NORWICH – After a bomb threat evacuation of DCMO BOCES during regents testing, there were concerns about fees associated with the regent test taking process, but BOCES administrators said there won't be any charges for students who didn't take their tests.
The evacuation occurred on August 16 after a DCMO BOCES administrator noticed, "I'm going to blow up the school," written into a bathroom stall during regents testing. After seeing the threat, the school worked to ensure the safety of it's students by contacting police and beginning the evacuation process.
Since then, parents have been concerned about the potential costs associated with taking regents tests, and the lack of options when considering when they can take the next one.
“It is important to clarify that DCMO BOCES does not charge parents for payment of the regents test,” said DCMO BOCES District Superintendent Perry Dewey.
Dewey said there is normally a fee for scoring of those tests which are billed to the corresponding component school districts, but school budgets would generally cover it.
“The emergency evacuation prevented DCMO BOCES from administering the afternoon test," he aded. "DCMO BOCES never issued, and will not issue any charge for this test."..