District Superintendent Message

Michael J. Rullo
DCMO BOCES District Superintendent


  I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Michael Rullo, and I am the new DCMO BOCES District Superintendent.  

 I am excited to have the opportunity to serve our school superintendents, our staff, and most importantly our students.  The DCMO BOCES schools are so similar to the rural school community I have served for the past 15 years.  Elevating the opportunities we can offer our students beyond the rural limitations and challenges we face is my personal interest.

—NYS Commissioner of Education Betty A. Rosa appointed Michael J. Rullo as the DCMO BOCES District Superintendent on October 26, 2022. He began his tenure with the DCMO BOCES on February 13, 2023. 

Role of a BOCES District Superintendent


A district superintendent is the chief executive officer of an individual BOCES. The district superintendent is responsible for both the BOCES and its component districts. A district superintendent also serves as the commissioner of education’s representative to the region.

District superintendents can provide:

Liaison Services

The district superintendent facilitates communications between the New York State Education Department and local districts, as well as other public and private agencies.

Superintendent Searches

Upon request, the district superintendent may assist component school districts in their selection process of a new school superintendent. The district superintendent at the BOCES may serve as a consultant for recruitment, screening and evaluation of candidates.

Consultant Services

Drawing from various resources, the district superintendent is available to consult with school districts on a variety of educational topics including:

Board-administration relationships

New York State Board of Regents Standards

State education department commissioner’s regulation interpretations and clarifications

Management and planning

School boundaries

Reorganization and mergers

Mission, Vision & Core Beliefs


Deliver high-quality educational programs and services that are diverse, innovative, and cost-effective

Propel regional growth as a premier provider of educational services

Core Beliefs 

All individuals can learn and grow.

Students are at the center of our decision-making.

We act with honesty and integrity.

A safe and engaging environment is essential to learning.

We treat everyone with dignity and respect.

Creative thinking moves our organization forward.

We demonstrate a strong work ethic and are accountable for our actions.

Effective, transparent communication is essential to success.

We embrace collaboration and shared decision-making.

Administrative Documents

2022 Organizational Chart

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