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Welcome to the San Juan BOCES

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Our member districts include Archuleta 50JT (Pagosa Springs), Bayfield 10 JT-R, Dolores RE-4A, Dolores County RE-2J (Dove Creek), Ignacio 11JT, Mancos RE-6, Montezuma-Cortez RE-1, and Silverton District 1.
We have over 60 Special Service Providers, such as occupational therapists and school psychologists,
supporting students throughout the region within more than 40 schools and preschools.
The culture of our organization is built on collaboration, shared leadership and strong professional practices. We believe that cooperative teamwork is the best way to support children, their families, and educators. We work with many community partners to ensure that we leverage the greatest possible resources for our region.
We hope that you enjoy exploring the resources and information on our website and encourage you to contact us with any questions or for additional information.


Recent News

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Regional Destination Imagination tournament March 4th

Our regional Destination Imagination tournament will be on March 4th at Escalante Middle School in Durango, CO! If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Nisia Patalan at [email protected]
You are also welcome to come see innovation in action and observe students from across the region as they present team challenges and problem solve on the fly!
Click the title above for more information!
A purple person with a pink afro is behind the text Every Colorado youth is now eligible for three free therapy sessions. visit to learn more. IMatter.

I Matter: Colorado launches free therapy program for teens

Anyone between 12 and 18 can go to the I Matter website to take a short survey to assess their needs. If the results show they need help, the site will connect them to a provider for a 45-minute appointment in the next two weeks. One of the early questions asks if the young person is in crisis and directs those who answer yes to a crisis line and a more rapid response. Children under 12 can also use the service but need a parent to do so, and young adults who are receiving special education services can access the free help up to age 21.
the letters SWCODA the C is from the colorado flag

Southwest Colorado Disaster Assistance

The mission of SWCODA is to share resources and raise awareness during emergencies by matching those who want to help with those in need of assistance. Please click the title above to visit the site.

Employment Opportunities - Join our Team!

What is a BOCES? Click here to learn more about the Colorado BOCES system
The culture of our organization is one of shared leadership, strong professional practice and teamwork.  We love to collaborate and support each other in serving the students of Southwestern Colorado.  We look forward to hearing from you!
We currently have these employment opportunities, click on the list of items below to read more: 
You could be eligible to receive up to a $6000 stipend while working for San Juan BOCES.  More information about the Special Service Provider Stipend is available here.