Budget and Election Information

On June 9, voters will vote on the 2020-2021 budget and elect two members each to the New Rochelle Board of Education and the New Rochelle Library Board of Trustees. Here are lists of the candidates and the latest information on the budget.  

HOW TO FILL OUT AND RETURN BALLOTS

SCHOOL ELECTION DISTRICT NAME AND NUMBER ON OATH ENVELOPE

New Rochelle voters are asked to complete the oath envelope by including signature, date, and on the opposite side of envelope, include their name, complete address, and the following:

County of: Westchester

School District: City School District of New Rochelle

School Election District (SED) (if any):  [this is based on the house number and street of voter residence]

Attached is information pertaining to School Election District (SED) names and numbers. The City School District of New Rochelle is divided into 13 School Election Districts.

To find your School Election District (SED), use the street directory guide here.

Example: for Abbey Close, the School Election District is No. 3 - Davis School; for 669 Main Street, the School Election District is No. 2 - Columbus School; for 299 Lincoln Avenue, the School Election District is No. 9 - Webster School]

Although canvassing of absentee ballots will be conducted at one location (City Hall), it will include all 13 School Election Districts.

For additional information, please contact the School District Clerk, Liz Saraiva, (914) 576-4219, email: lsaraiva@nredlearn.org.

Completed ballots may be returned to the District Clerk via mail or in person at one of five locations. Unfortunately, the ballots were not mailed on May 28 as per the printer’s commitment. Rather, they were mailed on June 1. The District apologizes for any inconvenience this has caused, and in response, expanded the hours that voters can drop off their ballots and added four locations in addition to the original collection site. The locations are:
  • City Hall entrance from the parking lot behind the police station (original location).
  • Isaac E. Young Middle School, 270 Centre Ave.
  • Columbus Elementary School, 275 Washington Ave.
  • George M. Davis Elementary School, 80 Iselin Drive.
  • 95 Lincoln Ave. (WestCOP)
The hours are:
 
Friday
City Hall: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
All other locations: 1 p.m. - 8 p.m.
 
Saturday
All locations: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
 
Sunday
All locations: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
 
Monday
All locations: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
 
Tuesday
City Hall: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
All other locations: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
 
Superintendent Dr. Laura Feijóo discusses the adopted 2020-21 budget in this video. To view with Spanish subtitles, start the video, then click on "cc" in the lower right corner. Then choose "Spanish" in the pop-up.

 

FIND THE BUDGET HERE 

Watch a video on the budget here.

Budget at a Glance

  

May 7, 2020 Presentation

 May 5, 2020 Presentation

Budget Timeline

Reserve Funds  

Statement on George Floyd

Here is the Board of Education Statement on the Murder of George Floyd that Board of Education President Amy Moselhi shared at the June 2, 2020 Board meeting. To see full comments from individual members, watch the board meeting in its entirety when it is posted in the next couple of days.

  

Dr. Feijóo's Message on George Floyd

Dear New Rochelle community,

The issues of injustice persist in our country and it is evident we can no longer look away. The homicide of George Floyd reminds us of how deep this moral darkness runs. As communities around the country react, many have chosen to demonstrate, exercising an American's basic right of assembly and free speech. In New Rochelle, students walked from New Rochelle High School to the police station to bring attention to this national matter in their own way. For some it is a new awakening, for others it is a new version of a recurring nightmare. 

Many families are sitting around the dinner table struggling to find the words to explain what happened and what it means to our children. In 2017 after the racially motivated violence in Charlottesville, many great organization shared tips on how to talk to youth about a traumatic community event. The link is an in-depth framework to help facilitate those difficult conversations.  

This is a teachable moment, but the lesson is difficult. Today and for the rest of the week the City School District of New Rochelle will be hosting Healing Circles for students and providing them opportunities to have individual conversations with our clinical staff. Information has been sent to all of our students and we have established a hot line number on our website for anyone needing support. We are also hosting a Community Healing Circle in which members of the community can come together and share their thoughts, fears and concerns as they relate to George Floyd’s murder and the attendant issues it brings into stark focus.

The community conversation will be facilitated on June 5, 2020 at 6 p.m. by David Peters, a professional with experience navigating these very difficult racial issues. It will take place on at this link.

We continue to host a hotline for those in need of immediate assistance to cope with the stress. If you are in distress and in need of immediate support, please call (914) 336-7800.

In our School District, we have spent the better part of a year reviewing data that identifies racial gaps in achievement, suspensions, income, access to programs and our graduation rate across the board. We must do better.

We vow to look at this data and take steps to address it. We have already begun with a pilot equity budget to find ways to close disparities. It is only a beginning. It is part of the budget to be voted on next week.

Make no mistake; education is more than mere instruction. We focus on social and emotional support for our students as well. We have committed to recruiting and hiring teachers that reflect the cultural diversity of this city. We have created the "Solutions to Suspensions Committee” dedicated to looking at the disproportionate rate of suspensions of our African American and Latinx students. We are formulating a plan to address the disproportionate referrals of African American students into special education.

We have more to do more and we are committed to do better. It's simple but daunting: Each individual holds the same value and each of us has the responsibility to care for our neighbor. We must be intentional in our actions each day if we wish to diminish injustices. We will not succeed until they have been eradicated.  

I look forward to taking this journey with you in order to get us to a better place.

Dr. Laura Feijóo                                                                             
Superintendent of Schools  

City School District of New Rochelle

The message above is adapted from Dr. Feijóo's address to the community at the June 2, 2020 New Rochelle Board of Education meeting.

Distance Learning Center

Find all the resources you need here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click the screenshot to watch the video introduction to the District Learning Plan:

The Distance Learning Center has customized plans for students to continue their education during the extended school closure. Each student (with the help of a parent or guardian for elementary students) is responsible for checking this site regularly for updates and emailing teachers directly with specific assignment questions. Click on the "Introduction to the Distance Learning Plan" link below and follow the appropriate tab to find your specific assignments.

Introduction

Student Resources and Instruction

Special Student Services

Elementary Schools

Middle Schools

High School

Teacher Resources

Online Resources Teaching Learning

More Resources

Covid-19 Resource Center

Keep informed about how the City School District of New Rochelle is taking precautions against Covid-19, including the District's P.R.E.P. plan, now the model for New York State. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Read the District's Covid-19 plan in English or Spanish. Read the NYS K-12 school guidance.

Call the NYS Department of Health Novel Coronavirus hotline at 1-888-364-3065.

Download the "Stop the Spread of Germs"  infographic in English or Spanish.

Resources from the CDC:

Answers to Survey Questions:

Submit your questions here in English or Spanish.

  

Messages from the Superintendent regarding Covid-19:

 

COVID-19 Updates

** SCHOOLS CLOSED THROUGH THE END OF THE SCHOOL YEAR **

** BOARD OF EDUCATION ELECTION/SCHOOL BUDGET VOTE SCHEDULED FOR JUNE 9 **

SCHOOL CLOSURE: All New Rochelle School buildings remain closed through the end of the academic year, in accordance with a directive from Gov. Andrew Cuomo made May 1.  

ELECTION/BUDGET VOTE: The new date for the Annual Election/Budge Vote has set as June 9, 2020, as per Executive Order from Gov. Cuomo. The election will be held via absentee ballots to all qualified voters of the District, including pre-paid postage on return envelopes. Voters do not need to submit an application for an absentee ballot for the June 9 Election/Vote. Absentee ballots will be mailed automatically by the District Clerk to all qualified voters in the District. 

Find the legal notice describing the budget hearings, annual election/votes for the City School District of New Rochelle and the New Rochelle Public Library.

Legal Notice - English

Legal Notice - Spanish

 

TAX DEADLINE: The deadline for the school tax bill is extended to May 31, a month later than originally scheduled. Read Board of Education President Amy Moselhi's message to the community.

FREE INTERNET ACCESS: Altice announced that it extended both the free Altice Advantage Internet program and its school offering through June 30th to ensure that students can stay online for the remainder of the school year. 

QUARANTINE GUIDELINES: Quarantine Guidelines for essential workers exposed to the virus have changed. Essential workers are now expected to remain at work even if exposed to the virus, as long as they remain symptom-free and undergo extra monitoring. Read the CDC's guidelines for essential workers and its overall guidelines for preventing the spread of COVID-19.

CHROMEBOOKS: Personal Chromebook computers are now available to elementary school students who don’t have access to one at home. We encourage parents to fill out the request form before picking up their child’s computer at New Rochelle high school.

FOOD DISTRIBUTION: Food distribution continues for families in the New Rochelle School Community. There are six distribution locations offering food for pickup daily. Find more information on this homepage.

BOE Budget Review Session, May 7, 2020

  

The Board of Education held a May 7 review session on the Superintendent's 2020-2021 preliminary budget. Click the screenshot to watch the meeting. To watch with Spanish subtitles, start the video and click on "cc" in the lower right. Then click on "Español." More past meetings can be watched here.

 

 

 

Join Tonight's Board of Education Meeting Here.

The New Rochelle Board of Education will hold its next public meeting tonight, June 2, at  7 p.m. The meeting will be held via Zoom video conference, per executive order of Gov. Andrew Cuomo to prevent gatherings of people during the COVID-19 crisis. Join the public meeting here. 

You can also listen live by phone. Call 1 (646) 876-9923 and enter the meeting code: 86165212714#.

There will be a public comment portion of the meeting. But only those who have joined by video conference will be able to make public comments. Those who call in by phone will be able to listen only.

Watch the previous Board of Education meetings here. Board of Education meetings are held on Zoom in accordance with Gov. Cuomo's executive order allowing public meetings via tele/videoconference to avoid gatherings of people during the COVID-19 pandemic. The public will not be permitted to attend the meeting, and public comment will not be allowed. Check back the day of the next meeting for the link to the Zoom meeting.

 

District Events

  • NRHS Senior Week

    City School District of New Rochelle
  • NRHS Room 207

    SEPTA Meeting

    City School District of New Rochelle
  • Davis PTA Meeting

    City School District of New Rochelle
  • Annual District Meeting

    Canvassing of absentee ballots will begin at 5:00 PM on June 9, by
    election inspectors assigned to the 13 School Election Districts (SED),
    at the Central Administration Building (City Hall), and will be live
    streamed.

    City School District of New Rochelle
  • BOE - Special Meeting

    A link will be posted District website, www.nred.org, on the day of the meeting.

    City School District of New Rochelle
  • Jefferson Grade 5 Moving Up Ceremony

    City School District of New Rochelle
  • NRHS Senior Athletic Banquet

    City School District of New Rochelle
  • NRHS Senior Awards

    City School District of New Rochelle
  • NRHS Room 222

    PTAC Meeting

    City School District of New Rochelle
  • BOE - Special Meeting

    Central Admin.

    City School District of New Rochelle
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Have a Field Day - At Home!


 

Looking for some fun activities to try at home? Check out this self-guided Virtual Field Day presented by Tilsa Gonzalez, Director of Health & Physical Education, and the elementary physical education teachers. You'll find links below to the presentation in English and Spanish. There are a total of six slides with a variety of links to fun activities.  Each activity has instructions on how to participate in the fun.  Try all the activities, or choose one to do over and over again for a challenge. However you do it, have a field day! 

Family Field Day Fun - English

Family Field Day Fun - Spanish

 

  

In Our Schools

Food Distribution Update Center

The City School District of New Rochelle is continuing to provide you information on our efforts to distribute food while the schools are closed. We recognize the on-going hardship many families are facing. Here are the sites where you can receive food starting March 15.  

  • New Rochelle High School House IV parking lot 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • 95 Lincoln (WESTCOP) 9:00am - 4:00pm (extended hours)
  • 345 Main Street (New Rochelle Housing Authority) 9:00 am - 4:00 pm (extended hours)
  • Trinity Elementary School 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Columbus Elementary School 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • City Park 9:00 am - 4:00 pm (extended hours)
What food is being distributed and who can access it?
 
In an effort to set expectations, we must clearly articulate that the CSDNR will prepare 5,000 breakfast and 5,000 lunch meals in New Rochelle High School to be distributed at the above locations. The food is made by the district is targeted for all students who are out of school as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. The CSDNR is limited to serving students when using taxpayer dollars to purchase and cook the food.
 
We will continue to work with Feeding Westchester to get food that would be made available to anyone in the community at our food distribution sites. Food provided by Feeding Westchester includes breakfast bags and family boxes, containing enough food for a family of four for three days.
 
It should be noted that we did not receive sufficient food on Friday to supply to each site. We have not received confirmation yet regarding the food they can provide on Monday. 
 
The district’s priority is to educate and feed our students. Whenever possible, we will continue to facilitate the availability of food from feeding Westchester at our sites.
 
Other individual organizations and community groups have been providing access to food in New Rochelle. 
 
The Union Baptist Church on 466 Main Street will have food distribution beginning March 17. HOPE Community Services will implement the following changes during the containment period: Food Pantry hours have been extended to Mondays Wednesday and Friday from 2:00 - 6:00 pm and this Soup Kitchen will operate Monday through Friday providing hot take-out meals to the community.
 

Our Mission

The City School District of New Rochelle, through an active partnership amongst community, parents, staff and students, will provide a high quality and challenging education for every child, in a safe, nurturing environment that embraces our rich diversity and drives our success.