Sign the Petition and Help Port Chester Obtain Rightful School Foundation Aid
Please help Port Chester Public Schools obtain our rightful school aid by contacting state-elected officials and others who influence state funding for education.
One way to do this is by signing the petition urging our legislators and education leaders to fund Port Chester's Foundation Aid now!
Foundation Aid was established a decade ago to ensure that all students receive their constitutionally guaranteed right to a sound and basic education, regardless of their zip code. The failure to adhere to the original 2007-08 Foundation Aid formula has cut our state aid by more than $168 million over 10 years. This comes at a time when costs have risen and our enrollment has grown by more than 800 students. Read more here!
Beginning with the 2018-19 school year, the Rams will use FamilyID, a new online sports registration clearance program. For each season, you will find registration links and a presentation on FamilyID on our district home page during the registration period.
PORT CHESTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Spring baseball registration is under way
Coming soon.... online registration on PCYBL’s new website! Within the next few days, the league will be rolling out its new PCYBL website with a brand-new look and online registration! Watch for the new website at www.portchesterbaseball.com and for further announcements. You can still register using the paper form attached here as well... whatever is most convenient for.
On any dreary, rainy day it can be understandable to want to stay in, keep your pajamas on and maybe spend the day reading a book. The reality is there is work to be done, or school to attend.
Students at John F. Kennedy Magnet School found an easy solution. They had to be in school, but why not just keep their pajamas on?
Sept. 28 was Pajama Day at the Port Chester school and students embraced the concept fully, coming into the classroom in their flannels, in some cases bringing along a stuffed friend. Even some of their teachers joined in the comfort.
Port Chester Residents Approve Redesigned PCMS Bond Project
Port Chester community members passed the school district’s $11.025 million Bond Project by 60 percent. This now allows the district to begin emergency safety improvements at Port Chester Middle School.
With over 1,600 residents voting on June 5 in the PCMS gymnasium, 966 were in favor and 646 were opposed to the bond.
“We are thankful and express our sincere appreciation for the community’s support of this repair bond,” said Superintendent Edward Kliszus. “Your support permits us to bring the middle school into the 21st century with new windows, the removal of the concrete panels and scaffolding, and the installation of electronically controlled heating ventilator systems.”
The bond was created in response to a cantilever failure at the middle school in October 2017, which resulted in building damage and the school’s closure for six days. It resolves these vital safety concerns and ends the $30,000 monthly rental of scaffolding to stabilize the building’s current cantilevers. It also funds the replacement of 50-year-old windows with energy-efficient and insulated windows that will save 8 percent annually in energy costs.
“It is the community’s ongoing support of the schools,” said Dr. Kliszus, “that has enabled our students to enjoy not only academic success but beautiful school buildings in which they can be nurtured and educated in a safe environment.”
This is the second time that Port Chester residents voted on the PCMS Bond Project. It was initially put up for a vote in February at $12.5 million; however, was defeated by 51.4 percent.
JFK is a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence serving approximately 700 students in grades 1-5.
Our mission at John F. Kennedy Magnet School is to provide our 1-5 culturally-diverse community with a safe and nurturing environment in which students’ academic, social, and emotional potential is fulfilled. With strong community partnerships and through our high expectations, we empower our students to become responsible and respectful global citizens.
We welcome your inquiries and thank you for your continued support.