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. 

Hide Notification


Full-time (12-month) classified employees and professional and full-time (10-month) instructional employees are required to participate in the NYS Teachers’ Retirement Plan (TRS), or the NYS Employees’ Retirement Plan (ERS). Membership is optional for part-time and 10-month classified employees. Both the District and the employee contribute to the plans.

Eligibility is from date of hire. Once your application has been completed and sent to the State, you will receive a retirement account number and more detailed information regarding the retirement system. Annual statements are provided by TRS and ERS and are mailed to your home.

Full-time employees are also eligible to enroll on a voluntary basis in a 457(b) and/or 403(b) plan.