• The Board of Education of the City of Poughkeepsie School District believes that the name chosen for a school facility is a powerful expression of community values. Our school buildings received their current names between 1890 and 1930. Because communities change over time, we believe that the district should periodically review building and facilities names to ensure that they are in alignment with district’s mission and the community’s values.

    For three reasons, the Board believes that now is the right time to begin such a review: 1) major capital improvement projects are well underway; 2) new school configuration ideas are being systematically researched and discussed; and 3) the board has received input from community members encouraging us to review our building names.