Educate Hopkinton Update

Below are some upcoming meetings/events of interest:

2/26, 7:30 pm. School Committee Meeting A draft of Part I of the Strategic Plan currently being created will be presented. The portions being presented are the draft Mission, draft Vision, and draft Core Value Statements. The meeting begins at 7:30 in the Middle School Library, and will also be televised on HCAM.

3/1, Budgets due to Board of Selectmen from the Town Manager
3/7, 9 am – 4:30 pm, Town Hall Room 215 Town Manager candidate interviews with Board of Selectmen. Open to the public. Televised on HCAM. Check www.hcam.tv for air times.

The FAQ page has been updated with links to more recent data and has new tax relief links, both how to get relief and how to donate to tax relief funds. http://www.educatehopkinton.com/faq.html
A 2009 election page has been added with the list of open offices on the ballot: http://www.educatehopkinton.com/election-may09.html
Our calendar has been updated to include important 2009 election deadlines: http://www.educatehopkinton.com/calendar.html

Additional Reminder:
The town budget process for FY10 is already underway. The Selectmen voted 4-1 on February 7 not to consider an override for the FY10 budget. They are currently considering whether to take the annual 2 1/2% allowed by the state. It is always appropriate to e-mail the Selectmen and/or School Committee and let them know your thoughts regarding the options available.

School Committee:Nancy Burdick: nancyb88@hotmail.com
Phil Totino: ptotino@comcast.net
Rebecca Robak: rebeccarobak@aol.com
Richard deMont: rdemont@demontlaw.com
Dave Stoldt: stoldt@comcast.net

Selectmen:

Brian Herr: bherr@wesco.com
Mary Pratt: mpratt102@aol.com
Mike Shepard: mwshepa@verizon.net
Matt Zettek: mezettekjr@aol.com

Selectmen Meetings Update & Legislators’ Office Hours


Dear Educate Hopkinton Subscriber –

The town budget process for FY10 is already underway.  The Selectmen voted 4-1 on February 7 not to consider an override for the FY10 budget.  They are currently considering whether to take the annual 2 1/2% allowed by the state.  It is always appropriate to e-mail the Selectmen and/or School Committee and let them know your thoughts regarding the options available.  

In addition, Senator Karen Spilka will be holding office hours in Hopkinton on Friday, 2/13 at 10 am at the Hopkinton Town Hall.  Representative Carolyn Dykema will be holding office hours in Hopkinton on 2/23 at 9 am at the Hopkinton Gourmet.  Please stop by and ask your questions or share your thoughts regarding the state budget and implications for Hopkinton.

School Committee:Nancy Burdick:  nancyb88@hotmail.com   
Phil Totino:  ptotino@comcast.net    
Rebecca Robak:  rebeccarobak@aol.com
Richard deMont:  rdemont@demontlaw.com        
Dave Stoldt:  stoldt@comcast.net

Selectmen:

Brian Herr:  bherr@wesco.com
Mary Pratt:  mpratt102@aol.com
Mike Shepard:  mwshepa@verizon.net
Matt Zettek:  mezettekjr@aol.com
RJ Dourney:  rj@hearthstonea.com


The presentations given to the School Committee on 1/8, 1/15, and 1/22 by the High School, Middle School, Athletic Department Special Education, Buildings and Grounds, Elementary Schools, Technology Department and Central Office have been posted on the School Committee website.  Dr. Phelan submitted his preliminary budget to the School Committee on December 18.  Follow this link to see the above-listed information: http://www.hopkinton.k12.ma.us/newweb2/schoolcommittee/budget/budget.php. 

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Educate Hopkinton’s goal is to keep people up-to-date on the budget process

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Budget Update, 2/7/09

This is the optimal time to let the Selectmen know your thoughts regarding the proposed FY10 Budget, including the additional $1.2million requested by the School Committee. Please attend the Board of Selectmen working session on 2/7 and Board of Selectmen regular meeting on 2/10, or contact them via e-mail to share your comments by 2/10/09.

Selectmen:
Brian Herr: bherr@wesco.com
Mary Pratt: mpratt102@aol.com
Mike Shepard: mwshepa@verizon.net
Matt Zettek: mezettekjr@aol.com
RJ Dourney: rj@hearthstonea.com

February 7
Board of Selectmen Working Session, Fire Station, 1 pm
This will NOT be televised and there will NOT be a public comment period, but it is an open meeting and residents may attend.

February 10
Board of Selectmen Meeting, 6:30 pm, Town Hall
This will likely be televised and there is usually a public comment period at the beginning.

The presentations given to the School Committee on 1/8, 1/15, and 1/22 by the High School, Middle School, Athletic Department Special Education, Buildings and Grounds, Elementary Schools, Technology Department and Central Office have been posted on the School Committee website. Dr. Phelan submitted his preliminary budget to the School Committee on December 18. Follow this link to see the above-listed information: http://www.hopkinton.k12.ma.us/newweb2/schoolcommittee/budget/budget.php.