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Dear Parents and Community Members:

It is with a very heavy heart that I reach out to you in the wake of the recent school shooting at Parkland, Florida.  Our thoughts are with all of the Parkland community, especially those affected by this tragedy.  While the entire country mourns these losses, it is especially impactful on those of us who work every day to provide the safest possible environment for our children.

Nominating Petitions Available Nominating Petitions

Anyone interested in becoming a candidate for the Board of Education of the Pine Plains Central School District may pick up a packet of information at the District Office or at a Board of Education meeting from the District Clerk.

Pine Plains Central School District has three seats for the Board of Education for a three-year term (7/1/18 - 6/30/21) and one seat commencing on May 15, 2018 and ending on June 30, 2020.  These will be available to be filled through the Board member election that will be held on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, the same time as the District’s Annual Budget Vote.

This year the voting on the 2018-2019 School Budget, and the four (4) available Board of Education seats, will be conducted between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. at one voting location; which will be in the cafeteria of Stissing Mountain Junior / Senior High School at 2829 Church Street, Pine Plains, NY  12567. 

The four seats are currently held by Joseph Kiernan, Heidi Johnson, Anne Arent and Jean Stapf and they have indicated that they are interested in seeking another term.

Press Release: January 17, 2018 Press Release

We are pleased to announce that The Board of Education has secured the services of Dr. Martin Handler as Superintendent of Schools for an additional year, the 2019-2020 School Year, by means of contract extension.


Notice is hereby given that the fiscal affairs of the Pine Plains Central School District for the period beginning on July 1, 2016 and ending on June 30, 2017, have been examined by Raymond G. Preusser, P.C., Certified Public Accountant, and that the report of examination prepared by Raymond G. Preusser, P.C. has been filed in our office where it is available as a public record for inspection by all interested persons.  Pursuant to Section §35 of the General Municipal Law, the governing board of the Pine Plains Central School District may, in its discretion, prepare a written response to the external audit/management letter by Raymond G. Preusser, P.C. and file any such response in my office as a public record for inspection by all interested persons not later than March 21, 2018.

Pupil Personnel Announces FREE Workshops for Special Education Families

The Mid-Hudson Regional Affiliate of the NYS Special Education Task Force works to improve educational access and outcomes for students with disabilites by offering forums and free informational workshops where parents, advocates, attorneys, school personnel, service providers and individuals with disabilities can learn more about special education and discuss a variety of related topics impacting students.  See flyer for more details.