‘Get the Meds Out’

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the Monticello Central School District are partnering to “Get the Meds Out” of your home’s medicine cabinet. All residents are encouraged to bring their unused and expired medications to the medication collection kiosks at: Monticello Police Department  2 Pleasant Street Monticello, NY 12701 845-794-4422 The Family …

June Board Awards honor remarkable Panthers

At its June meeting, the Monticello Board of Education held its semi-annual “Board Award Ceremony,” to recognize staff and students who exemplify excellence and a commitment to the Monticello Central School District community.  Just prior to the beginning of the ceremony, the Board presented 2018-19 student board member, Molly Garcia, with a certificate and a …

Kiwanis Club gifts chapter books to second-grade students

Members of the Monticello Kiwanis Club visited second-grade students at the Kenneth L. Rutherford Elementary School to personally deliver a large donation of chapter books for the students to enjoy over the summer break. “I don’t know who was more excited, the Kiwanian members distributing the books or the children receiving the books,” Kiwanis Public …

Monticello answers the call to become a “My Brother’s Keeper Community”

After a series of summits, meetings and collaborative sessions between students, families, civic leaders and educators, the Monticello My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) program recently finalized its “Community Action Plan.” The document serves as a road map to making Monticello a “MBK Community” – a public commitment to providing strategies, resources and solutions to address achievement …

June edition of The Monti Navigator is live

In this month’s Navigator, we celebrate the successes of this past school year, reflect on our challenges and push forward towards our brighter tomorrow. Plus, the launch of “Story Saturdays” and “Chapter Thriller Thursdays”, two more Panthers in the running to win $500, our June spotlights, Classroom 2020 updates and more!

Monticello students are top readers in the county

Saturday was a day to celebrate reading and readers. On May 25, students from throughout the county came to Monticello to be recognized for their reading prowess. That included 19 students from the Monticello Central School District’s Rutherford and Cooke Elementary Schools and Monticello High School. The students took part in the Cross County Reading …

Monticello voters approve 2019-20 school budget, reserve fund; defeat capital project

On Tuesday, May 21, Monticello Central School District (MCSD) voters approved the district’s $91.2 million 2019-20 school budget 603 yes to 451 no votes. The $91,227,073 budget is below the district’s legal tax cap limit, preserves all existing programs, represents a 0.80 percent tax levy increase and an overall spending increase of 1.56 percent. “I …

Monticello educators participate in yoga training

Monticello educators joined other community members from around Sullivan County for an intensive two-and-a-half-day ChildLight Yoga and Yoga4Classrooms training, courtesy of the Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County and funded by a grant from the NYS Department of Health. According to SueAnn Boyd, who is the Healthy Schools Coordinator at Cornell Cooperative Extension, and was the …

Budget vote to be held May 21

At its April 23 regular meeting, the Monticello Central School District Board of Education adopted the proposed 2019-20 school year budget. Residents will vote on the budget from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on May 21 at all district polling locations. The $91,227,073 proposed budget, which is below the district’s legal tax cap limit, preserves …