Teacher sitting on floor with student during a break
Students in a classroom at Westview
Students at SAB videoconferencing with GEVA Theatre
Student reading with aide
Westview student eating breakfast
Student at Village Plaza Transition taking a virtual field trip to California
Student sitting on floor wearing pink hoodie
Three students with teacher sitting at table
Student at Ridgecrest Academy
Four Westview students playing dodgeball in the gym
Pre-schooler wearing a mask
Work based learning student cleaning
Mischievous pre-schooler
Math teacher working with student at a table
Two students in the playground at Ridgecrest Academy
Staff member and student learning how to iron a shirt
Student working on laptop computer at Ridgecrest Academy
Pre-schooler with a box of sand

Department for Exceptional Children

News

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Extended School Year Program job opportunities open!

Have some fun in the sun with our BOCES 2 students this summer by working in our ESY Program. Program Dates: July 5-August 12. Orientation Dates: July 1-2. Many positions available - apply online.
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Dozens of socially-distanced speech therapists in a conference room with multiple video screens

Exploring new ways to empower student communication

The BOCES 2 Assistive Technology department hosted a special two-day professional development training for our speech-language specialists. Presenting via video conference was John Halloran, a well-known speech-language pathologist and trainer with The Center for AAC & Autism.
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Two students playing chess

Learning life skills on a chess board

Every Thursday at 2 p.m. something extraordinary happens at Terry Taylor ES: the Chess Club meets. Eager students from the BOCES 2 8:1:2 and 6:1:2 classes, about 15-18 first-graders through fifth-graders, gather in a room set with a dozen chess boards and begin to play.
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Students clearing brush from campus grounds

Putting good into the world

In addition to academic studies, job preparation and life skill building, students in BOCES 2 Transition Program at Roberts Wesleyan are learning the importance of giving back. They recently found a unique way to contribute to their college community.
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Guest author speaking with students

“Sometimes brave is learning a new language”

Fourth- and fifth-grade students in teacher Cori Smith’s English as a New Language class at Brockport’s Hill Elementary have been exploring what it means to be brave. "Sometimes Brave" author Trista Wilson visited with them on May 6.
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2021 Community Champion for Public Education Award nominees

During National Small Business Week (May 3-7), Act for Education honors local businesses who support our students. Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES has nominated four of our valued partners for this award: BBT Construction, Micro Instruments, Meals on Wheels, and The Gardens at Town Center. Please join us in saying "Thank You!"
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The Department for Exceptional Children at Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES provides programs to meet the needs to students with a variety of abilities, which cannot be completely addressed by their local school districts. A wide range of educational opportunities is offered to expand and enrich learning for students with particular gifts and talents, to teach students with limited English proficiency, and to assist students with varying disabilities who require special instructional and support services. Follow us on Facebook.