This Message Posted: 10/29/2020 08:29 AM
Emergency Notification System
As ordered by the Governor of New York State, GST BOCES' educational services on the Bush and Coopers Campuses will be in a remote learning format for students beginning Monday, October 26, 2020, until further notice. Only BOCES employees may report to these campuses.
Wildwood Campus will be open and following its regular schedule for students and staff.
Click this link for the GST BOCES Reopening Plan.
Visitors must follow the protocol for visiting our campuses. Complete the Health Screening. Click to view the protocol PDF.
GST BOCES School Closure Toolkit.
Welcome to GST BOCES
The Schuyler-Steuben-Chemung-Tioga-Allegany Board of Cooperative Educational Services (GST BOCES) will hold a regular business meeting on Tuesday, November 3, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. As a health precaution, the Board Meeting will be held via livestream at https://ideas.gstboces.org/gst/video. You can use link for the livestream at the time of the meeting. Click here for the agenda.
Our Operations and Maintenance team demonstrate how they are
keeping our campuses clean and disinfected for our reopening.
2020 GST REOPENING PLAN OVERVIEW
Organization-Wide
  • All K-12 programs will welcome all students in conjunction with home districts' reopening plans.
  • Transportation will be at the discretion of the home district.
  • All staff will be in on site 5 days per week.
  • Health screening protocols will be in place upon entry.
  • Cleaning and sanitizing protocols and procedures will be in place, including frequent and routine cleaning of common areas.
  • No unscheduled visitors will be permitted on campuses.
  • All staff and students will be required to wear masks and classrooms will be spaced to follow social distancing guidelines whenever possible.
  • Attendance will be taken every day, including virtual days.
  • Professional learning opportunites will be provided for staff and students.
  • Health and safety training materials will be provided to students and families.
  • We will implement our social emotional plan and provide Covid-19 related supports to staff and students.
* All plans are subject to change based on updates from New York State, the CDC and Department of Health related to COVID-19.
The complete GST BOCES Reopening Plan can be found at: http://www.gstboces.org/reopening/index.cfm.
Career & Technical Education (CTE)
  • Programs will operate on the same time schedule as previous years.
  • Student drivers and parent drop-offs will be allowed in conjunction with home districts' reopening plans.
  • CTE Programs will not perform any customer work.
  • CTE internships will be virtual in all situations that allow. Physical internships will be evaluated and determined based upon NYS Education Department guidance.
  • PPE materials will be provided to students in classes that require specific items to meet industry standards (ex. medical programs).
Special Education
  • Student movement will be minimized during the day.
  • Students will spend as much time outside as possible.
  • Special Area Teachers will travel to classrooms.
  • Mealtimes will be held in classrooms in most locations.
  • Parent drop-offs will be allowed in conjunction with home districts' reopening plans.
Alternative Education
  • Programs will operate on the same time schedule as previous years.
  • Student movement will be minimized during the day.
  • Students will spend as much time outside as possible.
  • Special Area Teachers will come to classrooms.
  • Mealtimes will be held in classrooms in most locations.
  • Parent drop-offs will be allowed in conjunction with home districts' reopening plans.
STEM Academy
  • Student drivers and parent drop-offs will be allowed in conjunction with home districts' reopening plans.
  • Student movement will be minimized during the day.
  • Mealtimes will be held in classrooms.
  • Virtual academic supports will be in place.
  • A variety of instructional models will be offered (hybrid, online, remote, face-to-face) for our Corning Community College students.
  • Corning Community College student schedules will be modified to allow for social distancing.
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We deliver a variety of innovative programs and services from our three beautiful campuses. A full list of services can be found in the footer of this page.
Bush Campus
459 Philo Road, Elmira, NY 14903
(607) 739-3581 - Fax: (607) 795-5304
Coopers Campus
9579 Vocational Drive, Painted Post, NY 14870
(607) 962-3175 - Fax: (607) 962-1579
Wildwood Campus
1126 Bald Hill Road, Hornell, NY 14843
(607) 324-7880 - Fax: (607) 324-3842

GST BOCES has successfully completed the inspection of all schools and buildings in accordance with the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act.
For details or to obtain a copy of the management plan, contact Brian Bentley at 739-3581, X1385.