Full Day Kindergarten, Budget Season Starting and Rep Dykema Office Hours

Welcome to Fall!
School is back in session, and that means it’s time to start thinking about next year! The budgeting process for the next fiscal year will begin soon, and there already has been news about how the 2010/2011 full-day kindergarten pilot will likely be cut back to one classroom due to space constraints. Click below to view how Hopnews, HCAM, and Metrowest Daily News all recently reported on the School Committee’s meeting to discuss the full-day kindergarten situation and stay tuned for more updates from Educate Hopkinton on the budgeting process.

Recent Full-Day Kindergarten Articles :

High School Shines in NEASC Report; Center School Improvements and Full-Day K Take Baby Steps http://www.hcam.tv/news/09-09/SC-09-17-09.shtml

Hopkinton May Trim Full-day Kindergarten Amibitions http://www.metrowestdailynews.com/news/x1692318351/Hopkinton-forced-to-cut-back-kindergarten-program

Lottery Proposed for Full-day Kindergarten http://hopnews.com/

Representative Dykema Office Hours : And the updates aren’t just local! There has been a lot of activity at the State House including discussions about researching new formulas for state education funding, changing the existing bus law to allow towns to have a fee for all bus users (not just those outside of the 2-mile radius), and tax relief for things like school fees. If you have questions or comments about these or other state issues, stop in to meet with Representative Carolyn Dykema on Sept 28th at Hopkinton Gourmet from 10:00 to 11:00. Any resident who would like to speak with Representative Dykema and is unable to attend office hours should contact her office at (617) 722-2210 or at leah.robins@state.ma.us to set up a personal appointment.

Encourage Your Friends and Family to Stay Informed!
As you get back into the swing of things this fall, think about who else might be interested in learning about school, budget, and other town-related issues. Encourage your friends and family to sign up for our informational emails by going to our website at www.educatehopkinton.com