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Lancaster Central School District

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Michael J. Vallely, Ph.D.
Superintendent of Schools

Lancaster CSD
177 Central Avenue
Lancaster, NY 14086

District Clerk/Secretary:
Sandra Janik
(716) 686-3201 

Dear Lancaster School Community,

A well-rounded staff, supported by a dedicated board of education and significant parental and community involvement, are the key ingredients for excellence in the Lancaster Central School District. The need for partners outside the district is vital and can be critical to pushing the district to the next level. 

Here in Lancaster, parents are encouraged to work cooperatively with their child's teacher and the school to enhance the learning process. Psychologists, social workers, speech teachers, nurses, and counselors support students and families in the district. The Family Support Center, located at Lancaster Middle School, is available for confidential counseling and referral services. 

A long-standing partnership with the Town of Lancaster Youth Bureau further enriches the lives of students and families in the community, with special attention to families in need. School Resource Officers from the Lancaster Police Department work closely with administration, staff, and students to ensure a safe learning environment is maintained in all of our school buildings. In 2022, we increased officer presence through our new school officer liaison program, with the Lancaster Police Department assigning four additional officers to make visits to our elementary buildings, along with a Depew Police Department officer assigned to John A. Sciole.

This great district is also fortunate to have support from the Lancaster Educational and Alumni Foundation (LEAF); not many schools have the luxury. LEAF was incorporated in 2010 to provide financial support for academic, athletic, and extracurricular activities for students of the Lancaster Central School District. The non-profit organization partners with businesses, alumni, organizations, and parents to provide supplemental programming and scholarships for our students.


Michael J. Vallely, Ph.D.


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