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Valley Central School District
944 State Route 17 K    
Montgomery, New York  12549  
   
Public School District
pre-k 12 4200 students
 

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Employer Website: https://www.vcsd.k12.ny.us
 
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Employer Description
 
Valley Central is a school district of almost 4200 students and approximately 800 full and part-time staff situated mainly in the Town of Montgomery, New York with its three villages of Maybrook, Montgomery and Walden. Students also come from the adjacent areas of the towns of Newburgh, Crawford, Wallkill, Hamptonburgh, and New Windsor. Four elementary schools, an alternative learning center, one middle school, and one high school make up the district. A seven-member Board of Education provides governance with meetings scheduled approximately twice per month. Over the last decade, voters have approved the majority of proposed budgets and supported bond votes. Although considered a medium-to-large district in the four-county region, Valley Central manages to maintain among the lowest tax rates and per-pupil expenditures in the Mid-Hudson. Our outstanding teaching, administrative, and support staff are provided ongoing professional development. Valley Central routinely outperforms similar schools and districts in state assessments of student achievement. The district is a cornerstone of our community and has strong support for its students. The mission of the Valley Central School District is to assure that all students be given the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to enable them to become successful members of society. This statement is founded on a prevailing spirit of optimism, which embraces the philosophy that all students can learn. Four Overarching Goals The four overarching goals of Valley Central are: To increase student achievement To attract and retain a knowledgeable, dedicated and diverse staff To serve as the cornerstone of the community To maintain and improve facilities in order to support the previous goals listed.
 
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Diversity Mission Statement
 
Valley Central believes in creating a “welcoming and affirming environment,” which is described as “a space where people can find themselves represented and reflected, and where they understand that all people are treated with respect and dignity. The environment at Valley Central ensures all cultural identities (i.e. race, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, disability, language, religion, socioeconomic background) are affirmed, valued, and used as vehicles for teaching and learning.”