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Library Construction Grant and December Special Town Meeting Warrant

Library Construction Grant and December Special Town Meeting Warrant

Here are the latest updates from Educate Hopkinton: Library Construction GrantThe Hopkinton Library may be eligible for a state library construction grant for a larger and more accessible facility. If the Town receives a grant award, the state would pay for up to 50% of […]

FY11 Budget Message and School Committee Meeting tonight

FY11 Budget Message and School Committee Meeting tonight

Last week at their October 27 Meeting, the Hopkinton Board of Selectmen announced the following Budget Message for FY11: Reduce the FY11 budget by 2.65% from the FY10 budget. Build medium and long term sustainability of the town’s finances by addressing minimum recommended reserves as […]

Potential Tax Increase, Special Town Meeting Scheduled, School Finance Update and District MCAS Results

Potential Tax Increase, Special Town Meeting Scheduled, School Finance Update and District MCAS Results

Tax Increase May Be Needed The Board of Selectmen (BOS) indicated at its October 19, 2009 meeting that any state cut in local aid may now have to be covered solely by raising property taxes. As we noted in our last e-mail, the state is […]

Further State Budget Cuts, Town Improvements, Strategic Plan, Risk Study, and Important Dates

Further State Budget Cuts, Town Improvements, Strategic Plan, Risk Study, and Important Dates

There’s quite a bit of news this week! Further State Budget Cuts Likely State tax revenues were likely to fall $200 million below projections in September, which could trigger new rounds of emergency budget cuts throughout the state. This does not bode well for FY […]

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

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 […]

Tax Relief Proposals

Tax Relief Proposals

Dear Educate Hopkinton Subscriber:    There are currently several proposals being considered by the Massachusetts Joint Committee on Revenue which would offer tax relief to taxpayers in Massachusetts. Included are potential deductions for: fees paid for participation in sports, academic, or other student activities (S 1225); […]

Bus Fee Legislation

Bus Fee Legislation

Bus Fee Legislation – House Bill 3658 Under state law schools must provide free busing to students in grades K-6 living more than two miles away. All others can be charged. Hopkinton’s State Representative, Carolyn Dykema, is proposing House Bill 3658, which would allow school […]

Meet the New Town Manager

Meet the New Town Manager

  Stop by the Library and have a chat with our new Town Manager   Norman KhumaloWeds., July 8th at 8:30 amHopkinton Public Library     Find us online   www.educatehopkinton.com   Find us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/Educate-Hopkinton/47531526543   Educate Hopkinton’s goal is to keep people up-to-date […]