MCSD employees receive tenure

Congratulations to the following Monticello Central School District employees who received tenure at the April 23 Board of Education meeting:  Brendan Creegan Allyson Steinberg Katherine Truesdell Erika Vorstadt  Steven Raabe Beata Saa Ellen Einhorn Jennifer Boffa Rebecca Frey-Ramos Lisa Hrbek Thomas Wharton Dennis Lankau Casey Titus Joelle Walz Megan Murray James McLaughlin Kelly Ann Olsen …

Letter from Sullivan County Department of Public Health re: measles

A message from Sullivan County Public Health Director Nancy McGraw, LCSW, MBA, MPH, dated April 17, 2019: Dear School Officials and Parents: As you know, areas of New York State are currently experiencing a measles outbreak, including the lower Hudson Valley and parts of New York City. Measles spreads easily and can be dangerous to …

Student volunteers save local taxpayers more than $63K in tax prep fees

Students in Monticello High School Academy of Finance’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program have wrapped up another successful tax season. This year, student volunteers have prepared 246 tax returns for community members, saving these taxpayers more than $63K in tax preparation fees. The VITA program, now in its 11th year at Monticello, enables students …

Classroom 2020: Phase II bond referendum will be held during school budget vote

Voters in the Monticello Central School District will consider an $85.5 million “Classroom 2020: Phase II” bond referendum during the district’s annual school budget vote, which will be held on May 21. In a separate proposition, residents will also consider the creation of a $10 million capital reserve fund, similar to a savings fund, that …

Monticello alumnus named “Friend to Education”

The Sullivan County School Boards Association (SCSBA) recently named Dr. Joseph D’Abbraccio as a recipient of the organization’s 2019 “Friend to Education” award. The annual award honors an individual who has made an impact on the education of children in Sullivan County. “Dr. Joe” graduated from Monticello High School, where he was an Academy of …