Superintendent Search: Finalists Announced

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The Hopkinton School Committee is pleased to announce that the Superintendent Search Screening Committee has identified five outstanding candidates for further consideration by the School Committee for the position of Superintendent of Schools. The thirteen member Screening Committee included representation from the School Committee, the district’s administrative office, building level administration, teachers, community representatives, students, and parents.

Questions and Answers from the Elementary School Informational Forum

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The School Committee held a mid-morning informational forum at the Senior Center on Friday February 11 for residents to learn more about the proposed new elementary school at Fruit Street. Before taking any questions, a brief video of Center School, pointing out the infrastructure problems and deficiencies and their educational impact was shown. More than a dozen residents attended and asked questions. The following is a summarized list of questions, comments and suggestions posed by the attendees.

High School to Step Up Alcohol and Drug Surveillance

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Due to the increase in drug and alcohol use seen at Hopkinton High School this year, Principal Alyson Geary has informed parents that additional measures to ensure that the school remains a drug free zone will be taken.

Based on the school’s search policy, lockers assigned to students remain the property of the Hopkinton Public School and, as such, are subject to periodic inspections. Students and/or their vehicles on school property are also subject to search if they are suspected of possessing illegal contraband.

School Committee Urged To Go Slow On Redistricting

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School redistricting was an unforeseen topic at Thursday night’s School committee meeting. A crowd of nearly a dozen listened to resident's comments on the emotionally charged subject.
During the public comment portion of the meeting town residents Ben Chirco, Kim Brennan, and Meg Gaughan asked the committee to slow down, step back, and take a broader look at the impact of redistricting.

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Hopkinton's Tip Line 508-293-1191

Have you witnessed underage drinking or drug use and wondered what you could do abou it? The Hopkinton Public Schools and School Resource Officer Phil Powers has set up a confidential tip line 508-293-1191 that can be used by parents and students to report these activities. The Tip LIne is manned 24 hours a day and all calls go directly to Officer Powers.

"I am committeed to doing that," said Powers.

School Committee Holds Public Hearing On FY12 Budget

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Residents got a first look at and had the opportunity to comment on the Superintendent’s Preliminary FY12 budget at the public hearing held on Thursday, January 27, 2011.

Public Hearing on Proposed School Budget is ON

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Tonight's Public Hearing on the proposed FY12 Budget will still be held this evening in the Middle School Library at 7:30 PM

School Committee Reviews Budgets and Superintendent Search Progress.

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The establishment of a thirteen member Superintendent Search Review Committee was approved at the January 20th School Committee Meeting. The approval is a major step that helps brings the selection process into focus. Once the members are chosen, they can begin the candidate review process. Currently an outside search firm is developing a candidate profile for the position. The profile will assist the new committee in selecting the next superintendent to replace outgoing Superintendent Dr. Jack Phelan.

"Let’s Talk about Bullying" - Presentations Scheduled

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Anyone who heard the tragic story last year of South Hadley student Phoebe Prince’s suicide after months of relentless bullying could not easily forget it. That sad event focused public and legislative attention on the need to protect children in Massachusetts from bullying behavior.


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