District 31

District 31 is the only school district in the city to encompass an entire borough, Staten Island. Though neighborhoods have names, such as New Springville and Port Richmond, Staten Islanders tend to think of their borough in terms of regions: north shore, south shore and mid-island. It's the most suburban of all the boroughs with a naturally hilly terrain that has the highest point along the entire eastern seaboard of the United States. Politically more conservative than the rest of New York City, Staten Island has long been home to generations of Irish and Italian American families, but in recent years has welcomed immigrants from India, Korea, the Caribbean and Central America. Most students attend their zoned schools.


District 31 Contacts

715 Ocean Terrace, Building A, Room 141
Staten Island, NY 10301 - Map


District superintendents appoint principals, evaluate schools and approves budgets.
Executive superintendent: Anthony Lodico, (718) 420-5657
District superintendent: Vincenza Gallassio, (718) 420-5657

For individual parent concerns, contact:

Family support coordinator: Yvette Davis-Edwards, (718) 420-5624

For help with PTAs or district-wide events, contact:

Family leadership coordinator: Marie Castelucci, (718) 420-5627



To enroll your child, go to the school or the nearest Family Welcome Center, not the district office.

Family Welcome Center 

715 Ocean Terrace, Building A
Staten Island, NY 10301 - Map
Phone: (718) 420-5617
This center handles both general education and special education enrollment


Community Education Council:

The elected members of the Community Education Council (CEC) approve school zoning lines and advise on education policy.
CEC: Community Education Council 31, (718) 420-5746
Fax: (718) 420-5745


District 31 office

715 Ocean Terrace, Building A
Staten Island, NY 10301 - Map


Special Education:

Most questions about special education can be answered by your child's teacher or principal. If you are new to New York City or your child attends private or parochial school, contact the nearest Committee on Special Education for an evaluation.

Committee on Special Education 

Amine Haddad
715 Ocean Terrace, Building A
Staten Island, NY 10301 - Map
Phone: (718) 420-5790

If these offices can not answer your questions, see DOE contacts