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West Seneca, NY 14224

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     "Committed to collaboration, communication, and innovation in support of the educational environment." 
 
What is the WNYRIC? 
Map of WNYRIC RegionWNYRIC is an acronym for Western New York Regional Information Center, a regional public education service organization. There are 12 RICs statewide. The WNYRIC serves over 100 school districts covering 7 counties (Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Niagara, Orleans and Greater Southern Tier) in the western region of New York State.
 
What is a Regional Information Center?
The Regional Information Centers (RICs) are organized under the Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES). Regional Information Centers offer 21st century classroom tools to optimize student achievement.

By regionalizing services, the RICs, in particular, make a wider range of technology skill sets available to school districts. This relationship increases the buying power of a district and promotes consistent technical standards. This cost effective system continues to lighten the burden placed on local taxpayers and has leveled the playing field so that no matter the size of a district, the best resources remain within reach for New York students.

How the BOCES Regional Information can help.
As non-profit organizations designed solely to serve the needs of school districts, the centers offer a variety of affordable high quality instructional and administrative services. From designing technology platforms to training personnel, selecting appropriate software programs to providing a high speed telecommunications networks, the centers help districts remain on the cutting edge of technology in education.
 
The BOCES Regional Information Centers are staffed by experienced professionals who are familiar with national and state initiatives. They work in collaboration with the NYS Education Department and assist districts in meeting State reporting requirements. The staff also is well-versed in and able to support a variety of technology platforms.

The Western New York Regional Information Center provides informational and technological services to support instructional and administrative functions. Our goal is to maximize the quality of instruction and to improve learning; efficiency and effectiveness of educational institutions; and to enhance the decision making process. 

Our Vision

The WNYRIC provides cost-effective technology solutions to support and enhance learning. We foster a climate of trust through responsive decision-making and communication.  Our diverse partners understand who we are and what we do.

Our Mission
The WNYRIC is an information and learning technology service provider that delivers technical support, resources and solutions for school districts, communities, and various other partners to enhance learning and manage the total educational environment.
We Believe
...in risk-taking
...in continuous evaluation and improvement
...that modeling best practices is critical
...that staff must be well-informed, and we must create a supportive climate for this
...excellent communication is imperative
...that we provide "added-value" services
...that we are an extension of our districts
...our success is based on the successes of our partners
...that building positive relationships with our partners is the key to our effectiveness
...in providing a diverse array of service options
...that we must lead in the area of technology
...that we must provide cost-effective services
 
Adopted April 18, 2009 by WNYRIC Advisory Council