Assemblywoman Galef Discusses Coordinating School Services to Save Money on Her “Dear Sandy” TV Show

March 1, 2011
Assemblywoman Galef speaks with Dr. James Langlois from PNW BOCES.
Assemblywoman Sandy Galef hosts Dr. James Langlois, District Superintendent Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES, on her television show “Dear Sandy.” Galef and Langlois discuss how to do more within our school districts via organizations like BOCES (Board of Cooperative Educational Services), which aim to share resources and create joint opportunities in which students from different regions may participate.

In particular, Langlois explains the benefits of consolidating educational programs between districts, so that vocational education, special education, technical education, and professional development programs can be made available to the maximum number of students, teachers and administrators. Another topic they cover in their discussion is methods by which organizations like BOCES can save school districts significant money by making a variety of systems more organized and efficient, and consolidating service delivery.

“In these economic times,” Galef said, “it is essential that we find ways to save money where we can while not compromising the quality of our youth’s education. BOCES is doing a great job of offering exceptional opportunities to young people in our area, and coordinating services.”

To learn more, tune in to cable television at the following dates and times.

“Coordinating School Services to Save Money” airs as follows:

Cablevision
Fridays, March 11, 18, 25, & April 1
at 9:00 P.M. on
Ossining and Peekskill Channel 15

(Briarcliff, Ossining, Scarborough, Buchanan, Cortlandt, Croton, Garrison, Montrose, Peekskill, Philipstown South, Verplanck)
Wappingers Falls Channel 21
(Cold Spring, Philipstown North)
and
Yorktown Channel 74

(Lake Peekskill, Putnam Valley)

Comcast
Fridays, March 11, 18, 25*
at 7:30 pm
Carmel, Kent, Mahopac & Putnam Valley Channel 8

*Please check your local listings as the air dates for this channel may change

Verizon FiOS Customers
Please check your local listings for specific air times.