Superintendent Reflects on First Months on Job
In his first seven months on the job, Jim Polansky is a man that is everywhere. The Huntington School District's new superintendent has been a visible presence in every building, during the day, after school and in the evening, too.
Mr. Polansky came to the district with a well-earned reputation for being involved in everything. He can be found at routine PTA meetings, plays, concerts, games, award ceremonies, parent meetings and every other kind of event a person can imagine. He enjoys meeting people, discussing the district and its programs and learning as much as he can about a school system that traces its roots to 1657.
"Each month, I find myself wishing to thank our parents for sending us the extraordinary students with whom we have the privilege to work," he wrote in a recent letter to the community. "Following the outstanding concerts in December, I have had the opportunity to attend a multitude of events and activities throughout the district and those events keep coming. It is easy to distinguish the intelligent, motivated and cheerful students who contribute to our school community daily."
While some might consider it a chore to be out and about at school functions almost every night, Mr. Polansky seems to thrive on it. He takes delight in seeing the buildings filled with parents and students and hearing the sounds of activity fill the air. "The importance of the home-school connection should not be underestimated," he said.