PV Schools

Dear Putnam Valley Community:

Here are the weekly updates and important reminders:

School Budget Vote: Please remember to get out and vote on Tuesday, May 18.  Voting will take place from 6 am to 9 pm at Putnam Valley Elementary School.  Please visit our website www.pvcsd.org for more detailed budget information.  Please see some of our budget highlights below:

Proposed budget:

  • Below the allowable tax levy cap (10th consecutive year)
  • 1.9% increase in the tax levy
  • Tax rate remains lower than it was 8 years ago
  • Balances educational programs with community economic needs

Board Trustee Election:  Two seats are open and two candidates are running.  Barbara Parmly (incumbent) and Helen Horvitz will be on the ballot.  Guy Cohen is not seeking reelection.  I would like to extend my gratitude to Guy Cohen for his 30+ years of voluntary service to the Putnam Valley School District.

Budget Newsletter:  https://pvcsd.org/wp-content/uploads/resources/BOE/budget/pdf/2021-22/2021_Spring_Budget_Notice_mailer_Final.pdf

Budget Presentation (May 4):  https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1BmDiKav79C620TSgf1Po_eq_T7pf5VP0IECd2x91K3U/

Please do not hesitate to reach out to Jill Figarella or myself if you have any questions regarding our proposed budget for the 2021-2022 school year.  In the event the budget fails to achieve voter approval, the district would be forced to cut an additional $745,018 from the proposed budget.

Positive Cases: This past week we had one all remote student test positive.  The Putnam County 7-day positive rate is currently 1.1%.

School Calendar Change: I anticipate the following changes being made to our end-of-year schedule.

  • Thursday, June 24:  ½ day for ES and MS students, HS students are in their Regents Week – last day of testing.
  • Friday, June 25:  No school for ES and MS students, Rating Day for the HS.

Enjoy this beautiful weather and have a great weekend!

Thank you,

Dr. Jeremy Luft
Superintendent of Schools