Updated: March 23, 2020 – Due to orders from both Allegany and Cattaraugus County Health Departments, the NYS Department of Health, and the NYS Education Department, all CA BOCES campuses and community/adult education programs continue to be closed to students and non-essential staff until further notice. Staff will continue to receive guidance from department leadership. 

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CA BOCES – Focused on Technology & Community

Olean, NY – March 26, 2020 – In day-to-day operations, the team at Cattaraugus Allegany BOCES (CA BOCES) focuses on providing top-notch customer service, treating all people with respect, and providing an environment of innovation. As the COVID-19 health emergency continues to impact our State and region, that focus has become even more important – particularly in the Information Technology Department.

 

One area of importance for CA BOCES teams and students, and for component school districts, was staying connected and making sure strong access was available for a multitude of technological needs.  Michael Graf, Director of Information Technology at CA BOCES, said that his teams moved quickly to brainstorm and create solutions for the surrounding communities and component districts. ““I have the best team, and within a couple of days we had a pretty good idea of needs and created action plans. From expanding Wi-fi zones, to delivering flash drives to school districts, to managing an all-day Help Desk – we have been working hard to stay ahead of the needs of our community in this time of change.”

 

As the regional leader in education services, CA BOCES offers state-of-the-art programs for learners of all ages and abilities as well as cost-effective shared services for 22 component school districts. CA BOCES empowers students to achieve their maximum potential by offering a wide variety of innovative programs and support that include special education, career and technical education, adult and continuing education, technology support, and instructional support services. To learn more, visit www.caboces.org.