Dutchess BOCES Celebrates New “One Campus”

Matt Metzger, Dutchess BOCES School Business Official and KG+D Architects’ Susan D. Davidson – Director of Interior Design, Russell Davidson, FAIA – President. Brian Mangan, AIA – Principal

Dutchess BOCES celebrated the completion of their new “One Campus” with a ribbon cutting, EXPO, and open houses. The new campus brings together all the district’s schools: Salt Point Center, Career and Technical Institute and Alternative High School – and their students and staff, along with administration. Together, the schools and staff provide students with academics, specialized career training and support for physical, occupational, speech and mental health needs to help them succeed.

Dutchess BOCES Superintendent Jason Schetelick with student representatives from the various BOCES programs.

“It’s wonderful to have all of our schools and programs on one campus and we are grateful to the 13 Dutchess County school districts for their unwavering support through a challenging construction period during the COVID pandemic,” said District Superintendent Jason B. Schetelick.

The new facility was conceived as a community asset with a state-of-the-art conference center available to all component Districts and community organizations. Paired renovations of the Career & Technical Institute addressed aging facilities and were planned to maximize space utilization during the day and evening programming opportunities for the Adult Learning Institute. This project was combined with a separate Energy Performance Project.

Following the ceremony, the buildings were open for tours during which students showcased some of their work and staff were able to talk about their programs and services. Other students were in the Media Center/Library, showing off their musical abilities while others had their artwork on display in the halls. The large conference center hosted a job fair for students and members of the public.