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Community volunteer sought to serve on the district Audit Committee

Do you have accounting or auditing experience? If so, we want to hear from you! The district seeking a community representative to serve on its Audit Committee. The Audit Committee consists of members of the Monticello Board of Education, administration and community and meets four times per year. Read more

District seeks family input on proposed school schedule changes

In order to accommodate additonal academic services and extracurricular after-school activities, the district is considering shifting school schedules in the future. The board of education and district administrators are seeking feedback from district families to assess how these changes may impact them and address their needs.  Read more

The next Board of Education meeting will be Aug. 25

The next regular Monticello Board of Education meeting will be on Thursday, Aug. 25 in the Robert J. Kaiser Middle School library. The board anticipates to enter into executive session at 6 p.m., followed by the regular meeting at approximately 7:30 p.m. The agenda will be available on Wednesday, Aug. 24 via BoardDocs.

Public Library Brew Series begins Aug. 31

Join the Friends of the Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library as they discover the brewing and food pairing secrets of beer, tea and coffee. Read more

Students clean up Somerville Field

Armed with paintbrushes, hand gloves and trash bags, 11 volunteers collected rubbish strewn on the Somerville Field across from the George L. Cooke Elementary School.  Read more

Parent Portal unavailable during summer months

Please be advised that Schooltool's Parent Portal is not available while student schedules are being developed. The system will be reopened prior to the beginning of the instructional year on Sept. 6.

MCSD to host "Using RTI Data for Effective Decision-Making"

MCSD, in collaboration with McGraw-Hill Education, will present a training session with Dr. Jan Hasbrouck on Aug. 15. Attendees will learn action-ready steps for the classroom for the coming school year, and will enhance new-year planning. Read more

Fall athletics pre-season practice will begin Aug. 15

Please click here to view the schedule

2016-17 district calendar available online

The 2016-17 Monticello Central School District calendar – which includes events scheduled throughout the school year as well as important information about the district, its schools and policies – is off to the printer and should be landing in resident’s mailboxes soon. Read more

Propane tank turned off as a precaution; all other fixtures deemed fine

On Wednesday, Aug. 10, Monticello Central School District Director of Facilities and Operations John Travis shut off the gas valve in the Monticello High School in order to address a small leak that was discovered during a routine propane supply and pressure test. Read more

Public library offers program for sports-minded teens

The Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library announced a new, free program geared towards teens who plan to pursue a career in sports. Read more

Sports physicals policy reminder

All students planning to participate in fall, winter or spring sports must get a physical during the summer. Physicals need to be done every year, and medical updates are required within thirty days of the first practice of the season.

Upperclassmen volunteers needed for Panther Camp

MHS Panther Camp will take place Aug. 30 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Panther Camp is an orientation for incoming  freshmen. Students and parents will get course schedules, computer passwords, locker combinations and building tours. We're looking for upperclassmen volunteers to assist with the tours. Learn more

KLR student athletes score invitation to O-D All-American Football Bowl

Ajani Hooks and Ivan Pagan were among 45 students throughout the nation selected to participate. Read more

Class of 2016 graduates with the highest graduation rate in a decade

In a graduation ceremony filled with school pride, words of advice, and reflection, the members of the Class of 2016 heard a larger takeaway — that they were an extraordinary group. Aside from being filled with record-setting scholars, athletes, dancers, musicians, and writers, the class also boasts an unofficial 79.4 percent graduation rate — the highest in a decade, and an increase of 14 percentage points over the last two years.  Read more

Robert J. Kaiser Middle School will welcome new principal in the fall

When Robert J. Kaiser Middle School students return to classes in September, there will be a new face there to greet them. Read more

State now requires meningitis vaccination in grades 7, 12

New York state now requires students entering seventh and 12th grades to be vaccinated against meningococcal disease. Read more

New immunization requirements for school entry

With summer vacation fast approaching, now is a good time to make sure your child is up-to-date on his or her immunizations. Download a list of immunization requirements here: English | Español

MHS' internship program creates "life-ready" students

While many people may envision internship duties as fetching coffee and filing papers, students in the high school’s internship program are developing meaningful job skills that align with their career goals. Read more

Monticello graduates take one last trip through their former schools

On Monday, June 13 the Class of 2016 took a bittersweet trip down memory lane during the inaugural “Panther Parade of Pride." Read more

Board of Regents extends special education safety net

During its June 2016 meeting, the New York State Board of Regents approved an emergency action that will allow certain students with disabilities to graduate with a Local Diploma after their school superintendents review their coursework and certify the students have met minimum requirements. Read more

BOE adopts 2016-17 calendar

During its April 19 meeting, the Monticello Board of Education adopted the 2016-17 school year calendar. See calendar here. (PDF)

MCSD’s security team: handling crisis situations with care

Monticello Central School District’s security team will be learning new techniques designed to prevent disruptive situations within the school community from escalating into a crisis. read more

Online pre-registration now offered for new students

Parents and guardians may now complete pre-registration online. This first step allows parents and guardians to complete preliminary information online; enrollment will not be completed until a registration appointment is held with the district registrar. CLICK HERE to begin the pre-registration process.

Volunteer policy now in effect

District volunteers will be asked to complete an application, in compliance with a board adopted volunteer policy. read more

BoardDocs allows easy Board of Education file access, storage

In an effort to streamline board of education documents and information, Monticello Central School District has implemented an easy-to-use content management system called BoardDocs. read more

MCSD implements new visitor sign-in procedures

To ensure the safety and security of all students, visitors are required to adhere to the outlined procedures listed here. Click here to read the Monticello Board of Education policies regarding visitors.

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