School District Meeting

This is the site for all information related to the 2020 Hopkinton School District Meeting, which will now be conducted remotely due to COVID-19 and the State of New Hampshire Emergency Orders. All information related to the School Meeting will be posted here, so please continue to check back for updates.

THE HOPKINTON SCHOOL BOARD’S RECOMMENDED AMENDMENT: ARTICLE III, MOTION 6

Given that all Motions of Article 3 (including the proposed Article itself) failed during the Voting Session of the May 16th Annual Meeting, the Moderator is reconvening the Annual Meeting of the Hopkinton School District to discuss and vote on Article 3, Motion 6. 

 

ARTICLE III Motion 6:   Are you in favor of AMENDING the Proposed Operating Budget to $21,072,696 (Decrease of $343,635), and then also APPROVING the operating budget as amended by this vote? This represents a tax decrease of $0.01. 

The Hopkinton School Board voted 5-0 to propose the following Amendment on Article 3 to the School District Moderator. The Hopkinton Budget Committee voted to support the Amendment with a vote of 8-1 (with one abstention).
 
Though the Amendment represents an increase to the operating budget of 2.69%% over the 2019-2020 budget, the estimated tax rate impact of the proposal on Article 3 is -$0.01.
 
This Amendment does not include appropriations approved in other warrant articles voted on during the May 16th session.
 

May 27th Budget Committee Meeting video

May 21st School Board Meeting with Amendment Discussion and Presentation

Slide presentation from May 21st Meeting

Second Flyer - Mailed May 23

VOTING  INFORMATION

Voting will be on May 30th at Hopkinton Middle High School, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. To help expedite voter check-in, cars will be split the following ways. Upon entering HMHS from Park Ave, voters will split into three lines, by last name: A -  F, G - M, N - Z.

When approaching the big parking lot in the rear of the school (behind "shop alley"), cars will further divide into the following splits by last name: A - D, E - K, L  - Q, R - Z.

This means that if you are A - D, you should stay in the left lane the entire time. If you are R  - Z, you should stay in the right lane the entire time. If you are E - Q, you may have some merging to do, but we will have assistants placed along the way helping to sort and direct traffic and cars.

Please note that ballots will be handed out by an assistant PRIOR to check-in, for those that need them (but you can also print ahead of time if you prefer). If your car has more than one last name, one person should get out and walk if they are able. If not, we will take care of you at check-in. In addition, walk-ins are welcome the whole day.

We look forward to seeing you tomorrow!

 

Please click here to view/download the ballot for May 30th voting.

 

Town residents, who are not already registered, may register to vote for the May 30 School Meeting with the Town Clerk by calling her and making an appointment at 746-3180. The deadline for registering is 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 27. Check your voting registration status at bit.ly/HopkintonVoter. 

PREVIOUS 2020 SCHOOL DISTRICT MEETING RECORDINGS AND VOTING RESULTS 

May 12 School District Meeting Recording: bit.ly/HopkintonTuesdayYouTube

May 12th Presentation: Link

May 15th School District Meeting Recording: bit.ly/HopkintonFridayYouTube

Comments and Amendments:

 

ADDITIONAL MEETING INFORMATION

Please read the following important letters: 

 

Additional information on the meetings:

Prior to the Emergency Order, there had been several meetings in the leadup to the original date for School Meeting. Below is information that Voters may find helpful for familiarizing themselves with the Warrant and proposed Articles, including the School Budget, proposed Teachers Contract and more. The full list of materials is below, but key documents have been brought to the top for immediate attention and review.

ALL DOCUMENTS DEVELOPED FOR THE BUDGET PROCESS CAN BE FOUND HERE.

Prior years’ budget documents can be found under the Budget Info tab at the top of the website.

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