Superintendent

Dear School Community Member:

The Fallsburg Central School District is spending time this summer preparing to welcome a new school year with brand new possibilities. To start with, the Board of Education held its reorganizational meeting on July 6, 2022, and there is new leadership at the helm. The newly elected board president for the 2022-23 school year is Mr. Michael Weiner, a long-time board member and a retired teacher with the district. The newly elected board vice-president is Dr. Sean Wall-Carty, board member and Deputy Supervisor for the Town of Fallsburg. This new leadership along with all 9 members of the board of education is looking forward to another successful year in the name of district improvements at all levels.

We begin this school year thanking our voters for supporting our budget and noting that our budget had an actual tax levy decrease of 1.67%. The board had a goal of balancing school district needs with what taxpayers could afford. This falls in line with several years of exceptionally low tax levies for the Fallsburg Central School District.

In terms of student successes in the 2021-22 school year, the district saw substantial increases in marking period to marking period grades for students as compared to the 2020-21 school year where student grades dropped significantly. As a result, the board of education opted to self-fund an after-school tutorial program last year and that seemed to help with a lower number of course failures from the previous school year. The after-school tutorials focused on supporting students in the various academic areas with certified teachers.

The District plans to continue the trend of student academic success in the new school year. Part of the upward trend in student opportunities for success includes new academic pathways in partnerships with SUNY Sullivan College (formerly Sullivan County Community College) and Siena College. These pathways will, in the very near future, allow students who participate, to graduate high school with an associate degree from SUNY Sullivan or with credits towards a degree for students who continue studies with Siena College.

We also had new opportunities for school community engagement last year with two very successful events. We had a winter ice-skating event in March and a Family Engagement Day in May. These events were part and parcel of revitalized commitments to improve school community relations. We anticipate and we are working towards additional family engagement events in the new school year.

Here is wishing everyone in the school community a successful new school year.

 
Ivan Katz Ed.D.

Superintendent of Schools

Contact Information 

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Dr. Ivan Katz, Superintendent
845-434-6800 ext. 1215
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Ms. Sarah Satz
Superintendent's Secretary & District Clerk
845-434-6800 ext. 1215
Fax: 845-434-8346
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Superintendent's Action Plan 2021-2022

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