Updated 3/17/16: The "Why" and "How" of Contacting Your Local Elected State Officials About State Education Funding in the Upcoming State Budget

During the Board of Education’s meetings with our legislators this winter, we discussed a number of initiatives that we deemed of great interest and importance to public school districts in general, and to the Rhinebeck Central School District in particular, as we strive to prepare students to attain college and career readiness by the end of their K-12 educational experience.


The budget-based initiatives that we have discussed with Senator Serino, Assembly Member, Cahill and Assembly Member Barrett include:







In addition, we encourage our State lawmakers:



State budget discussions are starting to heat up in Albany as New York’s budget development process nears the April 1, 2016 deadline. It would be helpful for residents of our school district to contact our local area legislators, as well as Governor Cuomo, whom they elected, and legislative majority leaders Senator Flanagan and Assembly Member Heastie, as soon as possible to make their opinions known to the State’s elected decision-makers on the topics outlined above.


Contact information for all of them is listed below:


Senator Sue Serino

District Office - telephone: (845) 229-0106

4254 Albany Post Road, Hyde Park, NY 12538

[email protected]


Assembly Member Kevin Cahill (representing the Towns of Rhinebeck and Red Hook)

District Office – telephone: (845) 338-9610

Governor Clinton Building - Suite G-4, Albany Avenue, Kingston, NY 12401

[email protected]


Assembly Member Didi Barrett (representing the Towns of Clinton, Milan, Stanford, Hyde Park)

District Office – telephone: (845) 454-1703

12 Raymond Avenue Suite 105, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

[email protected]


The Honorable Andrew Cuomo, Governor of New York State

telephone: (518) 474-8390; fax: (518) 474-1513

New York State Capital Bldg., Albany, NY 12224


Senator John J. Flanagan, Senate President

Albany Office – telephone: (518) 455-2071; fax (518) 426-6904:

Room 330, State Capitol Building, Albany, NY 12247

[email protected]


Assemblyman Carl E. Heastie, Assembly Speaker

Albany Office – telephone: (518) 455-3791; fax: (518) 455-4812

LOB 932, Albany, NY 12248

[email protected]


845.871.5520 - District
845.871.5520 ext. 5527 - Transportation
845.871.5570 ext. 6560 - Registration
845.871.5570 ext. 6551 - Special Education
845.871.5570 ext. 6560 - Curriculum & Instruction


Mailing: P.O. Box 351, Rhinebeck, NY 12572
Physical: 45 N. Park Rd., Rhinebeck, NY 12572


845.871.5570 - Chancellor Livingston Elementary
845.871.5500 - Bulkeley Middle School
845.871.5500 - Rhinebeck High School