The Superintendent Search Community Survey is now live; Board seeks community input and invites public to forum

Please read the short message below from our Monticello Board of Education President Lori Orestano-James before taking the survey. The Board believes it is critical to obtain community input about the desired characteristics of the next Superintendent as well as the challenges and opportunities that they will encounter. To that end, an online survey has …

Update on Superintendent search

A message from Monticello Board of Education President, Lori Orestano-James  One of the few explicit responsibilities of a school board is the hiring and evaluation of a superintendent. We take that responsibility very seriously.  In early fall, the District issued a Request for Proposals (RFP), seeking responses from individuals or firms interested in assisting with …

Classroom 2020 breaks ground

Monticello Central School District Board of Education President Lori Orestano-James led a ceremonial ribbon cutting on Friday, Aug. 16 to celebrate the ground breaking of the Classroom 2020 Capital Improvement Project, as construction began on the roofs of the district’s elementary schools. Members of the Board, district leaders and representatives from Clark Patterson Lee Architectural Firm …

Monticello Central School District joins Harvard center on rural education

Monticello Central School District joins 50 rural schools as a part of the National Center for Rural Education Research Networks (NCRERN), an initiative of the Center for Education Policy Research (CEPR) at Harvard University. Funded by the Institute of Education Sciences at the U.S. Department of Education, the district will have the opportunity to apply …

July Classroom 2020 Update

Each month, the district releases a video update on the progress of the Classroom 2020 project. Watch July’s update below, and visit the Classroom 2020 web page for an archive of all of our monthly videos. 

Statement on Legislation Removing Non-Medical Exemption from School Vaccination Requirements

The following is a joint statement from the New York State Department of Health and New York State Education Department:  On June 13, 2019, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed legislation removing non-medical exemptions from school vaccination requirements for children. The United States is currently experiencing the worst outbreak of measles in more than 25 years, …

Board of Education donates signed books to each school

Students at every school in the Monticello Central School District (MCSD), including Project Excel, will have some new literary choices, thanks to a donation from the Board of Education. At the inaugural Sullivan County Book Festival held in late May, members of the Board of Education secured a variety of books, many signed by the …