Eastern Suffolk BOCES administers the LONG ISLAND REGIONAL BILINGUAL EDUCATION RESOURCE NETWORK (L.I. RBE-RN). The purpose of the L.I. RBE-RN (formerly known as BETAC) is to support districts and schools in promoting equity and excellence in the education of English Language Learners (ELLs) by providing high quality technical assistance, on-site consultation, and professional development.
The Regional Bilingual Education Resource Network (RBE-RN) is funded through a contract from the New York State Education Department, Office of Bilingual Education and World Languages, which allows the RBE-RN to provide services at no charge to school districts.
The L.I. RBE-RN catchment area now includes both Nassau and Suffolk Counties, and it serves all 125 public school districts on Long Island. To ensure greater accessibility to educators in both counties, we have established a Nassau Satellite Office that operates out of the Nassau BOCES site at its Lupinskie Center in Westbury. The main office of the L.I. RBE-RN remains located at the Eastern Suffolk BOCES site at its Sherwood Instructional Support Center in Holbrook.
We look forward to serving you in our mutual endeavor to improve and enhance programs and instruction for ELLs across Long Island.
Quick link to Amended CR Part 154 Regulations and Graduation Requirements for ELLs:
Quick link to NYSED-authorized Letters to Parents of ELLs for Placement, Entitlement, Eligibility and Exit
in multiple languages:
Quick link to 2015 L.I. Teachers' Institute Presentations and Materials: