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Central Valley School District strives to offer students programs and opportunities to enable them to graduate college and career ready.

Annual Professional Performance Review (APPR)
Each year, New York state schools must evaluate the performance of their principals and teachers using a process called the Annual Professional Performance Review (APPR). For more information:

  • APPR Agreement (PDF) – a letter from the NYS Education Commissioner approving the district’s APPR plan. Under NY education law, this letter is posted as evidence the district is in compliance with APPR requirements.

Requesting your child’s principal(s) and teacher(s) scores
Subsection 10 of Education Law §3012-d, known as the Annual Professional Performance Review law, requires districts to provide “conspicuous notice to parents and legal guardians of the right to obtain” the final quality rating and composite effectiveness scores for their child’s current principal(s) and teacher(s).

To request those scores, please complete an APPR Request Form (PDF) and submit it in person at the district office. To ensure this legally restricted information is released only to eligible people, you will be asked for a driver’s license or comparable photo ID to verify your identity.

Next Generation Learning Standards
Common Core Standards have been developed to provide a clear outline of what a student should learn to graduate college and career ready. Learn more about Next Gen Learning Standards.

New York State School Report Card (Accountability Report)
The New York State Report Card is an important part of the Board of Regents’ effort to raise learning standards for all students. It provides information to the public on school/district enrollment and staff, student performance, and other measures of school and district performance. Knowledge gained from the report card on a school’s or district’s strengths and weaknesses can be used to improve instruction and services to students.

More Information

Alaine K. Canestrari, Assistant Superintendent
111 Frederick St.
Ilion, NY 13357

District/School Education Improvement Plans

Central Valley CSD has developed a series of plans to improve the academic performance of specific groups of students. Those plans are listed below:

Assessments—State and Local

The New York State Education Department requires all public school districts to administer state tests in English language arts, math and science to all students in grades 3-8. High school students in New York State are required to pass five Regents exams in order to graduate – in English, math, U.S. history & government, global history and one science subject area.

In addition, school districts administer other assessments to measure student progress, both from year-to-year and throughout the year.

  • Guidance & Counseling Services

    The school counselors assist students, teachers, parents and administrators. The role of the counselor is to help students as they seek to identify and achieve personal goals, and assume rights and responsibilities in various life roles at each developmental stage. This role is detailed in the Comprehensive District Counseling Program. It is also available as a printable PDF.

    Important functions of the guidance department include:

    • Academic improvement and planning

    • Crisis intervention services

    • Transitional services

    • Parent  and teacher support

    • Guidance curriculum lessons in both group and individual settings

    • A wide variety of testing opportunities and information for students grades 7-12

    • Assist students with college, career and post-secondary planning

    • Career exploration inventories and activities to help students become knowledgeable about the world of work

    The Guidance Office is open every school day for students or parents who wish to browse the college catalog. A reference shelf for parents is also available. It contains various books and pamphlets to assist parents in financial aid planning, and in maximizing their relationship with their teenager(s)

    Detailed information can be found in the “Course of Study” books available in the Guidance Office and the library regarding: Sequences, Courses Offered, Graduation Requirements, Required Courses and Course Description.

    The Guidance Office prepares and distributes grade level newsletters for students. These contain important information and should be shared with parents. Counselors also have lists of important dates for juniors and seniors regarding College Board Testing, financial aid forms and scholarships.

    Psychological Services

    In addition to the Guidance staff, we have school psychologists and social workers to assist students with learning problems or personal problems, which interfere with their school success.

    Students may make an appointment to either of these people on their own, or the school staff, parents or other agencies with which the students may have contact may refer them. All referrals and contacts are kept in complete confidence.

    We also have the Committee on Special Education to serve students with any kind of disability which may affect school performance.


    Central Valley Academy
    111 Frederick St.
    Ilion, NY 13357
    Phone: 315-895-7120
    Fax: 315-895-7946
    CEEB Code: 332505

    Shannon Darrow, counselor,
    Michelle DelConte, counselor,
    Andrew Goldman, school psychologist,
    Sherri Hall, school psychologist,
    Brian Van Vechten, certified social worker,
    Karen Casler, secretary,

    Jarvis Middle School
    28 Grove St.
    Mohawk, NY 13407
    Phone: 315-866-2620
    Fax: 315-867-2909

    Shannon Buttacaroli, counselor,
    Alina Horner, counselor,
    Jeff Aulisi, social worker,
    Amy Murphy, secretary,


  • Central Valley Central School District offers an ELL program for qualified students.

    For more information please contact:

    Jeremy Kozak
    Director of Student Services
    Central Valley Central School District
    Central Valley Academy
    111 Frederick Street
    Ilion, NY 13357
    phone: (315) 574-3115

    The following informational links are available for your use:

  • Education curriculum in New York State is changing. In September 2017, the Board of Regents adopted the Next Generation Learning Standards, Art Standards, and new science standards. After several years of turmoil, the New York State Education Department and the Board of Regents is working hard to ensure students learn age-appropriate material that teaches them to read, write, and do math. The state is also creating new pathways to graduation, recognizing that not every student is headed to college to study science and technology.

    You can learn more about what is happening by clicking the links below:

    Next Generation Learning Standards by subject


    Alaine K. Canestrari, Assistant Superintendent


    Special Education (K-4): Kate Hitchcock

    English (5-8): Colleen Bunce
    Math (5-8): JoJo Levi
    Social Studies (5-8):  John Kearney
    Special Education (5-8):  Karen Casler
    Science (5-8):  Mike Farber

    High School
    Fine Arts: Joanna Jenkins
    Music: Mark Bunce
    English: Sharee Forte
    Guidance: Michelle Delconte
    Foreign Language: Andrea Donahue
    Library Coordinator: Steve Inzer
    Math: Ron Kuty
    Occ. Ed/Tech/FCS/Business: Sarah Seamon
    Physical Education: Jane Connors
    Science: Kirsten Benson
    Social Studies: Roy Upson
    Special Education: Amy Billings  

    Grade 2: Gina Kirkpatrick
    Grade 3: Stacy Willis
    Grade 4: Brittani Canipe
    Grade 5: Patricia Murray
    Grade 6: Colleen Bunce
    Grade 7: Jen DeRocco
    Grade 8: John Kearney & Rachel Mucurio

  • Quarterly grade point averages will be calculated two weeks after the end of a the quarter allowing students an opportunity to make up incomplete work.

    Grades to achieve Honor Roll are as follows:

    • Principal’s Honor Roll: 95-100
    • High Honor Roll: 90-94.9
    • Honor Roll: 85-89.99

    All names will be released to the newspaper and published on the district website.