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. 

    • watson                              Image result for poughkeepsie journal doreen clifford  

       Dr. Felicia Watson                                         Debra Long                                      Doreen Clifford                                       Term Expires 2021                                     Term Expires 2020                           Term Expires 2020                                  Board President                                       Board Vice-President                       Board Member



                 Leffert                              Dr. Andrew Rieser

                      Michelle Martinez-Leffert                                                Dr. Andrew Rieser
                      Term Expires 2021                                                              Term Expires 2022
                       Board Member                                                                    Board Member

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 Fax:

School Vote Results

  • Residents of City of Poughkeepsie Vote to Approve the School Budget

    On Tuesday, May 21, 2019, the residents of the City of Poughkeepsie voted to approve the District's $105,146,021 proposed budget for the 2019-2020 school year.

    Budget Vote: There were 578 "Yes" votes and 262 "No" votes.

    Voters also chose to elect Dr. Andrew Rieser to fill one available seat to a three year term on the Board of Education. The term begins on July 1, 2019.

    Congratulations to Dr. Andrew Rieser on his election to the Board of Education.

    To view the Board of Education official election results for one (1) open seat, click on the title.


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