Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES)

The Erie 2-Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES), is a public education collaborative in New York State that functions as an extension of local school districts. BOCES is able to provide services that school districts may be too small to offer on their own or that would be more economical to offer collaboratively, sharing costs with other school districts.

The function of a BOCES is to provide shared services to component school districts in a manner that is effective, efficient, and fosters equity for students. All but nine of New York State's 721 school districts are represented by a BOCES.

The Erie 2-Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES (E2CCB) is one of 37 BOCES in New York State. E2CCB represents all the school districts in Chautauqua County, southern Erie County, and part of Cattaraugus County, a geographical area of 1,791 square miles. During the 2012-13 school year, E2CCB provided $69 million in services to its 27 component school districts.

Services are offered in the following areas: Adult & Community Education, Special Education, Alternative Education, Career & Technical Education, Staff & Curriculum Development, School Support Services, Technology Services, Management Services, and others. During the 2012-13 school year, K-12 enrollment in E2CCB Career & Technical Education, Special Education, and Alternative Education programs was 2,091.

Phone: (716) 672-4371