May 30th Voting Results

May 30th Voting Results

2020 Hopkinton School Meeting Results

Thank you very much for coming out to vote today. I greatly appreciated the support many voters voiced when casting their ballots.

The votes have been counted and recounted, and I hereby declare the following results:

Article 3, Motion 6: to amend the proposed operating budget to $21,072,696: Yes: 770, No: 949.

Article 3, Motion 6 fails.

Again, I would like to thank the voters for the large turnout again. I would also like to thank our law enforcement officers who helped with set-up and crowd control. And to the volunteer vote counters, supervisors of the checklist and their greeter assistants, the school board, the budget committee, the many advocates for and against who display their pride and concern for our community, those who helped spread the word about all aspects of the meeting, and everyone else who helped make this meeting happen under unique circumstances.

Because Article 3, Motion 6 failed, the meeting will be recessed pursuant to Rule 4.b. At this time, I am recessing the meeting, to Wednesday, August 12, at 7 pm for an online meeting, and to Saturday, August 15, 2020, at 9 am, at the Hopkinton Middle High School.

As we approach August 12, 2020, further postponement of the recessed meeting may be necessary in order to hold the meeting safely and effectively. Thank you very much for your extraordinary involvement and participation in the meeting so far, and I look forward to being able to continue the meeting under our regular meeting format.


James Newsom


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