From the Superintendent
News From the Superintendent…
Dear Parents and Community Members:
This is the final newsletter for the 2021-2022 school year. HD would like to take this time to thank the school community for its support through a very challenging school year with the pandemic and its associated challenges. We are looking to the future and new initiatives in the upcoming school year and continue to work in creating programs that best serve our students in the future.
We have completed 99.8% of our Capital Project with some significant improvements in the building, to say the least. Please reach out to me if you would like a personal tour of some of the project highlights.
Spring is the busiest time here with a flurry of activities and events planned including the upcoming budget vote, spring concerts, prom, and of course graduation on June 24th.
The 2022-2023 school year budget was finalized at the April 4th Board of Education meeting. The final budget of $13,557,125 was approved by the BOE. Budget meetings were held in March and April to discuss the budget and the school district’s projected needs next year. Our district’s proposed tax levy increase is 1.9% for the 2022- 2023 school year.
This year, there are three vacant seats on the Board of Education to be filled through this election. Incumbents Michael MacCue and Jordan Deleel along with Dale O'Donnell, John Wright, and Marty Amo will vie for the three open seats. Also to be voted on is a proposition to purchase and bond two full-size school buses. We will receive 90% transportation aid on this purchase. An additional item on the ballot will be the establishment of a Capital Reserve to be used to fund the local share of future building projects.
A silent auction will be held on the night of the Budget Vote from 5-7 PM for surplus school equipment in the gym.
The Budget Hearing is Monday, May 9 at 6:00 PM before the regular May Board of Education Meeting. The Budget Vote is scheduled for Tuesday, May 17, from 1:00-8:00 PM in the cafeteria.
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.
From the Principal
News from the Principal….
Warmer weather is just about here! This also beings 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.
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.