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2017-2018 District Calendar Bulletin

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Do You Suspect Child Abuse or Maltreatment?
Report it Now!

¿Sospechas el maltrato infantil o el maltrato?

¡Denúntelo ahora!

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Residents of the Dryden Central School District, who wish to have their child(ren) transported to a non-public school for 2017-2018 are ...more

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

Board of Education Community Survey


The Board of Education would like to know and address your questions, suggestions or concerns about our student programs, operation, or budget.    Again this year, we are using an online survey to gather your questions, suggestions or concerns.  Please click here to complete the survey.


The survey will be available until 4:00 PM on January 19th, 2018.  We will use the survey results to frame our discussions regarding the budget process.

Congratulations to our December Career and Tech Students of the Month

Congratulations to our December CTE Students of the Month! Pictured from the AM class is Adam Huff. Representing the PM class are Zachary Sinnott and Kyle Brown.

December CTE Students of  the Month Zachary Sinnott and Kyle Brown


Business and Marketing Honor Society Welcomes New Members

Current members of the Dryden Chapter of the Business and Marketing Honor Society of New York State welcomed twelve new members into the chapter in a ceremony on November 1 at TC3. The local chapter is advised by Linda Bruno. Congrats to our new members! 

Current members of the Dryden chapter of the Business and Marketing Society of New York State

Current Members: 

Front row (left to right):  Kelly Malepe, Keri Daley, Camryn Curren

Back row (left to right):  Amy Gardner, Kerri Calkins, Medina Lojic, Taylor Burk


New Inductees of the Dryden Chapter of the Business and Marketing Honor Society of New York State

New Inductees:

Front row (left to right):  Hayley Tanner, Kathleen Chechi, Alexandria Gonzalez, Alexis Schneider

Back row (left to right):  Erin Harkenrider, Jessica Mobbs, Brandon Mailler, Garet Marsh, Corey Seymour, Zachary Rochford, Cody Senecal

Dryden Observes Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Check out the pink ribbon painted on the 50-yard line of the football field in observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Dryden News


To the Dryden Community:


My name is William S. Locke, and I have recently been appointed as the interim superintendent of the Dryden Central School District.  I will be in the position until June 30, 2018, at which time your new superintendent will take over.  I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself.


I was raised in western New York and attended college at St. Bonaventure University from which I received my B.S. degree.  I started my teaching career at a small school in Cattaraugus County where I taught biology, chemistry and general science and during that time earned an M.B.A. degree.  I was then asked to teach at St. Bonaventure University in the department of economics.  There I taught statistics, honors statistics and marketing, and during that time I earned a master’s degree in educational administration.

After teaching at the college for six years I received a position at Arkport Central School in Steuben County as the K-12 Building Principal.  In that capacity I was the only administrator responsible for thirteen grade levels.  After twelve years in that position the superintendent moved on to a new school district at which time the board of education asked me to take over as the superintendent. I did that for over ten years, and in that job was not only the superintendent but the business manager and transportation coordinator as well.


I retired in 2010 and relocated to the Cortland area to be closer to my wife’s family.  Since living in Cortland I have done interim principal’s jobs in both Tully and Cincinnatus.


I am married to Kathryn Bundy Locke, a retired special education teacher.  We are the parents of two adult children and share our home with our two shetland sheepdogs McDuff and Malachi.


I am looking forward to working with the Dryden staff and community, and even though I have lived in Cortland for five years I have always felt very close to Dryden; 100 feet from my driveway is the border with the Dryden Central School District.




Thanks to the awesome fundraising that Dryden students, staff and community members did last spring, the Little Flowers Junior School in Kamira, Uganda now has access to clean water! The Ugandan Water Project staff estimates that thanks to Dryden's efforts, 454 people now have clean water.


Click the link for more information on Dryden's impact: 



Dryden Needs Drivers!

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School Tax Collection

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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