LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICTS APPROVE 2018-19 ROCKLAND BOCES BUDGET

LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICTS APPROVE 2018-19 ROCKLAND BOCES BUDGET

The Boards of Education of the eight component school districts in Rockland BOCES voted unanimously to approve the agency’s 2018-19 administrative budget of $5.8 million. In addition, incumbent trustees Rosemary Pitruzzella (South Orangetown) and Thomas DePrisco (Pearl River) were re-elected to the Rockland BOCES Board of Education for three-year terms which begin July 1. Thomas […]

New BOCES pool approved by voters

New BOCES pool approved by voters

Voters from across Rockland County have approved the addition of a new adaptive swimming pool complex at BOCES Jesse J. Kaplan School in West Nyack. The high-tech, indoor therapy and fitness pools are designed to improve mobility, build confidence, increase health and wellness and will teach children with special needs to be safe around water […]

County Executive’s Corner: Saving You Money Through Shared Services

County Executive’s Corner: Saving You Money Through Shared Services

  By Rockland County Executive Ed Day It seems like just a couple of months ago that Gov. Andrew Cuomo was in West Haverstraw, announcing that municipalities needed to do something to bring costs under control. That something, he told us, was shared services. Never mind that counties across New York are burdened with unfunded […]

THREE ROCKLAND BOCES STUDENTS AWARDED BRINKS SCHOLARSHIPS

THREE ROCKLAND BOCES STUDENTS AWARDED BRINKS SCHOLARSHIPS

High honors for three Rockland BOCES Career and Technical Education Center (CTEC) students who were awarded college scholarships from the O’Grady-Brown Memorial Scholarship Fund. The scholarships were established in memory of Nyack police Sgt. Edward O’Grady and Officer Waverly “Chipper” Brown, killed in the 1981 Brinks robbery. Congratulations to Mary Callan (Criminal Justice, North Rockland), […]

ROCKLAND BOCES STUDENTS COMPETE IN SKILLS USA LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE

ROCKLAND BOCES STUDENTS COMPETE IN SKILLS USA LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE

Forty-three Rockland BOCES Technical Education Center (CTEC) students showed off their talents at the recent SkillsUSA State Leadership Conference and Skills Championship in Syracuse. The BOCES team arrived home with eight silver medals in the following categories: Pin Design: Bryan Desir (Clarkstown North) TV/Video Production: Quinton Tramm (Clarkstown South) and Dario Verhille (Clarkstown North) Food […]

New “Smart Lab” unveiled in Haverstraw

New “Smart Lab” unveiled in Haverstraw

Clean technology, 3Dprinting and scanners, along with mentors, will be game-changer for manufacturing sector BY KATHY KAHN Students who like to work with their hands as well as their minds are increasingly drawn to new manufacturing technology programs and the one blossoming in Rockland couldn’t find a better time to introduce its new “clean tech” […]