About Us

Valley Central is a school district of over 4200 students and approximately 800 full and part-time staff situated mainly in the Town of Montgomery, New York, but comprising parts of seven other towns and three villages. Four elementary schools, an alternative learning center, one middle school and one high school make up the district. 

A seven-member Board of Education provides governance with meetings scheduled approximately twice per month. Over the last decade, voters have approved the majority of proposed budgets and supported bond votes. Although considered a medium-to-large district in the four-county region, Valley Central manages to maintain among the lowest tax rates and per-pupil expenditures in the Mid-Hudson.

Valley Central routinely outperforms similar schools and districts in state assessments of student achievement. Our outstanding teaching, administrative, and support staff are provided ongoing professional development.

Our Mission Statement

The mission of the Valley Central School District is to assure that all students be given the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to enable them to become successful members of society.  This statement is founded on a prevailing spirit of optimism, which embraces the philosophy that all students can learn.

Four Overarching Goals

The four overarching goals of Valley Central are: 

  • To increase student achievement
  • To attract and retain a knowledgeable and dedicated staff
  • To serve as the cornerstone of the community
  • To maintain and improve facilities in order to support the previous goals listed.

Our Commitments

Equal Opportunity Statement

The Valley Central School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, creed, religion, marital status, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, or other legally protected status in access to programs and/or employment provided by the district.

Complaints may be filed with the Office for Civil Rights, New York Office, U.S. Department of Education, 32 Old Slip, 26th Floor, New York, NY 10005-2500, phone (646) 428-3800, fax (646) 428-3843, email OCR.NewYork@ed.gov.

Title IX Compliance

The Valley Central School District offers employment and educational opportunities without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or other protected categories under state or federal law, and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Inquiries regarding this nondiscrimination policy may be directed to the following individuals. These officials will provide information, including complaint procedures to any citizen, student or employee who feels that his or her rights may have been violated by the District or its officials.

Title IX Coordinator

Michael Bellarosa
944 Route 17K
Montgomery, NY 12549
(845) 457-2400 ext. 18885
TitleIX@valleycentralschools.org

Section 504 Coordinators 

Inquiries regarding discrimination on the basis listed above may also be made to:

The United States Department of Education
Office of Civil Rights
32 Old Slip, 26th Floor
New York, NY 10005
(646) 428-3800
ocr.newyork@ed.gov

Website Accessibility Statement

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