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All Onondaga-Cortland-Madison BOCES classes are operated in compliance with the Commissioner's Regulations Part 200. OCM BOCES offers a wide range of educational alternatives for students with varying degrees of cognitive, emotional and physical disabilities.

Our programs emphasize helping students to develop their full potential and function as independently as possible. Where feasible, students are educated with non-disabled peers and in the least-restrictive environment.

Rosanna Grund
Director of Special Education
P:  (315) 453-4467

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CONTACT page for full staff directory.

Many famous people had learning disabilities or other special education needs: Abraham Lincoln, Buzz Aldrin, Walt Disney, Thomas Edison and Albert Einstein, for example.
First Annual Special Ed. Fine Arts Show was a HUGE Success: On Wednesday evening, May 24th the Crown Road Campus presented their First Annual Collaborative Fine Arts Show. It featured art work from all students in STRIDES, Stellata and Crossroads programs, as well as many instrumental and vocal soloists. We were also fortunate to feature several performances and artwork from students at McEvoy who live in the Syracuse area.  Student's in Mrs. Wilkinson's culinary classes provided delicious desserts for over 200 families and friends who came ... more >>
Disabilities Mentoring Day: Disability Mentoring Day (DMD) is an international event held on the third Wednesday of October, which is National Disability Employment Awareness Month. DMD’s focus is promoting career exploration for students and making employers aware of available qualified candidates. Students went to work sites for about 2 hours in the morning before returning to McEvoy for lunch, energizing activities and a presentation from guest speaker Geoff “Deaf Geoff” Herbert from Geoff ... more >>
Taking a walk on The Wild (side): Emily Doloff’s K-1 SED class has been working hard to earn their PBIS BOCES BUCKS.  The students collaboratively saved enough “Bucks” earning them a field trip to The Wild Animal Park in Chittenango! Dressed in their handmade T’shirts, t he students  saw many different animals including a peacock, a giraffe, zebras, lions, igers and bears.  They were also able to feed some animals including an ostrich, goats, and a camel!   more >>
More than 180 BOCES students inducted into National Technical Honor Society: Best of the best: More than 180 students in the Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs from OCM BOCES in Syracuse and Cortland were inducted into the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) during ceremonies in March at their respective schools. Students who qualify must have an 85 average or higher, 12 or fewer absences from their program for the year and receive a teacher endorsement. Students must also demonstrate respect, honesty, skill, responsibility, leadership, service and ... more >>
A Very SPECIAL visit from author Bruce Coville: On Wednesday March 16, 2016, Miss Brown's classroom at NPE had the privilege and honor to have a special author visitor, Bruce Coville join our classroom to talk about writing.  Our students have been reading his book Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher during our daily read aloud time. Another student had been reading at the end of each day with the classroom Social Worker one of his many other books, Goblins in The Castle which has greatly sparked the student's interest ... more >>

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boces 70th anneversary

J. Francis Manning, Ed. D.
District Superintendent & CEO

PO Box 4754
Syracuse, NY 13221
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