The Mahopac Central School District is working diligently on developing a tax-neutral capital project that provides strong and safe schools. Strong relationships between schools and community fosters strong students and families that can contribute to long-term community success. Communities that have strong, positive relationships with schools have a solid workforce, higher job satisfaction, improved housing options and a flourishing economy.
The bond supports an educational facility plan that serves as a clear reflection of our community’s commitment to high-quality schools, including security and safety initiatives, infrastructure needs, such as:
Site Improvements & Development
Renovating Libraries to Multimedia Centers
Music & Performance Upgrades
Athletic Fields & Facilities
Infrastructure & Energy Efficiency
STEAM & Science Instructional Upgrades
“We are able to put forth a tax neutral capital project as a result of new debt replacing old debt being paid off. In other words, the capital project does not have to increase property taxes,” said Assistant Superintendent for Business Harvey Sotland.
The capital project will be the result of extensive research and planning by the District’s Administration and Building Committee, which is led by Sotland and Superintendent of Schools Anthony DiCarlo. The committee is comprised of Board of Education members, staff and administration representatives, and community members who have expertise in finance, construction, education and security. The committee is also supported by the architectural firm Tetra Tech Architects & Engineers and a construction manager.
“Together we will create scalable and cost-effective designs to provide for the best learning spaces for our students and staff. The capital project will help meet the needs of today’s students and the students of the future by reinvesting in our schools and community,” DiCarlo said.
Join Us! School Board Recognition Week Reception, 10/18, 7pm
School Board Recognition Week: October 22-26, 2018
The New York State School Boards Association recognizes October 22-26 as School Board Recognition Week. This is a time to promote awareness and understanding of the important work performed by school board members. Mahopac Central School District is joining all public school districts across the state to celebrate School Board Recognition Week to honor local board members for their commitment to Mahopac and Mahopac’s children.
“It takes strong schools to build a strong community, and these men and women devote countless hours to making sure our schools are helping every child learn at a higher level,” Superintendent Anthony DiCarlo said. “They make tough decisions every month and spend many hours studying education issues and regulations in order to provide the kind of accountability our citizens expect.” Superintendent DiCarlo said the key work of school boards is to raise student achievement by:
Creating a shared vision for the future of education
Setting the direction of the school district to achieve the highest student performance
Providing accountability for student achievement results
Developing a budget that aligns district resources to improve achievement
Supporting a healthy school district culture in which to work and to learn
The members serving our district are as follows:
Leslie Mancuso, President
Michael Mongon, Vice-President
Michael Cazzari, Trustee
Lucy Massafra, Trustee
Mark O’Connor, Trustee
Michael Simone, Trustee
Lawrence Keane, Trustee
David Furfaro, Trustee
Penny Swift, Trustee
Submitted by: Melody LaRocca, District Clerk to the Board of Education and Secretary to Superintendent DiCarlo
It is critically important to the Mahopac Central School District that the information on our website be accessible to individuals with visual, hearing or cognitive disabilities. As a result, the District has made good faith efforts to ensure that our site complies with New York State standards on website accessibility (New York State OFT Policy, P04-002, Accessibility of State Agency Web-based Intranet and Internet Information and Applications) and with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0, set forth by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) to the best of our technical ability.
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8th Grade Athletics Announcement
Please be advised that for the 2018-2019 school year the Board has determined that eighth grade students cannot participate in sports at the high school level.
There is an exception for eighth grade students to attempt to qualify for the following high school-level sports: bowling, boys and girls tennis, wrestling, gymnastics, skiing, and track & field.
Please contact our Athletic Department for further information.
Mahopac Central School District
Mahopac Schools Happenings
2018-2019 Board of Education Members
Our trustees serve three year terms and are elected through a public election in May each year.
2018-2019 Board of Education Members-
Leslie Mancuso, President Michael Mongon, Vice President Michael Cazzari David Furfaro Lawrence Keane Lucy Massafra Mark O'Connor Michael Simone Penny Swift
Board Correspondence can be sent to:
Melody LaRocca, District Clerk Mahopac Central School District 179 East Lake Blvd. Mahopac, NY 10541 Phone- (845) 628-3415 ext. 10550 Fax- (845) 628-5502
31 years of service to this community through employment and volunteerism with a strong personal involvement with our youth through civic and professional programs, like DARE and the Young Boaters Safety Course.
17 years as an administrator managing the police department’s budget, staffing, obtaining funding through grants, and extensive experience in civil service and union practices.