The Regional Information Centers (RICs) are organized under the Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES). Presently, there are 12 Regional Information Centers in New York State, each administratively aligned under a BOCES. Typically, a RIC serves several BOCES within their region, two exceptions are Nassau BOCES and Greater Southern Tier BOCES, which have dedicated RICs. Regional Information Centers (RICs) 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.