On May 20, 2022, Schodack Central School District and its Superintendent of Schools Jason Chevrier were honored to participate in Questar III BOCES’ ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Paul Puccio School at Maple Hill.

Named after the late Paul Puccio, the school is located within the Schodack District Office building (the former middle school). Mr. Puccio devoted much of his life to public education, Schodack and Questar III, serving on both Schodack’s Board of Education and Questar’s Board of Education for many years.

The Paul Puccio School at Maple Hill serves special education students attending two Questar III programs, a middle school therapeutic program (TYP) and a middle school New York State Alternative Assessment (NYSSA) program. The TYP classes are designed for students with a mental health diagnosis that interferes with success in school, which may include school phobia and anxiety. The NYSSA classes are designed for students with significant cognitive difficulties as well as social and behavioral disabilities.

“The district is touched that Questar III has decided to name its program the Paul Puccio School at Maple Hill. Paul dedicated his life to making our schools and community one of the best places to raise a family,” said Mr. Chevrier.

“His leadership, dedication to education, and consistent presence have helped make our school district and Questar III BOCES programs some of the best in the Capital Region. Paul would be proud of this partnership, and we are so honored to continue our important work together in his memory.”

Below you can view some pictures and a short video from the ribbon-cutting ceremony (courtesy of Questar III). To read more about Mr. Puccio and the Paul Puccio School at Maple Hile, visit Questar III’s website.