About Us

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Welcome to the Delaware-Chenango-Madison-Otsego Board of Cooperative Educational Services, a leading-edge regional educational agency that provides services in partnership with 16 local school districts. 

DCMO BOCES is one of just 37 BOCES that partner with school districts throughout New York State to help meet students' evolving educational needs through cost-effective and relevant programs. BOCES were created in 1948 by the New York State Legislature.  More information about BOCES in New York State and their history can be found by clicking on the BOCES of New York State logo to the right.

Employing over 400 staff members, DCMO BOCES is a regional educational agency providing services in partnership with 16 local school districts covering 1825 square miles in Upstate New York. DCMO staff work not only on our two instructional campuses and our Support Services Center, but many are working in the schools of our school districts.

DCMO BOCES is governed by a seven member Board of Education selected by the school boards of our sixteen component districts, and is led by District Superintendent Michael Rullo. Mr. Rullo serves as the BOCES chief executive officer and has a cabinet of six administrators to support him and the Board in the management of the BOCES.

DCMO BOCES offers a wide range of services to component schools, municipalities, and students at our educational facilities.  From
PK–12 Educational Services to Instructional Support Services that support educators throughout the region, BOCES caters to the needs of our schools and their students.  DCMO also offers a variety of Management Services such as printing, safety/risk management, and business office support to the school districts in our region.

Mission, Vision, and Core beliefs

Our Mission:
Deliver high-quality educational programs and services that are diverse, innovative, and cost-effective.

Our Vision:
Propel regional growth as a premier provider of educational services.

Our 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.