|The Board of Cooperative Educational Services provides educational programs to meet distinct needs within 18 local school districts from the 210 square mile area that makes up the western Suffolk County towns of Babylon, Huntington and Smithtown, New York. The Boards of Cooperative Educational Services were created in 1948 by the New York State Legislature. Today 38 BOCES in New York State serve 695 local school districts.|
One of three BOCES on Long Island, Western Suffolk BOCES provides 79 services to two or more districts more economically and efficiently than one district alone can provide. Western Suffolk BOCES helps preschoolers, school age children and adults gain the skills and knowledge they need to be successful in the workplace.