About the Board of Education

The Board of Education develops policies governing the operation of the Port Chester Public Schools. The Board's executive officer, the Superintendent of Schools, has responsibility for implementing those policies. Trustees, who are elected by district residents, serve three-year terms without compensation.  

Regular board meetings generally are held on Tuesday evenings at Port Chester Middle School on Bowman Avenue. Beginning in January 2020, the meetings will be held on Thursdays. Work sessions usually are held the second Thursday of each month in the central office board room at the Middle School, unless otherwise indicated. Check the web site calendar or the cable education access channel for changes in date time and venue. Residents are encouraged to attend and participate. Board members also welcome comments and suggestions, either mailed to them at Port Chester-Rye Union Free School District, P.O. Box 246, Port Chester, N.Y. 10573, or through e-mail.

School Board Members

 Group of men and women Board of Education members, from left, Sharon Burke, President Chrissie Onofrio, Vice President Luigi Russo and Anne Capeci.

Chrissie Onofrio, President
Term: 2019-2022


Luigi Russo, Vice President
Term: 2021-2024

Sharon Burke
Term: 2021-2024 

Anne Capeci
Term: 2020-2023

George Ford
Term: 2022-2023

District Office

Dr. Aurelia Henriquez
Superintendent of Schools
914-934-7901

Cathy Maggi
District Clerk
914-934-7922

 

Location: 
113 Bowman Ave.,
Port Chester, NY 10573
Phone: 914-934-7900
Fax: 914-934-0727

Board Goals 2022-2023

Goal 1- Increase Student Outcomes Through Multiple Pathways and A Data Informed Culture

  • Utilize data, research, experience, and collaboration to inform instruction and strategic planning.
  • Openly share data, discussions, and goals to improve academic rigor and performance Pre-K-12.
  • Create a culture of student agency, where all students are exposed to multiple college and career opportunities.

Goal 2- Improve Communication and Increase Community Engagement 

  • Utilize multiple platforms and outlets to broadcast important information while publicly celebrating and highlighting our students, staff, and district’s accomplishments.
  • Collaborate and be inclusive more often to allow for meaningful discourse with key stakeholders to increase community engagement. 
  • Include opportunity for student voice.

Goal 3- Foster A Sense of Empathy, Community Connectedness, and Pride in Ram Nation

  • Ensure that students, families, and district staff engage in meaningful and authentic interactions with a focus on mindfulness and mental health supports.
  • Forge and sustain community partnerships to expand opportunities for students.
  • Create District-wide opportunities for students and families to celebrate Port Chester Pride and a sense of “Ramily”.

Goal 4- Engage in Strategic Planning for Fiscal Responsibilities and Facilities

  • Collaborate for strategic planning to safeguard fiscal stability.
  • Take a proactive approach to improve and maintain safe schools and well-maintained facilities and grounds that our community can be proud of. 
  • Review of facilities, budget, and operations for long-term planning purposes. 

Accessibility Notification

It is the goal of the Port Chester-Rye Union Free School District that the information on our website be accessible to individuals with visual, hearing or cognitive disabilities.  Good faith efforts have been made to ensure that our site complies with New York State standards on website accessibility (New York State OFT Policy, P04-002, Accessibility of State Agency Web-based Intranet and Internet Information and Applications).  The majority of pages in our site are available in HTML format that can be deciphered by screen readers.  If you are unable to access any page(s) in our site, please email the district clerk (link opens your email) with detailed information on the location of the page or document you were attempting to access. Be sure to include your name, email address and phone number so that we may contact you to provide the information in another format.