Hempstead Village, N.Y. - Dr. John Johnson, the state's health and human services monitor, announced today. Among other things, the monitor will work with the district's joint decision - it will form a committee to develop a plan for developing a statewide health care system for Hempstead County. As a State Monitor, Dr. Johnson will provide oversight, guidance and technical assistance in implementing the state's Health Reform and Accountability Act (HRA).
Dr. Johnson will also help resolve disputes and conflicts, including those between the superintendent and the education board. He is entitled to attend all meetings of the Board of Directors, including executive meetings, and has access to all necessary documents and documents for the district.
The District is required to provide quarterly reports on the fiscal and operational status of the District and annual reports to the Board of Directors.
The board and supervisory board will develop a plan to improve the financial and academic performance of the district. The Monitor is required to provide the Commissioner, the Regents, the Governor, and the Legislature with biannual reports on the financial situation of the District, including the contracts it concludes each year. If the plan is approved by the Board, the monitor will have to submit it to the Commissioner for approval.
Prior to his role as Superintendent, Dr. Johnson held numerous leadership positions within the District, including as a member of the Board of Trustees and Executive Director of Education for the Hempstead Village New York School District. Recently adopted laws require the Commissioner to appoint a Superintendent for Health and Human Services and a Deputy Superintendent for Education.