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Marathon Central School District

Embrace  *  Educate  *  Empower

Cuomo’s proposed executive budget. This year we plan to keep our staffing at its current level. No new additions were proposed. Increases to the budget will primarily come from increases to health insurance premiums, staff salaries, and special education costs. In addition to the amount of funding allocated from the State and Federal Government, the district will increase the use of our reserve funds to help balance our budget. The district is exploring the addition of a School Resource Officer, which would be shared between Appleby and the High School
The Board of Education would like to invite you to come cast your vote on May 15th. Voting hours will be from NOON to 9 PM. Voting will occur in the CSE Office (room 107) located near our handi-capped entrance at the High School. Please bring ID to assist Mrs. Euson, our district clerk, with the process. To help you better understand the budget, a budget flyer will be mailed to all residents. We would also like to invite you to the budget hearing on May 7th at 7:30 PM in the High School library. We will be explaining all of the details of the budget and answer any questions you may have. We appreciate your support in our budget process. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call me at 607-849-3117 or e-mail me at

Rebecca Stone
Marathon CSD Superintendent

​​​Message From The Superintendent

Rebecca Stone - District Superintendent

Phone: (607) 849-3117


April 2018 Torchlight Article

I would like to start with thanking you for sending your children to Marathon every day. We realize that you are entrusting your loved one in our care and we want to make sure that you know we take their safety very seriously. We have been having several discussions with students, staff members and community members, listening to peoples worries and concerns about student safety. We have had one of many meetings with local school districts and police forces, discussing how we can work together to make our security systems work with our local police and fire control. The district is carefully weighing options for building improvements, and making adjustments through the rest of the school year as well as over the summer. We are always willing to listen and explore new ideas, so if you have an idea you would like to share with us, I would like to hear from you. Suggestions can come via email (, a phone conversation (607-849-3117) or in person. Mrs. Hall has been taking calls and setting up meetings for me while my administrative assistant is out. I would really like to hear from you.
Our school budget is still in draft form. As the writing of this article, the education budget has not yet been passed by New York State. Our current draft of the budget uses Governor 

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The Marathon Central School District has always strived to provide our students with the best education possible. We realize that it is harder and harder for our children to remain competitive in the work force and in the field of continued education. We also recognize that we have a wealth of knowledge and understanding of the world around us right here in our own backyard.  Keeping those two thoughts in mind, it was time to re-engineer our district mission and vision and create a strategic plan that will help focus and guide us as we educate our students.  The purpose of this plan is to help all students graduate from Marathon Central School District with the skills and knowledge that they will need to be successful with any career path they choose and to provide them with unlimited possibilities.

Strategic Planning Process

The Marathon Central School District decided to establish a long range plan that would guide the decision making process of the school.    The district chose to embark on a process that was open, transparent and inclusive so that the voices of all interested stakeholders could be heard.  Becoming a great school requires planning and focus with 5-year targets in selected areas that include built-in yearly monitoring to ensure that the work being done has the desired impact.  The process in this district was rigorous, interactive and challenging with students always being the top priority as it challenged administrators, parents and community members to think in new ways about what is best for the students in the district.  To achieve the goals of this plan, it will require collaboration, perseverance and commitment by all stakeholders. 


Embrace  *  Educate  *  Empower


The Marathon Central School District will excel at graduating citizens who are college and career ready and able to pursue unlimited possibilities locally and globally.


We believe…

  • Students will become strong, confident and resilient citizens prepared to pursue unlimited possibilities.
  • Every student will be valued and engaged in positive mutual relationships.
  • All students will be critical thinkers and problem solvers who meet rigorous academic standards.
  • All students will be academically engaged and will understand what they must do to be a successful learner.
  • Each child will strive for excellence and reach their full potential.
  • Students have a shared responsibility for their own learning.
  • Students will contribute to society as knowledgeable, responsible and involved citizens.
  • Our students must be prepared for the continuing challenges of the future.
  • In welcoming and accepting all students and supporting them throughout the stages of their lives.
  • In the power of partnerships between the District and the Marathon Community to meet the needs of each learner.

Task Force 1 – Embrace

Strategic Intent #1:By June 2019, 100% of students will indicate that they feel valued and are engaged in positive mutual relationships.

Key Initiative 1-1: We will develop practices and procedures that engage all students through building positive relationships with all students.

Task Force 2 – Educate

Strategic Intent #2: By June 2019, 100% of students will meet or exceed proficiency levels that reflect increased expectations and rigor in the area of critical thinking.

Key Initiative 2-1: We will identify and measure critical thinking skills PK-12 and define grade level expectations.

Task Force 3 – Empower

Strategic Intent #3: By June 2019, 100% of students will demonstrate leadership and/or civic engagement by holding leadership positions and collecting hours of community service as measured at the end of the senior year.

Key Initiative 3-1: We will have students engaged in leadership roles and community service to build confidence as they serve their community.

Strategic Intent #4: By June 2019, 100% of students will demonstrate the skills and strategies needed to advocate for themselves and others.

Key Initiative 4-1: We will identify strategies and educate the students with the essential skills necessary to advocate for themselves and others.