BOE Priorities

Rhinebeck Central School District

Board of Education 


Priorities, 2020-2021



Priority 1: High Quality Teaching and Learning

The Board of Education and District will prioritize the development, promotion, and sustainability of high quality teaching and learning in both remote and in-person settings, health and safety conditions permitting, through support for best practices and innovations in instruction,  professional learning,  and access to technology. 


Priority 2: Social-Emotional Well-Being

The Board of Education and District will prioritize social and emotional well-being through the coordination of systems, approaches, and practices that foster a safe and affirming environment.  As part of this priority, the District will emphasize shifts in operations, curriculum, and instruction to integrate opportunities for students and adults to understand and manage emotions, express empathy, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions. 


Priority 3:  Equity

The Board of Education and District will prioritize equity, and create an environment that provides the climate, processes, and content to enable each student and employee to perform at their highest level. As part of this priority, school operations, curriculum, instruction and professional learning will be considered through the lens of equitable access, processes, treatment, and opportunities for all regardless of socioeconomic status, race/ethnicity, gender, disability status, gender identity, or sexual orientation.   


Priority 4: Fiscal Responsibility

The Board of Education and District will prioritize fiscal responsibility in navigating the financial challenges presented by providing high quality education amidst pandemic-related expenses, significant economic impacts in the region, and anticipated loss in State aid. 


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