This writing marks my final column as superintendent of the Hudson City School District. It is written with Bluehawk pride, a sense of accomplishment and a great deal of excitement for the possibilities that lie ahead for this district.
See results from the survey that asked the community for their thoughts on the desired characteristics of our next district leader. The Board of Education will use these results to develop criteria for the next superintendent and guide the interviews.
This school year, we know what to expect. We have been here before but now with better information about how COVD-19 spreads and what mitigation measures are needed. We are following the science and listening to experts so we can ensure that our students and staff are protected from this invisible threat when they come to school.
The HCSD Board of Education has started a search for a new Superintendent of Schools. Parents, students, staff and the community are invited to provide input that will be considered by the Board during the search process. The survey will be open until Friday, September 3, 2021.
On June 15, 2021, the HCSD Board of Education accepted Dr. Maria Lagana Suttmeier’s formal notification of her intent to retire at the end of this calendar year.
This year was not easy and difficult decisions were made, but our common goal kept us moving forward. We must keep looking ahead and working together to keep students safe and learning through the end of June, during summer school and into next school year.