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Results from the Annual Vote

May 15, 2018


Thank you to all the Dryden School voters.   We appreciate your support of our students, our staff and our programs.


The voting results are as follows:





Spending Plan



School Bus Bond



DES Ext Door Replacement



  Capital Reserve Fund   471   137


Board Member Election results:




Joan Stock


Lawrence Lyon


Deanna Madigan


Kimberly Laine


  William Olson   264
Superintendent Search Info

Welcome to the Dryden Central School District!  We are located in the southern part of central New York State in Tompkins County.  The District encompasses an area of 110 square miles and serves a population of about 1600 students.
William S. Locke, Interim Superintendent

Dryden News


The Dryden High School Honor Roll and High Honor Roll list was recently announced for the third quarter of the 2017-18 school year.


Grade 12 High Honor Roll recipients: Arnold, Molly Susan;Boyce, Jaxyn P;Burk, Taylor Marie;Calkins, Kerri Elizabeth;Chechi, Kathleen Nicole;Curren, Camryn Alexis;Deeley, Brittany Leigh; DePaull, Grace Corinne;DiGiacomo, Marc Edward; Dodici, Mark Anthony; Franzese, Ryan James;Gardner, Amy Patricia;Haney, Ally Nicole;Huff, Adam Daniel; Jackson, Randy Ronald; Keegan, Kathryn Elizabeth; Kraciuk, Jakub; Krebs, Matthew Luke; Kucerak, Jeffrey Steven; Lamb, Benjamin Thomas Woodall; Lojic, Medina; Miller, Marita Virginia; Morrow, Allison Paige; Murphy, Teaghan Amelia; Newhart, Kaylee Marie; Palmer Bishop, Sydney Lee; Park-Miller, Cameron Ardis; Perkins, Alexander Steele; Rachetta, Stephen Michael; Scheidweiler, Justin William; Seymour, Corey S; Stahlman, Wesley Kenneth; Tanner, Hayley Morgan; Varvayanis, Carl; Ver'Schneider, Joshua Matthew; Ward, Tricia Lynn; Westcott, Sarah G; Zhe, Nicole Kathleen.


Grade 12 Honor Roll recipients: Arsenault, Cooper Kevin; Bailie, Alicia James; Bisbee, Dominic Paul; Burgos, Tiffany Monet; Cavataio, Thomas Samuel; Cowell, Cassidy Drew; Escobar Gonzalez, Beverly L; Frost, Bryanna Simone; Hardy, Aliyah E; Hardy, Ariana F; Harkenrider, Erin Madison; Hickey, Laurie Jane; Jackson, Christina Lyn; Jackson, James Edward; Malepe, Kelly Sialele; Maybee, Lynn Madeline; Ortiz, Alec Raoul; Russell, Wayne Philip; Sorensen, Robert William.


Grade 11 High Honor Roll recipients: Abel-Ferretti, Felix Anton; Adams, Kaiazshia M; Babcock, Jordan Sullivan; Bangs, Kobe Tyler; Brown, Kyle David; Busby, Zaida Ryanne; Buttaccio, Adam Donald; Cordary, Gabriella Elizabeth; Diamond, Hannah Lynn; Freeman, Ellie Danielle; Gair, Amelia Wells; Greene, Charlotte Marion; Harris, Madeline Grace; Humphrey, Kennedy Saige; Kalousdian, Holly Rose; Katsiroumbas, Ioannis Konstantinou; Mailler, Brandon Michael; Marsh, Garet William; Moss, Dakota Rae; Patterson, Aiden Joseph; Ramsay, Makenna Clair; Rochford, Zachary Robert; Salerno, Alyssa Marie; Scales, Ryleigh Lyn; Schneider, Alexis Irene; Scotti, Alexandria Lynn; Senecal, Cody James; Stebbins, Lily Elizabeth; Tyler, Trey Zachary; Wendel, Breanna Rae; Wise, Finn Robert; Young, Alayjah D'Ivore.


Grade 11 Honor Roll recipients: Baylor, Shaelyn Alexis; Casler, Michael Anthony; Cavataio, Madeline Anderson; Cornell, Dalton James; Curren, Ashley Morgan; Davis, Zachary Preston; Dobush, Joshua Matthew; Eggleston Jr, Merritt Edward; Escobar, Eliasar E; Fish, Kylie Joann; Gehring, Daniel Fredrick; Koekebacker, Avery Jayde; LaPage, Mackenzie Renee; Mack IV, Joseph Christopher; Maybury, Macie Nicole; Maza, Benjamin JW; McDaniel, Andrew Michael; Mobbs, Jessica L; Shipman, Alexis K; Short, Macy Mae; Shufelt, Joseph Michael; Sinnott, Zachary Stuart; Takach, Rachel Constance; Tennant, Hannah Grace; Tucker, Madisen Noelle; Wade, Justin Christopher; Weaver III, Garnet Terry.


Grade 10 High Honor Roll recipients: Boonserm, Sermsakul; Busby, Robert Gregory; Dow, Samuel Hicks; Finney, Adrian Robert; Green, Rylin Moukmany; Hamberg-Thropp, Kirsten Ann; Jennette, Amelia Eve; Kehn, Shelly Marie Ann; Krebs, Laura Rose; Miller, Emily Susan; Murphy, Caelan Elizabeth; Murphy, Patrick Loring; Newton, Katherine Marleha; Pushlar, Alexander Paul; Russell, Braden Scott; Scheidweiler, Ashleigh Elizabeth; Scott, Vincent Olivie'; Tenkate, Caroline June; Woernley, Eryn Lynnae.


Grade 10 Honor Roll recipients: Cochrane, Mya Elizabeth; Davenport, Violette Rose; Delgado, Deprise Noelle; Finney, Thomas Howard; Flood, Alivia Lee; Greenwood, Jakob Douglas; Knout, Madison Marie; Shipman, Dori May; Sicina, Alexa Ann; Solomon, Nathan James.


Grade 9 High Honor Roll recipients: Arsenault, Caleb J; Best, Morgan Rose; Bicalho, Felipe DeSouza; Brotherton, Alejandra Eva; Cator-Szymanski, Naomi Rose; Couch, Miles Willoughby; Crocker, Jackson Donald; Harvey, Tavian Tramell; Howells, Madison Dorene; Hoyte, Ashley Taylor; Hume, Bradley Towne; Humphrey, Owen Charles; Keller, Amelia Englund; Lynch, Sophia Marie; Mayes, Bethanie J; Mayes, Isabella A; Nash, Lindsey Grace; Nydam, Heidi Kime; Owens, Nicole Noelle; Palumbo, Elizabeth Marie; Peck, Erin Joy; Perkins, Anne Webster; Perry, Bradley Steven; Phillips, Philip(Casey) C; Roy, Jasmine Marie; Sprankle, Katherine Melissa; Tenkate, Madeline J; Varvayanis, Luke Duncan; Vuong, Janelle S; Yuz'vak, David Yaroslav.

Grade 9 Honor Roll: Bellamy, Mark Alexander; Butler, Emma Renee; Chapman, Gage Thomas; Dickinson, Liam Thomson; Edwards, Jazmine Nicole; Garris, Teghan Lee; Greene, Gabriel Vincent; Guenther, Daniel James; Haley, Hana; Hodgson, Ashton Paul; Jackson, Amanda Charlotte; Morrow, Steven Andrew; Nguyen, Elizabeth Hong; Nygard, Kirsten Lousie; Rose, Brady Robert; Stahlman, Hannah Paige; Swansbrough, Sierra Charles; Wilson-Riihinen, Genavieve Anastasia; Zacarias, Pedro; Zhe, Daniel Connor.


Congratulations to Dryden Central School District on their #16 ranking on the list of Best SAT Scores in Upstate New York.




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Update on the Dryden Superintendent Search

(Updated 4.20.18)


The Dryden Central School District Board of Education has selected two finalist candidates for the superintendent of schools position. The two finalists are: Elizabeth Coyle, Chief Academic Officer of the Ithaca City School District and Joshua Bacigalupi, Principal of Parker Elementary School in the Cortland City School District.


The Board of Education interviewed six (6) of the seventeen (17) applicants for the position. This was followed by a second interview with four (4) candidates who also interviewed with a representative stakeholder committee, which provided the board with essential input for identifying the two finalists.


On Monday, April 30th each finalist will meet all day with various stakeholder groups who will interview them and provide the board of education with critical feedback. Open forum “Meet the Candidate” community sessions with similar opportunities for input are scheduled for the same date at 6:30 pm and 7:30 pm in the Middle/High School Auditorium. Each candidate will be present for a brief discussion about their qualifications for the position followed by an open forum for questions and answers. TST BOCES District Superintendent Dr. Jeffrey Matteson, acting as search consultant, will facilitate the community sessions.

School Tax Collection

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2018-2019 Budget

2018-19 Budget Notice

1/22/2018 Board Meeting

- Non-Instructional Budget Development

2/12/2018 Board Meeting

- Instructional Budget Development

3/5/2018 Board Meeting

- Staffing and Programming

- Revenue and Fund Balance

3/19/2018 Board Meeting

- Staffing and Programming Recommendations

4/9/2018 Board Meeting

- Budget Discussion and Adoption

5/7/2018 Board Meeting

- Proposed Budget, Budget Hearing

- BOE Adopted Budget Report


-Budget Vote


Mission Statement

Dryden Schools promote academic achievement and youth development, preparing students for lives of productive employment, sound relationships, and responsible citizenship in our community and the world.

Vision Statement

The Dryden Central School District is an outstanding place to live and attend school because of its shared commitment to the highest quality education and the safest, most productive academic ...more

Dignity for All Students Act (DASA)

Bullying, harassment, and discrimination are serious and will not be tolerated within the Dryden Central School District. Please click here for the form to report alleged bullying, harassment, or ...more

Safety Reminder

Lockdowns occur when there is an awareness of a situation requiring investigation in the building.  Once the investigation is completed, the lockdown is lifted and classes resume.  The purpose of any lockdown is to assure student and staff safety.


The schooltool mobile application is now available to parents and students. You may log in to see information regarding current schedules, assignments and attendance. To get started using the ...more


The Dryden Central School District uses SchoolMessenger as our emergency notification system. The contact information in SchoolMessenger is pulled from our student information system, schooltool. Th ...more