MESSAGE TO THE SCHOOL COMMUNITY FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT
Dear Families and Students:
I hope that everyone is having a wonderful summer and that the first day of camp has been a good one for those of you who are attending. To those of you who have made other summer plans, I hope you are enjoying them.
I'm writing to inform you of the reorganization that I have done at the administrative level. My reasons for reorganizing the administrative team are the following:
We need to more efficiently and effectively utilize the administrative skills of all of our administrators.
As our population declines we need to reduce costs and develop initiatives and programs to increase our student population while not reducing the quality of the academic program that we currently offer our students.
Last year and this year we were successful in developing a full-day universal pre-K program at Pocantico Hills.
This year, Governor Cuomo has allotted over $300 million for school districts and municipalities to develop universal pre-K programs. I believe that the Pocantico Hills School District will be able to leverage some of those funds. Based upon the current criteria, we can develop a grant to access this major initiative that will encompass the other day care centers within our District. I have determined that the Pocantico Hills School District will take the lead and invite the other day care centers to participate with the District to develop a Universal Pre-K Consortium. As a consortium, we are eligible to apply for the grant to access those funds.