Wappingers Central School District is one of the largest central school districts in New York State, with an enrollment of over 12,000 students. There are ten elementary schools: eight K-6, one K-3, and one 4-6; two junior high schools: both grades 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 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."