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This site is run by Raymond K. Duncan and provides information on the Poughkeepsie City School District.  This is not the official site of the Poughkeepsie City School District.  The Poughkeepsie City School District official web site can be found here.

 

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Please Support Duncan and Johnson on May 15

Raymond Duncan with Education Commissioner John King
Randall Johnson and I are up for re-election this year and are asking for your support to continue our work.  Below you will find some additional information about us, the budget, and the election.  Bookmark this page and check back as additional information will be posted as the election approaches.

Thank you for your support!

Randall Johnson with Education Commissioner John King


Information about Raymond & Randy
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Anna May Duncan

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Raymond Duncan, NYS Assemblymember Frank Skartados, and Randall Johnson

Superintendent Laval Wilson, NYS Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, Raymond Duncan, and Randall Johnson

Raymond Duncan, Randall Johnson, NYSSBA General Counsel Jay Worona, NYSSBA President Florence Johnson, and NYSSBA Executive Director Tim Kremer


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Important News
I am trying something new here.  My updates move down the page and then into the archive pretty quickly.  Most of the time this is okay but sometimes I post items that I would like to stay at the top for a while.  The posts that I like to keep around for a while are usually the ones that I write like my position on the Alternative Program or information on District goals.  From now on this post will remain at the top with links to important topics.  I will update this post as needed.

Someone asked me about the Poughkeepsie Journal articles I post on my site.  My posting an article does not necessarily mean I agree with it.  I post articles that are relevant to the Poughkeepsie School District.

Clicking on any of the underlined topics below will take you to the full post:
Added 04-25-2011 Poughkeepsie Journal: $81.5 million budget eases city school cuts
Added 04-22-2011 Board Adopts Budget for May Public Vote
Added 04-15-2011 Budget Adoption Postponed as 3 Board Members Fail to Support it
Added 04-15-2011 Board Meeting Calendar Update
Added 04-15-2011 My Budget Statement
Added 02-28-2011 Important Budget Information Posted
Added 12-11-2010 Poughkeepsie Journal: State: City high school among lowest achievers
Added 12-09-2010 District announces funding problems with previous $27 million dollar Capital Project
Added 10-07-2010 Building Project Update
Added 09-28-2010 White Paper on the 2010-2011 PCSD Budget Gap (estimated at over $6,000,000)
Added 09-27-2010 Update - Board reinstates Alternative Program
Added 08-27-2010 My opinion on the reinstatement of the Alternative Program
Added 08-11-2010 2009-2010 Goals, Evidence of Success, and Results


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May 10, 2012 - PJ Letter to the Editor - Gus Kazolias
Duncan, Johnson best for school district

Once again, it's time for Poughkeepsie Board of Education elections and the candidates have come out of the woodwork. Where are these people the rest of the year? I regularly attend board meetings and before this month had never seen two of the candidates at a meeting; I've only seen the third when the budget is being discussed. If these candidates want to run for office, then why don?t they try attending some meetings first!

This year we have one candidate who filed what is in my opinion a baseless discrimination suit against the district. Another candidate means well, but at 19 he just doesn't have the experience necessary.

Then we have Raymond Duncan and Randall Johnson together they have 12 years of experience. Both have been recognized by the state School Board Association with their highest honor, the Master of Boardmanship award. These are the board members that I want to pick the next superintendent.

Duncan knows the district's finances better than anyone and Johnson believes in holding people accountable. The secret to their success is that they keep the children's interests first.

The Greeks have a saying that the fish rots from the head down. If we want our school district to be successful, then we need to start at the top and elect competent, knowledgeable and hardworking board members.

I am voting for Raymond Duncan and Randall Johnson.

Constintine 'Gus' Kazolias

Poughkeepsie

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May 10, 2012 - PJ Letter to the Editor - Raymond Duncan
Board member reaffirms his commitment

Schools and the boards that run them play a vital role in any community and Poughkeepsie is no exception.

This year represents a critical juncture for the Poughkeepsie school board. It is no secret that there have been a number of controversial issues decided by the Poughkeepsie board this year. On May 15 it will be up to the voters to decide the direction our district will take.

For the past six years I have kept my focus on children while working to improve education in our schools, strengthen safety and security and enhance financial controls and planning.

Educationally, I am seeking to increase the graduation rate and return full-day kindergarten. Fiscally, the tax levy for each of the past three years has been below 2.5 percent, which is the second-lowest in the county overall.

A recent Journal editorial (Define school board members roles, April 29) focused on the need for board member training.

Randall Johnson and I are the only two board members of the Poughkeepsie school board to ever receive the New York State School Board Associations Master of Boardsmanship Award.

My current term expires at the end of June; had I not sought re-election, my final act as a board member would be handing my youngest child her diploma at graduation.

I could have ended my service there, but for me it has never been just about my children, it's about my continuing commitment to serve all of our children and our community.

Raymond Duncan

Poughkeepsie

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May 10, 2012 - PJ Letter to the Editor - Anna May Duncan
Mom sure candidate will be supported

My son Raymond Duncan is running for re-election for the Poughkeepsie City School Board, and it was with great pride that I put up his election sign in my front yard and in my neighbor?s yard. On Saturday, April 28, someone stole both my sign and my neighbor's sign. Subsequently, I found that many other signs of his had also been stolen. Signs with the names of other candidates were left untouched.

After my anger subsided, I realized that someone is afraid of having Raymond Duncan continue on the board. Is it his dedication to the children and to the taxpayers they are afraid of? Is it his financial acumen they are afraid of? Is it his need for accountability they are afraid of? Is it his honesty and integrity they are afraid of?

The thief may steal all of Raymond?s signs, but the residents of Poughkeepsie are aware of his hard work on their behalf and on the behalf of their children, and I am confident they will continue to support him.

Anna May B. Duncan

Poughkeepsie

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May 31, 2011 - Poughkeepsie Journal: N.Y. tax cap has local leaders seeking mandate relief
ALBANY — The message from Gov. Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders last week was clear: Property-tax levies in New York will be capped at 2 percent with minor exemptions, pending approval from the Legislature.

Now, with a framework tax-cap agreement in place, local governments and school districts say the need to ease their state-mandated costs has never been more urgent.

"I think everybody agrees that a property-tax cap is a good start," said Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks. "But if we pass a cap without mandate reform, there will be some unintended consequences that could hurt quality of life in communities, with Medicaid at the top of the list."

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May 25, 2011 - Poughkeepsie Journal: Property owners challenge assessments at Grievance Day
Reducing their tax burdens was on the mind of some property owners Tuesday contesting the assessed values of their land.

They were among those across the state taking advantage of Grievance Day. This is the annual opportunity for residents to request their local boards of assessment review to lower or raise the assessed values of their parcels.

Eugene Sardo of the City of Poughkeepsie said Tuesday he was asking the city board to lower the $256,000 assessment on his home on Cedar Avenue. He said seven years ago he and his wife, Carol, paid $280,000 for the house.

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May 25, 2011 - Poughkeepsie Journal: Cuomo, lawmakers reach deal on property tax cap
ALBANY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders said Tuesday that they've reached a deal to cap the growth of property taxes in New York to 2 percent a year and carve out limited exemptions for burgeoning pension costs.

But while the sides appeared to agree on the parameters of a long-stalled tax cap, uncertainties remained and they said they were still negotiating some pieces of the deal.

In particular, the agreement is being linked to the renewal of rent regulations for New York City and its suburbs, including Westchester and Rockland counties.

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May 24, 2011 - Poughkeepsie Journal: Councilman will resign to join city school board

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May 24, 2011 - Poughkeepsie Journal: Senators: Some bad teachers avoid discipline

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May 23, 2011 - Poughkeepsie Journal: High school rowing: Poughkeepsie wins twice in Saratoga

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May 22, 2011 - Poughkeepsie Journal: Coates will reveal pick between city council, school board Monday

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May 17, 2011 - Poll Locations

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May 14, 2011 - Poughkeepsie Journal: Letters to the editor 5/14

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May 13, 2011 - Poughkeepsie Journal: Letters to the editor - 5/13

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May 12, 2011 - Poughkeepsie Journal: Letters to the Editor - 5/12

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May 11, 2011 - Poughkeepsie Journal: Battle over tax cap rages on in Albany

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May 10, 2011 - Please Support Maurice Collen for BOE

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May 5, 2011 - Poughkeepsie Journal: Councilman Coates joins Poughkeepsie school board race; Charter is field's only incumbent

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May 4, 2011 - Poughkeepsie Journal: High school crew: Local teams gearing up for pivotal meets

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May 4, 2011 - Poughkeepsie Journal: Leadership role enables superintendent to help students excel

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May 4, 2011 - Poughkeepsie Journal: Raises in average pay for school administrators outpaces teachers'

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May 2, 2011 - Poughkeepsie Journal: City police probe 2 reports of efforts to abduct children

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May 1, 2011 - Poughkeepsie Journal: Facing drastic aid cuts, schools look to cuts staff, programs
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I am a homeowner and a City of Poughkeepsie resident for 19 years with two children attending school in the Poughkeepsie City School District.  I grew up in the town of Poughkeepsie and attended school in the Wappingers Central School District.  I work from home as a computer programmer and consultant.  I attended board meetings for three years before being elected to the Board of Education in May 2006. I have served two years as Vice President and two years as President of the Board and my current term expires on June 30, 2012.  I am a member of the Audit Committee and serve as the liaison to the Dutchess County School Board Association.  I can be emailed at admin@poughkeepsieschools.info.


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