Dutchess BOCES Budget Unanimously Approved by Districts

Budget Approval

The Dutchess BOCES 2015-16 administrative budget was unanimously approved by its component districts on April 21st.

“This is the first time in recent memory that the vote was unanimous,” said Deputy Superintendent Dr. Linda Heitmann. “We are pleased and feel that the vote represents a true collaborative spirit, recognizes cost containment efforts, and supports a finely crafted budget.”

Read the entire press release HERE.

Spotlight: Education Foundation

May Spotlight: Education FoundationEducators with innovative ideas have a new ally to help students throughout Dutchess County to learn and grow. Officially launching this month, the Dutchess BOCES Education Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization committed to improving quality education by enhancing programs.

This newly minted foundation will collaborate with other agencies to acquire and distribute funds to augment students’ educational experience.

Read more about the Education Foundation HERE in the May Spotlight.


Summer 2015 Middle School CTE Enrichment Program

Summer 2015 Middle School CTE Enrichment Program

Dutchess BOCES CTI will hold its third annual CTE Summer Enrichment program the week of July 13 through July 17, 2015, at our Salt Point Campus. The program will run from 9:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Parents must provide their own transportation. There is no charge to students or parents for this program.

The program is available to all students who will be entering 7th, 8th and 9th grade.

Our summer offerings this year are:

  • Graphics Arts,
  • Video Game Design,
  • Film Arts,
  • Computer Repair.

Enrollment is limited to 20 students per class.

Applications for the program may be printed HERE.

All applications must be in by Friday, May 29, 2015. Acceptance letters will be mailed out by June 12, 2015.

Please forward this information to your middle school guidance counselors and feel free to call Joanne Gorman or me at 845-486-8001, extension 4501, for more information.


May Grants Update Newsletter


Interested in pursuing funding opportunities for your classroom, program or project?

Read more about various educational grants in the May 2015 Dutchess BOCES Grants Update Newsletter.

Application deadlines are always quickly approaching, so be certain to take note of them and best of luck!

BOCES Students Heading to National Competition

BOCES Students Heading to National Competition

Two students from the Dutchess BOCES Career and Technical Institute will be heading to the National SklllsUSA Competition in Louisville, Kentucky in June after placing first in the New York State Conference and Skills Championship this month.

Deyry Acevedo (Spackenkill High School) placed first in the job demo contest and Wyatt Kelly (FDR High School) placed first in the photography contest on April 22 at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse, New York, April 22 through April 24.

To learn more, click HERE to read the full news release.

Salt Point Students Raise Money for Underprivileged Children in Asia

Fundraising at Salt Point Center

Students at the Dutchess BOCES Salt Point Center are raising money to help educate underprivileged children in South Asia.

The Interact Club will be supporting The Blue Butterfly Foundation by selling fair trade products through Equal Exchange. All of the proceeds will be donated to the charity.

To request a catalog necessary to place an order, or to make a donation, please contact Interact advisor Paula Goehring at 845-486-8004 or via email at paula.goehring@dcboces.org. Orders must be placed by April 27th.

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