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A Letter From the Superintendent

Dear Hendrick Hudson Families,

Since the announcement of Indian Point’s closure, back in January of 2017, the district has taken a number of steps to identify both cost savings and potential funding opportunities in order to counter the anticipated 30% drop in revenue the closure represents.

As we determine the best way to meet this fiscal challenge, we remain 100% committed to maintaining the kinds of outstanding educational opportunities that define our district, such as performing arts, STEM learning, and athletics.

On December 6, 2019, I sent this email to families, providing an update on a number of updates regarding additional revenue sources to combat our loss of revenue from Indian Point.

At the February 12, 2020 Board of Education meeting, the Board of Education adopted a process and timeline to determine whether or not reorganizing our elementary schools and students, more commonly known as the Princeton Plan, would bring educational and financial benefit. The February 12 presentation, complete with process and timeline, can be found here. The PowerPoint and timeline covered in the presentation can be found here.

Again, I want to underscore two vitally important points:

  1.    No decisions have been made to adopt the Princeton Plan, and
  2.    If the Princeton Plan is to be implemented, it would not occur until September 2021, at the earliest.

As we did over the past six weeks, we will continue to schedule meetings in each school, and throughout the community, so your questions can be addressed as we outline next steps.

We will keep you informed via the district website, email communication and social media platforms, such as Facebook and Twitter. As always, if you have any questions, please reach out to me at (914) 257-5112 or joseph.hochreiter@henhudschools.org.


Regards,

 

Joseph E. Hochreiter

Superintendent