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Nominations Now Open For The Annual Nassau BOCES Education Partner Awards Program

Nominations are now being accepted for the Nassau BOCES Education Partner Awards, which recognizes those who have made a measurable impact on public education in Nassau County. If you know an individual or organization that has made a significant contribution to education, now is the time to honor their efforts. Nominations are due by Friday, November 10 to be considered for the 2024 award.

For over 17 years, Nassau BOCES has recognized those exceptional individuals and organizations that share its commitment to empowering students of all ages and abilities to achieve their maximum potential. Over 181 Education Partners have been named and commended for their outstanding support of, and influence on, public education.

Education Partners come from all walks of life and have included families, educators, coaches, businesspeople, superintendents, journalists, medical professionals, volunteers, legislators, college professors and retirees. The award is open to anyone who has made a significant contribution to education, from pre-school to adult education.

Nominations can be made in any of the following six award categories:

  • Education Partner (open to all)
  • Nassau BOCES employees
  • Organizations
  • School Board Members
  • Students
  • Teachers

It is easy to make a nomination. Visit You can complete the online nomination or download a form to email. You will need to include a brief essay explaining the reasons for your nomination, as well as an example of how your candidate has made a difference in public education in Nassau County. Winners will be announced in January 2024 and honored later that year at a special gala sponsored by the Nassau BOCES Educational Foundation on May 7, 2024, at the Crest Hollow Country Club. for more information.

About Nassau BOCES Educational Foundation

The Nassau BOCES Educational Foundation provides grants used to support specialized activities that are often beyond the scope of Nassau BOCES’ operating budget. Grants have funded iPads for classroom use, adaptive tools and therapy programs for special education, master classes and mentoring artist programs for the Long Island High School for the Arts, and a library and wellness classes for the Adult Learning Center.

About Nassau BOCES

A vital regional resource, Nassau BOCES offers state-of-the-art programs for learners of all ages and abilities as well as cost-effective services for school districts and municipalities. We empower students to achieve their maximum potential in alternative, artistic, outdoor, special education, virtual, and career and technical environments. We offer adult education programs that are vital to improving the Long Island regional economy. In addition, our technology services form the backbone of many school districts’ infrastructures. As the county’s educational leader in implementing the state’s reform efforts, we are helping to shape the future of education. To learn more,, like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram and Twitter.

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