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high-tech grant application

POSTED 6/6/2013
OESJ joins 13 other HFM BOCES districts in grant application
Fourteen component school districts within Hamilton-Fulton-Montgomery BOCES, including Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville, will be applying jointly for a $2.8 million state grant that, if approved, would provide $400,000 a year for seven years for high-tech training opportunities for area students.

The Gloversville Enlarged School District is the lead fiscal agency, while HFM BOCES is organizing the grant application for the New York State Pathways in Technology Early College High School program, also known as NYS P-Tech. The grant will fund programs that combine high school, college and career training that is targeted to at-risk, disadvantaged students.

“If we are successful with our grant application, our schools will provide high-tech training opportunities that will open doors to well-paying careers that might otherwise not be an option for many area students,” said HFM BOCES District Superintendent Patrick Michel. 

The application deadline is June 21, and the state is expecting the funds to be available for September.

The newly merged district is a component of HFM BOCES. Previously, St. Johnsville was a component district of HFM BOCES, while Oppenheim-Ephratah was a component of Herkimer BOCES. The State Education Department determined which BOCES the new district would be a component of.