Thank You, South Huntington Residents

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I would like to express my profound appreciation to the South Huntington school community for the overwhelming support in passing the 2012-2013 school budget. We are especially pleased to have it pass by a two-thirds majority in such difficult economic times. This is truly a vote of confidence—in our Board of Education, in our school system, and, most importantly, in our students.

This budget will enable the district to continue to provide exceptional services and to ensure a top-quality education for our children. The success of our schools—evident in the many shining achievements of our students—is a direct result of the collaborative relationship between students, parents, community members, teachers, administrators, and board members. The South Huntington PTA, the Wildcat Booster Club, the Band Parents, and SEPTA are just a few of the many groups who understand that when we work together, we can accomplish great things, and our children are the beneficiaries.

Many in our community are facing difficult economic times. Please know that your administration and Board of Education worked very hard to keep the tax increase to the barest minimum within the new 2% tax levy cap. The process of working on the 2013-2014 budget begins right away. Your Board of Education will continue to tighten every aspect of the district's budget, scrutinize every expense, and continually work to improve the efficiency of our administration.

Please know that, as always, you have an open invitation to share your concerns with us by attending board meetings or by writing or calling us directly. We welcome and encourage your input. In addition, we will continue to keep you updated about the successes and accomplishments that South Huntington children are achieving with your support.

Once again, please accept our sincere thanks for all you do to support education in South Huntington.

Yours truly,

Thomas Shea
Superintendent of Schools