Thanks for visiting the Communications & Printing Services webpage! Let our team of professionals help increase awareness of programs, services and events in your school district. Our staff’s wide-ranging experiences uniquely qualify us to advise our partners on the most effective way to communicate their desired message whether it be about complex financing for a proposed capital project or the latest rave reviews from kindergarteners on a healthy, new menu item. We also effectively, efficiently and economically handle printing needs.
Led by Communications Director Eileen Scholes, the team is responsible for the overall development and implementation of our organization’s internal and external communications and provides school districts with services to enhance communication and public relations efforts.
We do this by creating articles, news releases, newsletters, posters, brochures and specialty publications, managing websites and social media and creating videos.
We also assist all Dutchess BOCES departments with their needs.
Scholes began her career as a news reporter for the Poughkeepsie Journal and then joined the Times Hearld-Record. She worked for nearly a decade in corporate public relations and human resources. In 2004, she transitioned to school communications. Scholes joined Dutchess BOCES in 2009 and was named Communications Director in 2019.
The Dutchess BOCES Communications Division has been recognized by NYSPRA over the last 10 years in multiple categories for design and printing excellence. NYSPRA (New York School Public Relations Association) is the state-wide professional organization of school communications practitioners, administrators and chief school officers who are responsible for the public information program of New York's K-12 schools and BOCES.