Our Mission
The Monroe #1 Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES), in partnership with our component school districts, exists to educate and provide services which support education for individuals, children through adults, in the BOCES community in order to provide them the opportunity to reach their fullest potential. BOCES will do this in a caring and cost effective manner.

Our Vision
Collaboration, innovation, communication, and leadership will advance Monroe #1 BOCES through the 21st century. Together with our partners, we will work to anticipate and support the educational needs of students and create the opportunity for all individuals to succeed.

Monroe #1 BOCES develops and implements programs and services that meet the diverse needs of general education students, special needs students with disabilities, and at-risk students. Resources are combined, when and where they are needed, to provide creative solutions that help students stay in school and ultimately achieve success, supporting Monroe #1 BOCES’ belief that every student can succeed.

A partner in education
Monroe #1 BOCES is one of 37 Boards of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) operating throughout New York State. BOCES 1 is located in the Town of Perinton, a suburb southeast of Rochester, New York. BOCES 1 is a cooperative extension of the ten Monroe County suburban school districts on the east side of Rochester and also serves 48 school districts from 12 neighboring counties in western New York.

Supporting students
The strength of BOCES lies in how cost-savings programs are cooperatively provided to support students who need help meeting the learning standards, students preparing for college and careers, and adults in the community who are improving their skills.

Sharing services
Monroe #1 BOCES was initiated by its component school districts and chartered on January 5, 1956 to carry out a program of shared educational services and instruction. From those early years of providing a few shared staff, BOCES has grown to offer more than 80 programs and services for more than 46,000 students in our ten component school districts.

Contributing to excellence in schools
Monroe #1 BOCES is a major contributor to the recognized excellence of Monroe County schools with a proven ability to adapt to rapidly to the changing needs of students.

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February 8, 2013

“Behavioral Economics: Engaging Kids in Nutrition Education Programs and Research”

Kathryn Hoy PhD, Extension Support Specialist in the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management at Cornell University and and the Manager of the Center for Behavioral Economics in Child Nutrition Programs (BEN).

Dr. Hoy is responsible for daily operation tasks, program outreach and stewardship of BEN’s many research opportunities and projects. She is the Director of PR & Marketing for the American Dietetic Association (ADA) Dietetic Practice Group (DPG): Nutrition Entrepreneurs and assists with the development and implementation of several child health related non-profits.
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