Mission Statement

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
  • Focus on learning and success for all
  • Create a cohesive and inclusive culture K-12,
    across buildings and departments
  • Empower and create success for disengaged
    and disenfranchised students
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Site Map


  • New Paltz CSD Superintendent Announces Summer Office Hours
    New Paltz Central School District offices will be going on summer hours beginning July 6, 2015.  All offices in the district will be open to the public from 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM Monday through Thursday and closed on Fridays.  Click here for exceptions and the complete announcement.
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  • New Paltz CSD Board of Education Says Thank You to the Voters
    On March 24, you came to the polls and made a momentous statement about the future of our schools. "Our" schools, because they belong to everyone in our community. They are much more than mere buildings -- they're a reminder to us that our parents and grandparents thought our education and our future was something of vital importance, and that they wanted us to have all that they had and more. They're also a symbol of our commitment to the generations of students to come. We want to provide them with every possible advantage, a robust and comprehensive education that is suited to the world they will live in. The decision you made on March 24 ensures that we will be able to provide them with that, in safe, healthy, up-to-date facilities.  Click here to continue reading.
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  • New Paltz's Rae Policastro is Ulster County School Bus Driver of the Year
    New Paltz Central School District bus driver Raffaela "Rae" Policastro has been named Ulster County School Bus Driver of the Year by the Mid-Hudson Transportation Supervisors Association.  The award is given in recognition of the skilled and dedicated drivers who safely transport thousands of Ulster County students to and from school every day.  Click here to continue reading. 
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  • Refinancing Opportunity Saves Nearly $1 Million in Current Interest and Can Reduce Cost of Proposed Capital Project.
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  • New Paltz Central School District Board of Education Resolutions:
    Resolution Against Wasting Food and Taxpayer Money
    Resolution Supporting Local Taxing Authorities' Review and Approval of Industrial Development Agency Programs
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  • New Paltz Community Called to Action
    Your voices are needed in Albany. Please take a moment to review details of these two very important causes: Calling upon the governor to release state aid runs and ending the Gap Elimination Adjustment (GEA). Our children have the right to a sound, basic education as written in our New York State Constitution, and communities deserve financial support of their schools to help offset the expense of countless unfunded New York State Education mandates. Action by our elected State leaders is needed to protect these rights. Please join these efforts by clicking here.
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  • New Paltz Board of Education Asks Stakeholders to Oppose Mandatory Field Tests
    On January 7, 2015, a resolution was passed 7-0 by the Board of Education regarding its opposition to mandatory field testing of students in New York State. Parents and community residents are invited to do the same.  Click here to read the resolution and for more information on how you can help make a difference.
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  • New Paltz Central School District Declares Opposition to Sewage Treatment Plant at High School Athletic Fields

    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

    Click here to visit a webpage with more information including the Board of Education Resolution, the sewage treatment plant proposal, and a clip from the December 3, 2014 BOE meeting discussing this issue.
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  • Emails to the District
    If you send an email to someone in the District and do not receive a response, please call the party to whom you addressed the email. 
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  • New Paltz Central School District Board of Education Resolution to Support Public Education
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  • New Paltz Central School District Board of Education Resolution on Payment in Lieu of Tax (PILOT) Agreements
    New Paltz Central School District Board of Education Position Statement Regarding Housing and Dormitory PILOTs
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  • School Tax Bills 
    Tax Bills will be mailed out the week of September 2, 2014.
    Collection period:
    September 2, 2014 through October 1, 2014 with no penalty.
    October 2, 2014 through October 31, 2014 with a 2% penalty. 
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  • New Paltz High School Among America's Most Challenging High Schools
    The Washington Post’s education columnist, Jay Mathews, has been ranking the most challenging schools in the country and the D.C. region for 16 years. There are more than 1,900 schools on the America’s Most Challenging High Schools 2014 list.  New Paltz High School is ranked 73rd in the Northeast region making this the eighth consecutive year that the high school has received this recognition.
    The New Paltz High School’s philosophy toward its students and most challenging courses is simple, these courses are open to all students.   Many schools have entrance criteria in to high level courses, and if a student doesn’t do well while enrolled, he/she may be withdrawn from the course and directed to a less challenging level program instead. Even with this stiff competition, the NewPaltz High School maintains one of the district’s most important guiding principles, a focus on learning and success for all.

    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! 

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