Valley Central School District944 State Rte. 17KMontgomery, NY 12549(845) 457-2400Superintendent's OfficeJohn P. Xanthis, Superintendent(845) 457-2400ext. 18510FAX: (845) 457-4254Ellen McGoldrick, Assistant to the SuperintendentDistrict Clerkext. 18511Lillian Belfiore, Receptionistext. 18505About Valley Central School District
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 7 other towns and 3 villages. Four elementary schools, an alternative learning center, one middle school, and one high school make up the District.A 7-member Board of Education provides governance with meetings scheduled approximately twice per month (schedule posted on the Board’s web page). 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.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.
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 of Valley Central
The four overarching goals of Valley Central are:
To increase student achievement
To attaract 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.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.