Iam proud of
the positive collaboration between our schools and our community. 2009 to 2011 was a very tumultuous time for our school district.
The economic climate during those years weren't favorable to many members of our community, and our state continued on their mission to fund Charter Schools at the expense of traditional school districts, forcing us to rely on property taxes as a source of funding. It took hard work and dedication from our School Board, administration, teachers and staff in collaboration with this community to work out compromises on contracts along with compromises on a property tax levy to create funding that wouldn't disrupt the level of education we have come to expect in this community.
Our children's educational needs were put first, and I am very proud of everyone for making that a priority.
I am proud of the Board of Education that presided over our district for reaching out to the community, and I am proud of our present Board of Education who continues to foster that positive relationship.
I am proud of our teachers, many who are Hudsonites, for the compromises they agreed to make for the sake of the kids.
I am proud of our citizens who make education a priority and accessible to all its members.
I am proud to call Hudson home. We as a community succeeded in doing something that our federal government has failed to do. United we stand, but divided we can fall.
As long as we continue to work together, reaching a compromise everyone can live with educationally and financially, our school district and community will continue to be ranked among the best. We need to remain vigilant to the economic and law changes and adjust/fight accordingly. By doing so, our community will thrive and a legacy will be left for future Hudsonites to come.
Angela Rosenberg, Hudson