What is BOCES?
BOCES (Board Of Cooperative

Educational Services) is an intermediate service agency created by State legislation to provide cooperative educational services to member districts. South Central BOCES is one of 21 intermediate service agencies in Colorado, and provides services to member districts in Crowley, Custer, Fremont, Huerfano, Las Animas, Otero and Pueblo Counties. Servicing an area of over 10,000 square miles, South Central BOCES member and associate member school districts have an enrollment of 33,909 students in 85 schools. It is governed by a Board of Directors which determines all BOCES policies and has the same duties as a local school board of education. Each participating member district appoints at least one member to the BOCES Board of Directors.

Member districts range in size from 151 students in Aguilar #6 to 17,600 in Pueblo #60.
South Central BOCES member districts have access to a variety of services:
  • Cooperative Purchasing
  • Induction Programs
  • Staff Development (Teacher, Administrators, Special Staff)
  • Special Education

How do we deliver our services?

The South Central BOCES delivery system was designed to provide services to all 12 members in an effective and efficient manner. Of the 12 member districts, six are located within 55 miles radius of the BOCES office, four are within 85 miles and two are over 100 miles away. Because of this distance, Satelite offices are utilized for delivery of services.

Member Districts
Aguilar #6 Huerfano RE-1
Branson #82 La Veta RE-2
Cotopaxi RE-3 Manzanola 3J
Crowley County RE-1J Primero RE-2
Custer County C1 Pueblo #60
Fowler R-4J Trinidad #1
Hoehne #3