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SchoolMessenger is the platform that Monticello Central School District uses to broadcast information to families with students enrolled in the district — including school closures and delays, events, student attendance, and other important updates.  If we do not have your most up-to-date contact information, we can’t reach you with these important messages.  Please take the …

Board adopts District Comprehensive Improvement Plan (DCIP)

Monticello has been targeted as a “District in Need of Improvement” by the New York State Education Department, as the results of our 2018-19 assessment results indicate that we have not adequately supported the growth and achievement of our African American students across the district, and particularly in the middle school. As part of this …

Robert J. Kaiser Middle School Fall 2020 information presentation

Robert J. Kaiser Middle School Principal Michelle Knowlton held a live, virtual Fall 2020 parent information session on Thursday, Aug. 6. Unfortunately, moments after the meeting began, our website was part of a widespread network outage, which left some of our community members unable to access the meeting. The technical difficulties also impacted the recording …

Enrollment form for the 2020-21 school year due Aug. 15

*para una traducción al español haga clic aquí* As part of the district’s plan for the 2020-21 school year, parents have the option to enroll their child(ren) in either a hybrid learning model (two days of in-person instruction and three days of remote instruction), or a fully remote model  (all instruction from home).  Parents must fill …

Rotary donates art and school supplies to district students

Our students from all three elementary schools – Kenneth L. Rutherford School, Emma C. Chase School and George L. Cooke School – were treated to arts and school supplies donated by the Rotary Club of Monticello. During these difficult times, many students do not have access to items needed for school and for creative play. …

Two Monticello students named as MBK Fellows

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) named Monticello High School students Mark Bellamy and Carl Allen as members of the third class of My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) Fellows. MBK Fellows are identified as leaders in their MBK Communities and as part of the distinction, receive mentor relationship opportunities in government, education and business.   …

Superintendent Dr. Matthew Evans thanks community for budget support

A message from Superintendent of Schools, Dr Matthew Evans:  Dear Monticello School Community Member,  Our voters have approved our latest budget proposal for 2020–21.  This approval will allow us to   Continue all programs offered in the previous school year,  Purchase new equipment for driver’s education, technology, student transportation, and plant maintenance, and  Permit community organizations’ usage …

MCSD voters overwhelmingly approve 2020-21 school budget 

On July 28, Monticello Central School District residents overwhelmingly  approved the district’s proposed 2020-21 school budget by a vote of 730 “yes” to 425 “no.”  “Creating a school budget within the framework of New York State law is a complex process under the best of circumstances, let alone in the unprecedented landscape we’re currently in,” Superintendent of …

Board awards honor remarkable staff members

During its June 25 meeting, the Monticello Board of Education honored several Monticello team members with “Board Awards.” These semi-annual awards recognize staff and students who exemplify excellence and a commitment to the Monticello Central School District community. Read more about these fine folks, as described by their nominator(s) below:  Ms. Rose Joyce-Turner, Nominated by …

All Monticello students will receive $420 in food benefits through P-EBT program

Each student enrolled in the Monticello Central School District will receive $420 in food benefits through the Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT) program between June and August. P-EBT is a new program to help fill the school meals gap for children who lost access to free or reduced-price school meals due to COVID-19 school closures. …