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           Dr. Andrew Rieser     Debra Long          

      Dr. Felicia Watson                                              Dr. Andrew Rieser                                      Debra Long                                    Term Expires 2024                                              Term Expires 2022                                Term Expires 2023                             President                                                                Vice President                                    Board Member


                    Tom O'Neill                                           

                      Thomas O'Neill, Esq.                                               Fatimah Carmen Martinez Santiago                                                           Term Expires 2023                                                           Term Expires 2024                                                                                 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 2021-2022 School Budget

    On Tuesday, May 18, 2021,  the residents of the City of Poughkeepsie voted to approve the District's $108,190,818 proposed budget for the 2020-2021 school year and the 2021 Capital Reserve Fund.

    Budget Vote: There were 324 "Yes" votes and 130 "No" votes

    2021 Capital Reserve Fund: There were 329 "Yes" votes and 121 "No" votes.

    Voters also chose to re-elect Dr. Felicia Watson and elect Ms. Carmen "Fatimah" Martinez Santiago to fill two available seats to a three-year term on the Board of Education. The term begins on July 1, 2021.

    Congratulations to Dr. Felicia Watson and Ms. Carmen "Fatimah" Martinez Santiago on their election to the Board of Education.

    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, District Clerk
      (845) 451-4900 ext. 4973 / Email: District Clerk Email 
    • By Fax:

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