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Finance & Management Headlines

 Huntington School Board members set the tax rate for 2023-24
October 24, 2023

Trustees Set Tax Levy for 2023-24

Huntington School Board members set the tax levy for 2023/24 during their public meeting on Monday in the Adam Spector Auditorium at Jack Abrams STEM Magnet School.

 Huntington School Board members have approved the district's reserve fund plan (3)
October 24, 2023

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.

 Huntington UFSD's debt is slowly evaporating (1)
October 23, 2023

Huntington UFSD’s Long-Term Debt Almost Eliminated

The Huntington School District’s long-term debt continues to drop. The current amount of bonded debt is among the lowest of any comparably sized district on Long Island.

 Dr. Rubie Harris has been appointed as an assistant superintendent in Huntington UFSD.
May 10, 2023

Dr. Rubie Harris Appointed Assistant Superintendent

Huntington School Board members unanimously approved Dr. Rubie Harris to serve as Huntington UFSD’s assistant superintendent for finance and management services, effective July 17. She will replace the retiring Dr. Kathleen Acker, who has held the post since August 2015.

Finance and Management Information

Assistant Superintendent For Finance & Management

Dr. Rubie Harris
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 Services 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 Statements 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 and Management

Kathie Acker

Rubie Harris

Finance & Management

Dr. Rubie Harris has been Huntington UFSD’s assistant superintendent for finance and management services since July 17.

At the time of her appointment in Huntington UFSD, Dr. Harris had been the Grand Island Central School District’s assistant superintendent of business and finance since August 2018. She earlier worked as the Tonawanda City School District’s director of business and finance for four years and as a junior accountant at the Niagara Falls City School District for four years.

Dr. Harris earned a bachelor of business administration degree in accounting; an MBA in accounting and a Ph.D. in leadership and policy, all at Niagara University. She’s a member of the Association of School Business Officials International and the New York State Association of School Business Officials, serving on its board of directors and on its membership committee.

Dr. Harris’ dissertation was titled, “The Financial Planning of New York State School Business Officials in Districts That Experienced the Negative Tax Cap Issue Since the Implementation of the 2011 Tax Levy Limitation Law: A Mixed Method Study.” She has served as an adjunct professor at Niagara University, teaching a graduate level course in school business administration.

Dr. Harris said she “works hard to encourage the shared vision of serving the needs of the community of learners by being proactive in finding cost-effective solutions to assist when state funding is continuously unknown.”

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