Educate Hopkinton Update – A Very Busy Week in Hopkinton!

Dear Educate Hopkinton Subscriber –

Below are some upcoming meetings/events of interest:

3/30, 8pm, Room 211, Town Hall: Board of Selectmen Meeting
The Selectmen will meet to review the town budget and prepare their 4/1 submission to the Appropriations Committee.
4/1, 7 pm,  HPTA State of the Schools Forum, HCAM Studios, 77 Main Street
The annual HPTA State of the Schools Forum is the perfect opportunity to ask your questions regarding the current state of our school system.  Presentations will be given by Nancy Burdick, Chair of the School Committee; Dr. John Phelan, Superintendent of Schools; and Representative Carolyn Dykema.  You are encouraged to submit your questions beforehand to Patty Doshier, pdoshier@comcast.net, or call 508-435-7887 during the live broadcast.  The public is welcome, refreshments are available.  Please rsvp to Adrienne McKenna at secretary@hptaonline.com to reserve your seat.
4/2, 7:30 pm, Middle School Library:  School Committee Meeting
Full Day Kindergarten in on the agenda for this regular School Committee Meeting.
4/8, 7:00 pm, High School Cafeteria:  School Committee Public Forum on Transportation Policy
The School Committee is looking for input and discussion from parents and day care providers on the bus policy.  All are invited to attend.
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
RJ Dourney:  rj@hearthstonea.com

Educate Hopkinton’s goal is to keep people up-to-date on the budget process and the Town’s financial needs.

Many Opportunities for Information!

Below are some upcoming meetings/events of interest:

3/19, 11 – 1, Hopkinton Town Hall, Room 211: Senator John Kerry Office Hours

Open to the public.

3/21, 8am, Room 211, Town Hall: Board of Selectmen Meeting

The Selectmen will meet to review the town budget and individual line items. Open to the public.

4/1 Board of Selectmen Scheduled to give FY10 Budget to Appropriations Committee

4/1, 7 pm, HPTA State of the Schools Forum, HCAM

Join the HPTA and Educate Hopkinton for this perfect opportunity to ask your questions regarding the current state of our school system. Presentations will be given by Nancy Burdick, Chair of the School Committee; Dr. John Phelan, Superintendent of Schools; and Representative Carolyn Dykema. You are encouraged to submit your questions beforehand to Patty Doshier, pdoshier@comcast.net, or call 508-435-7887 during the live broadcast. The Forum is open to the public. Please rsvp to Adrienne McKenna at secretary@hptaonline.com to reserve your seat.

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

Submit questions for “State of the Schools” here

The Annual “State of the Schools” forum is coming up on April 1st. Please feel free to post your questions here to be answered at the forum by Dr. Jack Phelan, HPS Superintendent, Nancy Burdick, School Committee Chairperson, and State Representative Carolyn Dykema.

State of the Schools and General Meeting
Sponsored by HPTA
Wednesday April 1st 2009, 7PM
Live! On HCAM TV – Comcast Channel 8, Verizon Channel 30, live streaming on hcam.tv
Guest Speakers Dr. Jack Phelan, HPS Superintendent, Nancy Burdick, School Committee Chairperson, and State Representative Carolyn Dykema
Question and Answer Session – Call in # 508-435-7887 night of the event, E-mail your questions to HPTA Co-President, Patty Doshier, pdoshier@comcast.net
Audience – Open to the public, space is limited, please RSVP to HPTA Secretary, Adrienne McKenna (secretary@hptaonline.com)
HCAM Studios are located at 77 Main St. (Lower Level) Hopkinton MA 01748

Town Manager Candidate Interviews Today!

Below are some upcoming meetings/events of interest:
3/7, 9 am – 4:30 pm, Town Hall – JUST MOVED TO SELECTMEN’S HEARING ROOMTown Manager candidate interviews with Board of Selectmen. Open to the public. Televised on HCAM, beginning at 10 am on Sunday morning. Check www.hcam.tv for additional air times – and remember the time changes Sunday Morning!
3/10, 7:00 p.m. – Board of Selectmen Meeting, Town HallInterim Town Manager, Clayton Carlisle, will begin FY 10 Budget presentations to the Board of Selectmen. Open to the public. Please attend or watch on HCAM to keep up to date as the budget is developed. The Selectmen are still able to consider an override or an underride (not taking the annual 2 1/2% allowed by law).

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