Office of Accountability

Supplemental Educational Services
Service Summary Information

Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES


Name of organization:

Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES

Primary location:

131 Drumlin Court
Newark, NY 14513-1863

Contact information:
(phone / email / website):


LEAs where service will be provided:

All school districts in Wayne and northern Cayuga Counties


Years provider has delivered service:

The Wayne County BOCES was founded in 1950 and merged with the BOCES of Ontario, Seneca and Yates Counties in 1971.


Evidence that services have been effective:

The Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES is dedicated to helping teachers help students achieve. WFL uses data from the NY State academic assessments to determining what students are doing well and where there are deficiencies. By analyzing student work, WFL educators can define the student’s deficiencies accurately and design an individual educational program to help the student learn and overcome his or her difficulty. Among the high school students tested after three years in 2001 WFL’s students scored well above state averages in mathematics and English (including reading). In Mathematics, 86% scored over 65 (passing) while 51% scored 85 or higher. In English, 90% of the WFL students scored over 65 and 16% scored over 85. These figures and others show the success of WFL’s interventions.


Title of the instructional program, curriculum series to be used (if appropriate):

WFL Supplemental Educational Services.


Grade level(s) the provider will serve:



Content area(s) provider will serve:

English language arts (including reading); mathematics


Number of sessions provided per week, if applicable:

One to two sessions per week to meet individual student needs.


Average length of each service session (minutes/hours):

One hour


Duration of the available service period (e.g. September 1 – June 30; September 1 – August 31; weekends only; summer school only; specific number of weeks or hours, other, etc;):

Year round


Type of instruction:

All supplemental education services that WFL provides are individualized. Where several students are experiencing difficulty, we will schedule them into small group sessions after school in order to enrich the learning experiences and make it more enjoyable for the students.


Description of methods and strategies for serving eligible students with disabilities:



Description of methods and strategies for serving eligible students with limited English proficiency:



Qualifications of the service provider(s)/instructor(s):

WFL is an Intermediate School District as authorized by the Intermediate School District Act of 1948. That act provided for BOCES as a way to assist small, rural districts in combining resources and sharing costs so they could benefit from valuable educational activities and support that would otherwise be uneconomical or inefficient for them to provide alone. WFL provides primary and supplemental services to the 22 school districts in its five county service delivery area. WFL teaches teachers how to better help students learn what they need to know to meet or exceed the NY State education standards.

All WFL instructors are New York State certified teachers or teaching assistants who have received special training to meet the needs of students identified as eligible for supplemental educational services and who need to increase their English language arts (including reading) and/or mathematics proficiency.


Reports to parents, teachers, and LEA (Content, frequency, method of delivery):

The SES instructor will make out a multi-part form each week for each student describing the student’s progress and indicating the student’s achieved level of proficiency. A copy will be sent to the student’s parents, teacher(s), principal, and to the contracting LEA office.


Will transportation to the service location be provided at no charge if requested? (Note: LEAs are not required to provide or pay for transportation)

WFL’s students will not need transportation during the school year because instruction will take place in the student’s home school or a convenient public library. Students will be able to return home on the later activities bus. No transportation will be available during the summer or on weekends.


Additional relevant information:

The Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES has a strong history of excellence in instructional programs and support of those programs. It is a large and robust organization that is committed to the improvement of student achievement within its five county service delivery area. The resources of the organization will be brought to bear to insure the supplemental educational services provided are of the highest quality and result in the intended, improved student achievement.

Last Updated: May 2, 2012