Board of Education
2020 – 21 Annual Meeting, Wednesday, April 1, 2020
The Annual Meeting of the Board of Cooperative Educational Services, Sole Supervisory District of Rensselaer, Columbia and Greene Counties, will be held at the Questar III Administrative Building Conference Center located at 10 Empire State Blvd., Castleton, New York on Wednesday, April 1, 2020.
Once again, the format of the meeting will be hand passed hors d’oeuvres from 5:00 to 5:30 p.m. with the annual meeting commencing promptly at 5:30 p.m. in the conference center with “Tapas style” dining available at each table during the meeting followed by a dessert bar at the conclusion of the meeting. We do apologize, but because of our limited space, we are no longer able to accommodate spouses to this event.
Food will be prepared and served by our culinary students from the Rensselaer and Columbia-Greene Educational Centers. Reservations must be made with Robin Emanatian (email@example.com) no later than Monday, March 9, 2020.
Like public school systems, BOCES are governed by a policy-making board of education. The 11 members of the Questar III board serve three-year terms and are elected by component boards from Rensselaer, Columbia, and Greene counties through a special vote held each April. BOCES Board members represent and are accountable to our component school boards. The duties and responsibilities of the Board members include:
- Appointing BOCES district superintendents (subject to the approval of the Commissioner of Education)
- Setting policies for the organization and plans for the future
- Providing shared services and programs to component districts
- Employing teachers and staff to deliver programs and services
- Preparing an annual BOCES budget and overseeing spending