District Superintendent

The position serves a dual role – acting as the representative of the Commissioner of Education and Chief Executive Officer of the Questar III Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES).

As the Commissioner’s representative, the District Superintendent is responsible for providing strong leadership within the supervisory district and bringing local school district concerns to the attention of state leaders.

As CEO of the BOCES, the District Superintendent leads the organization in the development, implementation and provision of programs and services provided at the request of the component districts and serving districts across New York State.


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Meet Dr. Gladys I. Cruz

Gladys I. Cruz is the District Superintendent of Questar III. Cruz is well-known across the region and state. Over a 30-year span, she has established a distinguished career as a teacher and education leader. Since joining Questar III in 1998, Cruz has served in a number of leadership positions.


From the Desk of Gladys Cruz

Statewide budget vote, board elections scheduled for May 21

Statewide budget vote, board elections scheduled for May 21

Residents across the region and state will vote on school budgets and elect school board members on Tuesday, May 21. This vote – held on the third Tuesday each May – comes a month after the state finalized its spending plan for next year.

Statewide budget vote, board elections scheduled for May 21

Students achieve extracurricular success

Over the past several weeks our local schools have been abuzz with the culmination of several extracurricular activities. These programs, which enrich the lives of hundreds of students, serve as a testament to the power of learning that extends far beyond our classrooms.

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