Our Valued Sponsors
Posted Sunday, December 05, 2010 - 07:55 PM
The Erie County Association of School Boards would like to thank its Web site sponsors:
Campus Construction Management Group, Inc., is an employee owned (ESOP) company that has been providing pre-referendum, construction management and enhanced clerk-of-the-works services exclusively to education clients since 1989. With offices in Amherst and Rochester, Campus CMG is known as one of New York State’s premier construction management firms, having completed over $3 billion worth of educational CM projects throughout the State.
BOCES is an acronym for Board of Cooperative Educational Services, a regional public education service organization. Established in 1948 by the state legislature, a BOCES provides quality, cost-effective educational services to school districts in New York State .
There are 37 BOCES statewide. Erie 1 BOCES serves approximately 68,017 students in 20 component school districts surrounding the city of Buffalo .
Erie 1 BOCES commits to those we serve – students, staff and communities -by understanding, anticipating and responding to their needs.
Erie 1 BOCES Fact File
The Erie 2 Chautauqua-Cattaraugus (E2CC) represents all the school districts in Chautauqua County, southern Erie County, and part of Cattaraugus County, a geographical area of 1,791 square miles. Services are offered in the following areas: Adult & Community Education, Special Education, Alternative Education, Career & Technical Education, Staff & Curriculum Development, Instructional Support Services, Technology Services, Management Services, and others. During the 2013-14 school year, K-12 enrollment in E2CCB Career & Technical Education, Special Education, and Alternative Education programs was 2,014. For more information, visit www.e2ccb.org.
A Strong Record of Experience
Harris Beach has served as school district legal/general counsel since launching its education practice in the early 1970’s. Our Educational Institutions Industry Team consists of over 35 attorneys, 14 of whom work primarily with public, charter and private school clients throughout New York state on an everyday basis, providing practical advice regarding their operations, employees and students.
Our attorneys assist with:
- Board Meeting Issues/FOIL/OML
- Communications and Media Relations
- Constitutional Issues
- Discharge/Discipline of Employees
- District Meetings/Budgets
- Employment and Discrimination Laws
- Environmental Matters – SEQRA and Litigation
- Intellectual Property
- Negotiations and Collective Bargaining Agreements
- Preventative Policies/Personnel Training
- School Construction and Renovation Issues
- Special Education
- Strategic Alliances
- Student Issues
- Teacher Certification and Tenure Issues
Forward Thinking Insights
We regularly present seminars to clients on matters related to special education, labor issues, student rights and discipline, employee conduct and environmental matters. We also present to school district organizations like the NYSSBA annual conference. Harris Beach hosts NYMuniBlog.com, dedicated to providing insights on issues facing New York municipalities and agencies, including public school districts. Visit https://www.harrisbeach.com/industry/education-k-12 for the latest legal alerts, insights, and speaking engagements.
The goal of the Education Law Practice Group at Hodgson Russ is to provide high-quality legal services to help our school clients establish the best possible educational and work environments. Over the past 40 years, our attorneys have advised on the full range of operations and employment matters of school districts and legal issues involving students. And as a full-service law firm, we have attorneys who are well versed in the technical and practical aspects of virtually any area that affects school districts, from litigation, tax-rate proceedings, real estate, and employee relations to construction contracts and bonding, environmental law, and intellectual property.
“The New York Schools Insurance Reciprocal (NYSIR) is New York’s premier provider of Property and Casualty insurance for school districts and BOCES. In the Erie County WNY territory NYSIR has 20 member school districts and the Erie 1 BOCES. NYSIR is proud to have its Erie County members a part of “The 352″ statewide school district and BOCES NYSIR family.”
Turner is a North America-based, international construction services company and is a leading builder in diverse market segments. The company had earned recognition for undertaking large, complex projects, fostering innovation, embracing emerging technologies, and making a difference for their clients, employees and community.
With a staff of 5,200 employees, the company completes $10 billion of construction on 1,500 projects each year. Turner offers clients the accessibility and support of a local firm with the stability and resources of a multi-national organization.
Gordon W. Jones Associates Architects, PC is a medium sized architectural firm located at 5757 Main Street in Williamsville, NY. The firm was founded in 1968 by its namesake, the late Gordon W. Jones, AIA. Under his ownership, the firm quickly became established and respected for their design and construction of educational facilities and municipal buildings.
Over the past forty-nine years, the firm has developed a reputation of personalized yet highly professional architectural services. Our demonstrated abilities and history of honesty and integrity have led to the highest level of client retainage in the Western New York educational architectural market. We have designed and supervised school capital projects with a value exceeding one billion dollars in construction cost. This work has been distributed amongst the thirty nine western New York public school districts that we have had the privilege to serve.
The firm also remains committed to the clients we have served in the Long Term Health Care community. Serving as the architect for the past 25 years at the Niagara Lutheran Health System, we continue to develop the continuum care campus known as The Greenfields in Lancaster, NY.
At Gordon W. Jones Associates, we are proud of our repeat commissions. The longstanding relationship we maintain with our clients is a testament to our dedication and commitment to each of our clients. The average tenure of our repeat commissions is twenty six years. We finish our projects on time and under budget and maintain a reputation amongst contractors for producing the highest quality of construction documents for bidding in the public school sector. This factor results in tangible lower costs to our clients.
Our workload averages fifteen active school district capital projects each year. Because of this level of continuous projects, we maintain the most current educational practices and are continuously engaged with the State Education Department officials at all levels of educational planning, maximizing financial aid and remaining current with changing safety code regulations.
Whether it is planning for consolidation, reconstructing or adding to your existing educational facilities, we will provide you with good planning and personal service. We look forward to forging new relationships and urge you to consider Gordon W. Jones Associates when selecting an architect.
Please visit our website at GWJArchitects.com for more information.