Northeast Wyoming Board of Cooperative Educational Services (NEW BOCES) is an educational cooperative established in 1979. It was organized under the provisions of Wyoming Statute 21-20-101 to 21-20-111 which established a method for school districts to work together to provide educational services.
NEW BOCES is a governmental agency overseen by a board of directors selected by member school districts. While serving the needs of special children has always been the main mission of NEW BOCES, services have been expanded to include regular education and administrative roles.
In 1982 the Powder River Basin Children’s Center opened the doors of its school and residential facility. The Center was designed to accommodate both day students and students in residence. The school is fully accredited by the Wyoming Department of Education and offers a complete array of special education programs for students age 5 to 21. The residential program is certified by the Department of Family Services.
Programs and services are developed by staff and parents to meet the particular needs of each child. We strive for an open and friendly atmosphere in which children are challenged to be the best that they can be.