BOCES Hosts Dedication Ceremony For Alan Pole
Published: June 25th, 2021
By: Zachary Meseck

BOCES hosts dedication ceremony for Alan Pole Alan D. Pole thanks BOCES representatives and family members following the dedication ceremony at the newly named Alan D. Pole Campus of BOCES last week. (Photo by Zachary Meseck)

NORWICH – The BOCES Board of Education voted to change the name of DCMO BOCES to the Alan D. Pole Campus in early May, and last week a ceremony was held revealing the new name on the side of the facility.

BOCES District Superintendent Perry T. Dewey discussed that change and said, “We would like to honor Alan Pole for the work he has done for New York State and most importantly for the BOCES.”

“The work that he has done with the school superintendents in the region and the collegiality that was created through that work, which allowed for the BOCES to become renovated, remodeled and become a premiere educational institution for our students,” he said.

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According to Dewey, Pole’s career as a District Superintendent began in July 1990 and continued until his retirement in August of 2008 leaving behind a legacy of remarkable contributions. Dewey added that Pole’s contributions continue today in his role as educational consultant.

At the ceremony there was a series of speeches from BOCES board members and community representatives all highlighting the hard work and dedication of Pole. When it was Pole’s time to speak, instead of focusing on himself Pole thanked the entire BOCES community for their efforts and talked about what makes the BOCES curriculum different from traditional education.


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