The Upstate Institute aka (Genesee Valley School Boards Institute for Staff Development) was established in 1954 to provide support and training to boards of education in a 9 county region of upstate New York. In 1990, the Upstate Institute partnered with the Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES.
Our current focus is to provide professional development opportunities for support staff within school districts. Each year we hold a variety of conferences to enhance skills, obtain certifications, teach required training, invoke awareness discussions, and to help support staff to achieve their professional goals.
We currently hold training conferences for:
- Educational Office Personnel
- Para-Educators / Paraprofessionals
- Food Service Personnel
- Facilities Personnel
- Safety & Security