Coming together to support our neighbors: Sunday, March 24, 3-5 pm at the Hudson Valley Islamic Community Center Dear Putnam Valley Community: The terrorist attack at the Mosque in New Zealand has created a new awareness of the heightened frequency and horror of targeted hate attacks of innocent victims. There is something particularly terrible about… Continue Reading Healing Conversations for UnityRead More »
From the Board of Education: Dear Putnam Valley Community: It is with great pleasure that the Putnam Valley Board of Education announces that Dr. Jeremy Luft has been offered the position to be the next Superintendent of Schools for the Putnam Valley Central School District. It is anticipated that the Board will formally appoint Dr.… Continue Reading Superintendent AnnouncementRead More »
At the Special Business Meeting of May 23, 2018, the Board of Education passed the following resolution-
WHEREAS the safety and security of students and staff is the single most important responsibility of our school district; and
WHEREAS with the increasing instances of threats and serious incidents in schools across the nation, school districts are faced with funding extensive new safety initiatives; and
WHEREAS trained uniformed armed school resource officers have played an instrumental and lifesaving role in neutralizing and resolving serious incidents in schools; and
WHEREAS the wide range of social, emotional, and mental health needs of students are constantly increasing, adding additional financial burdens and becoming daily responsibilities of public schools;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Putnam Valley Central School District implores the NY State Assembly and Governor to partner with the NY State Senate and immediately approve the Senate's Protecting Our Schools legislation that provides desperately needed resources and funding for safety, security and mental health support for schools across our state.
The PVCSD, in partnership with our families and community, will ensure that all students are engaged in a challenging, student-focused educational program, understand and assume their responsibility for life-long learning, work to achieve their personal best and become productive citizens in a diverse global society.