Budget Cafe Meeting on Thursday, March 21

The City School District of New Rochelle invites you to discuss the 2019-2020 school budget at a café session this Thursday, March 21 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the New Rochelle High School library. At the meeting, several stations will be staffed by administrators and other District personnel to answer your questions and to take input. Each station will focus on a different aspect of District spending. They will be:

  • Special Education
  • Social-Emotional Learning/Clinical Support
  • Facilities/Safety/Transportation
  • New Rochelle High School - New Initiatives
  • Middle Schools
  • Elementary Schools

At the session, you will be able to speak with the District administrators and other personnel who have the highest levels of expertise in each topic. The District is eager to hear your priorities, which will be integral in formulating next year's spending plan.

See a calendar of future budget sessions and dates here:


2019-20 Budget Calendar English 

2019-20 Budget Calendar Spanish 




NRHS Students to Help Lead Countywide Event

When the Westchester County Department of Community Mental Health and the harris project hold their annual CODA (Co-Occurring Disorders Awareness) Youth Summit at the Westchester County Center in White Plains next Tuesday (March 19), New Rochelle High School students will play key leadership roles. This year's theme is CODA Youth as Voices of Change.   

The executive boards of the NRHS CODA and SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) clubs have been chosen to serve as co-facilitators for the summit.

The goal of the harris project is to raise awareness and advance prevention and treatment of co-occurring disorders, which describes the combination of one or more mental health challenges with substance misuse or addiction.

"New Rochelle High School has embraced the concept of CODA since it was launched by the harris project in November of 2016," said Stephanie Marquesano, founder and president of the harris project. "The members of the CODA/SADD clubs have been true leaders in raising awareness and creating opportunities to impact outcomes for their generation and beyond. They can bring valuable information to their peers from across the county."

The clubs' co-presidents, Grace Myron and Dara DiBuono, will host the day with Marquesano.

"Being chosen to be a part of this is such an honor," DiBuono said. "This is very important to me, considering how hard we work as a group to try and make a change in our school and community."

"It really hits home for a lot of the members, and for us to be chosen to host and recognized as leaders and examples for this cause is humbling," Myron said. "We work together on change for something all of us are wholeheartedly passionate about."

New Rochelle Fund Gala Set for April 4

Visit the New Rochelle Fund for Educational Excellence website for more information, including tickets and contributions.


Rehearsing Legally Blonde Jr. is a "Blast" For ALMS Show Biz Kids

The Show Biz Kids at Albert Leonard Middle School were brimming with energy in a rehearsal for their upcoming musical, Legally Blonde Jr.   

"I think people are going to have a lot of fun with the show," said eighth-grader Carly Brennan, who plays Paulette in the play. "It's really funny. It was a blast to put together."

The show is the story of Elle Woods, a popular sorority president, who gains admission to Harvard Law with the goal of winning back an ex-boyfriend. Students were singing and dancing through some joyous numbers. The upbeat feel was driven, in part, by the main character. 

"She's very positive," said seventh-grader Maddie Vasch, who plays Elle. "She's very funny. She has this little spark, so you'll notice her in a room full of people because she'll be the only one wearing pink."

The students will perform the show in the school's auditorium next Friday, March 22 and Saturday, March 23, at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $8. ALMS is at 25 Gerada Lane. 

ALMS teacher Theresa Hedrington, who is producing the show, chose Legally Blonde Jr. for its positive messages.

"The performances have themes that deal with friendship, trust, confidence, love, appreciation and leadership, just to name a few," she said. "It causes you to think about your goals and aspirations in life."

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.


Q&A From Town Hall on Safety and Security

The District is providing answers to the questions submitted and raised at the February 25 Board of Education Town Hall meeting on Safety and Security, held in Isaac E. Young Middle School. Here you will find questions that were answered at the meeting as well as those that were submitted but were not addressed because of time constraints.

This is a partial list. Check back in the coming days for more questions and answers from the meeting.

Questions and Answers 

Watch the meeting here

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"

District Calendar

  • Planetarium Show

    7:00 p.m.

    City School District of New Rochelle
  • Board of Education - Special Meeting

    Barnard School

    6:00 p.m.

    City School District of New Rochelle
  • Culture and Climate Committee Meeting

    Carew Room, Central Administration

    City School District of New Rochelle
  • Health & Safety Committee

    City Hall, Carew Room

    3:00 p.m.

    City School District of New Rochelle
  • Facilities & Finance Committee

    City Hall, Carew Room

    City School District of New Rochelle
  • Planetarium Show

    NRHS, 7:00 p.m. Doors open 6:45 p.m. Must be on time

    City School District of New Rochelle
  • Ward Candid Picture Day

    City School District of New Rochelle

    3:15 - 5:15 p.m.

    City School District of New Rochelle
  • NRHS PTSA Meeting


    7:00 p.m.

    City School District of New Rochelle
  • Jefferson PTA Book Fair

    City School District of New Rochelle
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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: nrhsalumni@nredlearn.org

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

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.

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