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Meet the Monticello Panther, teachers and staff during the Panther
Pride Ride

On Sept. 4, district representatives will board a school bus and make several stops throughout the community to give students and their families an opportunity to talk to their superintendent, principals and teachers and, more importantly, meet the Monticello Panther! read more

Incoming freshman: join us at Panther Camp on Sept. 2

Incoming ninth graders are invited to attend "Panther Camp" on Wednesday, September 2 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. This freshman orientation allows the high school's newest students to get familiar with the building through school tours (led by upperclassmen). Students will receive their schedules, locker combinations, computer passwords and more. This is a great opportunity to get comfortable with the high school before the first day of school! Registration is not necessary. Hope to see you there!

Tax rates set for 2015-16

At its Aug. 20 meeting, the Monticello Board of Education adopted the district’s tax rate calculation for the 2015-16 school year that predicts an average tax rate decrease of 4.7 percent. read more

2015-16 school year district calendar now online

CLICK HERE to view or download the 2015-16 district calendar in PDF format. The calendar will be mailed to all district families by the end of Aug. Please note: the first day of school for students is Wednesday, Sept. 9.

Since this calendar is printed in August, event and activity dates may be altered throughout the school year due to unforeseen circumstances. The scrolling calendar on the website, which will be updated and active soon, is the most accurate source of information.

Hall of Distinction honorees announced

Five distinguished individuals will be inducted into the Monticello Central School District Hall of Distinction on Friday, Nov. 6. read more

Surplus items available for sale on Ebay

The school district periodically places surplus items for sale on Ebay.  view current listing for Cisco Wireless Access Points

Fall sports teams begin practice Monday, Aug. 17

View schedule by team on athletics page.

School supply lists now available for 2015-16 school year

Please visit school pages to view or download lists.

New director of transportation appointed

Helen Herbert, who served as the district's assistant director of transportation during the 2014-15 school year, has been appointed director of transportation. read more

Free meals will be offered to Cooke, KLR and RJK students

Cooke, KLR and RJK will once again be offered free breakfast and lunches during the 2015-16 school year.  read more

Volunteer policy to be enforced during new school year

During the 2015-16 school year, volunteers in Monticello schools will be asked to complete an application, in compliance with a board adopted volunteer policy. read more

Applications for free and reduced price meals now available

Children from households that meet federal income guidelines are eligible for free or reduced price meals. Click on the links below to learn about eligibility guidelines and how to apply for the 2015-16 school year.   parent letter and application (English)
Carta a padres para Programas de Comidas Escolares (Espanol)

Monticello CSD appoints assistant superintendent for business

The Monticello Central School District is pleased to announce the appointment of Lisa Failla to the position of assistant superintendent for business. She will be responsible for the administration of the overall business and financial operations of the district. read more

Read-a-Thon to take place at Crawford Library on Sept. 25

Celebrate your freedom to read during Banned Books Week at the Crawford Library Read-a-Thon on September 25 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. read more

Safety enhancements continue; security and safety staff restructured

While our students are enjoying the summer time, district-wide safety enhancement continues. Physical changes can be seen at every school building as main entrances are modified; a visitor monitor system will be in place at each school building by the start of the school year. read more

Upperclassmen volunteers needed for Panther Camp

Panther Camp will be taking place on Wednesday, Sept. 2 from 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Upperclassmen volunteers are needed to help with various activities designed to introduce incoming freshmen and their families to Monticello High School. Interested students may CLICK HERE to download an application. read more

Superintendent Mangus addresses cost of before and after school childcare services

Superintendent Mangus would like parents to know that the district has kept the best interests of our families in mind while exploring viable options to replace the ClubRec program and is currently seeking ways to help supplement the cost of before and after school care with grant funding. read more

Registration for 2015-16 school year open daily

Registration for Sept. enrollment is now open daily. Please call (845) 794-7700, ext 78905, to make an appointment. It is important for teacher assignment and class size planning to register now. Please register all new students, especially incoming kindergartners, by Aug. 14.

Please visit http://www.monticelloschools.net/registrar/index.cfm or download registration packet HERE.

Monticello implements new before and after school childcare program

On July 15, Monticello Central School District announced the implementation of its new before and after school childcare program. The Healthy Kids Extended Day Program will provide before and after school childcare to students in grades K-5 and offer recreation, arts and crafts and homework assistance. read more

Summer renovations underway at Rutherford Elementary

Teachers and students are gone for the summer, but things are still bustling in the Monticello Central School District, where summer work has started at the Kenneth L. Rutherford Elementary School.  read more

BoardDocs allows easy Board of Education file access, storage

In an effort to streamline Board of Education documents and information, Monticello Central School District has implemented an easy-to-use content management system called BoardDocs. read more

MCSD implements new visitor sign-in procedures

To ensure the safety and security of all students, employees and visitors to our buildings, the district has implemented new safety procedures. All visitors to any building are required to adhere to the outlined procedures listed here. Click here to read the Monticello Board of Education policies regarding visitors.

New website page provides safety updates

As part of ongoing efforts to further recognize the health, safety and well-being of every student and staff member, the district has added a School Safety page to the website. This page can be located on the left hand column of the website under “District Links."

BOE adopts 2015-16 calendar

The Monticello Board of Education adopted the 2015-16 school year calendar during the March 26 BOE meeting.  see calendar [PDF]

MCSD Board of Education sets goals and priorities for upcoming years

The board met with Superintendent Mangus to identify key priorities and has set forth four goals for the 2014-2015, 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 school years. read goals

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