Welcome to GST BOCES
The Schuyler-Steuben-Chemung-Tioga-Allegany Board of Cooperative Education Services (GST BOCES) will hold its annual reorganizational meeting on Tuesday, July 13 at 5:30 p.m., followed by a regular business meeting. This meeting will be held in-person at the Coopers Education Center, Building #8 Large Conference Room. Click here for the agendas of the 2021-22 school year board meetings.
SUMMER COVID-19 RESPONSE PLAN
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.