The Office of Personnel and General Administration
The assistant superintendent for personnel and general administration oversees the offices of human resources, transportation and central registration.
The Huntington School District employs over 800 teachers, administrators and support staff and provides services to over 4,500 students. Since quality teachers are the single greatest factor in improving teaching and learning in classrooms and strong leaders are the foundation for all high-performing schools, the Office of Human Resources is committed to recruiting, developing and retaining outstanding individuals in all areas of district operations.
As the district works to hire, develop, and retain a highly qualified staff, the goal of the Office of Human Resources is to provide excellent service and to build a team of professionals who are passionate about the success of all students, and who are willing to dedicate the necessary time and resources to meet the diverse needs of our school district.
The district has eight employee bargaining units and the assistant superintendent works closely with union leadership and district administrators on many issues, including contract negotiations and interpretations, grievances, staff evaluation and general employer/employee relations.
The assistant superintendent for personnel and general administration also oversees the transportation office and is responsible for student transportation services. In doing so, the needs and concerns of building principals, parents and the community residents are addressed. The district provides transportation services for over 5,000 public and non-public school children. Over 4,000 students are bussed to eight public schools, dozens of special education students are transported to 15 additional sites and nearly 1,000 students are driven to 35 non-public schools. The assistant superintendent is also responsible for central registration, district and building enrollments, class size figures and reports and serves as the district residency hearing officer.
The Office of Human Resources works with the New York State Education Department - Office of Teaching Initiatives, Suffolk County Civil Service Department, and the New York State Public Employee Relations Board, insuring the district complies with all federal, state and local laws and regulations.
Dr. Joseph Giani is Huntington's assistant superintendent for personnel and general administration. He has enjoyed a long association with the district, attending school here and graduating in 1976. He was a Suffolk County wrestling champion for the Blue Devils and earned all-state honors in the sport.
Dr. Giani obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in physical education with a concentration in sports administration at SUNY College at Brockport in 1981. He was an NCAA wrestling champion and three-time all-American while in college. A member of the SUNY Brockport Athletic Hall of Fame and the National Wrestling Division III Hall of Fame, he captained Brockport's 1980 national championship team.
In addition to his undergraduate degree, Dr. Giani earned a Master of Arts degree in physical education at Adelphi University in 1982 and a Professional Diploma in educational administration at Long Island University – C.W. Post College in 1986. He was awarded a Doctorate of Education degree by Dowling College.
Dr. Giani joined Huntington's faculty in 1981 as a physical education teacher, leading regular and adaptive classes on the K-12 level. In 1986 he assumed additional duties as department chairperson for physical education and interscholastic athletics. He became the district director of health, physical education, athletics and driver education in 1988, a post he held until 2001 when he moved into his current central administration position.
Dr. Giani has also served as an athletic coach. He was a member of the high school wrestling staff for seven seasons and worked with the junior varsity boys' and girls' tennis teams for five years. While coaching the Blue Devil wrestling team, Huntington won three consecutive Section XI team titles and was among the best teams in the nation. He received several Coach-of-the Year awards and was nominated for National Assistant Coach-of-the-Year.
Dr. Giani has served as principal of the Western Suffolk BOCES regional summer school for many years and as Section XI wrestling chairman for 14 years. Under his leadership, Huntington won Athletic Management magazine's Award of Excellence in Student Programs.
An outdoorsman in the fullest sense of the word, Dr. Giani enjoys a range of recreational activities in his free time and especially enjoys being on or near the water or in the fields or woods of upstate New York.
Dr. Giani is known as an organized, detail-oriented administrator who enjoys the many challenges associated with his position. He has embraced an open door policy and enjoys interactions with faculty, staff and residents.
- Huntington UFSD 2012-13 Annual Professional Performance Review Plan
- APPR Form F - Teacher Professional Responsibility & Artifact Report
- SHHA Evaluation Form
- Teacher Assistant Evaluation Form
- Non-Instructional Evaluation Forms
- Substitute Teacher Reactionary Report
- Teacher Reactionary Report of Substitute Service
- Application for Instruction Position
- Application for Non-Instructional Position
- Reference Check Form - Administrative Position
- Reference Check Form - Instructional Position
- Reference Check Form - Non-Instructional Position
- Selection Committee Confidential Form
- Selection Committee Summary Report
- Bomb Threat Instruction Card
- Transportation Problem Report Form
- VADIR Incident Report Form
- VADIR Other Log
- Weekly Enrollment Report
- Conference Attendance Certification
- Professional Development Attendance Sheet
- Board of Education Policies for Employees
- Personal Day Form for Instructional Employees
- Personal Day Form for Non-Instructional Employees
- Vacation Day Request Form
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