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Eastern Suffolk BOCES became the first intermediate educational agency to be accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. The accreditation represents our organization's commitment to Strategic Planning and providing services that meet rigorous external standards. We are proud of this accomplishment and are willing to help other organizations grow and improve through this accreditation process.    
                                            
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Strategic Plan 2016-2017:

 

Highlights of our 2015-16 efforts and accomplishments follow in the presentation below.


 

 

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.

Highlights of Strategic Planning Timeline

11/1998 Board adopts Strategic Planning goal
12/1998 NSSE Self-Study of Instructional Programs presented to Board
2/1999 Board approves application to MSA-AFG Program
2/1999 Cabinet develops "Plan to Plan"
5/1999 Agency-wide Strategic Planning Council Retreat
11/1999 Board adopts Agency-wide Strategic Plan
12/1999 Instructional Programs Strategic Planning Council Retreat
3/2000 Administrative Services and Instructional Support & Technology (ASIST) Strategic Planning Council Retreat
4/2000 Action Plan Task Force Committees begin work
5/2000 MSA Accreditation granted at Agency level
8/2000 First Annual Meeting of Agency-wide Strategic Planning Council
10/2000 Board approves Divisional Mission Statements
11/2000 Board approves amendments to Strategic Plan
1/2001 Site/Program Planning initiated
3/2001 MSA Validation Visit - Divisional level
8/2001 Second Annual Meeting of Agency-wide and Divisional Strategic Planning Councils merged
10/2001 MSA Accreditation granted at Divisional level
6/2002 Revised SDM Plan integrating Strategic Planning and TQM into SDM process submitted to NYSED
7/2002 Midpoint Review
8/2002 Third Annual Meeting of Eastern Suffolk BOCES Strategic Planning Council - divisional missions rewritten to reflect organizational restructure at central administrative level
9/2002 Site Planning begins
8/2003 Fourth Annual Meeting of Eastern Suffolk BOCES Strategic Planning Council
12/2003-3/2004 MSA Validation Visit - All seventeen Eastern Suffolk BOCES program sites were recommended for Middle States accreditation
8/2004 Fifth Annual Meeting of Eastern Suffolk BOCES Strategic Planning Council
8/2005 Sixth Annual Meeting of Eastern Suffolk BOCES Strategic Planning Council
11/2005 Middle States Mid-Point Review - agency
5/2006 Middle States Mid-Point Review of seven instructional sites
8/2006 Seventh Annual Meeting of Eastern Suffolk BOCES Strategic Planning Council
12/2006 Middle States Mid-Point Review of remaining seven instructional sites
6/2007 Agency Recommitment to Middle States AFG Protocol
8/2007 Eighth Annual Meeting of Eastern Suffolk BOCES Strategic Planning Council
10/2007 Re-Accreditation planning begins
8/2008 Ninth Annual Meeting of Eastern Suffolk BOCES Strategic Planning Council
12/2008 MSA Validation Visit for AFG Re-Accreditation 2009-2016 (recommendation made to MSA Commission for agency re-accreditation)
5/2009 MSA AFG ACCREDITATION granted for agency May 1, 2009 – May 1, 2016
8/2009 Tenth Annual Meeting of ESBOCES Strategic Planning Council
8/2010 Eleventh Annual Meeting of ESBOCES Strategic Planning Council
8/2011 Twelfth Annual Meeting of ESBOCES Strategic Planning Council
8/2012 Thirteenth Annual Meeting of ESBOCES Strategic Planning Council
11/2012 Mid-Term Report approved by Middle States
8/2013    Fourteenth Annual Meeting of ESBOCES Strategic Planning Council
8/2014
Fifteenth Annual Meeting of ESBOCES Strategic Planning Council
8/2015 Sixteenth Annual Meeting of ESBOCES Strategic Planning Council
 8/2016  Seventeenth Annual Meeting of ESBOCES Strategic Planning Council
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