• Board of Education

    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.

    Board of Education Duties
    The Board has legal responsibility for the operation of the entire district. The Board established the policies under which the school district is operated, and the Superintendent of Schools is responsible for administering the school program within the context of these policies.
    The Board's duties are derived from the State Constitution, the laws of New York State, and rulings of the New York State Commissioner of Education.  The Board's four main areas of responsibility are:
    • To establish all school district policies,
    • To develop an annual budget for public approval,
    • To approve or disapprove the Superintendent's recommendations regarding personnel matters, and
    • To approve or disapprove the Superintendent's recommendations regarding many contracts the district must enter into.
    The Board encourages parents and residents who have a concern about school matters to try first to resolve the problem at the level most directly involved, which is usually the classroom teacher or principal. If a satisfactory solution cannot be reached at this level, contact the Superintendent of Schools, Stephen Gratto. 
Last Modified on January 26, 2023