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Candor • Dryden • George Junior Republic              Dr. Jeffrey Matteson
  Groton • Ithaca • Lansing • Newfield     District Superintendent and Executive Officer
     South Seneca • Trumansburg             555 Warren Road, Ithaca, NY 14850

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Mission Statement........................................................................................................................5
Members of the Board of Cooperative Educational Services..........................................................5
Key Events....................................................................................................................................5
Contact Index................................................................................................................................6
Administrative Services and Capital Expenditures.........................................................................7
Career and Technical Education.....................................................................................................7
P-Tech...........................................................................................................................................10
Education of Exceptional Pupils....................................................................................................11
Alternative Instruction..................................................................................................................17
Equivalent Attendance..................................................................................................................19
TST BOCES Regional Alternative School.........................................................................................19
Adult Education............................................................................................................................20
Regional Summer School..............................................................................................................21
Youth Development Program........................................................................................................22
Other Services...............................................................................................................................23
Regional School Success...............................................................................................................25
Cooperative Enrichment Coordination..........................................................................................28
Library Services/Media.................................................................................................................30
School Library Automation...........................................................................................................30
Model Schools..............................................................................................................................31
Technology Services......................................................................................................................32
Printing Services...........................................................................................................................35
Specialized Cross-Contracted Services CoSers...............................................................................39

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MISSION STATEMENT

      The mission of our Tompkins-Seneca-Tioga Board of Cooperative Educational Services is
      to identify, to propose, and to provide high quality services for children and for all the
      customers served which are economical and efficient in their operation, and which will
      complement the educational programs provided by the local school districts and other
      agencies in our region.

MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF COOPERATIVE EDUCATIONAL SERVICES

                                                                                                   Years
   Name                              District                     Term                           of Service
   Linda Padgett                     Candor                       2022                               20
   AnnMarie Streeter                 Dryden                       2022                              4 mo.
   Danielle Chase                    George Jr. Republic          2022                                4
   Linda Competillo, President       Groton                       2021                               14
   Seth Peacock                      Ithaca                       2020                                3
   Patricia Pryor                    Lansing                      2021                                5
   Missy Rynone, Vice President      Newfield                     2021                                5
   Mary Church                       South Seneca                 2020                                4
   Dianne Lynne                      Trumansburg                  2020                              1 mo.

KEY EVENTS

Tuesday, November 5, 2019         B.O.C.E.S. distributes Initial Service Requests and Guide to Services to
                                  component schools.
Monday, December 9, 2019          Superintendents return Initial Service Requests to BOCES.
Monday, February 3, 2020          B.O.C.E.S. sends Final Service Requests to component schools
Monday, March 2, 2020             Superintendents return Final Service Requests to B.O.C.E.S.
Monday, March 9, 2020             B.O.C.E.S. provides copies of tentative Administrative, Capital, and
                                  Program Budgets (Annual Meeting Brochure) to Members of local
                                  Boards and component schools
Wednesday, April 1, 2020          B.O.C.E.S. Annual Meeting and Budget Explanations
Wednesday, April 22, 2020         Local Boards of Education hold independent meetings to elect BOCES
                                  Board Members and to vote on the BOCES Administrative Budget
Wednesday, May 6, 2020            B.O.C.E.S. adopts Annual Operating Budget for 2020-2021
June/July, 2020                   B.O.C.E.S. sends Estimated Service Contracts to component schools
August, 2020                      B.O.C.E.S. sends Actual Service Contracts to component schools

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CONTACT INDEX

       Alwyn John, Senior Coordinator of Energy Management
                 607-257-1551, ext. 6020, ajohn@tstboces.org ........................................................................................ 37
       Belinda Adams, Principal of Exceptional Education
                 607-257-1551, ext. 5006, badams@tstboces.org ................................................................... 11,12,15,16
       Beth Dryer, Regional Coordinator of Curriculum and Professional Development
                 607-257-1551, ext. 1040, bdryer@tstboces.org ....................................................................................... 25
       Cheryl Button, Principal of Exceptional Education
                 607-257-1551, ext. 5004, cbutton@tstboces.org ............................................................... 10,11,12,13,14
       Cindy Walter, Executive Director of Career Education
                 607-257-1551, ext. 2001, cwalterr@tstboces.org ........................................................................... 8,18,33
       Dan Parker, Coordinator of Technology Services
                 607-257-1551, ext. 1016, dparker@tstboces.org .......................................................................... 23,32,37
       TBA, Transportation Specialist
                 607-257-1551, ext. 6007, dwinters@tstboces.org ................................................................................... 35
       David Barr, Assistant Superintendent for Student Services
                 607-257-1551, ext. 5002, dbarr@tstboces.org ........................................................................ 10,13,17,21
       David Parsons, Assistant Superintendent of Administrative Services
                 607-257-1551, ext. 1006, dparsons@tstboces.org ........................................................ 7,15,22,35,36,37
       David Pitcher, Director of Facilities III
                 607-257-1551, ext. 6001, dpitcher@tstboces.org ............................................................................... 36,38
       James Drew, Coordinator of WEH&S
                 607-257-1551, ext. 6005, jdrew@tstboces.org .................................................................................... 33,36
       Dr. Jeffrey Matteson, District Superintendent
                 607-257-1551, ext. 1001, jmatteson@tstboces.org .................................................................................... 7
       Jennifer Astles, Coordinator of Youth Development
                 607-257-1551, ext. 1015, jastles@tstboces.org ............................................................................ 23,24,26
       Jonathan Nicoletti, Administrator of Adult Education
                 607-273-4095, jnicoletti@tstboces.org ...................................................................................................... 20
       Keith Williams, Principal of P-Tech Academy
                 607-257-3222, ext. 32106, kwilliams@tstboces.org ................................................................................ 10
       Kevin Casler, Principal of Career & Technical Education
                 607-257-1551, ext. 2003, kcasler@tstboces.org......................................................................................... 8
       Mary Kay Welgoss, Coordinator of School Library System
                 607-257-1551, ext. 1033, mwelgoss@tstboces.org ...................................................................... 28,30,31
       Michelle Nolan, Principal of Regional Alternative Education
                 607-257-1551, ext. 2501, mnolan@tstboces.org ..................................................................................... 17
       Dr. Nicole G. Eschler, Executive Director of Regional School Success
                 607-257-1551, ext. 1004, neschler@tstboces.org .................................................................. 15,16,19,21
       Sunshine Miller, Coordinator of Cooperative Enrichment
                 607-257-1551, ext. 1013, smiller@tstboces.org.................................................................................. 19,20

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ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES AND CAPITAL EXPENDITURES

Dr. Jeffrey Matteson, District Superintendent
Dr. Nicole G. Eschler, Executive Director of Regional School Success
David Parsons, Asst. Superintendent of Administrative Services

    Administrative Services includes the functions of the Board, the District Superintendent, the Executive
Director of Regional School Success, the Assistant Superintendent of Administrative Services, and their
Support Staff. Dues to state and regional associations (e.g., the Central New York State School Boards’
Association), a portion of campus operations and maintenance, and health insurance payments for all
eligible BOCES retirees are in the Administrative Services budget.
     Specific program administrative costs (e.g., Exceptional Children, Adult Education, Instructional Support
Services, Career and Technical Education) are NOT included in these charges. Rented facilities are
charged as a separate line on district contracts. Administrative Services also include assistance in
superintendent searches, personnel advice, and assistance toward the certification of teachers and
administrators, regular meetings of regional administrative councils, workshops for component Boards of
Education and administrators, development of new BOCES services, the costs of borrowing the budget,
and information and assistance about Regents and State Education Department initiatives and policies.
An important developing objective for Administrative Services is the focus of attention upon local district
initiatives to improve pupil performance for all students, and the best method for BOCES staff to assist in
achieving that objective.

 COST BASIS: The charge for Administrative Services and Rent are distributed based on the Resident Weighted
 Average Daily Attendance (RWADA) for each school district.
 AIDABILITY: BOCES

CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION

Cindy Walter, Executive Director of Career Education; Kevin Casler, Principal: Jeffrey Podolak, Instructional Specialist/Dean of
Students

    The Career and Technical Education Program Educates Approximately 500 Students Annually.
    New Visions: The Medical and Health Sciences program is for highly motivated high school seniors
looking for an opportunity to pursue their interests in health professions. The Life and Environmental
Sciences program offers the opportunity for students to explore careers in plant, animal, environmental
sciences, and applied scientific research. The Engineering program offers students authentic engineering
and physics related lab experiences on the Cornell campus. In the New Visions Programs, the required

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senior year courses of English, Participation in Government and Economics are integrated within the
    program.
        Career and Technical Education is taught with a career focus in mind. These courses include real work
    experiences and challenging related core academic instruction which assist students in developing the
    skills and attitudes necessary for college and career readiness. Out-of-school adults can enroll in, and pay
    tuition to attend Career and Technical classes where space is available. Career and Tech options include
    courses in specialized/integrated math, science, and physical education which may be utilized to meet
    graduation and/or Career and Tech pathway requirements.
        The World of Work program serves the needs of a wide range of high school aged students. Career
    Education for these students ranges from Pre-Vocational preparation to skill training at basic and
    intermediate levels as well as career exploration. Generally students are placed in World of Work classes
    through decisions made by the Committees on Special Education and component school counselors.

    COST BASIS: The tuition rate for New Visions Programs, Career and Technical Education Programs and World of
    Work Programs is determined by a three-year pupil enrollment average.
    AIDABILITY: BOCES

    101 Anticipated Career and Technical Education Programs
    New Visions Programs
           Engineering
           Medical and Health Sciences
           Life and Environmental Sciences
    Career and Technical Programs
           Animal Science
           Auto Body Repair Technology I & II
           Automotive Technology I & II
           Certified Nurse Assisting/Home Health Care Aide
           Computer Technology/Cyber Security
           Cosmetology I & II
           Culinary Arts and Advanced Culinary Arts
           Criminal Justice I & II
           Digital Media Technology I & II
           Early Childhood Education and Work Experiences
           Heavy Equipment Repair and Operation I & II
           Sports Conditioning & Exercise Science
           Welding I & II
    World of Work Programs
           Career Exploration
           Food Service
           Outdoor Recreational Services

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410 Physical Education
   This service provides academic courses for students attending CTE programs to meet New York State
graduation requirements and learning standards. Courses are determined in cooperation with the
component schools and taught according to the guidelines established by NYSED. Students will be
awarded appropriate units/credits by the component school upon successfully completing the academic
requirements.

COST BASIS: The tuition is determined by pupil enrollment in the program.
AIDABILITY: BOCES

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P-TECH ACADEMY

     Cindy Walter, Executive Director of Career Education; Keith Williams, Principal

     475 P-TECH

     Learning should be meaningful, relevant, and joyous. Students enter the P-TECH program as ninth graders
     and work simultaneously toward earning a Regents High School Diploma and an Associate’s Degree in
     Applied Science from Tompkins Cortland Community College — at no cost to the student’s family. The 6-
     year sequence emphasizes highly relevant and meaningful learning that is project/process-based, includes
     ongoing work-place learning experiences that lead to apprenticeships, and uses a portfolio-based
     authentic assessment approach for students to show what they have learned and are able to do. We
     engage in ongoing curriculum development and teacher learning, in order to ensure a fully inclusive and
     culturally sustaining learning environment for every student. We collaborate with business and community
     partners to design genuine work-based challenges that help students learn the workplace, professional,
     and life skills needed for success in their industries and their lives. TST P-TECH Academy currently offers
     career pathways in Computer Science and Advanced Manufacturing.

     Location: TC3

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EDUCATION OF EXCEPTIONAL PUPILS

David Barr, Assistant Superintendent for Student Services

   Services include tuition-based 10-month Special Education and Alternative Education programs and
Related Services.
   BOCES programs provide a portion of the continuum of services available to districts as they seek
appropriate placements in Special Education, for students’ grades K-12, and Alternative Education, for
students’ grades 6-12. All services conform to current Commissioner’s Regulations.
    The Darwin C. Smith School located on the main BOCES campus offers a wide range of programs.
Additional classes are not currently housed in age-appropriate component district school buildings but
certainly can be added as needs arise. Application to Special Education programs is made by the school
district’s CSE Chair who sends a completed application form and student packet to the BOCES Program
Principal. BOCES then works with the district CSE to schedule the intake process and to arrange a CSE
meeting which BOCES attends, prior to any student placement in a BOCES program. Applications are
processed in the order in which they are received for each program (within appropriate age ranges).

 COST BASIS: Districts are charged based on the full-time-equivalent of enrollment. Only a few alternative
 education programs (i.e. Lighthouse and Possibilities) are billed on a cost basis other than FTE (e.g. per diem rate).
 AIDABILITY: Public excess cost aid. School districts do not receive BOCES aid on Special Education programs.

10-MONTH OPTIONS
202 Bridges 12:1:1
        Cheryl Button, Principal of Exceptional Education

One student enrolled full-day September to June = 1.0 FTE
One teacher, one aide, maximum 12 students
(located at BOCES)

    This program serves students at the middle and high school level, who have an intellectual disability
and/or developmental disability. The focus of the program is on functional academics, life skills, social
skills, vocational skills and community integration. The academic curriculum reflects the Next Generation
Learning Standards for Pre-K to 12th grade, which are taught at the student’s functional level. Core
academic areas include reading and language arts, mathematics, social studies, and science. Students
are assessed using the New York State Alternate Assessment. Students in this program will earn the Skills
and Achievement Commencement Credential (SACC).Regular related services (Speech, Occupational
Therapy, and Counseling) are available and are billed separately (COSER 202.005).

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202 Career Skills Program 12:1:1 (1/2 day)
          Cheryl Button, Principal of Exceptional Education

     Half-Day Career Skills is a half-day program designed to teach vocational related skills and behaviors.
 The program will provide student exploration of a variety of realistic career options in a highly supervised
 setting. Using a hands-on approach, students will learn technical skills and appropriate work-related
 behaviors that can be transferred to any job or work experience.

 202 Career Skills at Cornell University 12:1:1 (1/2 day)
          Cheryl Button, Principal of Exceptional Education

     This career exploration program at Cornell University is designed to teach vocationally related skills to
 students between the ages of 18-21 who have an IEP (Individual Education Program). These students are
 working towards acquiring a CDOS (Career Development Occupational Studies) Commencement Credential
 or the Skills and Achievement Commencement Credential. Collaborating with the Cornell Public Services
 Center, Career Skills will provide student exploration of a variety of realistic career options on the Cornell
 campus. Cornell student mentors partner with BOCES students and staff to help facilitate this process.

 202 Springboard 12:1:1 (Grades 7-8)
          Cheryl Button, Principal of Exceptional Education

     This program is for students with special needs who take state tests and who are on track for a Local
 or Regents diploma with a CDOS Commencement Credential. The academic curriculum is coordinated with
 the Next Generation Learning Standards. Core academic areas include reading and writing, mathematics,
 social studies, and science. Vocational training is offered through a supervised work experience program
 on the TST BOCES campus.

 202 Springboard 12:1:1 (Grades 9-12; ages 15-21)
          Belinda Adams, Principal of Exceptional Education

 One student enrolled full-day September to June = 1.0 FTE
 One student enrolled half-day September to June = 0.5 FTE
 One teacher, one aide, maximum 12 students
 (located at BOCES)

    Springboard offers a three-to-five year program culminating in either a local/Regents diploma and/or a
 CDOS Commencement Credential. This half-day academic program provides access to high school Regents
 courses and credits as well as preparation for transition to independent adult living.
 Many students enrolled in Springboard also enroll in a Career and Technical Education program for the
 other half of the school day. The student’s application to a CTE program and the billing for that program is
 handled by the CTE department.

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Regular related services (Speech, Occupational Therapy, Counseling) are available and are billed
separately (COSER 202.005).

203 Turning Point 8:1:1 (Gr. K-12)
        Belinda Adams, Principal of Exceptional Education
One student enrolled full-day September to June = 1.0 FTE
One teacher, one aide, maximum 8 students
(located at BOCES)

   Class age ranges are no more than 36 months for students up to 15 years of age. There is no age
range limit for students age 16 and older. Students exiting this program as seniors might earn a local or
Regents diploma, and/or a CDOS Commencement Credential.
    This program is designed for students whose emotional and behavioral needs require a therapeutic
setting as well as close supervision combined with a management system that offers highly intensive
interventions. Student behaviors may be aggressive, self-abusive, or extremely withdrawn.
    Regular related services (Speech, Occupational Therapy, Counseling) are available and are billed
separately (COSER 203.005). Participation in group and/or individual counseling is a required part of the
Turning Point program, billed as a related service. The Turning Point program offers the services of a
licensed Day Treatment program provided through a partnership of TST BOCES and the Racker Centers.
Day Treatment services may include the support of a psychiatrist, a psychiatric nurse, medication
monitoring, family counseling, etc.

203 Branches 8:1:1
        Cheryl Button, Principal of Exceptional Education
One student enrolled full-day September to June = 1.0 FTE
Smith School – BOCES Campus

    This program is designed for students under the age of 14 who are not yet old enough for the Bridges
Program. These students have multiple disabilities and there is also a focus on behavior management
strategies. Each student is given individual attention to address his or her particular abilities and needs.
Individual academic programming and curriculum are based on the Next Generation Learning Standards
and revolve around reading and writing, math, science and social studies. All students receive the
appropriate New York State Assessments.
   Regular related services (Speech, Occupational Therapy, Counseling) are available and are billed
separately (COSER 203.005).

204 Steps 12:1:4
        Cheryl Button, Principal of Exceptional Education

One student enrolled full-day September to June = 1.0 FTE (located at BOCES)
   Steps is a middle/high school program designed for students with severe disabilities. Often students
require specialized nursing, vision therapy, or other related services. This program provides intensive
adult/student interactions for our pupils. Focus is on the Next Generation Learning Standards but
developing the skill level of each student to provide what he or she needs to experience success in life.
Emphasis is also placed on the development of independence, appropriate behavior, enhances
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communicative competence, pre-vocational skills, as well as community and social awareness. Students in
     the program earn the Skills and Achievement Commencement Credential (SACC).
        Regular related services (Speech, Occupational Therapy, Counseling) are available and are billed
     separately (COSER 204.005).

     204 Foundations 8:1:3
             Cheryl Button, Principal of Exceptional Education

     One student enrolled full-day September to June = 1.0 FTE (located at BOCES)
        The Foundations program is designed for elementary students who have the classification of Autism.
     The curriculum will focus on the Common Core Learning Standards but will also address individual student
     needs. The team will provide support for Assistive Technology devices for the purposes of communication
     and behavior management. Related services such as speech therapy and occupational therapy are
     available per the recommendation of students’ IEPs (Individualized Education Program).

     RELATED SERVICES
     Within the BOCES Special Education programs, a student may receive Related Services provided by
     appropriate specialists. Services are determined by the component school districts’ Committees on Special
     Education. Services may be direct contact with students and/or consultations for teachers, and may range
     from daily sessions to less frequent contact, as determined by the CSE. Regular Related Services include
     Speech, Counseling, and Occupational Therapy. TST BOCES does not provide Physical Therapy services.
     Districts arrange for these services through a private provider, such as Racker Centers, and are billed
     through the Agency.

      COST BASIS: The unit cost for Speech, Occupational Therapy, and Counseling is per session (individual or group).
      Additionally, students in BOCES classes who require a Teacher of the Deaf (COSER 309) or Teacher of the Blind
      (COSER 316) can receive those services, which are billed per full-time equivalent.

     1:1 TEACHER AIDE, NURSE, or SPECIAL EDUCATION MONITOR
           In each of our Special Education programs, the service of a 1:1 Teacher Aide, Nurse, or Special
     Education Monitor is available, for an additional charge.

      COST BASIS: Districts are charged per aide, nurse, or monitor. Nearly all costs are based on 1.0 FTE.

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ITINERANT SERVICES: SPECIAL EDUCATION
David Barr, Assistant Superintendent for Student Services
Cheryl Button, Principal of Exceptional Education

   Itinerant Services are provided to students enrolled in component district school buildings. TST BOCES
can also provide Itinerant Services by Speech Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Teachers of the
Deaf/Hard of Hearing, and Teachers of the Blind and Visually Impaired and School Social Workers.

    Itinerant services are available only during the ten-month school year.
    Current COSERS Available in Itinerant Special Education Services:
    307         Speech Therapist
    308         Occupational Therapist
    309         Teacher of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing
    316         Teacher of the Blind and Visually Impaired
    323         School Social Worker
                Audiology – Cross-Contract through Citi BOCES in Oswego

 COST BASIS: Usage. As appropriate, the calculation of full-time equivalent includes a portion of travel time and
 indirect service or consultant time in addition to direct services to students. The smallest portion of FTE that will be
 sold is 0.025 FTE (approximately 27 hours per year, including direct and indirect time).

 AIDABILITY: 307; 308; 309. 316 – Not BOCES Aidable; 323: Partial Aid (Aid is generated for work with non-
 classified students).

320 Consultative and Support Team (CAST)
        Cheryl Button, Principal of Exceptional Education

    This service provides additional support for educational teams to help a school-aged child remain in
the home school in the least restrictive environment. This can be presented through various methods
according to specific identified needs, such as a student who requires an in-depth assessment and
ongoing support due to behavioral issues or a team requesting assistance with adapting equipment for a
multiply-disabled child. TST BOCES and Racker Center staff members provide CAST services. These
services are designed to provide support and to empower the school team to develop and implement
meaningful strategies to assist a student. (CAST may also include Assistive Technology Evaluation
services.)

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COST BASIS: Percentage of FTE needed. Districts sign up for a percentage of FTE in advance, but can request an
      increase later if needed. A full-time FTE is prorated and translated into hours. For example, .10 FTE provides
      approximately 125 hours per year; .05 FTE provides 62.5 hours per year. Hours are calculated including the time it
      takes the BOCES team to travel to/from the site, as well as the hours of time spent by each individual BOCES team
      member. If Racker Center staff members are part of the team, Racker Center bills the district directly for that time
      on an hourly basis.

     ITINERANT SERVICES: SHARED STAFF
     Dr. Nicole G. Eschler, Executive Director of Regional School Success

     Current COSERS
        301 Spanish,
        302 ENL,
        310 Art,
        311 School Counselor,
        312 Music,
        322 Home and Careers,
        325 French,
        328 Internal Auditor, David Parsons
         Itinerant staff may be provided by BOCES with up to 80% of a person’s time allowable in a single school
     district (60% eligible for BOCES aid for regular education programs and students). Shared staff is allowable
     in most areas of teaching, administration, pupil personnel and support.

      COST BASIS: FTE plus the costs of necessary instructional equipment, materials, supplies, conference,
      professional development and travel between districts.
      AIDABILITY: BOCES; No Aid for Internal Auditor, No Aid for Itinerant ESL Teacher.

     335 Itinerant Coordinator of Curriculum Instruction, Assessment and
         Professional Development
             Dr. Nicole G. Eschler, Executive Director of Regional School Success

     Districts will share a Coordinator of Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment, and Professional Development.
     This Coordinator supports districts in aligning their work in the areas of curriculum, instruction,
     assessment, and professional development. The Coordinator uses a range of classroom impact and
     student outcome data to design and deliver professional development that effectively promotes student
     cognitive engagement and learning. The Coordinator also provides instructional coaching, coordinates
     external professional development and delivery of in-house professional development, helps districts
     develop their district-wide PD Plans, and shares information and updates regarding NYSED changes and
     initiatives. In addition, the Coordinator actively participates in appropriate regional councils, such as the
     TST BOCES Instructional Planning Council.
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COST BASIS: Fee based on percentage of use – salary and benefits.

ALTERNATIVE INSTRUCTION

403 Lighthouse
       MS/HS (Gr. 6-12)
       Belinda Adams, Principal of Exceptional Education

    The Lighthouse Classroom provides a short-term, intensive, clinical intervention in an alternative
setting outside the student’s home school. Staffed by a full-time teacher and full-time Clinical Social
Worker, Lighthouse offers a therapeutic educational environment that supports a student in crisis and
his/her family. Through collaboration with the home school district, students continue their school work,
with the goal of students returning to their districts within thirty days. Lighthouse can offer diagnostic
assessment and referral services as well as assist with transitions to/from hospitals and home schools.

COST BASIS: Districts purchase individual “slots”; each “slot” is one student’s stay, up to thirty days. Districts sign
up for slots in advance. Occasionally, a district who has not signed up for a slot in advance may request to
purchase a single slot from a participating district. (TST BOCES is not involved in this fiscal transaction).
AIDABILITY: Partial Aid

403.001 Alternative Instruction: Cayuga Medical Center (MS/HS Students)
            David Barr, Assistant Superintendent for Student Services

    BOCES provides a certified teacher who works as part of the medical center team to assist students in
the adolescent hospital unit in continuing with their schoolwork provided by the home district and planning
for the students’ successful return to their school.

COST BASIS: This service is charged on a per diem rate, with the required two hours of daily instruction and one
hour of case management to coordinate student curriculum.
AIDABILITY: None

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403.010 Expanding Possibilities
                    Belinda Adams, Principal of Exceptional Ed.

           Expanding Possibilities program offers a menu of individualized student, family and school support to
     increase school engagement and success. This includes but is not limited to:

            1. Intensive case management services to students in grades K-12 via a flexible and adaptive case
                 management model. Instruction is not included in this program; rather instruction is provided
                 through the student’s home district. A Licensed Social Worker provides services that may include
                 information and referral, short-term goal-oriented counseling, strategies to increase home/school
                 communication and support, parent support, and support with transitions from residential care
                 and hospitals.
            2.   Expanding Possibilities Warmline (anonymous telephone consultation to participating districts)
            3.   Solution-focused consultation to families and schools that supports communication,
                 collaboration and creative individualized planning.
            4.   Professional development and staff support to build the capacity of schools to meet the social-
                 emotional needs of all students
            5.   Onsite skill building groups for students
            6.   Assistance with building school/community collaborations

      COST BASIS: Districts purchase individual “slots.” Each slot is one student’s service time of thirty days. Districts sign up
      for slots in advance. Occasionally, a district who has not signed up for a slot in advance may request to purchase a
      single slot from a participating district.
      AIDABILITY: None

     404.000 Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC) Preparation
                    Michelle Nolan, Principal of Regional Alternative School.
     One student enrolled full-day September to June = .5 FTE

        This is a half-day program, available as either an a.m. or a p.m. session. This program is open to
     students ages 16 and older. Many students additionally enroll in a Career and Technical Education
     program for the other half of the academic day (billed separately). Some students work at jobs in the
     community the other half of the day. Direct consultant teacher services available for classified students.

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COST: FTE
 AIDABILITY: BOCES

EQUIVALENT ATTENDANCE

404.010 Equivalent Attendance
               Dr. Nicole G. Eschler, Executive Director of Regional School Success

   The Equivalent Attendance COSER is for student “dropouts” (16 to 20 yrs.) who attend Adult Education
High School Equivalency (HSE) or ESL classes and participate in TASC testing. These students are no
longer enrolled in a school program.
    A report is provided to the districts at the half year point (for upcoming budgeting purposes) which
describes the student population receiving services to date. This report includes the number of students
from each district, student names, addresses and current contract hours. A final report is provided during
the summer which outlines the information regarding the total number of students within each district who
received services for the previous academic year.

 COST: Student contact hour; current Employment Preparation Education (EPE) rate ($10.33 for 2018-19).
 AIDABILITY: BOCES

TST BOCES REGIONAL ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL

David Barr, Assistant Superintendent for Student Services; Michelle Nolan, Principal, Regional Alternative School; Jeffrey
Podolak, Instructional Specialist/Dean of Students

   The TST BOCES Regional Alternative School provides an alternative education setting with a variety of
programs. Limited Consultant Teacher and Resource Room services are available. Students can access
counseling support from a full-time School Social Worker. Classes are small, allowing for increased student
support and ongoing student/staff communication. The school strives to establish a positive peer culture
and an active learning community where students and staff work together.

405 Alternative Education Transition
        MS/HS Students
        Michelle Nolan, Principal, Regional Alternative School
One student enrolled full-day September to June = 1.0 FTE /
One student enrolled half-day September to June = 0.5 FTE

    This is a full-day program for students in grades 9–12, offering academic classes leading to a Regents
diploma. Some High School students attend for half-day, and enroll in a Career and Technical Education

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program for the other half of the academic day (billed separately). The student’s home school district
 awards his/her credits and diploma. Art, Physical Education, and Spanish are available in addition to core
 subjects.

  COST: FTE
  AIDABILITY: BOCES

 ADULT EDUCATION

 409 Integrated Education and Training Program
         Cindy Walter, Executive Director of Career Education; Jonathan Nicoletti, Administrator of Adult Education

    The Adult Education program focuses on Literacy and Civics Education with a goal of TASC completion,
 post-secondary preparation and employment training. The Adult Integrated Education and Training
 Program partners with a variety of community agencies to offer relevant, convenient, and targeted learning
 opportunities.

  COST BASIS: Our programs incur no direct cost to school districts. Students in Adult Literacy and Civics programs
  generate aid from sources such as Employment Preparation Education (EPE) or Workforce Innovative Opportunity Act
  (WIOA). We also have contracts and agreements with other agencies to provide services to our adult learners. At least
  one school district is needed as a sponsoring district for the Adult Integrated Education and Training to operate
  through this BOCES.
  AIDABILITY: None

 EDUCATION PROGRAMS
     Our Adult Literacy programs are for anyone who is at least 16 years old and formally disengaged from
 public school. Programs include Adult Basic Education and Adult Secondary Education for High School
 Equivalency (HSE) preparation, HSE Distance Learning GRASP (Giving Rural Adults A Study Program), HSE
 Fast Track, SMART (Students Making A Right Turn) and Skills Tutor, Tompkins County Day Reporting/Drug
 Treatment Court, English as a Second Language (ESL) and ED2GO online. All programs are state
 supported by workforce and employment grants with no tuition charged to participants. The Test Assessing
 Secondary Completion (TASC) will be offered both in a computerized and paper based format regularly
 throughout the year.
  NOTE: As of January 2014, New York State stopped offering “GED”. “New York has transitioned to another
  such test, the Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC). “GED” is a trade mark for a test assuring the
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TRAINING SERVICES
    To support employment preparation, essential job skills are embedded in education programs:
Welding, Digital Literacy, Food Safety, Sanitation & Cash Handling; CDL Prep, Advanced Manufacturing and
Precision Machining, OSHA 10, First Aid/CPR/AED, Home Health (HHA), as well as Defensive Driving and
Coaching Certification classes. Courses are open to anyone over 18 years old and fees are charged to
participants. Assorted credentialing programs are offered throughout the year to align with the priorities of
the local regions. Programs and offerings are expanding regularly but currently include: Hospitality and
Education Training.

REGIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL

431 Regional Summer School
David Barr, Assistant Superintendent for Student Services: Cindy Walter, Executive Director of Career Education

    TST BOCES offers five different regional summer school programs:
       A. Regional High School – available to high school students who need to take credit recovery courses
          or courses for new credit during the summer. This program is a six week program.
       B. Regional High School Prep Classes – available to high school students who need intensive
          preparation for the Regents exam. Classes are held two weeks prior to the scheduled Regents
          exam.
       C. Regional Middle School – available to middle level students who need academic intervention
          services in literacy and mathematics. This program is a four week program.
       D. PLATO – an online, web-based summer school program for high school students or middle school
          students repeating courses or taking new courses. This program runs 6 weeks for HS students
          and 4 weeks for middle school students.

David Barr, Assistant Superintendent for Student Services
        E. Regional ESY Program – available to students in grades 1-12, in need of extended year
           educational services per their IEP.

   Classes for these programs typically start after the July 4th holiday and end the day before Regents
exams in August. BOCES administers Regents exams in August. All regional summer school programs are
open to all students in the TST BOCES region, although students must be enrolled by their home district.
   *BOCES is also able to score districts summer school Regents exams through our Regents exam
scoring service.

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COST BASIS: Participating districts pay a per course cost for each student in the regional summer school
      programs. The cost for summer school is BOCES aidable for districts that pay the student tuition. BOCES cannot
      charge students and/or parents for summer school courses.

      The Regents exam scoring program charges a per exam scoring fee.
      AIDABILITY: BOCES

     514 Home Instruction
              Dr. Nicole G. Eschler, Executive Director of Regional School Success

        TST BOCES provides support to districts for their responsibility to monitor the Commissioner’s regulations
     100.10 related to students who are home instructed. BOCES facilitates the receipt and review of required
     documentation such as letters of intent, individualized home instruction plans, quarterly reports, annual
     assessments, letters of equivalency, and parent communication. BOCES will provide assistance to districts
     and families regarding the Commissioner’s regulations and guide parents to available resources to assist
     them in meeting the regulations. BOCES maintains databases of all home instructed students and individual
     student files, and coordinates regular data sharing with district staff to ensure compliance.

      COST BASIS: Charges are per pupil.
      AIDABILITY: BOCES

     YOUTH DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
     (Student Assistance Services)

     David Barr, Assistant Superintendent for Student Services; Jennifer Astles, Coordinator of Youth Development

        The Youth Development Program strives to enhance the social-emotional well-being of every student by
     encouraging connectedness through relationships and skill building resulting in healthy school climates
     and academic success.

     504.000 Student Assistance Teams
         Youth Development Specialists are available to provide direct services to students in Kindergarten
     through 12th grade including one-to-one student support and mentoring, social-emotional skill building
     group facilitation, and delivery of prevention lessons. These providers are non-certified and provide adjunct
     support to existing services. Youth Development staff can also provide a variety of staff training
     opportunities, parent/caregiver/family programs, consultations, and agency referrals related to substance
     abuse, violence prevention, social and emotional well-being, and activities that promote health/wellness.

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Coordinator provides staff training, parent/caregiver/family programs, consultations, direct services for
students and agency referrals related to substance abuse, violence prevention, and activities that promote
health/wellness. All work is grounded in strength-based and evidence-based strategies.

COST BASIS: Student Assistance Teams are charged at a fixed rate per team. Charges for Youth Development
Specialists and Coordinators are based on percent of time.
AIDABILITY: BOCES

504.001 Youth Development Survey
    The Communities that Care® Youth Survey Gathers data on youth substance use and attitudes, as well
as Risk and Protective Factors in the school, family, peer and community domains. The Youth
Development Program provides the organization and dissemination of the survey, analyzes and presents
the resulting data points to districts, their students, families and communities, and aids districts in
planning and implementing best practices responses.

COST BASIS: Surveys are charged at a fixed rate per student. Data presentations to districts are included in the
cost of the survey.
AIDABILITY: BOCES

OTHER SERVICES

504.010 Access To College Education
             Dr. Nicole G. Eschler, Executive Director of Regional School Success
            Jane Manning, Coordinator
    Access to College Education (A.C.E.) is a collaborative program between local higher education
institutes, school districts, and BOCES. A.C.E. expands and supports the educational aspirations of Middle
and High School students in developing appropriate attitudes, study skills, and life skills necessary for
success in secondary and post-secondary settings. A.C.E. also provides information and resources to aid
these students in their academic preparation for and transition to post-secondary education. The program
and services are primarily provided by certified school counselors and assorted guest speakers throughout
the school year.

COST BASIS: About half of A.C.E. funding comes from the participating colleges; Cornell University, Ithaca College,
S.U.N.Y. Cortland, and Tompkins County Community College. The other half comes from participating school
districts that are charged program fee based on their total student enrollment.
AIDABILITY: BOCES

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504.110 Dignity Act Services:
             Option III, for Students
     . In addition to;
     Bullying/Harassment Prevention Activities with outside consultant
     Group facilitation (4-6 sessions) regarding bullying and harassment issues
     Classroom Presentations regarding bullying and harassment
     Large Group Presentations/Assemblies regarding bullying and harassment
     Individual Student consultation by request
     School Climate Student Survey (Alternative years from the Youth Development Communities that Care®
     Youth Survey)

     COST BASIS: DASA Services are charged to districts at a fixed rate per student activity. Participation in
     Coordination is required to participate in any part of the Service Option I, II or III.
     AIDABILITY: BOCES

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REGIONAL SCHOOL SUCCESS

Dr. Nicole G. Eschler, Executive Director of Regional School Success

    The TST BOCES Regional School Success Team leads and supports school districts in their efforts to
provide the best possible learning environment for every student. Our work is research-informed (Fowler,
Guskey, Learning Forward, Hattie, etc.) and our Team is committed to using student-outcome data to
continuously improve our services. Regional School Success provides component districts and school staff
with professional development opportunities, including leadership-focused networks, regional workshops,
in-district workshops, and job-embedded coaching. Primary areas of focus include NYSED Curriculum,
Instruction, and Assessment initiatives, literacy, mathematics, inclusive education, 21st Century Literacies,
and students’ social & emotional well-being.
    Our Regional Coordinator of Curriculum and Professional Development uses a wide range of student
outcome data to coordinate regional curriculum and professional development efforts. This work focuses
on organizational change, participants’ use of new knowledge and skills, and student learning.
    Districts may also use this service to pay teacher stipends for collaborative curriculum projects and
professional development. Access to professional development activities in other BOCES is possible
through cross-contracting.

505.000 Coordination for TST BOCES Component Districts
    Required for Component Districts to participate in Services 000, 010, 015, 016, 017 and 020.

 COST BASIS: Each district pays an amount based upon RWADA for coordination.
 AIDABILITY: BOCES with Restrictions.

505.010          Workshop costs
    For TST BOCES Component Districts

505.011          Workshop costs
    For other districts/BOCES/cross contracts (participation in the 505.000 is not required)

505.015          Regional Scoring

505.017          Teacher Research Fellows

505.020          Rural Schools

 COST BASIS: Expenditures for training, stipends, and substitutes are charged on an actual cost basis for each
 participating school district.
 AIDABILITY: BOCES with restrictions

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505.017 Teacher Research Fellows
            The Teacher Research Fellows Inquiry Group is a small community of teachers from across the TST
        BOCES region engaged in systematic study about their own teaching. This teacher research community
        grounds its works in the perspective that teachers are uniquely situated to investigate and analyze
        their own practice. Teacher research, as it will be used in this inquiry community, is an umbrella term
        that encompasses multiple genres and forms of research, self-study, teacher inquiry, and multiple
        ways of representing and acting upon new learning. As a small group of collaborating practitioners,
        emphasis is placed on the role of the teacher in the generation of classroom-based knowledge. The
        ultimate purpose of the inquiry projects teachers carry out is to enrich their students’ learning and life
        chances. The Teacher Research Fellows Inquiry Group offers time, space, community and
        methodological support for teachers to conduct their own teacher research projects, projects that aim
        to enrich students’ learning experiences and to help colleagues think in new ways about their
        practices. Fellows will share their projects with others in the inquiry community and with a broader
        audience of teaching professionals.

     COST BASIS: Per participant
     AIDABILITY: BOCES

     AIDABILITY: BOCES with restrictions.

     505.100 Dignity Act Service: Coordination
                   Jennifer Astles, Coordinator of Youth Development.

        Required to participate in any part of the Service, including:
        Annual training for Coordinators and Compliance Officers
        Support for Bullying/Harassment Policy Development and Code of Conduct alignment
        Access to curriculum resources related to bullying and harassment
        Technical assistance (Up to 8 hours; additional hours available for an additional fee)

     COST BASIS: DASA Services are charged at a fixed rate per districts. Participation in Coordination is required to
     participate in any part of the Service Option I, II or III.
     AIDABILITY: BOCES

     505.110 Dignity Act Service: Option I, for Certified Teaching Staff
        Annual faculty meeting presentation
        Reserved seats at regional webinars, seminars and workshops hosted by TST BOCES
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Optional Services for an additional fee:
   Consultation services regarding age-appropriate curriculum resources and bullying/harassment
      prevention lesson development

COST BASIS: DASA Services are charged at a fixed rate per BUILDING. Optional services are charged to districts at
a fixed rate per activity. Participation in coordination is required to participate in any part of the Service Option I, II
or III.
AIDABILITY: BOCES

505.021 TST BOCES Staff & Professional Development
        for TST BOCES Component School Districts
   Required for Component Districts to participate in Services 000, 010, 015, 016, 017 and 020.

506.010 Professional Development for District Personnel
             Dr. Nicole G. Eschler, Executive Director of Regional School Success,.

   School Improvement Services supports component districts and school personnel with professional
development opportunities. School Improvement Services also organizes and publicizes workshops which
are open to educators in the region.

COST BASIS: Expenditures for training are charged on an actual basis for each participating school district.
AIDABILITY: BOCES with Restrictions

506.110 Dignity Act Service: Option II, for Paraprofessionals & Support Staff
             Jennifer Astles, Coordinator of Youth Development.

   Annual professional development: 2 half-days
   Reserved seats at regional webinars, seminars and workshops hosted by TST BOCES
   Optional services for an additional fee:
   Outreach to community stakeholders
   Additional trainings available

COST BASIS: DASA Services are charged at a fixed rate per BUILDING. Optional services are charged to districts
at a fixed rate per activity. Participation in coordination is required to participate in any part of the Service
Option I, II or III.
AIDABILITY: BOCES

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413 Incarcerated Youth Service
             David Barr, Assistant Superintendent for Student Services

           BOCES provides a certified teacher at the Tompkins County Jail to instruct incarcerated school-aged
     students from the component districts.

     COST BASIS: This service is charged on a per diem rate for the required three hours of daily instruction.
     AIDABILITY: STAC

     COOPERATIVE ENRICHMENT COORDINATION

     Sunshine Miller, Coordinator Cooperative Enrichment

        TST BOCES Cooperative Enrichment consists of Arts-in-Education, Environmental Education and
     Exploratory Enrichment, with a main objective to facilitate school-day opportunities for students and staff
     and curriculum development opportunities for educators.

     415 Exploratory Enrichment
        Exploratory Enrichment focuses on supporting school-day opportunities for students in the areas of
     multicultural education, diversity education, inspirational speakers, and problem based and/or project
     based learning. This program also supports the TST BOCES Creativity Contest and All-County
     (STMEA)/NYSSMA music initiatives. To receive NYS aid, two or more schools must attend the same cultural
     agency, or hire the same vendor, during the same school year.

      COST BASIS: Participating districts pay program fees for activities selected, plus coordination charges.
      AIDABILITY: BOCES - bussing costs are not aidable.

     416 Arts-In-Education
        Arts-in-Education focuses on supporting school-day opportunities for students in the area of the fine
     and performing arts. Transportation, food and lodging cannot be run through the COSER. If a trip is to a
     venue, such as Medieval Times, where dinner is included in the admission price, the cost of the food must
     be separated out. Only admission can be covered in the COSER.
        Participants should differentiate between field trips that are fun but not educational versus field trips
     that have a connection to the Arts Curriculum. Only trips in the USA and Canada are allowed. If an art
     teacher is on the trip and has an arts lesson plan, the trip can run through the COSER if the following
     conditions are met:
             •   All students are attending.
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•   Provisions are made for those students who cannot afford the cost of the trip.
       •   Transportation, food and lodging are not paid for through the COSER.
       •   There is a lesson plan on file showing how the trip relates to the arts.
       •   In order for the activity to qualify for the Arts-in-Education COSER, the transportation must
           be paid for by the district, not a parent or student group.
       •   Please also note the following:
       •   All museums visits are allowed.
       •   Schools cannot make gifts of public funds. There cannot be any material benefit to the student
           such as food, souvenirs, or gifts.
       •   Supplies and materials can only be funded in conjunction with a visiting artist.
       •   Professional development workshops and conferences are allowed, but membership fees
           and dues are not allowed.
       •   Student registration fees for music and art competitions and festivals are acceptable. Although
           NYSSMA membership and conference fees are allowed, music competitions out of state are
           not allowed.

COST BASIS: Participating districts pay program fees for activities selected, plus coordination charges.
AIDABILITY: BOCES - bussing costs are not aidable.

417 Environmental Education
   Environmental Education focuses on supporting school-day opportunities for students in the areas of
environmental appreciation and awareness, sustainability, and other environmental issues or problems.
   To receive NYS aid, two or more schools must attend the same cultural agency, or hire the same
vendor, during the same school year.

COST BASIS: Participating districts pay program fees for activities selected, plus coordination charges.
AIDABILITY: BOCES - bussing costs are not aidable.

450 Distance Learning
       Dr. Nicole G. Eschler, Executive Director of Regional School Success

    TST BOCES will support academic instruction programs using web based and/or video-based
interactive technologies. Options include, but are not limited to fully online (web based) courses, blended
and hybrid courses, or fully synchronous distance learning. The eLearning Specialist will assist
participating districts with the placement of students on the appropriate environment. Resources provided
by the Distance Learning COSER include Licenses for online credit recovery software (such as
Edmentum/PLATO), support for teachers using online courses, and possible regional online courses with
instructors hired through BOCES.

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