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Superintendent sets Fireside Chats

Dates for the four Superintendent Fireside Chats have been released for the 2023-24 school year.  

Established in 2019 by Superintendent Dr. Eric Jay Rosser, the chats are intended to engage members of the community in a two-way dialogue on topics including, but not limited to, the district’s improvement strategy, recommendationsfrom community stakeholders on how school and community stakeholders can collaborate to increase the academic, social, emotional, and wellness success of PCSD students and the district's annual budget.

The Superintendent Fireside Chats were developed as a strategy to engage the community in conversation with Poughkeepsie City School District leadership.

“Fireside Chats provide a powerful opportunity for school, home, and community to come together to address the needs of Poughkeepsie City School District Children. There have been many ideas shared by parents and community members that were discussed at these meetings that are now in place. The Chats provide a great opportunity for parents and the community to elevate the needs of our children,” Rosser said.

The dates, locations, times and topics for this year’s Superintendent Fireside Chats are:

  • Nov. 4 at Adriance Memorial Library, 93 Market St., Poughkeepsie, 9-10:30 a.m. Topic: PCSD Community Schools Model 
  • Jan. 20 at Family Services Partnership Building, 29 North Hamilton St., 9-10:30 a.m. Topic: District Goals and 2019-2023 Milestone Accomplishments 
  • April 6 at Poughkeepsie Middle School, 55 College Ave., 9-10:30 a.m. Topic: PCSD 2024-25 budget
  • June 15 at Poughkeepsie Middle School, 55 College Ave., 9-10:30 a.m. Topic: To Be Determined

Given privacy laws, matters concerning personnel and individual students will not be discussed.