards Luncheon held May 20 at the HFM BOCES Conference Center. [more]

HazCom training offered in June for 2015-16 school year

MAY 22, 2015 - "Hazardous Communications and the Right to Know Law" training is scheduled for 4 p.m., Thursday, June 11, and Monday, June 15, in the HFM BOCES conference center (room C112). These workshops are offered for those who intend to be substitutes during the 2015-16 school year. The training is required annually by New York State Department of Labor. Please register for one of these dates by calling 736-4390 or emailing subsvc@hfmboces.org by June 10.

HFM BOCES 2015-16 district budgets approved by voters

MAY 20, 2015 - Residents went to the polls Tuesday, May 19, and unanimously passed school budgets for 2015-16 in every HFM BOCES component school district. The approved budgets represent $322.5 million in education spending for the coming school year. Bus purchase and bus reserve fund propositions passed in Fort Plain, Johnstown, Mayfield, Northville and Wells.

In the HFM BOCES region, the cumulative budgets passed by a 65 percent majority. All the proposed spending plans fell under or at their maximum tax levy limit, and required a simple majority for approval.

Across the state, 99 percent of school budgets passed.

Welcome to the summer camp with solid STEM roots

MAY 19, 2015 - A plan that shares the resources of four major grants will provide a rich, career-exploration summer experience for more than 100 students from the HFM BOCES region.

The three-week summer program, hosted by HFM BOCES and Fulton-Montgomery Community College, will offer area students going into 9th and 10th grade the opportunity to sample courses related to clean energy and renewable resources along with fun, project-based math, science, English, history and film classes. [more]

HFM BOCES Assistant Director of Special Education Scott Dellis accepts his Excelsior Award at the SAANYS Region 6 Annual Dinner and Awards Night, May 14, 2015


Scott Dellis honored for dedication to area students and contribution to public education

MAY 14, 2015 - HFM BOCES Assistant Director of Special Education Scott Dellis was awarded the SAANYS Excelsior Award for "dedication and exceptional contributions throughout his career that have made a difference for children and their school community.

The award was presented during the annual awards dinner on Thursday, May 14 by the SAANYS Region 6 Executive Committee. SAANYS is the School Administrators Association of New York State. [more]


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