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CoSer 315– Public Information Coordinator

A shared specialist is assigned to work on your district up to three days per week throughout the school year to ensure a consistent and professional communications program. This service is ideal for districts that have made a commitment to improve communications as part of a strategic plan, or that have an ongoing public relations concern. The specialist will carefully analyze the public information needs of a district and work closely with administrators to structure an effective public relations plan that addresses concerns within their community

COSER 503 – Technical Services – Base

The scope of technical services includes varied audiovisual equipment (audio cassette recorders, CD players, television cameras, camcorders, video cameras, multi-media systems, studio and production equipment, cables, speakers, lecterns, televisions, VCRs, projectors, mixers, amplifiers, video conferencing units). Service also includes the installation, maintenance, and signal balancing for TV distribution and media retrieval systems as well as satellite TV systems and associated equipment. We also install, test, and troubleshoot most all forms of cabling.

503.010 – Technical Services – Troubleshoot and Repair

Repair services are available for school owned equipment: any make or model PC, all peripherals (scanners, fax machines, modems, speakers, and monitors) Troubleshooting is also available for school owned items such as scoreboards and public address systems.

503.030 – Itinerant Technicians

BOCES can supply an on-site technician for a specified amount of time per week. This would be a shared itinerant arrangement.

503.050 – Media Management

BOCES can provide a streamlined web interface for all types of media retrieval and storage.

503.060 – Digital Signage

BOCES can provide set-up, installation and support for digital signage networks.

503.070 – Production Support

Our technicians are well versed on setting up and producing conferences, national speakers, events of all types. We would be glad to assist you in most any venue.

511 – Printing

Printing of district newsletters, brochures, calendars, student agendas, forms, posters, curriculum guides, teacher handbooks, yearbooks, etc. Our highspeed digital printing system also provides a superior, cost effective product. Recently added Large Format Banner/Sign Printer. This enables prints of Large Banners, Posters, Car Wraps, Wall Decals, etc.

602 – District Newsletter Editor

A district newsletter remains at the very core of any contemporary school public relations effort. Studies by the National School Public Relations Association show that parents rate the school newsletter as their most important source of information, second only to what their children say about school. Working with district staff, who supply stories and photos, a BOCES specialist acts as the editor for each school’s monthly or bi-monthly newsletter. The publications are laid out using a desktop publishing system and sent “camera-ready” to our digital press. Bulk mailing can also be handled through BOCES, but these costs do not qualify for additional aid (see COSERS 602.010 and 602.020 below). As a value-added service, the district can also obtain an electronic version of the newsletter for posting on the school’s website. A typical newsletter is 8-12 pages. Oversized issues are billed appropriately. Discounts are available to subscribing districts that have a single contact person and/or submit all copy on disk.

602.010 – District Newsletter Postage

Postage charges for mailing district newsletters and annual calendars are accounted for under this COSER. Schools are billed directly for their actual postage costs.

602.020 – District Newsletter Bulk Mailing Preparation

Charges for bulk mailing preparation of district newsletters and annual calendars are accounted for under this COSER. Costs are based upon the actual number of newsletters prepared for bulk mailing and delivery charges to the appropriate post office. Schools are billed directly for their actual bulk mailing preparation costs.

602.100 – Publication/Logo/Graphic Development (ask mike question about this COSER)

Desktop computers are wonderful tools, but producing quality print pieces requires more than just hardware. Quality demands time, experience and often the varied skills of a BOCES team member.
The Print Shop & Graphic Design team can support or fully provide; Budget campaign materials, Special bond vote publications, Reports and surveys, Brochures, Directories and handbooks, ect.

602.200 – Public Relations Solutions

A shared Public Relations specialist is assigned to work in your district up to three days per week throughout the school year to ensure a consistent and professional communications program. This service is ideal for districts that have made a commitment to improve communications as part of a strategic plan, or that have an ongoing public relations concern. The specialist will carefully analyze the public information needs of a district and work closely with administrators to structure an effective public relations plan that addresses concerns within their community. Included activities include social media management, newsletter coordination, and website consultation. Please note that Print Shop & Graphic Design services used to support the public relations functions in your district will be billed separately.

602.311 – Website Support and Maintenance

Support can be provided for school web site design, support, and maintenance. BOCES can also provide support for schools in database design, support, and maintenance.

611 – Telecommunications

This service provides telecommunications systems interconnectivity that provides voice, visual and/or data transmission through the BOCES core telecommunications switch. Maintenance of district phone systems is also provided. A “mixed-mode” environment model is established that provides a cost-effective, redundant, reliable solution.

611.010 – Telecom: Maintenance Services

A BOCES technician will be provided to perform first and second tier support on telephone switches, decreasing response time to Districts.

611.100 – Telecom: Maintenance Contract

Aid will be provided to participating districts on phone service maintenance costs.