State of the District Address

Board of Education President Jeffrey Hastie and Interim Superintendent of Schools Dr. Magda Parvey presented a State of the District Address at the January 29,     2019 Board meeting, which took place at Trinity Elementary School.

Watch the address here.

Find the text of the address  here.


Safety and Security Town Hall to be Held Feb. 25 as Originally Scheduled

The following email was sent to the community Feb. 19 from the New Rochelle Board of Education:

New Rochelle community,

The Town Hall meeting on Safety and Security will take place as originally planned, at 7 p.m. Monday, February 25, in Isaac E. Young Middle School, 270 Centre Ave.

The session will be a key opportunity for the community to meet the Altaris Consulting Group, the safety and security firm we hired in December. Representatives of the New Rochelle police and fire departments will also participate.

As Altaris is still assessing each of our schools, their presentation will be about their capabilities and experience with districts such as ours. Community members will also be able to present questions at the meeting in writing. The moderator will ask the submitted questions. For obvious security and privacy reasons, questions about individual school buildings or District personnel will not be allowed.

To submit questions in advance, send them to public information officer Ken Valenti at

Thank you. Enjoy the mid-winter break.


The New Rochelle Board of Education

Jeffrey Hastie, President

Amy Moselhi, Vice President




Residency Verification

The City School District of New Rochelle has undertaken a process of residency verification for the 2018-2019 school year. The following is a Q&A about the process, along with a letter to the community from the Board of Education: 

Residency Verification Q&A 

Letter from the New Rochelle Board of Education,  August 8 2018 

Preguntas y Respuestas, Verificación de Residencia 

Carta de la Junta de Educación de New Rochelle, 8 de Agosto 2018 


Forensic Students Learn from Wrongfully Convicted Man

New Rochelle High School forensic science students had just learned about DNA evidence. Yesterday, they and some schoolmates gained perspective on the topic they could never get from science studies alone, when they heard the harrowing first-hand account of man wrongfully imprisoned for 16 years before DNA evidence proved   that someone else committed the crime.
"I was a sophomore," Jeffrey Deskovic said of his wrongful conviction in 1990. "I was younger than most of you."

Despite the original DNA evidence in the case, Deskovic was convicted of murder on the strength of a confession he says was coerced. It wasn't until 2006 that Westchester County's then-District Attorney Janet DiFiore ordered another DNA test, which led to Deskovic's exoneration and release.

He spoke Thursday in the Whitney M. Young Jr. Auditorium to an audience of mostly juniors and seniors from two forensic science classes, the AP Government class, the Law in Government Class and others. He told them about starting the Deskovic Foundation to further his work on behalf of others who are in prison for crimes they did not commit.

"I wanted to take my work to the next level," he said. "I wanted to reach back into the prisons and free people - innocent people - who were in the same position I had been in."

He told them of the challenges of returning to society after 16 years - unfamiliar technology, lost friends and family members, the difficulty in finding a job. He received a master's degree from John Jay College of Criminal Justice and is set to graduate with a law degree from Pace University in May.

Speaking with the experience of a former inmate, he urged the students to appreciate what they have, enjoy sunlight and the freedom to travel and to understand that they can overcome difficulties. For those entering law enforcement, science or the legal professions, he implored them to dedicate themselves to doing the job well.

"Take your job very, very seriously, and go that extra mile," he said.
It was a message received by students such as senior Kimberly Sanchez, who plans to become a police officer.

"It helps me to see how I should be as a cop," she said.

Wall of Fame Nominations Being Accepted

New Rochelle High School is accepting nominations for the next set of alumni to join the school’s Wall of Fame. If you know if any graduates who have

 made a mark in their field – academia, education, business, the military, entertainment, etc. – or who have made an outstanding contribution in volunteer service, nominate them using the form found here.    

Nominees must have graduated from New Rochelle High School at least 10 years before the year of nomination. Find the full list of criteria and how to nominate a candidate here. 

If you have any questions, please email Sue Riordan at:

Nominations must be received by June 1. The Wall of Fame ceremony is held each December at the school.

Follow-Up Questions

The District makes an effort to follow up on questions that are asked or submitted at Board of Education regular and Town Hall meetings but that remain unanswered in the meetings. Find the questions and answers here.

Board of Education Meeting, Dec. 18, 2018 

Town Hall, Nov. 14, 2018 "Restorative Practices" 

Find questions and answers organized by category in the "Questions & Answers" section under "About Us"

Budget Vote - With Results

Vote: June 19, 2018 

Budget Passed - Press Release 

Unofficial Results as of 6-19-18 

Proposed budget adopted May 29, 2018 

Budget Q&A for June 19

Budget News June 2018

Noticias del Presupuesto - junio de 2018

Street Directory Guide for June 19, 2018 Budget Re-Vote 

Legal Notice - Budget Re-Vote - June 19, 2018 

Proposed 2018-19 Budget as Adopted by Board of Education 5/29 

Proposed 2018-2019 Budget Slide Presentation 

Street Directory Guide - 6-19-2018

The following is the schedule for the presentation, adoption and vote on the new 2018-2019 budget

June 5 – Public Hearing of New Budget, 7 p.m., library of New Rochelle High School, 265 Clove Road

June 19 – Budget Vote, 7 a.m.-9 p.m.

May 17 Message from the Board of Education President 

Absentee Ballot Application 


Information regarding the May 15 School Board Election/Budget Vote of the City School District of New Rochelle can be found at the following links:

 Unofficial Results of Votes Cast_(Updated May 17, 2018) 

 May 14 Letter from the Superintendent 


Budget Q & A

Superintendent's Letter 

Proposed 2018-19 Budget as Adopted by Board of Education 


Long Range Planning Study - City School District of New Rochelle - from Western Suffolk BOCES 

Staffing Projections  2018-19 

Zero Based Proposed Budget 2018-2019 as Adopted by Board of Education

Adopted Budget presentation

Budget Newsletter

School Districts Accounting and Reporting Manual
From the Office of the New York State Comptroller 

Sample Ballot 

District Calendar

  • Mid-Winter Recess - Schools Closed

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  • Columbus PTA Fundraiser Begins

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  • SEPTA General Meeting

    NRHS, Library

    7:30 p.m.

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  • WCSMA Elementary/Intermediate All County Chorus Rehearsal

    Sleepy Hollow High School

    3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

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  • Isaac E. Young Middle School, 270 Centre Ave.

    Town Hall Meeting - Safety and Security

    IEYMS Auditorium

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  • Board of Education - Special Meeting

    Davis School

    6:00 p.m.

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  • ALMS Principal Luncheon

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  • Ward Camp Expo

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  • Culture and Climate Committee Meeting

    Carew Room, Central Administration

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  • Health & Safety Committee

    City Hall, Carew Room

    3:00 p.m.

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Mission Statement

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.