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Take the Town Visioning Survey

Gazebo, Town Common, Autumn
Excerpts taken from the town website:

The Hopkinton Visioning Steering Group was created by the Hopkinton Board of Selectmen to “help navigate a process to solicit input from Hopkinton citizens on what our community might look like ten years from now.”

“The group has created a survey which is an important tool designed to help create a vision for the future, and action steps to achieve that vision. ”

“The process will also include bringing together a diverse group of community residents to gather and evaluate local information, and based on that information along with the results of the survey develop the vision.”

Please take a moment to take the survey online here. Hard copies of the survey are also available at the Town Manager’s office. The results of the survey will be compiled and released later this fall.

Strategic Planning Survey 2013

HPS Seal

The School Committee is developing a new 5 year Strategic Plan for the Hopkinton Public Schools.  They would like community input throughout this process.  In addition to offering several forums to elicit community input, the School Committee is conducting a community survey to better understand the educational priorities of the town in order to develop a new Strategic Plan.

The survey must be completed by Thursday, December 12 and should take approximately 15 minutes to complete.

Click here to take the survey online

Paper copies of the survey are available at the Hopkinton Public Library and the Hopkinton Senior Center.


Hopkinton Citizen Survey Results 2013


At the October 1, 2013 Hopkinton Board of Selectmen meeting, the National Citizen Survey™ (NCS) presented the results of the recent survey it conducted on behalf of the town. The presentation explained that it was a valid scientific survey using a random selection of 1,200 households and that the data was statistically weighted to reflect the population. Here is a snapshot of the results.

Thumbs Up from Residents:

  • Overall Quality of Life in Hopkinton
  • Land Use
  • Overall Appearance
  • Public Safety
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Utility Services
  • Town Parks
  • Town Recreation Programs
  • Educational Opportunities
  • As a Place to Raise Children
  • Overall Image of Hopkinton
  • Town Employees
  • Library Programs
  • A move toward single-stream curbside recycling

Thumbs Down from Residents:

  • Ease of Car Travel
  • Ease of Bike Travel
  • Traffic Flow
  • Street Lighting
  • Street Repair
  • Public Parking
  • Overall Quality of Businesses
  • Shopping Opportunities
  • Recreational Facilities
  • Opportunities to Attend Cultural Activities
  • As a Place to Retire
  • Overall Direction that Hopkinton is taking Continue reading Hopkinton Citizen Survey Results 2013

Superintendent Search Focus Group Tomorrow and Online Survey

Hopkinton Public Schools AdmininstrationSuperintendent Search Focus Group
Monday, November 5 at 7:00-8:30pm
High School Library

Can’t attend in person? Please fill out the form online to give your feedback. What qualities would you want to see in a new Superintendent? What immediate tasks/challenges should the new Superintendent focus on in the first year?
Click to Take the Survey
Click to read more about the Superintendent Search

Continue reading Superintendent Search Focus Group Tomorrow and Online Survey

eHop Survey, Landman’s New Job, HHS Principal Search and Hopkinton gets $450,000 TIF Payback

Hopkinton High SchoolReminder: Don’t forget to take the eHop Annual Subscriber Survey! It is only one page with just 10 questions. It should take less than five minutes to complete. Click Here to Take the Survey

Former Hopkinton Superintendent Jonathan Landman has taken a new job as an assistant commissioner for technology and learning with the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Hopkinton will save about $36,000 in reduced severance payments to Landman now that he has a new job. Read more in the Metrowest Daily News…

Superintendent Hiersche has begun looking for an Interim High School Principal to take Alyson Geary’s place from January 1, 2013 until the end of the school year. The district then hopes to find a permanent replacement to start July 1, 2013. Read more from HCAM News…

Hopkinton has reached a $450,000 settlement reached with Stryker Biotech over its violation of a 2006 tax break agreement (TIF). Read more in the Metrowest Daily News…

Please participate in the www.educatehopkinton.com 2008 Satisfaction Survey

In an effort to improve www.educatehopkinton.com, we invite you to participate in a short online survey. By clicking on the link below, you will access the www.educatehopkinton.com 2008 Satisfaction Survey (see link below):


FYI . . . . .

  • The www.educatehopkinton.com site will be ‘parked’ for the summer months.
  • No new information will be added to www.educatehopkinton.com during the summer months.
  • No www.educatehopkinton.com emails will be sent over the summer months.
  • No emails received by info@educatehopkinton.com will be read or answered over the summer months.

Enjoy your summer!


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

“vote” on an override in online poll

In the event you want to have your ‘voice’ heard in some way regarding an override to fund Level Services for FY ’09 – which was NOT approved by the Board of Selectmen – there is a poll available on the www.hopnews.com website that you can participate in.

The one poll question asks: ‘What override amount, if any, would you vote for?’

***FYI – an override of about $400K (what two of the Selectmen were supporting) is about $80 more on the annual tax bill of an average Hopkinton house ( = $518,000.00).

If your household contains 2 registered voters, it would be most beneficial to have BOTH vote on this poll if possible. (Just as if you were both voting at Town Meeting or in the Town Election).

While no poll is tamper resistant and data can be used to support any position, it would be interesting to see how many people are STILL interested in an opportunity to weigh in on this topic.


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