MEXICO, NY – As part of a rebranding effort and in conjunction with a nearly completed campus renovation project, Oswego County BOCES has announced a change to its name, becoming the Center for Instruction, Technology and Innovation.
The launch of the new name, effective immediately, comes after nearly two years of research and data collection, which included surveys of community members, staff, parents, students, and Oswego County leadership; a focus group; and Board of Education approval in mid-June.
According to CiTi District Superintendent Christopher Todd, the change reflects the organization’s commitment to meeting the ever?changing needs of its educational partners while embracing innovation and creativity.
“CiTi captures the essence of our 21st century initiatives and better represents our evolving role as educational partners for our school districts,” Todd said.
The ability to adapt and meet the needs of its partners has been a staple of the Oswego County Board of Cooperative Educational Services since its foundation in 1949. Today, CiTi serves a student population of around 22,000 and provides a diverse blend of innovative student programs and more than 75 cooperative educational services.
The organization has evolved to include a focus on preparing students for their role in a global economy while collaborating with districts to close gaps in student achievement.
“The rebranding effort reflects our role as educational service partners in Oswego County and beyond. Brands are built on what our communities are saying about us, not what we are saying about ourselves,” Todd said. “This is the message we want to send about our place in the community: instruction, technology, innovation.”