State Senate recognizes Orleans/Niagara BOCES on 60th anniversary

Posted 25 February 2016 at 12:00 am

Press Release, State Sen. Robert Ortt

ALBANY – The New York State Senate today honored Orleans/Niagara Board of Cooperative Educational Services for 60 years of academic excellence with a resolution put forth by Senator Rob Ortt (R-North Tonawanda).

An engrossed copy of the resolution will be delivered to the career and technical school based in Sanborn and Medina.

“I visited the Niagara County campus last October and was thoroughly impressed with the students’ skill levels, intelligence and eagerness about entering the work force,” Ortt said. “These young leaders of tomorrow are getting hands-on experiences that will open doors to limitless opportunities for long and fulfilling careers. I am honored to recognize Orleans/Niagara BOCES for this milestone of providing six decades of quality education and stellar programs and services to children and adults.”

Established in 1956, Orleans/Niagara BOCES provides shared services in career and technical education, special education, alternative education programs and work force development. Orleans/Niagara BOCES partners with school districts to provide students and adults with hands-on educational experiences preparing them for career opportunities in competitive fields.

Orleans/Niagara BOCES serves 13 school districts: Albion; Barker; Lewiston-Porter; Lockport; Lyndonville; Medina; Newfane; Niagara Falls; Niagara-Wheatfield; North Tonawanda; Royalton-Hartland; Starpoint; and Wilson.

This year’s tribute to Orleans/Niagara BOCES marks 10 years since former Gov. George Pataki proclaimed Jan. 6, 2006 as Orleans/Niagara BOCES Day in New York State, coinciding with its 50th anniversary. The day recognizes the value and importance of a sound, quality education, and the institutions that provide innovative and effective initiatives for the enrichment of students in school districts throughout the state.