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  • NRHS Offices Move to House 4 Temporarily; Most Summer School Classes at ALMS

    Administrative offices and most operations at New Rochelle High School have been moved to House 4 until late July while crews ramp up construction and replace electrical switchgear equipment in other areas of the building.

    Most NRHS summer school classes have been moved to Albert Leonard Middle School at 25 Gerada Lane. There will be shuttle bus service from NRHS to ALMS for summer school classes.  The buses will leave from North Avenue by the Huguenot Children's Library (near Eastchester Road) on the following schedule: 8:00, 10:00 and 12:00. Buses will leave ALMS at 10:30, 12:30 and 2:30, returning to North Avenue.

    Other NRHS business, including picking up transcripts, will take place in House 4, where internet service and phone lines have been re-routed.

    House 4 will also be the temporary home of the District’s re-registration process, which begins this summer with incoming ninth-graders.

    Power was turned off in most of the building on June 26 to allow crews to replace the equipment. The work is part of Phase II of the $106.5 million bond project approved by voters in 2016. The $46 million phase is on course to be completed later this year.

    Access to House 4 is off North and Braemar avenues or from the end of Flandreau Avenue. The building’s main entrance at 265 Clove Road is temporarily closed to the staff and the general public.

    The NRHS administrative office can still be reached at (914) 576-4500.

    For questions on the construction, contact Director of Facilities Carl Thurnau,, (914) 576-4222.

    City School District of New Rochelle
  • Congratulations, Class of 2018!

    The New Rochelle High School Class of 2018 graduated Thursday afternoon in a commencement ceremony filled with advice, encouragement and challenges for the students to be the best that they can be.

    “I call on the Class of 2018 to find a path that each of you finds genuinely purposeful,” valedictorian Elijah Pomerantz said to the sea of 670 fellow purple-robed seniors on the high school’s McKenna Field. “Standing on the precipice of adulthood, we all have to decide what this next chapter of our lives will bring. Whether we are heading off to college, to work or to serve our nation, we are all poised to begin our adult years auspiciously.”

    An incoming member of Princeton University’s freshman class, Pomerantz was one of 15 graduating seniors who will attend Ivy League colleges in the fall. The class completed a sweep of the prestigious schools, sending at least one student to each of the eight ivies – including eight students to Cornell University alone.

    Pomerantz and salutatorian Randall St. Louis remarked on the wide range of passions and skills exhibited by the class.

    “As I look out at this crowd in front of me,” said St. Louis, who will attend Harvard University, “I see future scientists who have grown out of the Science Research Program, future athletes who have started their careers with championships here, future artists and performers from the PAVE program who will soon be walking red carpets, future engineers who will take us deeper into the age of technology and future leaders who I hope to see on ballots later in life.”

    Class President Ever-Maat Mack challenged her fellow graduates and the families and friends present to think about “privilege and perspective.”

    “If you can’t understand where others are coming from, you can’t empathize,” she said. “We should strive to treat each other with a certain level of unconditional respect.”

    Principal Reginald Richardson said the seniors had faced challenges and had shown themselves to be “passionate, intelligent, articulate and resilient.”

    “Because of you, I am filled with hope and optimism for the future,” he said. “Because of you, I can see a world much better than the one we have today.”

    Board of Education Vice President Jeffrey Hastie also addressed the graduates, telling them that they have shown courage and kindness this year.

    “The most impressive takeaway for me is your sense of now,” Hastie said. “Now is your time to action. Now is your time to speak. Now is your time to do. You are not waiting your turn, asking for permission. Nor should you. You will shape your future and no one else. Such a conviction at any age is inspiring, but more so in the young.”

    Schools Superintendent Dr. Brian Osborne told the graduates that they are ready to shape, “even radically alter,” the world.

    “Graduates, whatever you do next, learn as much as you possibly can in every possible way,” he said. “Your education is not a place you attend or a class you take. It’s how you ultimately make sense of the world and your place in it. May you take the critical thinking and deeply held core values that are so embodied by New Rochelle, and bring all your joy, creativity and compassion to lead us to a better tomorrow.”

    City School District of New Rochelle
  • Summer School Information

    Please see the attached documents for Summer School.  You may also check the Summer School / Extended Day page under the "School" tab under "NRHS Departments" under "Extended Day / Summer School Program." Thank you! Have a great summer!

    New Rochelle High School
  • Voters Approve 2018-2019 School Budget

    Voters Approve 2018-2019 proposed budget for City School District of New Rochelle

    The $270,381,160 spending plan maintains existing programs, invests in social-emotional supports, safety and security measures, and adds teaching positions

    NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. (June 19, 2018) Residents today approved the City School District of New Rochelle’s proposed $270,381,160 budget for the 2018-2019 school year that stays within the state tax cap. The plan preserves programming and includes funds for several positions and safety measures.

    The vote was 1,757 – 1,004. The results remain unofficial pending the counting of absentee ballots.

    The cap on the increase in the tax levy – the amount of money to be raised by property taxes – was 2.231 percent. The budget kept the increase to that level by cutting $3.4 million from the tax levy that was included in the $272.8 million budget that voters rejected in May.

    The tax levy in the now-approved budget is $209,002,162. That is an increase of $4,560,520 over the levy of $204,441,642 in the 2017-2018 budget.

    “This budget will serve the District well,” said Superintendent Dr. Brian Osborne. “By allocating resources responsibly, the budget preserves our programs, provides for necessary additions and also protects the fiscal health that we have worked so hard to improve in recent years.”

    The newly adopted budget carries an estimated tax rate of $785.72 per $1,000 of assessed value. That’s an increase of $21 per $1,000, or 2.75 percent. The current rate is $764.72 per $1,000. The tax bill for a home assessed at $16,000, the city average, will be an estimated $12,571.52, an increase of $335.95. Such a home has an estimated market value of $695,000.

    All necessary programs, faculty and staff positions currently in place for this school year are maintained in the proposed budget. It adds four school counselors at New Rochelle High School, one in each house. It also adds teaching positions to address pressing student needs. They include 2.1 English as a New Language teacher FTEs split among Albert Leonard Middle School, Isaac E. Young Middle School and William B. Ward Elementary School); three special education teachers (one each at New Rochelle High School, ALMS and IEYMS); and one special education teaching assistant and one special education aide (both at the high school).

    A sum of $200,000 is included for additional safety measures that have been recommended by the Task Force on Reducing Violence in the Lives of Children and Youth and that will be recommended in a security assessment being conducted by the global firm Guidepost Solutions.

    About the City School District of New Rochelle

    With nearly 11,000 students in 10 schools, the City School District of New Rochelle, through an active partnership amongst community, parents, staff and students, provides a high-quality and challenging education for every child, in a safe, nurturing environment that embraces rich diversity and drives success.

    City School District of New Rochelle
  • End of year Announcements

    The NRHS 2018 Graduation Ceremony will be held on Thursday June 21st, 2018 at 5:00 PM sharp on McKenna Field at NRHS.  Graduates should arrive no later than 3:45 PM.  Clove Road will be closed for parking beginning at 9:00 AM and will be closed to through traffic beginning at 3:30 PM.

    There will be no reserved parking available.  Attendees will be required to find the nearest available street parking.  Please be mindful not to block fire hydrants and driveways.

    Attendees who require wheelchair access or who otherwise have limited mobility can be dropped off at Flandreau Avenue at the top of the NRHS administrative parking lot.  From there they will receive an escort to McKenna Field. Congratulations to the Class of 2018!

    Students will be able to pick up their diplomas on Friday June 22nd from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM in the House II Upper Cafe. Diplomas will also be distributed with report cards from House 4 on Tuesday June 26th and Wednesday June 27th from 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM and from 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM.


    Final report cards will be distributed from House 4 on Tuesday June 26th and Wednesday June 27th from 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM and from 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM.


    Report cards that are not picked up by June 27th will be mailed home on June 29th.

    Any student, who fails a course or Regents exam required for high school graduation, must attend summer school. Summer school will be in session from Monday, July 9th, 2017 through Tuesday, August 14th, 2017. Due to construction at the High School, summer school classes will be held at ALMS.


    Textbook and Library Book Returns:

    All students are required to return all textbooks, library books and any other borrowed materials and equipment by June 11th.  Students who do not return books by the due date will be billed for the replacement cost.  Students must either return the books or pay for the cost of the book. If you are returning a book, you can bring the book to your teacher or the appropriate department office.  If it is a library book, then it should be returned to the library. Students who have outstanding books will have a hold placed on their accounts and may not receive report cards or transcripts.  Graduating seniors who fail to turn in or pay for outstanding books will not receive their diplomas. If you need to pay for lost books, payments can be brought to Ms. Nunes in the main office.

    New Rochelle High School
  • ALMS PTA Hosts Science Festival

    Science experiments, games and exhibits enthralled students, parents and teachers at the Albert Leonard Middle School PTA Science Festival on June 5. Hosted by the PTA's STEAM Committee, it was the first science festival at the school in recent history. Among those taking part in the educational festivities was Albot, a robot created by the LEGO League Robotics Club at ALMS.
    "The festival was a huge success and exceeded any and all initial expectations," said ALMS Principal John Barnes. "We give great thanks to the PTA steering committee who secured the grant and worked so hard to plan every aspect of the event. In addition, we had many Albert Leonard Middle School faculty members who participated in the event from planning to volunteering, and we thank the many fabulous high school, middle school and elementary school students who volunteered their time setting up, hosting experiments, distributing food and sharing their work with us."
    Participating in the Science Festival were: the BioBus, which brings science exploration to students; IDEA New Rochelle, which promotes arts and technology; Mercy College's Center for STEM Education; It Takes a Village to Educate a Child, which offers STEM camps; We Future Cycle; Sarah Lawrence College Center for the Urban River at Beczak; and MacInspires.  Interactive tables offered demonstrations of DNA extraction, shibori tie-dye technique, physics experiments and more.
    The event was part of a national PTA program in which 30 schools across the United States were awarded a grant from Bayer.
    City School District of New Rochelle
  • Seniors Receive Awards in Two Ceremonies

    New Rochelle High School seniors received awards for academics, service, overcoming obstacles and many other achievements, all to the cheers and applause of classmates and family members in the Whitney M. Young Jr. Auditorium on Monday. The honors were given out in two sessions, the Senior Awards Assembly in the morning and the Senior Awards Ceremony in the evening.
    "Seniors, congratulations for all of your honors," English teacher Lakia Robinson said after she was chosen by the class as the honored faculty member in the morning session. "May you continue to explore and excel, continue to push the boundaries and inspire everyone around you."

    "Our students have proven to be talented, resilient and ambitious," said Dr. Magda Parvey, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction, during the evening ceremony. "Our students are service-oriented, activists and leaders in their own right."

    The awards come from each school academic department, community organizations and private scholarship funds. In addition to academics, awards were given out in a wide range of categories, such as political activism and recruiting blood donors.

    For a full list of the awards, what they are given for and who received them, click here.
    City School District of New Rochelle
  • IEYMS Choir Earns Second in Regional Competition

    The Isaac E. Young Middle School's Castle Choir sang their way to second place in the regional Music in the Parks competition in Connecticut, performing "Alterations" by Andrea Ramsey and "Dona Nobis Pacem" by Mary Lynn Lightfoot.
    Thirty-six IEYMS seventh and eighth graders performed in the festival at Central Connecticut State University on June 1. They competed with 12 other middle school groups. After the performance the IEYMS singers enjoyed the afternoon in the Nutmeg State, visiting Lake Compounce amusement park in Bristol. 
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  • New Rochelle High School Senior Awards

    The attached is the complete list of awards bestowed at the New Rochelle High School Class of 2018 Senior Awards Assembly and Senior Awards Ceremony on June 11, 2018.

    New Rochelle High School
  • Fall Sports: Pre-Season Practices

    Please see the attached document for NRHS Fall Sports.  Thank you. 

    New Rochelle High School
  • 2018 June Regents Schedule

    Please see the attached document for the 2018 June Regents Schedule.  Thank you.

    New Rochelle High School
  • Watch May 30 Task Force Meeting Here

    Dr. Jonathan Brice, chair of the Task Force on Reducing Violence in the Lives of Children and Youth, presented the Task Force's report of recommendations to the New Rochelle Board of Education, the New Rochelle City Council and the community on May 30 in City Council chambers. View the meeting by clicking on the link below.

    Special thanks to the City of New Rochelle for recording the meeting and providing the video.


    City School District of New Rochelle
  • Adopted 2018-19 Budget Stays Within Tax Cap

    The New Rochelle Board of Education tonight (5/29) adopted a new 2018-2019 budget that stays within the state tax cap while preserving educational programs and allowing for additional student social-emotional support and safety measures.
    With input and direction from the Board of Education, the budget, proposed by the Superintendent, removed $3.4 million from the tax levy that was included in the $272.8 million spending plan rejected by voters on May 15. The reduction was needed to produce a budget with a tax levy increase that stays at or below the state cap of 2.231 percent for New Rochelle.
    "This budget protects the District's core strategic priorities and avoids any unnecessary cuts that would directly impact students," Superintendent Dr. Brian Osborne said. "It also allows the District to stay within the tax cap and maintain the fiscal health that we have worked so hard to improve."
    The measures total $3,398,617 in savings, reductions and additional revenue. They are:
    • $736,867: Foregoing the planned addition of three psychologists and three social workers.
    • $642,219: Foregoing the inclusion of several contingent positions placed in the budget for unexpected needs.
    • $200,000: A reduction from the initial $420,000 set aside to implement safety and security recommendations from the Task Force on Reducing Violence in the Lives of Children and Youth and from Guidepost Solutions. (The proposed budget allocates $200,000 for the recommendations.)
    • $598,778: Savings from a retirement incentive offered earlier this year that were not known when the initial budget was presented.
    • $245,069: Savings in technology purchasing by eliminating redundancy and products that are under-used.
    • $975,684: Appropriation from the employee retirement system reserve fund.
    The new plan retains the addition of four high school counselors, one in each house, to address the need for social and emotional development. It would also retain the addition of 2.1 full-time equivalent (FTE) English as a New Language teachers divided among Albert Leonard Middle School, Isaac E. Young Middle School and William B. Ward Elementary School; three special education teachers (one each at the high school and each of the middle schools); and a teaching assistant and education aide, both in special education, also for the high school.
    A public hearing on the budget will be held June 5, also at 7 p.m. in the high school library. The plan will be put to a public vote on June 19.
    If voters reject the second budget, the District must adopt a contingency budget, which restricts the tax levy to the same size as this year's - $204,441,642. To reach that level, the District would need to cut about $4.5 million more - or nearly $8 million from the initial proposed budget. The District would need to consider measures such as forgoing capital expenses for security infrastructure and cafeteria improvements, eliminating non-mandated transportation, reducing athletics and extracurricular activities, cutting staff positions, increasing class sizes and diminishing elective class offerings.
    Find the proposed budget here.
    City School District of New Rochelle
  • Message on Task Force Report from Board President Rachel Relkin

    The following is an email that New Rochelle Board of Education President Rachel Relkin sent to the community on the morning of May 25, 2018:

    Dear New Rochelle Community,

    I am writing to inform you that the Task Force on Reducing Violence in the Lives of Children and Youth has released its final report of recommendations. You can find the report on the City School District of New Rochelle website at

    For anyone who would like to learn more about the recommendations, Dr. Jonathan Brice, the Task Force chair, will present the report at a public meeting at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 30, in the New Rochelle City Council Chambers, City Hall, 515 North Avenue.

    This is an important milestone for our community, and the Board of Education looks forward to delving into the recommendations provided. In the meantime, I want to thank Dr. Brice and the dozens of community members who devoted their time, knowledge, experience and dedication toward this vital project. I would also like to thank the members of the public who offered their questions and comments in emails to the Task Force and in the April 14 public meeting.

    I am grateful that we can all work together to continue building a community where our children and teenagers can feel secure, experience the joy of learning and grow into healthy young adults.


    Rachel Relkin


    New Rochelle Board of Education

    City School District of New Rochelle
  • 2018/19 NRHS Program Guide

    Please see the attached document for the 2018/19 NRHS Program Guide.


    You may also visit the "Quick Links" section of the NRHS Home Page for the 2018/19 Program Guide.

    New Rochelle High School
  • Watch Tonight's Board of Education Meeting

    View the New Rochelle Board of Education meeting at 7 p.m. tonight here:

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  • Message to the Trinity Community from the Board of Education

    The Board of Education sent the following message to the Trinity Elementary School community today:


    Dear Trinity community, 

    We are writing to share an update regarding the principalship at Trinity Elementary School.
    We have received your many emails and messages about the selection process to fill the Principal position at Trinity Elementary School.  While we don’t normally say anything about personnel decisions – and while there are serious constraints on what we can say under any circumstances – the comments and concerns that have been raised have been heartfelt, and deserve a serious response. We have advised the Superintendent that we will not be ready to vote on his recommendation until we are assured your concerns were given due consideration in the selection process.
    We recognize there has been an outpouring of support for Michael Hilderbrand. He deserves it.  As you know, he was the engaged, deeply committed, and very popular House IV Principal at New Rochelle High School before coming to Trinity; and in the period of several months he has endeared himself to students, parents and faculty at Trinity School.  In multiple ways he has modeled the best leadership practices and behaviors we hope to see in our administrators.
    The Board of Education appoints building principals upon the recommendation of the Superintendent. This is not unique to New Rochelle; it is a requirement of New York State Education Law. The candidate who has been recommended for the position has deep experience both with curriculum and as an elementary school principal.  If that person is finally approved by the Board of Education, it will be because the recommendation was based on a rigorous process, not because we do not share in your affection for Mr. Hildebrand. 
    Please allow us to work through this process, and be assured we do not take our role in this decision lightly.
    Board of Education of the City School District of New Rochelle

    City School District of New Rochelle
  • Letter from Dr. Osborne on 2018-2019 Budget

    The following letter was emailed to the community from Superintendent Dr. Brian Osborne yesterday, on the eve of today's (May 15) vote on the budget:


    New Rochelle community,

    The proposed $272.8 million 2018-19 school budget that voters in New Rochelle will decide on tomorrow (May 15) has become a topic of spirited debate on social media and elsewhere, resulting in much confusing information circulating in the community.

    There is an FAQ on the district website that presents the facts on several topics about the budget that are of interest to residents in the City School District of New Rochelle.  Below are a few of these Q and A.  Please review these items, and to learn more about the plan, find a wealth of information, including a comprehensive Q&A, by visiting

    1. What is the tax impact of the budget?

    The proposed tax levy increase is 3.89%.  Based on the tax assessor’s estimates, the tax rate would increase an estimated 4.14 percent. That would result in an increase in the annual tax bill of $507.68 for a home with a market value of about $695,000, the city median (based on the average home assessment in the city of $16,000.) The new tax rate would be $798.50 per $1,000 of assessed value. That’s an increase of $31.73 per $1,000 over the current rate of $766.77 per $1,000.  The tax bill for a home assessed at the city average would be $12,776, up from $12,268.32 this year. Owners of less expensive homes would see smaller increases and lower bills; more expensive homes would generate larger increases in the annual tax bill.

    1. What will happen to STAR Exemptions?

    The STAR tax exemptions will not be affected by the budget. If the budget is adopted with a tax levy increase higher than the cap, taxpayers who receive Basic STAR will lose, for one year, an additional benefit, the property tax relief credit. The credit is calculated as a portion of a taxpayer’s Basic STAR savings and is offered in addition to those STAR benefits.

    1. What happens if the budget fails?

    If the budget is not passed by voters, the Board of Education has the option to adopt a second plan to be put to voters on June 19. To stay within the District’s tax cap of a 2.231 percent increase in the tax levy, $3.4 million would need to be cut from the currently proposed budget.

    1. What’s a contingency budget?

    If voters defeat an adopted budget on the second try, the District must adopt a contingency budget. For that, the amount of money to be raised by taxes must be no higher than that of the current budget – $204.4 million. To reach that level, the District would have to cut nearly $8 million from the current plan.

    Also, the District would be limited to funding only those costs deemed absolutely necessary to operate and maintain schools.

    Measures that would be considered include:

    • Stopping the transfer of more than $2.4 million to capital funds – money earmarked for security improvements and to update and improve school cafeterias.
    • Elimination of any transportation not mandated for the operation of the schools.
    • Barring use of buildings or fields by any outside group unless the entire cost was covered by the group.
    • Cutting athletics and other extra-curricular activities.
    • Cuts in staff positions, leading to larger class sizes, fewer elective offerings and reduced student support services.
    1. Shouldn’t we use additional fund balance or reserves to lower this year’s tax levy?

    A detailed explanation of the purpose and usage of reserve funds is found in the district’s draft reserve plan. To briefly summarize:

    The budget does propose using $1.4 million of the District’s fund balance of $10.9 million. 

    Fund balances and reserves are important for a district’s fiscal solvency.  Appropriate balances and reserves enable a district to secure a favorable credit rating, withstand economic downturn, and protect against known liabilities.  The use of fund balances should be limited to protracted economic recessions. During the next economic downturn, the District will need the fund balance to stabilize educational programs and taxes.

    While the District is financially stronger than just a few years ago, it faces the same daunting challenges as other school districts across the state. Generally, school districts are facing rising fixed costs that are outpacing slower revenue growth, namely state aid revenue. As a result, many school districts are in the unfortunate position of spending down their fund balances. This is a slippery slope.  A low fund balance puts pressure on the quality of a school district’s credit ratings, making borrowing for capital expenses more expensive. By improving our credit rating, we have already saved taxpayers $500,000 in borrowing costs.

    Using additional fund balance or reserves in the 2018-2019 budget would merely push the budget gap created by the tax cap to the next fiscal year. At that time, the District would need to address how to fund those continuing programs and operations without the appropriate resources. Utilization of reserves and fund balance requires a long-term view to maintain proper tax stabilization. It is very important when using reserves or any fund balance to keep in mind that using these funds for ongoing operations creates a long-term need to fund continuing programs and operations.

    Michael Borges, Executive Director of the New York State Association of School Business Officials, as quoted in The Journal News, says; “This year you’re seeing a smattering of budgets where you are having program cuts and layoffs, which is due to school districts drawing on their reserves and a low state aid increase. This may be the tip of the iceberg this year.”

    Factors causing districts to attempt tax cap overrides include a 2018-2019 state budget providing one of the lowest year-over-year increases in Foundation Aid for schools, and districts enrolling more students with disabilities, those whose native language isn’t English and economically disadvantaged students, Borges told the news organization.

    1. Why not use the $3.5 million noted as anticipated Tax Certiorari (tax cert) payments in the 2018-19 Budget Statement to reduce this year’s tax levy?

    The reserve fund for anticipated tax certiorari (tax cert) payments is not intended for use to lower the tax levy. The anticipated payment of $3.5 million is an estimate determined in conjunction with the City of New Rochelle tax assessor projecting tax claims that may be settled during the 2018-2019 school year. Typically, a tax cert case combines claims made for each of several years. The prior years’ funds are locked in the reserves and are not available to be applied to the 2018-2019 budget to reduce taxes. In fact, the use of tax certiorari reserve funds is governed by Education Law Sec. 3651(1-a) and is set up to be used for a specific purpose. It may not be used to finance ongoing operations

    The Tax Cert Reserve is funded each year from operating surplus, when possible. (In 2014-15, for instance, no such fund existed, forcing the District to borrow money for the prior year’s tax cert payments.)  Based on past settlement rates and consultation with the City’s tax assessor, an appropriate reserve amount is calculated to be $0.30 for every $1.00 of existing claims.  Funds must be used within four years of being placed in reserve, unless there are claims that are still unsettled. 

    Each year a separate sub-account of the reserve fund is created that can only be drawn upon for claims filed during that year. A tax cert claim must be filed in the year that the property in question is believed to be over-assessed. A claim cannot be filed for a previous year.

    The settlement year is a future date, but the money will be paid from the reserve claim year to cover the outflow of cash. If the account for that claim year has already been used and no balance remains, the payment for the tax settlement will need come from the current year’s budget. This will require a budgetary transfer and a reduction of funds available for the current year’s program and operations. 

    1. Could the budget process be more transparent?

    The proposed budget, with extensive supplemental information, is available on the District website, Many costs are broken down by school, including instructional salaries, textbooks, computer equipment and supplies and materials such as copy paper, crayons and glassware for science laboratories. Staffing levels and projections are also posted on the site. Some costs, such as special education programs or computer software, are budgeted as a district expense rather than a school expense because they support districtwide programs. 

    The budget process is far more transparent than in the past. This is evident from various items, including:

    1) Vigorous zero-based budget process resulting in a zero-based budget document that is available to the public.

    2) Multiple community meetings open to the public and live-streamed for those who could not attend.

    3) Lengthy public budget presentations prepared by the administrators and staff members who actually prepared the various sections of the budget (i.e. assistant superintendents, directors, principals, etc.). 

    Thank you for your interest in making an informed decision, and please remember to vote tomorrow, May 15, between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m.


    Brian G. Osborne


    City School District of New Rochelle


    City School District of New Rochelle
  • Districtwide Re-Registration Begins in June

    The City School District of New Rochelle will conduct re-registration program of all students currently enrolled in the district from June through August.
    Due to capital improvement projects occurring at individual schools, the re-registration will take place in the district offices on the second floor of City Hall, 515 North Avenue, New Rochelle, New York 10801.
    This reregistration process will provide parents and guardians with the opportunity to update all information for accuracy and ensure all children presently enrolled in the school district are legal residents of New Rochelle and entitled to a public education.
    This is a mandatory re-registration for all students. Students not re-registered over the summer will not be permitted to attend school in September until re-registration is completed. Incoming pre-kindergarten and Kindergarten families who have already registered this spring do not need to re-register.
    For directions on the process of re-registration, proof requirements and a schedule of when to re-register, please visit the district website. Versions available in English and Spanish.
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  • "Coach Cap" to be Inducted into Hall of Fame

    Andy Capellan, the coach of the New Rochelle High School girls cross country, indoor and outdoor track and field teams, will be inducted into the New York State Public High School Athletic Association's Hall of Fame this summer. Capellan and five other inductees - another coach, an administrator and three athletes - will be enshrined in the Hall at the association's annual summer meeting on July 25 in Lake Placid.
    Coach Andy Capellan
    As word spread of the honor, Capellan, known as Coach Cap, was congratulated warmly by friends at NRHS, including Principal Reginald Richardson.
    "There are literally generations of women who can attribute their success to Coach Cap," Richardson said.
    Capellan said his approach is inclusive. He does not cut any athlete who makes the commitment, and pushes them to be their best.
    "I find a place for everybody," he said. "I make them do things they don't think they can."
    His guidance applies off the track and field as well, encouraging students to excel in all aspects of life. It's an approach appreciated by his colleagues as well as by his students.
    "He always pushes us to do our best in everything we do, not just sports," said NRHS junior Jhenne Joseph, who runs in the 400- and 800-meter events.
    "Andy embodies the term 'teacher-coach'," NRHS Director of Athletics Steve Young wrote to NYSPHSAA in nominating Capellan. "He does not view his success just in terms of wins and losses, but rather on the success of his girls, both on and off the track.  He has been influential in many of the lives of his athletes.  He guides them on their academics, counsels them on the college application and recruiting process, and will communicate any problems or concerns with an athlete's parents or guardians."
    In the 38 years he has coached at NRHS, the Girls Indoor Track Team "has collected 28 league titles, 24 Westchester County titles and 20 Section One Class A titles, including 17 'triple crowns', in which the team won the league, county and section championships in the same season," Young wrote to the association. "The success of the outdoor team is as impressive."
    The outdoor team's achievements include 26 league titles, 24 Westchester County titles, 19 Section One Class A championships and 16 'triple crowns.' Capellan's outdoor teams have won consecutive league titles from 1996 through 2017 (there was no league champion in 2011), and county championships consecutively from 1997 through 2010, and again from 2013-2017.  In total, he has led these teams to a combined 54 league, 48 county and 39 Section One championships. He has also coached 43 individual state champions in 49 events as well as 9 relay teams.
    His many accolades include being inducted into the New Rochelle Sports Hall of Fame in 2003 and the New Balance Track and Field Center Hall of Fame in 2016. He has multiple Coach of the Year awards and in 2009, received the Outstanding Leadership Award in Coaching by the Hispanic Institute.
    He was also among several community members and NRHS alumni honored April 19 at the 20th annual gala of the New Rochelle Fund for Educational Excellence.

    The 2018 NYSPHSAA Hall of Fame Class will be inducted on Wednesday, July 25 at 6 p.m. at High Peaks Resort in Lake Placid, N.Y. Tickets for the Hall of Fame banquet may be purchased by calling Sandy Schanck at the NYSPHSAA Office, 518-690-0771, or by emailing The deadline to purchase tickets is Wednesday, July 18.

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