News & Announcements

  • Students Create Eye-Catching Signage

    Walk through Building B at our Center for Career Services and you'll see the incredible work of our Commercial Art students, whose creativity can be seen in the form of vinyl wraps currently on display in various areas of the building.

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  • Join our Cisco Academy Networking Program information sessions!

    Learn about our Cisco Academy Networking Program on Monday, Feb. 26, at 6 p.m., in Building B on our Career Services campus, 65 Grasslands Road, Valhalla. Register here! 

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  • Students at Tappan Hill School "Lend a Helping Hand"

    Tappan Hill students learned the value of lending a hand around their school during the month of January, a reflection on the teachings of Martin Luther King Jr.

    News Feed - Center for Special Services
  • Southern Westchester BOCES Congratulates Region's Reward Schools

    Southern Westchester BOCES congratulates region's newly identified Reward Schools.  

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  • Mother of 2 thanks SWBOCES for helping her set example for kids

    Lisa Wilson-Patrick, a 40-year-old mother of two, is thankful to SWBOCES for allowing her to set a positive example for her children, ages 6 and 15.

    News Feed - Center for Adult and Community Services
  • Second Quarter Breakfast Celebrates Students' Achievements

    At the Center for Career Services' second-quarter breakfast, several students received awards for their high academic performance. 

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  • Students Get Ready for SkillsUSA Competition

    Students in Christine Ireland's Architecture/Interior Design/3D Art class were practicing the steps necessary to compete successfully in the upcoming SkillsUSA competition, to take place in March. The activity was being done in conjunction with SkillsUSA Day 2018. 

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  • Students Avail of Work-Based Learning Hours Through Collaboration with YWCA

    Students in our Cosmetology Program at the Center for Career Services are getting valuable work-based learning hours through a special collaboration with the YWCA in White Plains. 

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  • Students Learn from Visit to Automotive Technology Center

    A class visit to the Herbert Kurz Automotive Technology Center at Rockland Community Center gave BOCES auto students a peek into the school's well-respected associate's degree program in automotive technology. 

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  • Sound Production Students Will Learn from New Digital Drum Set

    Students in the BOCES Sound Production Program at the Center for Career Services will benefit from a digital drum set that was purchased recently. 

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  • Auto Students Bring Back Coveted Prizes

    Two teams of automotive technology students did their teachers proud after they competed and won a fifth and sixth place at the Westchester/Rockland Regional Automotive Technology Competition in early January. 

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  • Auto Students Work Toward Careers in the Industry

    Making a career for themselves in the auto industry is on the minds of our students as they sit for the ASE exam. 

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  • Drum Performance Helps Students Get Creative

    Architectural students had some help getting creative, thanks to a drum performance held in their class Jan. 29. 

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  • SWBOCES, Questar collaborate on future assessments

    Southern Westchester BOCES was chosen to host educators from throughout the region to collaborate with Questar Assessment on a three-day item-writing workshop.

    News Feed - Center for Professional Development & Curriculum Support
  • Sharing and Caring the Theme of Special Assembly

    Students at the Tappan Hill School enjoyed a special assembly at their school Jan. 22 to honor Martin Luther King Jr., Day and to reinforce the importance of sharing and caring. 

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Transportation and Vehicle Service

Contact: Stephen Tibbetts

The SWBOCES Transportation Department consists of Automotive Service Excellence-certified mechanics providing all vehicle maintenance to meet district needs.  Services include preventative maintenance, necessary repairs and inspection services.  The New York State Department of Transportation inspects each vehicle twice a year, and the passing rate for our vehicles is exemplary, with all earning scores of 95 to 100 percent.  In addition, the Transportation Department provides private bus company consortium management for participating districts and mandated professional development and training for drivers and monitors of district based operations.

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Consortium Transportation Management

SWBOCES manages contract transportation consortium programs for participating local school districts from a satellite transportation office. The consortium program currently includes the BEPT Consortium for students in the Bronxville, Eastchester, Pelham, Tuckahoe and New Rochelle school districts and the MVP Consortium for students in the Mount Pleasant, Valhalla and Pleasantville school districts.  Since the inception of consortium management, SWBOCES has reduced transportation costs for districts by sharing busing among districts while maintaining safe, efficient and reliable service by private bus companies. The consortium office relies on routing software to guide operations and provide up-to-date reports to schools, parents and bus companies. Years of experience with Westchester County schools and ongoing professional development enable efficient and effective performance from the consortium transportation office.

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Cooperative Vehicle Maintenance Services

Cooperative school bus and vehicle maintenance services are available to any district requiring assistance with fleet maintenance (bus or any other vehicles). Fleet maintenance and inspection services are provided by an experienced team of qualified, efficient technicians at the SWBOCES garage at the Rye Lake Campus in North White Plains. BOCES’s DOT inspection rates for other districts’ fleets range between 95 and 100 percent. SWBOCES mechanics have been commended frequently by NYS DOT and the New York Association for Pupil Transportation for conducting one of the top school bus maintenance programs in the state. Loaner vans are available for school districts to cover a temporary shortage of vehicles.