The New Paltz Central School District exists for the children of the community. The focus of its programs and activities is the commitment to measured excellence and continuous growth and development for all.
Our Guiding Principles
Fiscal Stress Designation was Expected Since School Budget Remains Focused on Student Opportunities - A message from the BOE
Recent news headlines identified the New Paltz Central School District as a school in "moderate financial stress." This designation is something that might be confusing or raise concern with our community. The following information might help build understanding of what this designation means. Click here to continue reading.
The Superintendent and members of the Board of Education are concerned about potential health and safety risks posed by the treatment of raw sewage in close proximity to areas where children play sports. Further, there was deep concern over the lack of transparent, responsible and ethical deliberations by the Town in the siting of this sewage treatment plant.
To this end, the Board of Education passed a resolution declaring its strong opposition to the proposed plant for reasons of health, safety and welfare of students and staff and called upon the Town to discontinue its current plans and permit the Board and school community to study the impact and alternative locations. Click here for the press release
Congratulations to Barbara Clinton, a principal whose leadership inspires students and staff to excellence, and to an instructional staff who believes all students can achieve at high levels given the appropriate supports and high quality instruction (with an emphasis on the high quality instruction they provide on a daily basis). And of course, accolades to our students who take up the challenge with great success!
Cold Weather Procedures for Outdoor Activities
When harsh winter weather hits the region, the faculty and staff of the New Paltz Central School District make sure students are protected from the outdoor elements. District staff members follow strict guidelines to ensure students’ safety during participation in outdoor activities, such as sports, physical education, clubs, and recess. Guidelines include: