The Facilities department oversees the care and maintenance of all buildings and respective grounds for four elementary schools, one middle schools and one high school as well as the Administration Building. The department is tasked with cleaning and performing maintenance to the interior, exterior and equipment of all the district's facilities. In addition to the maintenance of facilities and grounds, the department is also engaged in ongoing special programs including the following: energy conservation; recycling of materials; training on new equipment and safety procedures; capital building projects; researching and writing bids for projects; deliveries to buildings; and warehousing district supplies and equipment.
The Finance Department plans, organizes, leads, and monitors the financial activities of the district. We are responsible for the day to day management of all the district’s cash services including, but not limited to: Cash Receipts, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Financial Reporting, Grant Management, Budget and Capital Improvement Planning and Monitoring, and Revenue and Expenditure Forecasting. In addition, Human Resources and Transportation is part of our Finance department.
Hudson's Food Services program is managed by Whitsons. School meals are a healthy option, a great value and a huge convenience for busy families! Whitsons is committed to providing wholesome, high quality menus, prepared fresh daily from locally sourced ingredients whenever available and in season. A variety of meal choices and Smart Snack options are offered that meet NSLP (National School Lunch Program), HHFKA (Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act) and state nutrition guidelines and are analyzed and approved by a Registered Dietitian.
Students who feel healthy and safe in school are ready to learn. The mission of the Health Services Department is to promote student achievement through the identification, prevention and resolution of health and safety concerns that interfere with learning. Hudson School Nurses are a key link between home, school and medical providers. They provide a broad range of services including: illness and injury prevention, assessment, care and referral; medication administration and monitoring; health screenings; health education, counseling and promotion; care for students with special health needs; special education consultation; and emergency preparedness and response.
As a district, Hudson Public Schools strives to fully educate children who are diagnosed with a disability which impacts their ability to access the general curriculum. In accordance with both state and federal regulations, we provide a variety of services. Our focus and goal is to include students in the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE). Our special education faculty members, including support staff, are comprised of highly qualified and/or certified professionals.
The special education staff at each school strives to provide an educational environment where our students are supported and challenged to make progress. We believe that a strong partnership with parents/guardians is key to student success. To that end, we view our parents as partners in the educational process, sharing in both advocacy and responsibility. This partnership is necessary to help students achieve their highest potential.
The HPS Technology Department is comprised of three sub-departments: the HUD TV Studio, HPS Copy Center, and Technology Maintenance. All departments are located at Hudson High School. The HUD TV studio is responsible for the three cable channels for the Town of Hudson (Educational, Public, and Government). The HPS Copy Center handles all production needs for the district. The Technology Maintenance department oversees the care and maintenance of the hardware, software, and network for Hudson Public Schools.