Superintendent’s Preliminary Budget Tonight and New School Updates

Hopkinton Superintendent, Jack Phelan, is scheduled to present his preliminary 2011-12 budget at tonight’s School Committee Meeting. Also on the agenda is an update about the new elementary school project. The meeting begins at 7:30pm in the Middle School Library. The public is welcome to attend in person or watch on HCAM-TV (Comcast Channel 8/Verizon Channel 30). To read the agenda, please visit http://www.hopkinton.k12.ma.us/newweb2/schoolcommittee/agenda_minutes/AGENDA_2010_2011/12-16-10_REGULAR.pdf. You can also watch the video tomorrow on the HCAM website: http://hcam.tv/

New Elementary School/Center School Updates

A Message from Center School Principal Jennifer Parson about the problems with the heat at Center School
Dec. 16, 2010
http://community.icontact.com/p/hopkinton_public_schools/newsletters/centerschools/posts/heat-update

Gas leak at Hopkinton’s Center School prompts brief suspension of classes
MetroWest Daily News
Posted Dec 10, 2010 @ 04:03 PM
http://www.wickedlocal.com/hopkinton/news/x1714277016/Gas-leak-at-Hopkintons-Center-School-prompts-brief-suspension-of-classes

Selectmen Discuss Legacy Farms and Center School
by Mark Collins, HCAM Staff Reporter
9 December, 2010
Center School Site Plan Approved
by Mark Collins, HCAM Staff Reporter
7 December, 2010
School Committee Discusses Center School and Success of Advanced Placement
by Mark Collins, HCAM Staff Reporter
3 December, 2010

Hopkinton selectmen seek meeting on proposed new school
By Michael Morton/Daily News staff
The MetroWest Daily News
Posted Nov 29, 2010 @ 12:00 AM
http://www.wickedlocal.com/hopkinton/news/x1621194535/Hopkinton-selectmen-seek-meeting-on-proposed-new-school

Elementary School Building Committee Refines Plans
by Mark Collins, Staff Reporter
16 November, 2010

School funding already short as Hopkinton looks ahead to budget gap
By Michael Morton/Daily News staff
The MetroWest Daily News
Posted Nov 15, 2010 @ 12:03 AM
http://www.wickedlocal.com/hopkinton/news/x1428447126/School-funding-already-short-as-Hopkinton-looks-ahead-to-budget-gap

Hopkinton school board to interview superintendent search firms
By Michael Morton/Daily News staff
The MetroWest Daily News
Posted Nov 09, 2010 @ 12:27 AM
http://www.wickedlocal.com/hopkinton/news/x1829921968/Hopkinton-school-board-to-interview-superintendent-search-firms

School Committee Reviews Spring Town Meeting Articles
by Don Cronin
7 November, 2010
http://hcam.tv/news/school-committee-reviews-spring-town-meeting-articles

Superintendent Focus Group

Superintendent Search Process Underway
Parents and Community Invited to Participate
 
Dr. John Phelan is retiring after 11 years of service to the Hopkinton School District. The Hopkinton School Committee has engaged the services of the New England School Development Council (NESDEC) to assist them in the search process for a new Superintendent of Schools.
 
An integral part of the process involves parent and community participation and input. NESDEC will facilitate two community-wide focus groups to gather input about the attributes, experience, and knowledge that the new Superintendent should possess, as well as to identify the immediate tasks and challenges which the new Superintendent should address.
 
Focus group sessions are designed to last approximately 60 – 90 minutes.  Parents and community members are invited to attend a focus group session on either:
 
Wednesday, 1/5/11 in the High School Cafeteria from 7:00 – 9:00 pm
(snow date Wednesday, 1/19/11, same time and location)
 
or
 
Monday, 1/10/11 at the Hopkinton Senior Center from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
(snow date Monday, 1/24/11, same time and location)
 
To better accommodate all schedules, both a morning and an evening session have been scheduled. The Hopkinton School Committee and NESDEC strongly urge parents and community members to participate.