|Board member, Half Hollow Hills Central Board of Education, At-large|
|Years in position||3|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||May 20, 2014|
|First elected||May 17, 2011|
|High school||St. John's Preparatory School|
Betty DeSabato is a resident of Suffolk County, New York. DeSabato graduated from St. John's Preparatory School in 1985 before earning her associate's degree from LaGuardia College and studying at Pace University. She is employed by J.P. Morgan as a construction manager.
|Half Hollow Hills Central School District, At-Large General Election, 3-year term, 2014|
|Nonpartisan||Diana Acampora Incumbent||15.8%||1,179|
|Nonpartisan||Paul Peller Incumbent||14.9%||1,116|
|Nonpartisan||Betty DeSabato Incumbent||14.8%||1,106|
|Source: Half Hollow Hills Central School District, "Home," accessed May 21, 2014|
DeSabato did not receive any endorsements during the election.
|Half Hollow Hills Central School District, At-Large General Election, 3-year term, 2011|
|Source: Half Hollow Hills Patch, "UPDATED: School Budget Approved, Acampora, DeSabato, Peller Claim Board Seats," May 20, 2011|
|“||• Guided the district while focusing on students and provided them with an enriching educational experience.
• Maintained the educational excellence of Half Hollow Hills in all decisions. While forced to make reductions, we sought the least impact to students.
• Preserved comprehensive AP programs with 27 offerings, 129 interscholastic sports teams with scholar athletes.
• Attained recognition as a 2014 Best Community for Music Education.
• Introduced the Senior Experience program in BOTH High Schools.
• Established Robotics programs for our younger students.
• Expanded the Planetarium and Discovery Center programs.
• Upgraded instructional technology.
• Committed ourselves to providing responsible fiscal management while maintaining high educational standards and unprecedented levels of transparency and accountability in the form of public forums, community surveys, special board meetings, and a district steering committee/facilities group.
• Developed school budgets which have adhered to the 2% Tax Levy Cap legislation and have negotiated several collective bargaining agreements that were beneficial to the district while respecting our employees.
• Delivered the lowest budget-to-budget increase in 18 years with the 2014-15 school budget.
Throughout the last three years one constant has remained--our resolve to do the right thing for the students and the taxpayers of our community.
We have demonstrated and represented leadership, inclusiveness, transparency, fiscal management and experience-- qualities that are crucial for Board of Education trustees.
—Acampora, DeSabato and Peller campaign website, (2014), 
About the districtSuffolk County, New York. The county seat of Suffolk County is Riverhead, New York. Suffolk County is home to 1,499,738 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau. Half Hollow Hills Central is the 15th-largest school district in New York, serving 9,868 students during the 2011-2012 school year.
Suffolk County underperformed in comparison to the rest of New York in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 32.6 percent of Suffolk County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 32.8 percent for New York as a whole. The median household income in Suffolk County was $87,778 compared to $57,683 for the state of New York. The poverty rate in Suffolk County was 6.1 percent compared to 14.9 percent for the entire state.
Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin, not a race. Therefore, the Census allows citizens to report both their race and that they are from a "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin simultaneously. As a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table will exceed 100 percent. Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages.
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- Facebook, "St. John's Preparatory School, Astoria NY," June 24, 2011
- Re-Elect to the Half Hollow Hills School Board, "Betty DeSabato," accessed May 19, 2014
- Facebook, "Peller, Acampora & DeSabato for HHH School Board," accessed May 19, 2014
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- United States Census Bureau, "Suffolk County, New York," accessed April 11, 2014
- National Center for Education Statistics, "ELSI Table Generator," accessed April 22, 2014
- New York State Board of Elections, "NYS Voter Enrollment by County, Party Affiliation and Status - Voters Registered as of November 01, 2013," accessed April 11, 2014
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
|2014 Half Hollow Hills Central School District Elections|
|Suffolk County, New York|
|Election date:||May 20, 2014|
|Candidates:||At-large: • Incumbent, Betty DeSabato • Incumbent, Diana Acampora • Incumbent, Paul Peller • Craig Gardy • Matthew Glaser • Stephanie Gurin • Adam Kleinberg • Alan Lacher|
|Important information:||Key deadlines • Additional elections on the ballot|