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First day of schoolJefferson Elementary School students talk with Superintendent Dr. Carol Pallas on the first day of school, September 9, 2015.

The district's administrative team has "high hopes" for the 2014-15 school year. A video carrying this message was shared with faculty and staff on opening day, Sept. 2, 2014. watch Video

Meet Carol A. Pallas

Dr. Carol A. Pallas joined the Schalmont Central School District as superintendent on January 1, 2013, after an extensive search conducted by Capital Region BOCES. Learn more


Many presentations are also posted on the Board of Education page. 

Superintendent Letters

Districtwide Initiatives

Schalmont striving for "even better" in 2016-17 as teachers, staff return to work

Superintendent Carol Pallas and Board of Education President Michael Pasquarella welcomed new and returning teachers and staff to a new school year during opening day on Tuesday, Sept. 6. read more

Schalmont Advance 2018

Schalmont Advance 2018 is a five-year strategic plan that identifies the district's current state and builds from there with a focus on looking forward and continuing to grow and improve.

It was approved by the school board in March 2014, and is continuously updated based on implementation. Learn more about the strategic plan

The five strategic goals are:

  • Accelerate academic achievement for all students by improving student assessment outcomes and providing a coherent standards-based curriculum and instructional program;
  • Develop human capital and professional capacity by providing quality research-based training and professional development opportunities;
  • Build community partnerships by using research-based practices to engage families and other partners to support school improvement.
  • Ensure safe schools by continuing to value and strengthen a positive, safe, innovative and collaborative school and district environment.
  •  Continue to support efficient, effective business and support operations.

Technology Committee

An Ad Hoc Technology Committee was established during the 2013-14 school year in an effort to review the district's current technology plan, research requirements to support the next generation assessments and frameworks for instructional technology for the 21st century, as well as revise/create a new information communication and technology plan that aligns to these educational shifts within a global society. Learn more

Safety Subcommittee on School Climate & Culture

Creating a safer and healthier school community is the goal of the districtwide Safety Subcommittee on School Climate and Culture, which was established in December 2013 to take a closer look at all aspects of the school community to determine whether enough is being done to address the social and emotional needs of all students. The 30-member group of employees, parents, students, and community members have been working under the guidance of Capital Region BOCES CAPIT Prevention Coordinator Cathy Welling to develop a plan moving forward. Learn more

Other Committees