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UPDATE: Schools remain on lock-out as a precaution

(1:45 p.m.) At approximately 1:40 p.m. Superintendent Mangus sent a notification via SchoolMessenger to all parents and staff regarding the district’s next course of action. Click here to read for a copy of her notification.

(11:00 a.m.)
All elementary students have arrived to school safely. All schools within the Village of Monticello will remain on lock-out until further notice from the Sullivan County Sheriff's Department. These schools are: Monticello High School, Robert J. Kaiser Middle School, George L. Cooke Elementary School and Kenneth L. Rutherford Elementary School. The Emma C. Chase Elementary School in Wurtsboro is not on lock-out, based on recommendations by the Sheriff's Department. What does a lock-out mean?

(8:30 a.m.) On Friday, May 29, 2015, Robert J. Kaiser Middle School and Monticello High School initiated their lock-out procedures at about 8 a.m. after being notified by the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Department that a man with a gun fled police custody and may be in the area. read original story

Tuesday, June 2: No classes will be held at the high school due to geometry and ELA Common Core Regents exams

Only Monticello High School students who are taking the Common Core ELA exam (in morning) and Common Core geometry exam (in afternoon) will be attending high school on June 2. All other Monticello schools will be open and running on their regular schedules.

The next board of education meeting will be June 4

There will be a regular meeting of the Monticello Central School District Board of Education on Thursday, June 4, at 5:00 p.m. in the RJK Middle School library. There will be a proposed executive session at 5:01 p.m. for the purpose of interviewing two finalists for the assistant superintendent for business position.The regular meeting is set to begin at 7:00 p.m. in the RJK Middle School cafeteria.

Voters approve 2015-16 district spending plan

Monticello voters approved the 2015-16 school budget, passed the capital reserve and tennis court propositions and elected three Monticello Board of Education members.  read more

Scholar-athletes honored at annual breakfast

Long recognized for excellence in athletics competition, the Monticello Middle and High School Athletics Department recognized an equally impressive record of academic excellence at its annual New York State Public High School Athletic Association Scholar-Athlete Breakfast Reception on Tuesday, May 19 at Mr. Willy’s Restaurant. read more

Spotlight shines on Ms. Garrett

Our next spotlight feature is about Amy Garrett, art teacher at George L. Cooke Elementary School. Congratulations to Ms. Garrett! She is a true example of Monticello excellence.  read more

MCSD implements new visitor sign-in procedures

To ensure the safety and security of all students, employees and visitors to our buildings, the district has implemented new safety procedures. These are district-wide procedures; all visitors to any building are required to adhere to the outlined procedures listed here. For additional information, click here to read the Monticello Board of Education policies regarding visitors.

Monthly message from Superintendent Tammy Mangus

Each month, Ms. Mangus shares her insights about the school district in her e-newsletter, The Monti Navigatorview May issue [PDF]

Art teacher Jay Brooks paints mural for library entrance

Mr. Brooks' mural portraying 1970s Monticello brightens library entrance.  read more

Academy of Finance receives recognition from NYSSBA

The MHS Academy of Finance was recently highlighted in the New York State School Boards Association (NYSSBA) news. There, business teacher and AoF advisor Susan Bahrenburg explains how AoF prepares high school students for life after high school and connects them to the world of financial services and personal finance. read more

New website page provides safety updates

As part of ongoing efforts to further recognize the health, safety and well-being of every student and staff member, the district has added a School Safety page to the website. This page can be located on the left hand column of the website under “District Links." This page will be updated regularly with news and updates about the district's current safety enhancements.

BOE adopts 2015-16 calendar

The Monticello Board of Education adopted the 2015-16 school year calendar during the March 26 BOE meeting.  see calendar [PDF]

Sullivan County Democrat honors Monticello athlete and coach

Senior basketball player Devin Williams was named Player of the Year and head coach Chris Russo Coach of the Year by the Sullivan County Democrat. read story

Monticello CSD participates in grant-funded review of testing

The Monticello Central School District is participating in a three-county Teaching is the Core grant (http://www.titc3.org) during the 2014-2015 school year.  read more

MCSD Board of Education sets goals and priorities for upcoming years

The board met with Superintendent Mangus to identify key priorities and has set forth four goals for the 2014-2015, 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 school years. read goals

2014-15 calendar is available for download

The school district calendar that will be mailed to households by mid-to-late August is now available for download. Please keep in mind that the best resource for updated information is the district web site.

CLICK HERE to view or download the 28-page document in its entirety.

 

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