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Wappingers Central School District
Wappingers Central School District is one of the largest central school districts in New York State, with an enrollment of over 11,000 students. There are ten elementary schools grades K-5; two junior high schools: both grades 6-8; two 9-12 senior high schools; and one alternative high school. Central administrative offices are housed at 25 Corporate Park Drive, Hopewell Junction, NY 12533.

The District covers 120 square miles. Major roadways which go through the District are the Taconic State Parkway, Interstate 84 and Route 9. Stewart International Airport and access to the NYS Thruway are close by. Vassar College, Marist College and Dutchess Community College are located in nearby Poughkeepsie. Other area colleges include Bard, Mt. St. Mary, Western Connecticut State, the State University College at New Paltz and the Culinary Institute of America. A large percentage of the residents of our suburban community are college graduates engaged in professional careers. New York City is within commuting distance by car or train.

The Board of Education meets on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month, with the exception of December. The time for public session is 7:30 p.m. The location is the Wappingers Junior High School, 30 Major McDonald Way, Wappingers Falls, NY. The Board of Education entertains public comment at each of their meetings. Public comment is available at the beginning of the meeting, on agenda items, for 3 minutes and then at the end of the meeting for 3 minutes.

Board of Education
Members, 2015-2016

Peggy Kelland, President
Colleen Hardiman, Vice President
Karen Mauhs Karath
Anne LaValle
John Lumia
Tracy Pelton
Seema Rizvi
Rob Rubin
Somaiah Soma

"The mission of the Wappingers Central School District is to empower all of our students with the competencies and confidence to challenge themselves, to pursue their passions, and to realize their potential while growing as responsible members of their community."

For more information, please contact Alberta Pedro.