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FHSD Superintendent Message
Dear FHSD Community,
I hope you had a restful break and plenty of quality time with friends and family. We had a challenging but also rewarding first semester, and now it’s time to gear up and look ahead to the second half of the school year.
With new administrations at both the state and national level, student assessments and school/district accreditation may be changing again. We are a student-centered District in the truest sense of the phrase. That philosophy is why we have such high student achievement, and that will not change. We will incorporate any mandated changes and continue to work for the benefit of our students.
During the second semester, we will begin work on our next five-year strategic plan, the Board of Education is currently considering several different options. The process will require the input of our current strategic planning committees, our staff, and our community. In the end, we will have identified priorities for the next five years. This is exciting work, and I am hopeful you will actively participate.
As a District, we will continue to identify areas for possible reductions and budget for next school year as efficiently as possible. These decisions are difficult and will pose challenges as we move forward. We are hopeful that our typical positive variance will mean that we will be very close to a balanced budget by the end of this fiscal year.
I am excited to see what we can do at both the building and District level over the second half of the school year. I want you to know that our staff works hard for our students each and every day. Your students are why we do what we do, and their success is always our ultimate goal.
Dr. Mary Hendricks-Harris