Budget development is a complex process that aims to strengthen our schools while remaining fiscally responsible for our taxpayers. Each budget year has its own challenges and this year is no exception. In fact, the budget development for the 2021-22 school year might be our most challenging yet.
Maintaining a safe school environment would not be possible without the cooperation and hard work of HCSD students, staff and families, as well as our strong partnership with the CCDOH and Questar III. Our teachers and school staff have never worked harder to support our students, in school and virtually. Seeing our students in pre-k through high school take on the social responsibility of this pandemic and follow the safety protocols every day makes proud to be the superintendent.
The Hudson City School District is proud to share that Dr. Maria Lagana Suttmeier, Superintendent of Schools, and school board member Sage Carter were recognized on the list of 100 Women Making a Difference in Columbia County by the Columbia County Women’s Alliance.
All of us at the Hudson City School District are grateful for the opportunity to unite students and staff in person this year as safely as we can. It literally takes all of us working together to keep everyone socially, emotionally and physically safe while learning.
The planning to welcome back our students has been non-stop. We’ve spent hundreds of hours holding meetings, solving one problem after another, and putting together thousands of metaphorical puzzle pieces to create the best reopening plan within our power. With masks on, Hudson will rise up!
If you or someone you know works in public education, then you know our schools are not truly closed. Our buildings and grounds are closed, but our schools are still operating to provide services for students. We are also working hard to develop a 2020-21 school budget and keep our community informed as best we can.