PV Schools

Dear Putnam Valley Community Member: 

In response to substantial research establishing that increased sleep and later school start times impact adolescent student learning and performance, Putnam Valley CSD will undertake a study to provide information that would result in a decision by the Board of Education regarding feasibility and options available to implement a later start at Putnam Valley High School. Currently, the high school schedule begins at 7:10 AM.  In order to deliberate on this matter, a committee will be appointed by the Board on September 22, 2016 at their regularly scheduled Board meeting.  We are seeking to elicit interest from the community to serve on the committee which will begin its work on September 29 at 5:00 PM in the Library conference room.

If you would like to serve on this committee, please email a letter of interest addressed to FWills@pvcsd.org. The committee will meet as a whole until December, with subcommittees studying the impact of the change in schedules on all aspects of District operations and delivery of educational services.

Thank you for your consideration of this important matter.


Dr. Frances Wills

Superintendent of Schools