The Strategic Planning process was initiated at Eastern Suffolk BOCES in November 1998 by a Board action adopting six agency-wide goals guiding Eastern Suffolk BOCES through the year 2000. One of these goals focused on the introduction of the strategic planning process. Since then, new goals have been adopted and revisions made, with strategic planning a continuous focus. There are currently twelve goals for the 2009-16 period.
2009-16 Board Goal VII - Strategic Planning: Eastern Suffolk BOCES will continuously identify and prioritize its major goals and objectives and align appropriate resources on an annual basis by utilizing proactive, flexible strategic planning and budgetary processes which provide opportunity for stakeholder input and regular communication to all stakeholders about the status of these processes. Middle States Association Accreditation
A major advantage of implementing strategic planning for organizational improvement at Eastern Suffolk BOCES is the agency's accreditation from the Middle States Association under their Accreditation for Growth (AFG) Program. The primary benefit of accreditation by the Middle States Association (MSA) is that it encourages and facilitates improvement by providing public accountability, stakeholder involvement and commitment, and validation by an external review team. The focus of accreditation is growth toward self-defined goals; it is a widespread process that involves the entire Agency and all of its stakeholders in a unified vision targeting areas of student growth and achievement. Eastern Suffolk BOCES was the first BOCES in the state to attain Middle States Accreditation and re-accreditation.