• District Advocacy Initiatives

    As a public school district, Brewster Central School District is subject to laws and regulations from various state and federal agencies. These mandates impact your children and frequently are not accompanied by the additional funding needed to implement them, resulting in fiscal repercussions to the District. The Board of Education strives to keep our community apprised when such matters arise and will continually advocate for our students.

    We need the help of the Brewster community, and all communities in New York State, to unite in having our voices heard. The Board encourages all residents to contact our elected officials to advocate for our students.

    Please consider clicking on the links below to send a message to support New York State public education.

    School Meals for All

    Student Mental Health

    Vaccination Mandates

    The links below are provided so that members of the community can track legislation regarding vaccination mandates in the Health Committees of the NYS Senate and Assembly as well as the NYS Public Health and Health Planning Council (“Public Health Council”):

    The Public Health Council’s meetings (and those of their committees) are open to the general public: 


  • List of NYS Legislators

  • Governor Kathy Hochul
    The Honorable Kathy Hochul
    Governor of New York State 
    NYS State Capitol Building Albany, NY 12224 
    Tel:  518 474-8390
    Fax: 518 474-3767

    NYS Senator Peter Harckham
    188 State Street
    Legislative Office Building, Rm. 812
    Albany, NY 12247
    Tel: 518-455-2340
    Fax:  518-426-6786
    Email: harckham@nysenate.gov

    NYS Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins
    Majority Leader, New York State Senate
    188 State Street
    Legislative Office Building, Rm. 907
    Albany, NY 12247
    Tel:  518-455-2585
    Fax:  518-426-6811
    Email: scousins@nysenate.gov

    NYS Senator Shelley Mayer
    Chair, Education Committee
    188 State Street
    Legislative Office Building, Rm. 509
    Albany, NY 12247
    Tel:  518-455-2031
    Fax:  518-426-6860
    Email: smayer@nysenate.gov

    Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell
    Putnam County Office Building
    40 Gleneida Ave., 3rd Floor
    Carmel, NY  10512


  • NYS Assemblyman Kevin Byrne
    Legislative Office Building, Rm. 318
    Albany, NY 12248
    Tel:  518-455-5783
    Email: ByrneK@nyassembly.gov

    NYS Assemblyman Carl E. Heastie
    Speaker, New York State Assembly
    Legislative Office Building, Rm. 932
    Albany, NY 12248
    Tel:  518-455-3791
    Fax:  518-455-5459
    Email: speaker@assembly.state.ny.us

    NYS Assemblyman Michael Benedetto
    Chair, Education Committee
    Legislative Office Building, Rm. 836
    Albany, NY 12248
    Tel:  518-455-5296
    Email: benedettom@nyassembly.gov

    Dr. Betty A. Rosa
    NYS Education Department
    89 Washington Avenue
    Albany, NY 12234
    Tel:  518-474-3852
    Email: commissioner@nysed.gov

    Dr. Mary P. Bassett, MPH
    Commissioner of Health
    New York State Department of Health
    Corning Tower
    Empire State Plaza
    Albany, NY 12237