Wappingers Central School District is one of the largest central school district in New York State, with an enrollment of over 12,000 students. There are ten elementary schools: six K-5, one K-3, one 4-6 and two K-6; two junior high schools: one 6-8 and one 7-8; two 9-12 senior high schools; and one alternative high school. Central administrative offices are housed at 25 Corporate Park Drive, Hopewell Junction, NY.
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. Once at the beginning of the meeting for 3 mins. and then at the end for 1 1/2 mins.
Board of Education Members, 2014-2015
Douglass Bitteker, President Colleen Hardiman, Vice President Peggy Kelland John Lumia Tracy Pelton Seema Rizvi Rob Rubin Ved Shravah Somaiah Soma