• 2019 Board Candidate Statements


    This year, Daniel Duffy, Denise Biery and Michael Zagorski's terms will end on 6/30/2019.  Dan will not be seeking re-election.  The following candidates turned in petitions and will appear on the ballot at the May 21st vote:

    Ed Spence   Ed Spence    

    Ed and his wife Doreen have lived in Hyde Park since 1999.  They have had 5 children graduate from Hyde Park Schools and  currently have three students enrolled in the district.  Ed had worked for IBM Corporation for 13 years prior to changing careers.  He has since worked as an educator for the past 24 years, including 16 years as a teacher.  He currently works as a NYS-certified school administrator.  Ed has completed several leadership programs and completed coursework in NYS Education Law and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration/ Accounting.  He has volunteered for Big Brothers-Big Sisters, United Way and is a member of the Hyde Park Knights of Columbus.  The Spence family are current members of the Regina Coeli Parish and former members of St. Peter’s Parish, both located in Hyde Park.  The Spences were selected from among 45 couples to adopt some special-needs children and can therefore relate on a personal level with families of such students.  Ed’s wife Doreen is a retired Science teacher who worked at St. Peter’s  School, Hyde Park.  Ed’s grandfather (Edward Golden) held a leadership position as a School Board President in the 1920s in a school district in Eastern Pennsylvania.  His half-brother Bobby is a retired NYS Transit Police Officer.  Ed sees this opportunity to be part of the Hyde Park Board of Education as a way to give back to the local community and collaborate with other stakeholders.  His major goals for our districts are to: promote 21st Century Learning and student Social & Emotional Learning (SEL) while doing so in a financially appropriate manner to assist the local taxpayers.  Ed looks forward to the opportunity to serve.


    Mike Zagorski Michael Zagorski – Term served 2016-2019           

     I am currently finishing up my first term as a HPCSD BOE member and it has been an amazing experience.  After such a positive first term, I will be seeking re-election for a second term.  Volunteering in community organizations has always been a part of my life and I feel that a school district is the most important community organization we have.  It is responsible for the education of our children.  During the first three years, I have learned a lot about the school district and I would love to have the opportunity to work another three years to make the Hyde Park Central School District an even better place for our children.

    Denise Biery   Denise Biery – Term served 2016-2019   

    I have been an active community member and parent in the Hyde Park Central School District since 2002.  From the very beginning, I have believed that cooperation between parents and administration is a crucial element in the education of our students.  This philosophy has guided me throughout the years as I actively volunteered with class events, theatrical events, sports teams, fundraisers, and most recently as a school board member.  I believe the Hyde Park Central School District has so much to offer our families, and consider myself lucky to be a part of it.  As a Board of Education member I will continue to dedicate myself to further improve cooperative engagement between families and the school district towards our goal of quality education for all students.

2019-2020 Budget Vote / BOE Member Election Information

  • Link to Business Office for Budget Information and presentations                              
    The 2019-2020 Budget Vote and BOE Member Election:  The next Budget Vote, BOE Member Election date is Tuesday, May 21, 2019.  Once again the polls, located at Haviland Middle School Gymnasium, will be open from 6:00 a.m. until 9:00 pm with the Annual BOE meeting following the vote. 
    Who Does NOT have to register to vote:
    • Anyone who registered to vote with the Dutchess County Board of Elections and/or the Hyde Park Central School District AND has voted in a school district, primary, or presidential vote within the past four (4) years. 
    Who DOES need to register to vote:
    • Qualified voters who have NOT registered with the Board of Elections or the School District.
    • Qualified voters who have NOT voted within in a primary, presidential, or school district vote within the past four (4) years.
    • Students who will turn 18 by the day of the school district vote, may register to vote.

    To register to vote electronically go to http://dmv.ny.gov/more-info/electronic-voter-registration-application

    or to print out a voter registration form go to Dutchess County Board of Elections at http://www.dutchesselections.com/Forms/voteform.pdf

    Voter Registration:   The Hyde Park Central School District will also hold voter registration on Thursday, May 9, 2019 between the hours of 4 pm and 8 pm at the administration office, 11 Boice Road. This is the last day to register to vote at this year's vote.


Absentee Ballot Information for May 21, 2019 Vote

  • Absentee Ballot Applications:

    1. Absentee ballot applications are available at the district office or by clikcing on the link at the bottom of this section. 

    2. To get an absentee ballot, e-mail or call the District Clerk and request an absentee ballot application. jmikula@hpcsd.org or 845-229-4000 ext.1001 or print form from link below.

    3. Complete the application and return it to the District Clerk no later than 7 business days prior to the vote (by MAY 10, 2019).

    Absentee Ballots:

    1. Absentee ballots will be mailed to the applicant / or the applicant can personally pick up their ballot from the District Clerk at the District Office, on or after April 17, 2019, during business hours, M-F between 8-4.

    2. Absentee ballots should be returned to the District Clerk in the envelope provided. Hand delivered ballots will be accepted by District Clerk at the district office until May 20, 2019 at 4:00 or on the day of the vote, May 21, 2019, at Haviland Middle School until 5:00 pm.

    If you have any questions please contact the District Clerk at (845)229-4000 ext 1001.


    Link to Absentee Ballot Application for May 21, 2019 Vote