• The Poughkeepsie City School District (PCSD) Board of Education, administrators, faculty, and staff are excited to welcome back our students to a new academic year. Although the journey school districts experienced last year was unprecedented, PCSD remained focused and committed to the goal of providing innovative, high-quality educational opportunities that prepare all students to embark on individual paths of success in a globally diverse community. This goal will remain paramount as we continue our journey together on behalf of children during these unique times.
    This 2021-22 academic year ushers in a new chapter for the Poughkeepsie City School District as there are many great things that are underway to elevate student success to new levels. This year, students can expect:
    1. School transformation efforts to continue under the $98 million Capital Improvement Project;
    2. A new K-8 ELA and Math Curriculum;
    3. Greater student social-emotional supports and programming under the High Needs Student Support Plan;
    4. Increased college readiness and workforce development programming for elementary, middle, and high school students;
    5. Continued progress in the district’s strategy to integrate technology into the instructional program through the distribution of 1-1 devices; and
    6. More opportunities for PCSD children to cherish memories of their school experiences.
    Each of the above activities supports the goals outlined in the Poughkeepsie City School District’s five-year Strategic Plan, which serves as the foundation for our efforts to innovate our thinking and approach to supporting student success. 
    PCSD remains committed to delivering on the democratic principle that equal and high-quality education is every child’s civil right. Our children are our future, and our future will be informed by how well we cultivate them to lead it. 
    Yours in Education, 
    Dr. Eric Jay Rosser Superintendent of Schools