Superintendent’s Weekly Update

June 10, 2022

Budget Adoption

The Board of Education has adopted a revised plan based on community feedback, which will be presented to voters on Tuesday, June 21.


THE NEWLY PROPOSED BUDGET:


• Represents a tax levy increase of 1.5%. This is a reduction from the initial proposal that carried a tax levy increase of 2.14%.

• Includes the use of $2.5 million in fund balance to help offset the tax levy impact to the community.

• Maintains class sizes within the district guidelines.

• Supports the district’s continuing initiatives, such as the new math, science and social-emotional learning programs, as well as project-based learning and career exploration opportunities, among others.

• Funds a number of partnerships with various external agencies/universities, including the Adelphi STEP program, Adelphi University Residency program, the Nassau Community College Dual Enrollment program and the NYU Langone Envision Scholar program, to name a few.


THE PROPOSAL REPRESENTS A REDUCTION OF $256,000 FROM THE INITIAL BUDGET.

IN ADDITION TO USING MORE FUND BALANCE, WHAT WAS REDUCED?


• Realignment of middle and high school administrative staffing due to the creation of a secondary school.

• Additional savings from retirements not known when initial budget was developed.

• Negotiation of teachers' contract.

• Actual costs of insurance premiums. This cost is less than the estimate provided to the district when the initial budget was presented.

• Elimination/reduction of some administrative software.

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Budget Hearing - June 14


THE WEST HEMPSTEAD BOARD OF EDUCATION WILL HOLD ITS NEXT MEETING IN THE HIGH SCHOOL VIDEO CONFERENCE ROOM AT 7:30 PM:


TUESDAY, JUNE 14 - BUDGET HEARING


THE LINK WILL BE POSTED TO THE WEBSITE ON THE MORNING OF THE SCHEDULED MEETING (ON THE HOMEPAGE UNDER THE “NEWS” SECTION).

WWW.WHUFSD.COM


THE BUDGET RE-VOTE WILL BE ON JUNE 21, 2022. VOTING TAKES PLACE IN THE MIDDLE SCHOLL GYMNASIUM FROM 7 AM – 9 PM.

More information regarding the budget will be added here.

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Valedictorians and Salutatorian - Joseph Tudisco and Nicholas Trinh

The top two students of the Class of 2022 at each high school in Nassau County were honored at the Nassau County Council of School Superintendents’ annual Celebrating Excellence and The Legacy of Dr. James Tolle Breakfast, held at Crest Hollow Country Club on June 3. Valedictorians and salutatorians were honored for their exceptional success and accolades throughout their high school careers.


Joseph Tudisco is our valedictorian and will be attending Boston University.


Nicholas Trinh is our salutatorian and will be attending LIU - Post.


Congratulations to Joseph and Nicholas!

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Have you registered for Kindergarten?

Registration for the incoming 2022-2023 Chestnut Street Kindergarten class is ongoing. Please register now!


Before registering, here is a helpful resource page that lists all the important documents and information you will need during the registration process. If you have any questions, contact the don't hesitate to get in touch with the Registration Office at 516-390-3120.

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Athletic Awards Dinners


The West Hempstead High School Awards Dinner recognized the individual as well as the team achievements of the entire athletic program. In addition to the special awards and the outstanding athlete awards being presented, the members of all Varsity, and Junior Varsity teams will be receiving their School Letter (WH). The dinners took place on Wednesday, June 8, and Thursday, June 9. The evening was filled with joy and celebration. It was wonderful to be able to celebrate in person! Thank you to Mr. Mistretta for organizing the event.

Upcoming Events

6/13 7:30 PM PTSA Meeting HS Video Conference Room


6/14 7:30 PM Board of Education Regular Business Meeting and Budget Hearing


6/20 SCHOOLS CLOSED


6/21 BUDGET REVOTE - MIDDLE SCHOOL GYM - 7:00 A.M. TO 9:00 P.M.


6/24 Last Day of School Students/Teachers