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State Monitors: Hempstead Union Free School District (HUFSD)


Chapter 19 of the laws of 2020, enacted on February 3, 2020, authorizes the Commissioner of Education to appoint a State Monitor to oversee the fiscal and academic operations of the Hempstead Union Free School District (HUFSD).

The above legislation established the powers and duties of the State Monitor. On June 4, 2020, Dr. William Johnson was appointed to this position by the Commissioner. Dr. Johnson’s responsibilities include:

  • Working with the HUFSD’s Board of Education to develop a five-year financial plan and a five-year academic improvement plan;
  • Providing semi-annual reports to the Commissioner, the Board of Regents, the Governor and Legislature on the academic, fiscal, and operational status of the district, which includes all the contracts that the district enters throughout the year;
  • Reviewing annually the proposed district budget to ensure that it is balanced and, to the greatest extent possible, consistent with the district’s approved academic improvement and financial plans;
  • Assisting in resolving disputes and conflicts, including those between the superintendent and the Board of Education;
  • Recommending cost-saving measures, including shared service agreements;
  • Serving as an ex-officio member of the Board of Education who is entitled to attend all meetings of the Board of Education, including executive sessions, and to access any necessary documents and records of the district and
  • Notifying the Board and Commissioner in writing regarding violations of the academic or financial plan.

Legislation (also see "Monitor Laws")

Appointment Letter/Press Release (see Archive below)

Reports for School Year 2022-2023

Monitor's Semiannual Reports

Reports for School Year 2021-2022

  1. District Quarterly Reports
  1. Monitor's Semiannual Reports

Reports for School Year 2020-2021

  1. District Quarterly Reports
  1. Monitor's Semiannual Reports

Public Hearings (see Archive)

Five Year Academic and Fiscal Improvement Plans

Links to Regents Presentations 

Annual Reports

Monitor’s Findings Pertaining to District Proposed Budget

Hempstead UFSD Archive