To unite in one organization all persons employed in an educational support capacity by BESPA-CA.
To promote reasonable methods of work, secure standardized pay, and seek security for the individual by legal and proper means.
To represent the support personnel in collective negotiations with Cattaraugus/Allegany BOCES in the determination of their terms and conditions of employment and administration of grievances arising there under.
Cattaraugus - Allegany
"A Union United; Will NEVER Be Divided"
Co-President (A) 2yr. term
Membership 2yr. term
Secretary 2yr. term
*Nominations and Elections - 3 active members not currently running for office
*Negotiations Committee - 4 active members
*Grievance Committee - Current Executive
*Public Relations Committee - 3 active members
*Sick Bank Leave Committee -
*Audit Committee - 2 active members to conduct yearly financial review
*Liaison Committee - Consists of President/Co-President, active member
Co-President (B) 2 yr. term
Treasurer 2 yr. term
Co-President (A) 2 yr.term
Membership 2yr. term
Secretary 2 yr. term
Co-President (B) 2yr. term
Treasurer- 2yr. term
Officers and Representatives - 2 year term. To run for office of President/Co-President a minimum of 2 years must be served as
Membership, Secretary, Treasurer, General or Teacher Aide Representative.
Election nomination form for office held positions must be submitted to the Nominations and Elections Committee
10 days prior to the day of election.
*Floor nominations will not be accepted for the President positions. And additional nominations will only excepted at the discretion of the board.
Representative held positions. A nomination form is recommended but NOT required. Floor nominations for Representatives
will be accepted.
Standing Committees - 2 yr term. Nominated and appointed at time executive board elections. Committee positions may be
by nomination or on volunteer basis. *Floor nominations for standing committees will be accepted.
Teacher Aide Representatives (2)
General Representatives (2)
NYSUT State Delegates (2)
NYSUT National Delegates (2)
*Elected by Secret Ballot
2023-2024 OFFICERS & REPRESENTATIVES
Laurie Sledge - Co-President (B) – Olean Center Barn (716)376-8357
Anne Raymond - Co-President (A) – Olean Center Barn (716)307-3720
Valerie Berger – Membership – BOCES Rise Academy
Joan Haynes - Treasurer - Olean Center Barn (716)376-8208
Mary McCarthy - Secretary - Olean BOCES Center (716)376-8211
Danielle Rhude – Teacher Aide Rep – Genesee Valley (585)307-4384
General Rep - Vacancy
Teacher Aide Rep - Vacancy