Upstate Institute for School Boards and Staff Development (P.K.A. GVSBI/Genesee Valley School Boards Institute) was established in 1954 and partnered with Wayne-Finger Lakes Board Of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) in 1990 to serve a 9 county region of upstate New York. 


We have multiple annual conferences (usually held in the Greater Rochester, NY area) to help support staff to achieve their professional goals, enhance skills, obtain certifications, teach required training, and invoke awareness discussions. 

We provide training and resources to educational support personnel and school boards in upstate New York.

Interested in becoming a member?

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Members get perks! When your district becomes a UI member, it gets PER PERSON discounted conference pricing. Your Board of Education also gets a select number of FREE training workshops designed just for them!


January 21,2020:

The 2020 Educational Office Professionals 

Brochure with registration form is now available to view and download.

COMING SOON: Certified Pool Operator Training

March 17 & 18, 2020 

Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES RSC

in Newark, NY


10/24-10/26 We attended the 2019 NYSSBA convention!

Click the picture to see more of our booth!

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Newark, NY 14513

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