The Hopkinton School Committee and Athletic Field Sub-Committee will host a public forum on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at 7:00pm in the Hopkinton High School Auditorium. The public is encouraged to attend to hear a presentation regarding potential turf fields at the High School/Middle School complex. Following the presentation, there will be opportunities for members of the public to ask questions and offer feedback. The public forum will be filmed by HCAM-TV.
In addition, a preliminary presentation regarding potential turf fields will be made to the School Committee at their regular meeting on January 5, 2017 at 7 pm, which will be broadcast live on HCAM.
The Hopkinton School Committee will conduct a Public Hearing on its proposed budget for 2017-18 at 7:00 PM in the High School Library on Monday, January 9, 2017. It is expected to be televised on HCAM-TV (Comcast 8/Verizon 30/Streaming Live at www.hcam.tv). The School Committee’s budget will be available for the public to examine at the Superintendent’s Office on Friday, January 6. Administrators originally requested a 6.99% increase (+$2,862,135) over the current school year, but that was reduced to a 4.66% increase (+$1,907,069) in the 11-17-16 Preliminary Budget Presentation. However, in the most recent School Committee Budget Presentation from 12-15-16 that number was reduced to a request a 4.13% increase (+$1,688,410). Please see the budget documents posted below for more information.
Give Input Before the Vote:
The committee is scheduled to vote on the Superintendent’s budget recommendation on January 9, so if you have questions, comments or concerns, you should voice them ahead of time or come to the meeting in person to voice them there. Email both the School Committee and the Superintendent at the following addresses:
At the March 1 Board of Selectmen Meeting the Town Manager presented FY17 Town Budget Comprehensive Budget and Financing Plan, after feedback from the Selectmen it has been revised for the next Selectmen’s meeting. Per the Town Charter the Board of Selectmen must either adopt or amend Town Manager’s budget, and submit to the Appropriation Committee by March 15. There have been some news articles about the budget discussions at the 3/1 and 3/8 Selectmen’s meetings.
Board of Selectmen Meeting
Tuesday, March 15 at 6:45pm, Town Hall Room 215
Televised Live on HCAM-TV (Comcast 8 / Verizon 30 / Streaming at hcam.tv)
Public comment period at 6:45pm at the beginning of the meeting.
At the Thursday, December 17 School Committee meeting, the following FY17 budget presentations are on the agenda:
The meeting begins at 7:00pm in the Middle School Library, public comments are scheduled near the beginning and again near the end of the meeting, about 9:10pm. Barring technical difficulties, you may also watch the meeting on HCAM-TV (Comcast 8 / Verizon 30 / Streaming www.hcam.tv). Click here to view the meeting agenda.
Time to Give Input:
If you have questions, comments or concerns, now is a good time to voice them while budgets are not yet final. Email both the School Committee and the Superintendent at the following addresses:
Budget Documents Already Presented:
The School Committee will be meeting in a budget working session tonight, January 9, 2014 at 7:30pm in the Middle School Library. There will be no public comment period, but you can watch on HCAM-TV (Comcast Channel 8/Verizon Channel 30). Tonight’s meeting will focus on the High School, Middle School, Athletics Department and Student Services (Special Education) Budgets.
FOR YOUR REFERENCE: