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Dryden Central School District School Board Candidates Needed

The Dryden Central School District is seeking community members who are interested in serving on the Board of Education. There are three seats up for election. All are three year terms from July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2021. 

The election is May 15, 2018.


Candidates must be able to read and write; must be a qualified voter of the district; that is, a citizen of the United States, at least 18 years of age; must be and have been a resident of the district for a continuous and uninterrupted period of at least one year; may not have been removed from any school district office within the preceding year; may not reside with another member of the same school board as a member of the same family; may not be a current employee of the school board; may not simultaneously hold another incompatible public office.


Candidate petitions with 25 signatures are due in the District Clerk’s office by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, April 16, 2018.

For further information about obtaining a candidate packet, please call Carrie Merriman, District Clerk, at 844-5361, ext.1.

A loud Dryden Lion Roar to....

anyone that would like to nominate, to the Dryden Athletic Hall of Fame, one of our former Athletes (to include teams), Coaches, or Contributors to our athletic program here at Dryden. A nomination can come from anyone in and outside our community. Please click on the Hall of Fame Form link for further information. Deadline for submission is July 1st each year. 


Click here for the Nomination Form

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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

Congratulations to Dryden High School students who continue to excel in and out of the classroom.

Rylee Sidle has been named a silver medalist in the 2018 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Rylee has been identified by panels of creative professionals as one of the most talented young artists in the nation. This year, nearly 350,000
works of art and writing were submitted. Only the top 1% were recognized at the national level. 

Brandon Mailler, Cody Senecal, and Wes Stahlman have been selected by the coaches of the NYS High School Football Coaches Assoc for the 2017 Scholar All-State Football Team. They play a significant part of the team while excelling academically & exhibiting good citizenship. 


Paid Bus Driver Trainee Opportunity available


Dryden Needs Drivers!

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Update on the Dryden Superintendent Search

The Dryden CSD Board of Education would like to offer the following update on the search for a new Superintendent of Schools:

The application period has closed and the Board of Education has reviewed potential candidates. We are pleased that we received seventeen (17) completed applications for this position. The Board of Education has reviewed the application materials and the screening interview reports from District Superintendent, Dr. Jeffrey Matteson, who is serving as our search consultant. We have selected six (6) candidates to be interviewed in the coming weeks. After our first round interviews are completed, we will give you details of the next steps in the process including how stakeholders will become directly involved in the search.


It remains our goal to have our new Superintendent take office July 1, 2018. Thank you again for your patience as we carefully consider leadership candidates for the Dryden Central School District.

School Tax Collection

Please click here for our district's most current School Tax Collection information.

2018-2019 Budget

1/22/2018 Board Meeting

- Non-Instructional Budget Development

2/12/2018 Board Meeting

- Instructional Budget Development



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