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Human Resources Office Headlines

 The Huntington School Board recognized those retiring in 2023-24.
June 6, 2024

Huntington UFSD Honors Retiring Employees

The Huntington School Board paid tribute to employees retiring during the 2023/24 school year during a public meeting this past Monday night at Jack Abrams STEM Magnet School.

 Beth McCoy
June 4, 2024

Beth McCoy Named Acting Superintendent of Schools

Huntington School Board members have named Beth M. McCoy as acting superintendent of schools effective Tuesday, June 4 and indicated she will be appointed as the district’s permanent superintendent upon finalization of a contract in the coming days.

 Kevene Lowrie has been named chairman of science, K-12 in Huntington UFSD
October 5, 2023

Trustees Appoint Kevene Lowrie as Chairperson of Science

The Huntington School Board has appointed Kevene Lowrie as chairperson of science, K-12, effective November 3. She comes to the district from the New York City school system.

 The Homecoming Day parade produced fun for everyone. (Darin Reed photo)
September 1, 2023

Huntington Superintendent Jim Polansky Retires

James W. Polansky is officially retiring at the close of business on Friday afternoon after a successful 12 year run as Huntington UFSD superintendent of schools. He’s the only school leader many current students, faculty and staff members have ever known.

 The newly tenured teachers with Supt. Jim Polansky and School Board President and Vice President Xavier Palacios and Michele Kuster
September 1, 2023

Trustees Approve Tenure Appointment for Teachers

Huntington School Board members have approved tenure appointments for nine district teachers, effective September 1. Trustees took the action during a public meeting this past Monday night in the Jack Abrams STEM Magnet School auditorium.

 Patricia Avelli was named interim assistant principal at Huntington High School
September 1, 2023

Patricia Avelli Appointed Interim HHS Assistant Principal

Veteran math teacher Patricia Avelli has been appointed interim assistant principal at Huntington High School through February 1, 2024. Huntington School Board members took the action at a public meeting this past Monday night in the Jack Abrams STEM Magnet School auditorium.

 Allan Wakefield is coming to Huntington UFSD as interim director of facilities.
June 9, 2023

Allan Wakefield Named Interim Director of Facilities

Huntington School Board members have appointed Allan Wakefield as interim director of facilities. The appointment runs from June 20 through November 1. Lead Operations Manager George Austin is retiring from the district at the close of business on July 3.

 Soon to be retirees with Superintendent James W. Polansky
June 8, 2023

Huntington School Board Honors Retirees

Huntington School Board members honored retiring faculty and staff members during a touching reception and at a later public meeting this past Monday night. Taken together, the group has combined to provide hundreds of years of service to the district and its students.

 Huntington UFSD will host a non-instructional job fair this Saturday in the Jack Abrams STEM Magnet School gymnasium.  (2)
March 16, 2023

Huntington UFSD Hosting Non-Instructional Job Fair

Huntington UFSD is hosting a job fair for non-instructional positions on Saturday, March 18 from 9:00-11:30 a.m. in the Jack Abrams STEM Magnet School gymnasium. The building is located at 155 Lowndes Avenue in Huntington Station.


Human Resources Important Information

Deputy Superintendent

Chris Hender
631-673-2185
chender@hufsd.edu

Substitute Pay Rates

Teacher - $115.00 per day

Nurse - $115.00 per day

Clerical - $15 per hr

Custodial - $15 per hr

Teacher Aide - $15 per hr

Food Service - $15 per hr. Applicants should call (631) 673-2107, the Food & Nutrition Office, for more information.

Substitute Food Service Worker Employment Posting

Security - $15 per hr

Interested in working as a subsitute? Call the Human Resources Office at (631) 673-2185.

The Huntington Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities.

The following person(s) have been designated to handle inquires regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Ms. Beth McCoy: 1-631-673-2037


If you do not have access to a computer, or need assistance in the application or interview process, please contact our Human Resources Office at 1-631-673-2185. Human Resources will make a computer available to apply on-line if need be.

About The Human Resources  Office

Chris Hender and Finley Principal Traci Roethel at the Huntington Foundation's gala.

Committed to Hiring Excellence

The Huntington School District employs hundreds of teachers, administrators and support staff and provides services to nearly 4,500 public school students. Since quality teachers are the single greatest factor in improving teaching and learning in classrooms and strong leaders are the foundation for all high-performing schools, the Human Resources Office is committed to securing the services of outstanding individuals in all areas of district operations.

Service and Support

As the district works to hire, develop, and retain a highly qualified staff, the goal of the Human Resources Office is to provide excellent service and to build a team of professionals who are passionate about the success of all students, and who are willing to dedicate the necessary time and resources to meet the diverse needs of the Huntington School District.

Lockstep with Compliance and Regulations

The Human Resources Office works with the New York State Education Department - Office of Teaching Initiatives and the Suffolk County Civil Service Department to help insure the district complies with all federal, state and local laws and regulations.

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Deputy Superintendent

Beth McCoy

Chris Hender

Human Resources, Transportation and Student Registration

Christopher J. Hender has been the Huntington School District’s deputy superintendent since June 3, 2024. Prior to that he had been serving as assistant superintendent for human resources and general administration.

Mr. Hender’s current position encompasses human resources, transportation, student registration and numerous other areas and aspects of district operations.

Mr. Hender obtained undergraduate (child study with a concentration in speech) and graduate (literacy) degrees at St. Joseph’s College in Patchogue in 2008 and 2012, respectively. He earned an advanced graduate certificate in educational leadership at Stony Brook University in August 2017. He obtained a second master’s degree in educational finance at Georgetown University in 2023.

A district delegate to the New York State Teachers’ Retirement System for four years, Mr. Hender served for two years as the secretary of the Associated Teachers of Huntington, the professional organization of the district’s teachers. He was the ATH’s local action project coordinator for three years, helping to develop community events, among other responsibilities.

A member of Huntington’s faculty corps since February 2008, Mr. Hender served as a fifth grade inclusion teacher at Woodhull Intermediate School. He also worked with third graders in the district’s special education summer program for many years.

A district delegate to the New York State Teachers’ Retirement System for four years, Mr. Hender served for two years as the secretary of the Associated Teachers of Huntington, the professional organization of the district’s teachers. He was the ATH’s local action project coordinator for three years, helping to develop community events, among other responsibilities.

Woodhull School’s central treasurer for seven years, Mr. Hender managed the building’s extracurricular accounts, including the drafting and approval of all checks drawn and the depositing of all monies generated through fundraising activities.

During his teaching career in the district, Mr. Hender received grants from the Huntington Foundation and the Special Education PTA. He earned SEPTA’s Distinguished Service Award in 2016. He was a New York State United Teachers delegate for four years.

While a teacher at Woodhull School, Mr. Hender helped lead the planning and coordination of fifth grade educational field trips, served as faculty advisor for the newspaper club and organized community service projects for the student council.

Course Requirements and Listings

Huntington HS

Business & Technology Scope and Sequence

Year by Year course offerings

Freshman year

Courses

  • Choose 1 Course from Below
  • Accounting I
  • Accounting II
  • Business Mgmt. & Human Relations
  • Career & Financial Management
  • Personal Law I
  • Personal Law II
  • Sports Marketing

  • Computer Integrated Manufacturing/ Robotics
  • Wood Shop

Sophomore year

Courses

    • Choose 1 Course from Below
    • Accounting I
    • Accounting II
    • Business Mgmt. & Human Relations
    • Career & Financial Management
    • Personal Law I
    • Personal Law II
    • Business Law I
    • Sports Marketing

    • Computer Integrated Manufacturing/ Robotics
    • Wood Shop
Junior year

Courses

  • Choose 1 Course from Below
  • Accounting I
  • Accounting II
  • Business Mgmt. & Human Relations
  • Career & Financial Management
  • Personal Law I
  • Personal Law II
  • Business Law I
  • Sports Marketing
  • Virtual Enterprise

  • Computer Integrated Manufacturing/ Robotics
  • Wood Shop
Senior year

Courses

    • Choose 1 Course from Below
    • Accounting I
    • Accounting II
    • Business Mgmt. & Human Relations
    • Career & Financial Management
    • Personal Law I
    • Personal Law II
    • Business Law I
    • Sports Marketing
    • Virtual Enterprise

    • Computer Integrated Manufacturing/ Robotics
    • Wood Shop

The Huntington Technology department is committed to focusing on the need to better prepare students for higher education. The goal is to provide them with the skills and knowledge needed to be successful innovators in a 21st century workforce.

Teaching relevant in demand skills that will prepare students to become innovators in an ever evolving world is paramount, not only for the future of our students but for the future of the country. The United States has developed as a global leader, in large part, through the genius and hard work of its scientists, engineers, and innovators. In a world that is becoming increasingly complex, where success is driven not only by what you know, but by what you can do with what you know, it’s more important than ever for our students to be equipped with the knowledge and skills to solve tough problems, gather and evaluate evidence, and make sense of information. These are the types of skills that students learn by studying science, technology, engineering, and math-subjects collectively known as STEM.

The world of business is waiting for you! Are you prepared? All careers, professions, and jobs involve some area of business. For some careers, you must study beyond high school while for others you may enter the world of work upon graduating from high school. Nevertheless, the skills you learn in the business classes will prepare you to enter the work force.

Students interested in completing a 5-unit sequence in Career and Technical Education should speak with their school counselor regarding course sequences.

ACCOUNTING I - Course #700F (1 Semester - ½ Credit) Offered to grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Accounting is the “language of business” and is a necessary course for all college business majors. This one semester course teaches students the fundamentals of accounting necessary for keeping records for business and/or personal use, with a focus on sole proprietorships. This course will assist students in becoming critical thinkers and problem solvers, and is the prerequisite to Accounting II.

ACCOUNTING II - Course #700S (1 Semester - ½ Credit) Offered to grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Accounting I Building your foundation now with this advanced-level accounting course designed for the future accountant. Information will be applied in a variety of novel situations. With a focus on businesses organized as partnerships, students will continue to practice their craft through multiple examples and business simulations. They will transition from maintaining a written set of books to the use of Microsoft Excel utilizing it as a tool to expedite their accuracy and productivity.

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT AND HUMAN RELATIONS - Course #701S (½ Year - ½ Credit) 5 periods weekly Offered to grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: None This course will help you acquire the skills necessary to make informed decisions, as well as provide you with information vital to realistic career choices. We will make you aware of the economics of work and you will develop an understanding of the marketplace. In addition, we will analyze your likes, dislikes, unique characteristics, competencies, and weaknesses with the intention of adding to your self-awareness. Problem solving and decisionmaking skills will also be taught. The culminating project is a “shark-tank” inspired business competition. This course is required for a Business sequence.

CAREER AND FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT - Course #701F (½ Year - ½ Credit) 5 periods weekly Offered to grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: None This course will provide students with the opportunity to learn about the features of our economy, explore a variety of careers, learn the skills and competencies needed for success in the workplace and become financially literate. Among the areas to be studied are: economic systems, stock markets, effect of technology on the labor market, business systems and their organization, career planning and lifelong goals, changing trends and employment opportunities, resumes, job interviews, personal qualities for employment, interpersonal skills, working conditions and benefits, time management, workplace laws and unions, banking, personal budgets, credit, insurance and consumer protection. This course is required for a Business sequence.

PERSONAL LAW I - Course #709F (½ Year - ½ Credit) 5 periods weekly Offered to grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Are you interested in law? Do you want to be more informed about the laws that will affect you both today and in your immediate future? If so, then this course is for you. The scope of the Personal Law course (formerly known as Street Law I) investigates units in civil rights and liberties, employment law, family law and housing law. Guest speakers and authentic experiences, ie: local jail trip, provide the student with a real world view of our legal system.

PERSONAL LAW II - Course #709S (½ Year - ½ Credit) 5 periods weekly Offered to grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: None Personal Law II (formerly known as Street Law II) presents contemporary legal issues and provides students with an in depth exploration of juvenile justice, torts against the individual, consumer law, credit for the consumer, insurance, and probate law. This course is highlighted by a Moot Court competition where students prepare and argue civil law and negligence cases heard by guest judges. Guest speakers and authentic experiences, including a local jail trip and moot court completion, provide the student with a real world view of our legal system and a better understanding as to how to protect them legally. Personal Law I is not required as a prerequisite for this course.

BUSINESS LAW - Course #704 (1 Year -1 Credit) 5 periods weekly Offered to grades: 10, 11, 12 Do you have a plan for your future? No? Well it’s not too late. Few subjects are as dramatic, challenging or relevant as LAW. Learn how the legal system works and recognize legal problems. This course emphasizes the relationship of law to your personal life. Topics include: white-collar crimes, civil actions, cyber law, bankruptcy, environmental law, ethics and agency law from the sports, entertainment, and employer perspective. Your rights as a consumer, an employee or employer will be explored. How about reading a contract? Do you know how to draw one up? Are you interested in starting a business of your own or working for someone that does? Should it be a sole proprietorship, partnership, or corporation? Leases, mortgages, credit, bankruptcy and other forms of financing will be explored. Guest speakers and authentic experiences including a local jail trip and moot court competition, provide the student with a real world view of our legal system. You never know what the future has in store for you, the best thing you can do is prepare. So, whether you are interested in pursuing a career in law, planning to attend college, or preparing to enter the work force, this course has something for you.

COMPUTER INTEGRATED MANUFACTURING/ROBOTICS – Course #695 A Project Lead the Way Course (1 Year – 1 Credit) Offered to grades: 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Knowledge of algebra and geometry is recommended. Honors weighted course. Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) is the study of manufacturing planning, integration, and implementation of automation. The course explores manufacturing history, individual processes, systems, and careers. In addition to technical concepts, the course incorporates finance, ethics, and engineering design. This reflects an integrated approach that leading manufacturers have adopted to improve safety, quality, and efficiency.

Utilizing the activity-project-problem-based (APPB) teaching and learning pedagogy, students will analyze, design, and build manufacturing systems. While implementing these designs, students will continually hone their interpersonal skills, creative abilities, and understanding of the design process. Students apply knowledge gained throughout the course in a final open-ended problem to build a factory system.

CIM is one of the specialization courses in the Project Lead the Way high school pre-engineering program. The course utilizes computer modeling, computer numeric control (CNC) equipment and computer aided manufacturing (CAM) software to apply and concurrently develop secondary-level knowledge and skills in mathematics, science, and technology.

Students who successfully complete Computer Integrated Manufacturing may earn college credit through the Rochester Institute of Technology (speak with your school counselor for details). Please know, this course carries an Honors weighting.

WOOD SHOP - Course #690 (1 Year - 1 Credit) 5 periods weekly Offered to grades: 10, 11, 12 This course is a broad foundation of the basic woodworking processes and includes the use of all the major equipment. Typical of the work carried on is furniture construction for the home. Attention is given to the reading of plans and blueprints and the study of good design in project construction. Skill level will determine the types of projects assigned.

SPORTS MARKETING - Course #703 (½ Year - ½ Credit) 5 periods weekly Offered to grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Recommended for college-bound business and marketing majors and anyone interested in the field of sports and its impact. This half-year course is designed to provide an insight into the executive level decision-making and analyzing in sports marketing. Case studies and news media will be used to position the student in the role of a sports marketer. Suggested topics that will be explored are: an orientation to marketing as it relates to the sports industry, market analysis, athletes making economic choices, professional sport trades, supply and demand in sports, financial analysis of teams, the sports labor market, discrimination in sports and sports promotion. Classroom instruction will be reinforced through outside use of guest speakers, field trip to a stadium, videos and the Internet.

VIRTUAL ENTERPRISE – Course # 713 (1 Year - 1 Credit) This is an Honors Credit Course Offered to grades: 11, 12 Prerequisite: None. Honors weighted course. Students in this course may elect to receive college credit through Farmingdale College at a reduced rate. Virtual Enterprise is a simulated business that is set up and run by students to prepare them for working in a real business environment. Students learn about Economics, micro and macro, and its relationship to and impact on business operation in the private enterprise system. The students study supply and demand, the Federal Reserve System, taxation by local, state, and federal governments, business organizations, the stock market, and international transactions. The students determine the nature of their business, its products and services, its management and structure, and learn the daily operations of a business under the guidance of a consultant with the support of a real business partner. They use current business software packages and the internet for business transactions using economics as a factor. Culminating events include competitive trade shows and business summits, wherein students will compete against other firms created by high school students from around the world. This is a challenging, collaborative, hands-on, real-world course for future entrepreneurs and those interested in the business world. Please know, this course carries an Honors weighting.

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