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E1B Connect: Opening Day 2019 “What makes us weak, makes us strong,” stated David Rendall, author and keynote speaker of this year’s Erie 1 BOCES Opening Day ceremony. The 2019 ceremony, titled “E1B...
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Excel Honorees 2019 At the May 8 Board of Education meeting, Erie 1 BOCES' administration recognized 11 outstanding students who exhibited great integrity and perseverance. Honorees included Khloe...
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Capuana Named Assistant Superintendent The Board of Education appointed Michael Capuana as the assistant superintendent of instructional services for Erie 1 BOCES. Capuana will oversee the divisions of Career and Technical...
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Nurturing our roots January 2019 In the age of artificial intelligence, virtual realities, and cloud-based storage, an interpersonal exchange of information remains one of the most powerful communication tools....
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Canfield optimistic on Exceptional Education’s future Patrick Canfield’s life reached a full circle when he joined Erie 1 BOCES this fall, because little did he know, that he’d become director of Exceptional Education, where his whole...
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Gaining an EDGE The innovation of Exceptional Education at Erie 1 BOCES took a big step forward in September when the EDGE Academy opened its doors to students. The EDGE Academy is an alternative education...
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Reducing embarrassment in the lunch line School districts throughout New York State have enacted new lunch policies that bring a huge benefit to students. Students are now protected from the embarrassment that could stem from unpaid meal...
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Twilight Student Spotlight: Victoria Agard Victoria Agard flourished when she came to the Erie 1 BOCES Twilight program, which offers small class sizes, individualized counseling and flexibility to students who need alternative placement....
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Powering up in an efficient, environmentally friendly manner Over the past three years, Erie 1 BOCES has collaborated with Energy Enterprises to reduce thousands of dollars in energy costs and a carbon emissions reduction equivalent to powering over a hundred...
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Legacy Sounds and FX Leaving Our Legacy celebrates World AIDS Day The youth-driven organization, Leaving Our Legacy (L.O.L.), brought fun to an event with a serious mission at its Legacy Sounds and FX  World...
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RSE-TASC Tours of Businesses Regional Special Education Technical Assistance Support Center (RSE-TASC) Community Employment Specialists Mary Richards, Julia Duerr, and Paul Wekarski conducted a tour of businesses for teachers...
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Message from the District Superintendent Recognizing perseverance and progress Working toward a better tomorrow is a concept that perpetually challenges humanity. Work, career and personal goals are in constant shift, evolving with...
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Playing Well Together Combined teams will be impacted by formula change Whether it is due to a lack of participants, financial reasons, or offering a new program, districts are increasingly combining sports teams....
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Reimagining Safety Drills Schools examine all aspects of safety preparedness February 14, 2018 was a turning point for many districts around the country. In Western New York, Dennis Kwaczala has seen the focus move...
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Erie 1 BOCES' 18-19 Budget Approved Erie 1 BOCES’ 2018-2019 administrative budget was unanimously approved on April 17. Nineteen school district boards from Erie County met and voted on the budget during a special session. In...
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HYLI Honorees 2018 marked Erie 1 BOCES/RBE-RN's 26 year as a sponsor for WNY student delegates to the attend the annual mock session of the NYS Assembly during the Annual Hispanic Youth Leadership...
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2018 Excel Honorees   At the March 14th Board of Education meeting, Erie 1 BOCES' administration recognized 11 outstanding students who exhibited great integrity and perseverance. Honorees included...
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Turning the page on a new era - newsletter cover letter Milestones not only celebrate what is past, they also spark a new beginning. In honor of Erie 1 BOCES’ 60th anniversary, I am pleased to reveal our new printed communication: " E Journal...
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Celebrating six decades of cooperation Erie 1 Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) was established in December of 1957 as a way for local school districts to collaborate on educational offerings while reducing their...
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Delete your cache and update browser Our website was recently upgraded. The site’s new platform works best with the newest internet browsing technologies for: Chrome, Internet Explorer (IE), Edge, Fire Fox and Safari. For the...
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Website Upgrade 01-08-18 Our website e1b.org will experience a minor upgrade on Wed., Jan. 10th between 2-3 p.m. Please excuse any bugs that afternoon. Thank you for your patience.
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Weather-Related News 01-05-18 Closed The following locations will be closed on Friday, Jan. 5, 2018 due to weather.  Harkness, Kenton and Potter Career & Technical Centers Open However, the...
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Gillibrand Proposes Changes to Perkins Funding Senator Kirsten Gillibrand held a press conference at Erie 1 BOCES Harkness Career & Technical Center on Friday, Dec. 15. She met with students and spoke to a proposal that...
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Harkness Classes Resume on Nov. 20th 11-19-17 5:33 Update A normal class schedule will resume on Monday, Nov. 20, 2017 at Harkness Career & Technical Center. Authorities have cleared the building to open following...
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Electronic Recycling Nov 4 2017 Senator Patrick Gallivan  and Sunnking Electronics Recycling   will be hosting a free electronic recycling event. Drop-off your materials on Saturday, November 4, from 9:30...
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Attitude Changes Everything Sam Glenn, an author and artist, met with more than 450 instructional services staff members from Erie 1 BOCES to share his message about "attitude changes everything." In addition to many...
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Contract of Erie 1 BOCES Leader Extended to 2020 Erie 1 BOCES Board of Education approved the contract extension of Lynn Marie Fusco, Ph. D., at a public meeting on July 11. Fusco began as Erie 1 BOCES’ district superintendent and chief...
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Regent Collins Visits E1B In preparation for the ESSA meeting on June 8, Regent Catherine Collins visited Erie 1 BOCES. During her visit, she toured the Education Campus and the Potter Career & Technical Center to...
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E1B 17-18 Admin Budget Approved Erie 1 BOCES’ 2017-2018 administrative budget was unanimously approved on April 18. Eighteen school district boards met and voted on the budget during a special session. In addition, John...
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Student Delegates Earn Scholarships at Hispanic Leadership Event During the 2017 Angelo Del Toro Puerto Rican/Hispanic Youth Leadership Institute (PR/HYLI) student delegates from Western New York (WNY) were awarded three scholarships and one student achievement...
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Weather Cancellations 03-15-17 Harkness Career & Tech Center  – 03/15/17  Classes Canceled *** Note: Today's Fashion Show Rehearsal is cancelled***** Thursday's show is still slated to happen,...
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Erie 1 BOCES assists districts with lead testing Lead testing results have quickly become a high-profile topic in many Western New York school districts. Public interest increased after a state mandate required all of the state’s 728 public...
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Erie 1 BOCES searches for additional CTE teachers Erie 1 BOCES is searching for trades professionals to help train our future workforce. On Aug. 10 from 4:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., anyone interested in learning more about how to become a CTE instructor...
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Shawn Ferger named distinguished alumnus On Monday, June 13, the board of education at Erie 1 BOCES recognized Shawn Ferger as Workforce Development ’s distinguished alumnus, where he attended  Potter Career & Technical...
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Service to Education award granted to Mary Busse Mary Busse, Erie 1 BOCES Board Member and long-time veteran of West Seneca Central School District, received the prestigious Diana R. Miller award for her exceptional service to improving...
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Mother secures new job following family study time Alexandra Morlock’s husband passed away several years ago, leaving a hole in her heart and additional responsibilities to tackle. Morlock, with support from her family, decided to take the...
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WNY Seniors Recognized in Albany In March, five high school seniors from Western New York (WNY) were recognized for their outstanding academic and leadership performance at the 26th Annual Puerto Rican/Hispanic Youth Leadership...
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See Bill Daggett at Kenmore West The Ken-Ton School District will be hosting Bill Daggett for a public presentation on April 28. Daggett is one of the nation’s leading experts on school innovation. He will speak to...
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A Visit from Commissioner Elia New York State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia visited WNY on March 30.  As part of her tour, which included schools in West Seneca, Lancaster and Depew, she also stopped in at Erie 1...
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The Many Faces of Newcomers New York State Education Department held a teachers’ institute on “The Many Faces of Newcomers.”  Teachers from the Syracuse, Rochester and Buffalo areas convened at...
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Busse named to Erie 1 BOCES board Mary J. Busse was elected to Erie 1 BOCES Board of Education on Tuesday, November 24, 2015. Elected by a majority vote of the board members from all of Erie 1 BOCES’ 19 component districts,...
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Legacy Sound and FX: music festival supports ending AIDS Bands, discussion, service organizations bring information to young adults A youth-led organization, titled Leaving Our Legacy, used music and sound to further their mission of increasing...
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Employee Email Access Work-Around 11/16/15 - We are experiencing issues with authentication into MyErie1. While it is being worked on, employees may access their e-mail at the following: ...
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AIMHighNY Survey Night 11/18/15 Erie County residents are invited to learn about AIMHighNY, a survey regarding NYS P-12 Common Core Learning Standards in English language arts and mathematics. On behalf of the State Education...
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Gerard Place Education and Community Center The former St. Gerard Parish Hall is on its way to becoming The Gerard Place Education and Community Center. Erie 1 BOCES will provide training for individuals to prepare them for fields the state...
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Welcome Back to School Message Commissioner Elia and Teacher of the Year Charlie Giglio welcome you back to school. Video running time is 3:19. Commissioner Elia and Teacher of the Year: Welcome Back to School
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Day of Caring 2015 Erie 1 BOCES joined more than 3,200 volunteers to support the United Way Day of Caring. A total of 125 ventures, to help non-profits with major projects that would usually be cost prohibitive, were...
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Wruck Recognized for 35 Years of Service at Erie 1 BOCES Through The Years In October of 1979 Fleetwood Mac received a star on Hollywood Boulevard, Bob Dylan first appeared on Saturday Night Live and Louise Henfling, age 19, began her career at...
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Enrollment in NFIEC Via Erie 1 BOCES School districts may again enroll in NFIEC program and services via Erie 1 BOCES in the 2015-16 school year. The Niagara Frontier Industry Education Council (NFIEC) provides expertise and support in...
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Business Official of the Year James Fregelette, executive director of finance and information systems at Erie 1 BOCES, was recently named Western New York School Business Official of the Year by the local chapter of the New York...
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