May 2023

    Administrative News

    From the Superintendent

    News From the Superintendent…

    Dear Parents and Community Members:

    The budget for the 2023-2024 school year was finalized at the April 3rd Board of Education Meeting. The final budget of $14,262,451 includes an increase of 5.2% over this year. Budget meetings were held in March and April to discuss the budget and school district’s projected needs for next year. We were able to stay well below our tax cap of 2.9% with a proposed levy of 1.9% for the 23-24 year.

    This year, there are three vacant seats on the Board of Education to be filled through this election. Two seats are for five years and one seat is for two years. Incumbent Michael Robinson is seeking reelection along with appointed member John Wright.  Others running are Ross Putnam and Dale O’Donnell. Also, to be voted on is a proposition to purchase and bond two busses. We will receive 90% transportation aid on this purchase.

    The Budget Hearing is on Monday, May 8 at 6:00 PM before the regular May Board of Education Meeting. The Budget Vote is scheduled for Tuesday, May 16 from 1:00-8:00 PM. Also scheduled for that day are the Elementary Spring Concert at 1:00 PM and the Spring Fling from 5:00-7:00 PM. If you or your community group would like to be part of the Spring Fling on Tuesday, May 16 from 5:00-7:00 PM, please contact me. Food and snacks will be sold that night to benefit After Grad.


    • Staff Appreciation Week is scheduled for May 8-12. Join me in honoring the wonderful HDCS staff members.
    • The prom will be held on May 13th at Tanner Creek Farms.
    • The Secondary Spring Concert is scheduled for 7 pm on Wednesday, May 10.
    • The Elementary Spring Concert is scheduled for May 16th at 1 PM.
    • There will be no after school program on Tuesday, May 16, the day of the Budget Vote.
    • The Senior Class Trip is scheduled to leave on Friday June 4th.
    • Graduation is set for June 23rd at 7 pm outside.

    Spring is a busy time of year as all the activities mentioned in this newsletter and many more will take place. Please feel free to contact us at HDCS if you have any questions. We will be happy to help you.  All events are posted on our Website www.hdcsk12.org


    Mark White


    May 2023

    Administrative News

    From the Principal

    News from the Principal.....

    Warmer weather is just about here!  This also begins our last push for the school year.  This time of year the students and teachers begin to finish up content and begin the reviewing for final exams.  It is important to remind students to stay focused on their work and continue to do their homework.  Students should also set aside time to review materials prior to final exams.  If you have any concerns, regarding grades, please contact the Guidance Office.  Final exams are still going to be taking place this school year along with all Regents’ exams.  

    Student Dress

    As the weather gets warmer students shed their winter clothes for those that are cooler.  Please remember that clothing of a revealing nature is not considered appropriate for the academic environment.  Students will be asked to change the article of clothing prior to returning to class.

    Special Events Happening

    Please be sure to check our school website for special events that will be coming up in May and June.  It is important to us that we continue to recognize our students’ achievements.  If you have any questions about our events please contact Mr. White or I. 

    Megan Foster

    PK-12 Principal