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Huntington High School

Huntington School District executives devote many months to developing a draft budget plan to fund operations during the following school year.

Budget managers typically submit their draft financial plans to the district’s business office by late November. The following months are spent refining projections for expected revenues and expenses. Staffing estimates are developed based on school and course enrollments. Principals and department leaders present their respective budgets to the central administration in January.

A working budget is presented to trustees in February. Once the draft budget is finalized, trustees review each line of the plan during a series of budget meetings. The public is welcome to attend these sessions and is given an opportunity to address trustees.

All of the superintendent’s budget presentations and a copy of the most recent draft budget are promptly posted on the district website along with the audio of every budget meeting.

The process culminates with the adoption of a proposed budget by the Huntington School Board in April followed by a public hearing. Residents vote on the proposed budget in May.

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HHS Students

The proposed school budget continues Huntington’s 360 year commitment to providing a top notch education for the young people of our community by maintaining our exceptionally strong academic program for approximately 4,650 students in grades K-12.

  • Maintains the district’s full day kindergarten program.
  • Provides for an extensive line-up of Regents, Honors and Advanced Placement courses in every academic area.
  • Allocates $230,335 for new textbooks, $163,030 for new workbooks, $45,264 for new library resources, $130,000 for new computer software and $324,879 for new instructional equipment, including computers and tablet devices.
  • Continues the district’s 1:1 computing device initiative.
  • Funds 64 athletic teams for high school and middle school students, 100 coaching positions and a full-time athletic trainer.
  • Provides a complete program of adult-supervised, after-school extracurricular activities, including dozens of clubs for students.
  • Funds comprehensive art, music and physical education opportunities, including band, orchestra, chorus, marching band, music ensembles, specialized art courses and Project Adventure.
  • Funds student drama club productions, newspapers, concerts, science fairs and the district art show.
  • Maintains the district’s K-5 Dual Language Program. Expands world language FLEX program to grade 5.
  • Includes a comprehensive special education program for students with disabilities and support services for all students.
  • Continues the SEARCH and Math Olympiad programs for academically talented fifth and sixth graders.
  • Expands the Advanced Placement (AP) Capstone diploma program at Huntington High School with the second course in the Capstone sequence (AP Research).
  • Augments the district’s commitment to the high school science research program and robotics programs.
  • Furthers STEM/computer science initiatives throughout the district.

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Where: Huntington High School School

188 Oakwood Rd Huntington, NY 11743

When: May 15, 2018

7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

How: In Person

Eligibility: to vote an individual must be a U.S. citizen, 18 years of age or older, a resident of Huntington School District for at least 30 days and be registered to vote in a general election or with the school district.

How: Proxy

Applications for absentee ballots may be applied for at the District Clerk’s office at the district’s administrative offices located at 50 Tower Street, Huntington Station, at least seven days before the election if the ballot is to be mailed to the voter or up to the day before the election if the ballot is to be delivered personally to the voter. Absentee ballots must be returned by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 17 for them to be counted in the 2016 election and budget vote.