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Capital Region BOCES

  • Capital Region BOCES
  • 900 Watervliet-Shaker Road
  • Albany, NY 12205
  • (518) 862-4900
  • 1948

Program Description

Our Mission

The mission of Capital Region BOCES is to provide educational leadership, services and support to meet the needs of our students and school districts.

How it Works

BOCES services are created when two or more school districts have similar needs that can be met by sharing staff members, classroom/office space, equipment, time or expertise. School districts receive BOCES aid from the state to encourage them to share resources and to obtain economies of scale. BOCES cannot levy taxes. All monies come from services delivered to school districts or from grants. Component districts share in the administrative and capital costs of BOCES.

Like public school systems, Capital Region BOCES is governed by a policy-making board of education. The 10 members of our board serve 3-year terms and are elected by component school district boards through a special vote held each April.

Services Provided

  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College transition and retention support
  • Other
  • Parent/family services


Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 300
  • Middle School: 0
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0

Populations Served

  • Academically At-risk
  • Academically High-performing
  • ESL Students


  • Less than 25%