The members of the South Huntington Board of Education, administration, and staff wish to thank the community for their support of our 2015-2016 school budget. We recognize that this overwhelming endorsement is a sign of genuine faith and promise to make wise and efficient use of the precious resources you have allocated to our schools. There was an unmistakable sense of cooperation reflected in this year's budget development process, and we appreciate the efforts of all constituent groups in developing a balanced, contemplative spending plan. Fortunately, our learning community was able to craft a budget that methodically enhances our district's instructional programs and facilities in a fiscally sound, sustainable manner. Through the entire process our South Huntington team remained keenly aware of the need to provide our students with cutting-edge, "21st Century" opportunities, while simultaneously respecting the pressures on our local taxpayers. We thank the community for recognizing that collaborative work and supporting the important mission of our schools.

While there is great pride in the budget plan that was ultimately approved by our voters, we are cognizant of the need to keep a watchful eye on the future. We want to ensure that each and every budget recommendation be thoughtful, collaborative, and sustainable into the next decade. With this in mind, we will continue to build upon the strong relationships the Board of Education, administration, and staff enjoys with our PTA, Booster Club, and Educational Foundation and work collaboratively on behalf of our students. In addition, we will continue to partner with government, not-for-profit, and business organizations to bring creative resources to the district. The reality is that this week's budget passage represents not an end, but the beginning of a journey that will carry our school district into an exciting new year. There is a genuine renaissance taking place in South Huntington, and great things are on the horizon.

 

Be Well,

Dave Bennardo