School districts and taxpayers statewide depend on BOCES to meet their educational and fi nancial goals. As a liaison office for New York State’s Department of Education, educators often visit Erie 1 BOCES’ campuses for training on technology integration, curriculum, New York State standards and reporting. School districts also partner with Erie 1 BOCES to provide alternative, exceptional and career education programs. Erie 1 BOCES’ three state-of-the-art career and technical centers offer more than 25 programs to high school and adult students. For more than 50 years, Erie 1 BOCES has been helping area school districts further contain costs by assisting them with district office functions, such as cooperative purchasing, health insurance benefi ts, policy development and technology services.