Communication and Technology Services (CaTS)
focuses its resources to help districts optimize the management and
delivery of information through computers, print and multi-media.
School-community relations, graphics and printing services help
districts communicate with their key publics to ensure staff, parents
and the community understand, have input, and help support educational
goals for students. Technology staff provides technology planning and
staff development, help schools integrate technology and instruction,
and provide a test scoring and a data reporting service. Library
Services supports library automation, provides media resources for
classroom instruction and professional development, and provides online
fee-based subscriptions to a wide range of instructional resources.
Elementary Science Program
turns classrooms into a science laboratory for over 400,000 students
across New York State. Students perform experiments and pursue ideas and
investigations on their own initiative while the teacher provides
individual attention and direction. The program is correlated to the New
York State Learning Standards. Training is also provided on the
implementation of the Standards for math, science and technology.
Monroe/Orleans Accountability, Assessment, and Reporting Services (MAARS)
MAARS provides districts with guidance and training on a variety of items, including: NCLB and NYS Accountability; Content Area and Graduation Requirements; NYS Assessment Administration and Scoring; and Data Tools – nySTART, Data Mentor and Data Warehouse.
Office of Curriculum, Instruction and Professional Development
office assists districts with long-range planning for school
improvement, comprehensive district education planning, curriculum
development, and professional development for teachers, administrators
and curriculum specialists. Helps prepare and support new and novice
teachers and administrators by providing ongoing coaching and support.
Offices for Finance, Human Resources and Labor Relations
These offices help districts stretch available resources. Central services such as cooperative bidding, a minimum premium health insurance plan and self-funded workers compensation program, substitute calling, coaching certification, labor relations and negotiations, and a student attendance program, help districts stretch scarce human and financial resources by saving hundreds of thousands of dollars on non-instructional, yet essential, services. Streamlined school operations leave administrators free to focus on direct instructional services.