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 PSEG LI's Michael Voltz with Huntington School Board President Christine Biernacki and Superintendent James Polansky
March 9, 2023

PSEG Long Island Presents $255K Rebate to Huntington

By reducing its carbon footprint, Huntington UFSD is not only contributing to a cleaner, greener world, it’s saving money, too, all while students and staff are more comfortable in warm weather.

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October 20, 2022

Audit Confirms Huntington’s Strong Financial Position

An independent financial audit of Huntington UFSD financial operations by Cullen & Danowski, LLP, certified public accountants based in Port Jefferson Station has produced high grades. The audit confirmed the district is in a strong financial position with less than $900,000 in bonded long term debt.

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October 19, 2022

Trustees Set Tax Rate for 2022/23

For the first time in memory, the year-to-year tax rate is being reduced in Huntington UFSD. Huntington School Board members set the 2022/23 tax levy during their public meeting on Monday, October 17 at the Adam Spector Auditorium at Jack Abrams STEM Magnet School.

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October 19, 2022

Trustees Confirm Reserve Fund Balances & Allocations

Huntington School Board members have voted 7-0 to confirm allocations of surplus monies from the 2022/23 budget to the district’s reserve funds.

Finance and Management Information

Assistant Superintendent For Finance & Management

Kathleen Acker
Kim Zelman, Secretary for Finance & Management
631-673-4199 FAX
District Offices
50 Tower Streeet, Huntington, NY 11746
Office Hours: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

About The Finance & Management Office

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Ensures the Smooth Operation of HUFSD

The office of the assistant superintendent for finance and management services is responsible for a variety of programs and functions, all vital to the smooth operation of the Huntington School District and the services it provides to students and the community.

Responsible for Daily Operations and Long Term Planning

The office is responsible for the preparation and implementation of the district’s budget, business functions that support instructional and non-instructional programs and initiatives, payroll, accounts payable, purchasing, general accounting and benefits management, facilities maintenance and operations, capital project planning and management, food service and cafeteria programs, bus transportation, administrative data processing and the district’s computer network, technological infrastructure and the daily maintenance of hardware and software.

Financial Stements and Audits

The office also works with internal and external auditors as well as state and federal auditors and helps prepare the district’s annual financial statements.

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Asst. Superintendent for Finance

Kathie Acker

Kathleen Acker

Finance & Management

Kathleen Acker has been the Huntington School District’s assistant superintendent for finance and management services since August 2015.

Dr. Acker obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in management at Long Island University-C.W. Post College and a Master of Science in technological systems management at SUNY Stony Brook. She earned a Doctor of Education degree in administration and supervision in May 2018 at St. John’s University. Her doctoral dissertation was titled “Pedagogical Beliefs and Practices in the 1:1 Classroom: An Exploratory Case Study.”

Dr. Acker holds an advanced graduate certificate in school district administration from Stony Brook. She obtained state certification as a business teacher through Dowling College.

Prior to assuming her position in Huntington, Dr. Acker was principal of Walt Whitman High School for five years and assistant principal for six years. She earlier worked as a business education teacher at Walt Whitman for six years, simultaneously holding down duties as the coordinator of the school to career and technology integration mentor programs. She was the South Huntington School District’s and Suffolk County Business Teacher Association’s Teacher of the Year in 2005.

Before embarking on a career in education, Dr. Acker worked for Grumman Data Systems in Woodbury for nine years as an analyst and as the chief executive officer and president of KC Awning Maintenance Co., Inc. in Blue Point for seven years.

Dr. Acker sits on the executive board of the Suffolk County Association of School Business Officials, an organization she serves as treasurer. She is also a member of the New York State Association of School Business Officials and the Association of School Business Officials International.

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