Farmingdale School District Transportation Supervisor Joe Williams and Director of Information Services Kathy Hart were recently honored at the 13th Annual SCOPE School District Awards Ceremony in Holbrook.
Williams was presented with SCOPE’s Support Staff Service Award, while Hart was honored with an Administrator Service Award. The winning recipients have collectively served the district for more than 45 years.
“We are incredibly proud of, both, Joe and Kathy for their outstanding accomplishments and the distinct leadership they have brought to our district,” said Farmingdale School Superintendent John Lorentz, who is also SCOPE board of directors president.
“Joe is devoted to student safety and helps transport more than 6,000 students to and from school every day, while Kathy has played a vital role in providing accurate information that is essential for our programs,” he added
Williams joined the Farmingdale School District in 2000 as the district’s transportation supervisor. He is responsible for transporting more than 6,000 students to and from their homes in a safe, timely and cost-efficient manner. Williams plans for the satellite mapping and routing of nearly 80 buses, and ensures that preventative maintenance inspections and current safety procedures are conducted and enforced on all district vehicles. Williams is currently the elected president of the New York Association for Pupil Transportation and serves on its board of directors.
Hart was named as the district’s management information services director in 1979. She is responsible for implementation and integration of all district-wide information systems pertaining to financial and student reporting, as well as the latest education reforms. Hart implemented the district’s first wide-area network, email system as well security systems – including the district’s photo identification, emergency calling and visitor management systems. Hart additionally provides school principals and curriculum directors with the latest information pertaining to student data. Ms. Hart serves as Farmingdale’s chief information officer for NY state reporting, while maintaining the latest student information repository system (SIRS), Boards of Cooperative Educational Service (BOCES) and local assessments.
The Farmingdale School District encourages community members to become involved in the issues that affect its schools. The next Board of Education meeting will take place on May 7, 2014 at Howitt Middle School at 8:00 p.m. For more information, visit the District’s website atwww.farmingdaleschools.org.