ARCHIVED NEWS AT HUDSON CSD
2013-14 Budget Book
Now available is the 2013-14 Hudson CSD Budget Book.
A HCSD budget forecast
Those of us working inside the Hudson City School District join our students and parents in welcoming the month of May with a big sigh of relief that the New York state exams are behind us.
Whether or not we agree with the state’s testing procedures, discouraging students from taking the test is not the solution. The state’s current accountability system requires that schools have a 95 percent participation rate. If a district does not reach the 95 percent participation rate, it will not make “Adequate Yearly Progress” (AYP) which could affect a district’s Title I funding. Read more...
National Teacher Appreciation Week
Dear HCSD Colleagues:
Before this week comes to a close, I want to recognize your commitment, dedication, and hard work in honor of National Teacher Appreciation Week.
Especially in a year when we are all feeling the pressure of tougher standards and a new accountability system, it is important to pause and give thanks for your acts of scholarship and kindness most people outside of the district do not ordinarily get to see. Every day I see teachers going above and beyond to ensure that our students have their academic and social needs met.
Hudson is a unique place to work filled with opportunities and challenges. In a district with high poverty, special education, and minority populations abounding, we don’t have the time for complacency or mediocrity. We must always strive to move and remove the barriers preventing our students from succeeding. The ability to inspire children of all ages and walks of life to learn is no easy task, but you do it with care and persistence.
Resiliency is going to be a critical survival skill for any educator these days but there is a light at the end of the tunnel, and it’s not a train coming! Keep the faith, don’t get discouraged, and always get back on track when the inevitable difficulties come along.
With sincere gratitude,
New York State Property Tax Cap Information
Does the New York State Property Tax Cap limit your school tax increase to 2% each year? More information is available on the Property Tax Cap page.
District launches electronic newsletter
The Bluehawk e-Newsletter is a newly launched periodical from the Hudson City School District. It will offer a look at all the wonderful things going on in our buildings. In addition, there will be regularly featured articles from different departments throughout the district covering a variety of topics. Read more...
Hudson CSD to present budget forecast to groups
The Hudson City School District is bringing the district to you! We would like to present the 2013-14 Hudson CSD budget forecast to our taxpayers. If you have a group meeting in the month of March, please contact Superintendent Suttmeier’s office at 828-4360 Ext. 2101 to book the 45 minute presentation today. Let’s get together to listen and to be heard!
Some insight into the budget
For the last four years, the Hudson City School District along with all public schools in upstate New York has received less state aid each year. Consequently, the district has had record-breaking layoffs of teachers and staff as well as cuts in programs.
If New York state continues to cut state aid to public schools, the district will be forced to make deeper cuts over the next several years. We cannot depend on our local taxpayers to offset the budget deficit each year. There will come a time when we are no longer able to function with the basic academic integrity needed to provide a well-rounded education to our students. The district has been working diligently on doing the right work to improve the academic and financial status of the district, but there is just so far we can go on the resources we receive from the state. Read more...
Visitor and Staff Security
Dear School Community:
Thank you very much for all of your suggestions and comments regarding the safety of our schools. Together, we work as partners to make sure that our schools and our community is safe for everyone. We continue to encourage your involvement in our schools and welcome you as partners in your child's education. Read more...
Hudson CSD to Develop District Plan for Improvement
Hudson CSD is looking for school leadership, staff, parents, and students to participate in a meaningful opportunity to develop a district plan for improvement. Read more...
Budget Committee hosts Community Forum
There will be a community forum on Monday, December 17, 2012 from 6 - 7 p.m. in the JLE Cafe. Community members attending will be given a chance to speak and guide the committee at topic to look at during budget season. Read more...
Healthy Changes in Our School Cafeteria
This fall, Hudson’s school cafeterias are meeting tough, but exciting new federal nutrition standards for school meals. The new nutrition standards ensure that meals are healthy and well balanced to provide students with all the nutrition they need to succeed in school. Read more...
Superintendent Suttmeier's Opening Day Message to Faculty and Staff
Superintendent Suttmeier addresses the faculty and staff of Hudson City School District. Read more...
Superintendent Suttmeier's Opening Day Letter
Summer 2012 is quickly disappearing with the promise of Opening Day 2012 on the horizon! I am honored to lead this district and grateful to have such dedicated staff to work with. I am confident that together, we can move this district in a positive direction. In fact, I know we can!
Update to the 2012-13 Calendar
Please be advised that due to a change in the Questar calendar which was used as a guide to develop our district calendar, we are now scheduled to have both Sept. 4 and 5 as full professional development days. This extra time with staff will give the district an opportunity to address many important topics prior to the arrival of our students. We will welcome our students back to school for a full day on Sept. 6th. We look forward to seeing everyone this September! Download calendar
Greater Hudson Promise Neighborhood Project
This is an important announcement regarding the Greater Hudson Promise Neighborhood project. Beginning Wednesday, August 1st and extending to Saturday, August 25th, staff members will be knocking on doors throughout the district to gather information about the community. Staff will be wearing navy blue or gray shirts with the GHPN logo on them. Please give us your input to help create the Hudson City School District of your future. Thank you.