Hancock Central School District


The Hancock Central School District will be closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 academic year.
HCSD will deliver no-cost breakfast and lunch to all of its students until further notice. 
Click here for the latest information on Coronavirus and our District.

Congratulations! Kelsey Young and Roger Newman III, Hancock CSD Class of 2020
Zachary Alderman and Richard Banks Class of 2020 Posters
Alexis Bennett and Catherine Bennett Class of 2020 Posters
Joshua Brown and Jeremiah Burrows Class of 2020 Posters
Nicole D'Elia and Lana Evanitsky Class of 2020 Posters
Sierra Francisco and Liam Galloway Class of 2020 Posters
Christopher Geer and Brenna Gleim Class of 2020 Posters
Adam Goebel and Nicholas Gross Class of 2020 Posters
Gaven Hendrickson and Ariel Kellam Class of 2020 Posters
Evan Kenyon and Blaze Kuehn Class of 2020 Posters
Harrison Layman and Zane MacRabie-Groat Class of 2020 Posters
Max McAndrew and Brandon McElroy Class of 2020 Posters
Emily McGraw and McKenzie Mead Class of 2020 Posters
Michaela Mirch and Lily Ogozalek Class of 2020 Posters
Sara Orlowski and Castin Ostrander Class of 2020 Posters
Sarahann Rake and Emily Rubera Class of 2020 Posters
Noah Rubera and Scott Smith Class of 2020 Posters
Christian Sokol and Vanessa Tompkins Class of 2020 Posters
Striving for excellence as an innovative, advanced and reflective school community.

Latest News

Thought Exchange: Reopening our schools
Thought Exchange: Reopening our schools

Click to find out how you can participate in a statewide virtual conversation about reopening our schools!

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Bergman part of NYSPHSAA Task Force
Bergman part of NYSPHSAA Task Force

Hancock PK-12 Principal Julie Bergman will serve on the New York State Public High School Athletic Association’s COVID-19 Task Force, which will examine potential impacts of the pandemic on the 2020 fall sports season and the 2020-2021 school year. Click for more information!

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Who is YOUR hero?
Who is YOUR hero?

Hancock students in grades 3-11 are encouraged to participate in the 2020 Legacy of Honor Essay Contest. Click for more information!

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Sign up for fall sports today!
Hancock is holding sign-ups for the 2020 fall sports season. Click to find out how you can sign up!
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Young, Newman highlight Class of 2020
Young, Newman highlight Class of 2020

The Hancock Central School District is proud to recognize Valedictorian Kelsey Young and Salutatorian Roger Newman III as the top two academic students in Hancock High School’s Class of 2020. Click to read more!

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Hancock Central School District Annual Meeting will be June 9, 2020


2020-2021 School District Budget Vote and BOE Election

Budget Hearing: Tuesday, May 26 at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom Virtual Platform

School District Budget Vote and BOE Election: Tuesday, June 9

(Absentee Ballots are due to the District Office by 5:00 p.m.)

- Please Click Here for more information!

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Drake, Kellam among best in state
Drake, Kellam among best in state

Congratulations to Hancock's Laycee Drake and Ariel Kellam, who have earned all-state awards for the 2019-2020 girls basketball season. Click to read more!

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BOE Meeting Date Moved to May 18th
The Board of Education Meeting originally scheduled for May 11th has been moved to May 18th.
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Superintendent's Blog

Superintendent and student

Hello, friends! As we reach the peak of the winter season, the Board and I remain diligently focused on developing the proposed spending plan and corresponding school program for the 2020-2021 school year.

In late January, the Governor proposed his 2021 Executive budget to the Legislature. On the surface, this proposal appears to fund public education quite generously. However, the projected school-aid allocation to Hancock is not nearly sufficient to fully fund anticipated expense increases that are necessary to provide an adequate and appropriate public education for all of our students.

That said, we are still relatively early in the budget-development process and the final, reconciled state budget is yet to be developed. I am extremely confident the Board and I will produce a responsible 2020-2021 spending plan that meets the needs of our students while remaining fiscally responsible to our taxpayers in the present moment and, as important, in the years ahead.

More information is forthcoming. I encourage all of our interested stakeholders to periodically check our website (www.hancock.stier.org), our social-media pages (Facebook and Twitter), and local news outlets such as the Hancock Herald for updates.

Now more than ever, I am convinced that we can offer our students the best possible program opportunities by working together. We will continue to support their ongoing intellectual, psychological and emotional growth from elementary school through adolescence and into adulthood.

Please stay in touch!


Terrance P. Dougherty, Ph.D.
HCSD Superintendent of Schools
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 607-637-1301
Twitter: @SLUDAD2017 

Mission, Vision, Core Beliefs

Wildcat Pledge
We nurture and empower each learner’s unlimited capacity to become a responsible citizen with a promising future.
 Striving for excellence as an innovative, advanced and reflective school community.
We ensure continuous growth because we believe each of us can learn.
We work better together, always.
We embrace creativity & advancing technology.
We trust, respect, support & care for one another.
Learning Environment
Our approach is engaging, learner-centered & adaptable to individual needs.
We put students first.
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