This week marks the official “School Board Appreciation Week” and I want to take this opportunity to recognize our Royalton-Hartland Board of Education Members for their service to the students and staff of our District.
School Board Members have a difficult job and shoulder enormous responsibilities. These community members are elected to establish the policies that provide the framework for our District. During my time as your Superintendent, I have grown to appreciate the many accomplishments and leadership qualities they have provided.
Last spring, the School Board successfully recruited, interviewed and employed an entire central office team consisting of the Superintendent, Business Official, Director of Curriculum and Instruction, and Director of Facilities.
They have supported the creation of a Capital Reserve Fund, recommended a Capital Improvement Project, and have worked closely with the DEC to make substantial improvements to our school grounds.
Most importantly, they have supported the ever growing needs of our students and staff. Our District benefits from the tireless work and countless hours contributed by these local citizens who serve without pay. They are a crucial link between the community and classroom. Your school board is responsible for an annual budget of $25+ million, approximately 1,290 students and over 175 employees.
Current School Board members serving the Royalton-Hartland Central School District are: President, Chad Owen, Vice President, Tom Brigham Jr., Carol Blumrick, Carrie Choate, Sara Fry, Jeffrey Waters and Jason Wilhelm.
It is now more important than ever to support public education to ensure that today's students are prepared to be productive citizens and the leaders of tomorrow. Please take a moment to thank your School Board Members for caring about our children and giving so much to our community. Let them know we support them and that their dedicated service is recognized and truly appreciated.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me in the District Office at 716-735-2000 ext 2318.
Dr. Hank Stopinski
Superintendent of Schools