City Mayor Rob Rolison and School Superintendent Dr. Eric Rosser held a Facebook live meeting Tuesday night, April 14 to talk about the ongoing efforts to address the COVID-19 outbreak — and how our community is working together to ensure the collective well-being of our children, youth and families. The mayor and superintendent each provided updates and then answered questions submitted in advance and asked during the live meeting.
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Statement By City of Poughkeepsie Mayor Rob Rolison As Classes Are Set To Begin In City School District
“As classes begin in the Poughkeepsie City School District Thursday, I want to wish all the students much success this year, and I am encouraged by the stronger bond that has emerged between the district and the city.
The city school district has the wind at its back, having recently hired Dr. Eric Rosser as its superintendent. We want him and the rest of the school district to know that the city is here to work in partnership.
Dr. Rosser, School Board President Felicia Watson and I were among those recently attending the ‘Poughkeepsie Summit at Harvard University.’ This summit focused on developing citywide solutions to help children succeed.
The school district can’t do it alone. The broader community has an obligation to teach our children, to ensure they are safe and in nurturing environments. We have to be in this together, and the city is committed to that effort.”
Mayor Rolison invites YOU to join in making sure our local students return in the fall with the supplies they need:
Backpacks, Supplies & More has challenged us to collect 850 black & white composition notebooks. The notebooks will be distributed to students through the program “Backpacks, Supplies & More” which provides free school supplies to local children. Supplies will be accepted through Tuesday, July 12th and can be dropped off to Kelsey Bradley on the 3rd floor of City Hall.
You can learn more about these efforts and the Backpacks, Supplies & More program here!
We encourage everyone in the community to participate in this important service opportunity! Thank you
The intersection of Creek Road, Smith Street, and Little George Street in the City of Poughkeepsie has an existing intersection that is unconventional and poorly aligned for both pedestrians and vehicular traffic. This causes significant backups and other problems in the area.