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BOCES leases former Falls Board of Education building for adult classes

The Orleans-Niagara Board of Cooperative Educational Services announced Monday it has signed a 10-year lease on the former Niagara Falls Board of Education building at 606 Sixth St. to become the new home of job training and adult education classes in the Falls. The building is now owned by Ellicott Development Co.

The classes, being shifted from the BOCES center in Sanborn and the county-owned Trott Access Center in the Falls, include adult literacy and training for certified nursing aides, home health care aides and licensed practical nurses, as well as welding and manufacturing skills. More than 800 students a year are enrolled in those courses.

BOCES Superintendent Clark Godshall said the classes on the first and third floors of the 30,000-square-foot, three-story building should begin by Jan. 1. Ellicott Development president William Paladino said a parking lot will be prepared in a nearby lot.

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