Questar III is an educational service agency providing instructional and support services to 23 public school districts in Rensselaer, Columbia and Greene counties.
Questar III also provides financial services to 549 school districts throughout New York state. Questar III support services include: state aid planning, legal and labor relations, staff development, environmental services and communications service provide the expertise of professionals in the field, as well as valuable connections to resources throughout New York state.
Formerly named Rensselear-Columbia-Greene Board of Cooperative Educational Services (B.O.C.E.S.), the organization changed its name to Questar III in 1994. The new name reflects an evolution in the organization's role and mission that has taken place over the last decade. "Quest" stands for the educational journey and our search for excellence; "Star" for the brilliance of our programs, staff and students; and "III" for the three counties we serve.
The mission of Questar III is to provide leadership and create student success through shared instructional and support services to schools and their communities.
Questar III offers students choices and opportunities in education. Whether they are interested in exploring career and technical opportunities, seeking alternatives to the traditional classroom setting, or in need of support of physical or emotional disabilities, Questar III offers programs and services designed to help all students succeed.
Questar III currently serves elementary, secondary and adult students and employs more than 500 people.
Questar III Central Office are located at 10 Empire State Blvd. in Castleton, New York.