Meet the School Board Members

  • The Board of Education consists of five members of the community; each elected to a three-year term of office. They are elected by city residents to carry out functions mandated by the State Constitution, Legislature and State Education Department; and are responsible for establishing school district philosophy, policy and goals. 


    Tom O'Neill                       

                                                  Thomas O'Neill, Esq.                  Fatimah Carmen Martinez Santiago                                                                                       Term Expires 2023                                     Term Expires 2024                                                                       President                                                Vice President                       


              Watson            Dr. Andrew Rieser                              Dr. Felicia Watson                                          Dr. Andrew Rieser                                Bob Creedon                                               Term Expires 2024                                        Term Expires 2025                             Term Expires 2023                                      Board Member                                               Board Member                                 Board Member


    Becky Torres

                                                                                             Becky Torres                                                                                                                                                                                  District Clerk


School Election and Budget Vote Results

  • Residents of City of Poughkeepsie Vote to Approve the 2022-2023 School Budget

    On Tuesday, May 17, 2022,  the residents of the City of Poughkeepsie voted to approve the District's $118,334,482 proposed budget for the 2022-2023 school year and the 2022 Capital Reserve Fund.

    Budget Vote: There were 694 "Yes" votes and 193 "No" votes

    2021 Capital Reserve Fund: There were 728 "Yes" votes and 150 "No" votes.

    Voters also chose to re-elect Dr. Andrew Rieser to a three-year term beginning July 1, 2022 and elected Mr. Bob Creedon to a one-year term to begin on May 18, 2022.

    Congratulations to Dr. Andrew Rieser and Mr. Bob Creedon.

    To our community, thank you for coming out to exercise your right to vote!

    To view the Board of Education's official election results for the two (2) open seats, click on the title.

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Contacting Board Members

    • By Mail:
      Board of Education
      18 S Perry St.
      Poughkeepsie, NY 12601      
    • In-Person:
      At regular meetings of the Board, during Citizens’ Comments at the beginnings and endings of the meetings. All comments are limited to three (3) minutes per speaker and the initial comment period is limited to 30 minutes total. 
    • By Phone or Email:
      Ms. Becky Torres, Clerk of the Board
      (845) 451-4900 ext. 4973 / Email: Clerk of the Board 
    • By Fax: