[HSDNews] Hopkinton School District Information
schamberlin at hopkintonschools.org
Wed Jan 4 15:21:32 EST 2012
I hope you had a wonderful break. Thank you for your understanding of
the revision to the school calendar. I hope the January 3/10 change
did not cause too much inconvenience.
The purpose of this email to provide an update on important school
2012- 2013 Hopkinton School District Calendar
A few highlights:
The calendar concentrates Professional Development days before school
begins (the first day of school for students is after Labor Day) and
in December students will have a two week break.
The calendar dramatically increases the number of five instructional
day weeks providing continuity for instruction.
The practice of a fixed end of school date continues. School will end
no later than June 21, 2012. The Calendar Committee will be developing
strategies to address a significantly higher than typical number of
days cancelled due to weather.
Parent/guardian Teacher Conference Day will take place on Tuesday,
November 6, 2012 (Election Day) for all students. Middle school
students will have an additional parent/guardian Teacher Conference
Day on Monday, November 5, 2012.
The calendar does not include early release days.
The links below are to three versions of the calendar (District,
School District Calendar
Hopkinton School District FY13 Budget
A few highlights:
The Hopkinton School Board approved a $17,024,395 budget for FY13.
This amount represents a 2.89% increase over the FY12 budget.
Significant budget increases include -
Benefits: $147, 570/health insurance, $34,576/dental insurance, and
Utilities: $34,795/heating oil, $12,912/electricity
The budget contains support for creation of a k - 6 numeracy
specialist at a cost of $75,884.
The budget does not include increases in teacher salaries as the HEA
and the school board are currently in negotiations.
More information is available at the school district website at www.hopkintonschools.org
Wednesday, January 4: Hopkinton School District Budget presentation
(1st) to the Hopkinton Budget Committee, Hopkinton Town Hall, 5:30pm
Tuesday, January 10: Professional Development Day - no school for all
Wednesday, January 11: Hopkinton School District Budget presentation
(2nd) to the Hopkinton Budget Committee, Hopkinton Town Hall, 5:30pm
Wednesday, January 25: Hopkinton Budget Committee Deliberations,
Hopkinton Town Hall, 5:30pm
Wednesday, February 8: Hopkinton Budget Committee Public Hearing,
Hopkinton Middle and High School auditorium, 6:30pm
Saturday, March 17: Hopkinton School District Annual Meeting,
Hopkinton Middle and High Schools gymnasium, 9:00am.
Please feel encouraged to email me with questions.
Thank you for your support.
Steven M. Chamberlin
Superintendent of Schools
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