It’s Monday in Monticello – Jan. 31

It’s Monday in Monticello — time for Superintendent Evans’ weekly update to the Monticello community. This week — an update on our capital project progress at the new transportation center and 100/200 wing of the high school. 

MHS PTSO to hold next meeting on Feb. 9

At our January 12, 2022, informational meeting from 5:00-6:00 pm, the individuals present reviewed the differences between a PTA and a PTO, along with the inclusion of students, and decided to move forward with a PTSO (Parent-Teacher-Student Organization). We also discussed the potential benefits of becoming a 501-c3 and the potential ways in which money …

Kenneth L. Rutherford Elementary School receives grant to improve the health & wellness of school community

Congratulations to Kenneth L. Rutherford Elementary School who received a check for their $2,000 grant to improve the health and wellness of students and staff! Rutherford Elementary applied for the grant a few months ago and it was submitted by 5th grade teacher, Kayleigh Bowles. The purpose of the grant is to promote both physical …

Sullivan County warming centers will remain open through Monday, Jan. 31

A message from the Sullivan County webpage:  In light of the continuing frigid weather, Sullivan County will keep its two warming shelters open tonight through Monday night in Liberty and Monticello: – United Methodist Church, 170 North Main Street, Liberty – Ted Stroebele Recreation Center, 2 Jefferson Street, Monticello These facilities will be open to …

The Monti Message – January 2022

Budget Season New York State Governor Kathy Hochul’s proposed budget—for the Monticello Central School District—would result in a 15.4% increase in all state aid categories, including a 13.2% increase in foundation aid.  The governor’s proposed increase is in response to a legal settlement to fully fund state foundation aid by 2024.  The proposal for 2022–23 …

BOE will meet Feb. 3

There will be a regular meeting of the Monticello Central School District Board of Education on Thursday, February 3, 2022 at 6:30 p.m. in the High School Auditorium. There will be a proposed executive session at 6:30 p.m. to discuss “the medical, financial, credit or employment history of a particular person or corporation, or matters …

Important clarification on mask wearing at Monticello CSD

Dear Monticello CSD Community and Staff, We are aware of a recent state supreme court ruling that declared the Governor’s executive order on mask mandates in schools to be unconstitutional. Since that ruling, we were advised by the New York State Education Department (NYSED) that an appeal from the Governor is imminent and that, “schools …

Project Excel will cease operations at MCSD effective June 30, 2022; district working to develop new program

On Jan. 23, 2022, the Monticello Central School District received a letter from Project Excel stating the Easter Seals’ intent to close Project Excel at the end of the 2021-22 school year. The letter from Project Excel reinforced the organization’s intent to assist any families through the transitionary time.  In light of this news, the …

MHS NAF Academy of Finance Students Offer Free Tax Services

Did you have a job in 2021? Was your income less than $58,000? For the 15th year, the NAF Academy of Finance students will be offering free tax preparation. Our program is IRS certified and services run February 10, 2022, through April 11, 2022. Located conveniently at Monticello High School, this free service allows students …