School Committee – Did you know?

School Committee – Did you know?

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A board of five members, elected for three-year terms on a rotating basis. The School Committee is responsible for voting on an annual budget and overseeing all spending during the year; maintaining school buildings and overseeing any improvements to them or construction of new buildings; negotiating with collective bargaining units; and developing policies to help govern the school district. The School Committee is also responsible for hiring the Superintendent, Assistant Superintendent, and Business Manager.

The School Committee meets on Thursdays twice a month in the Middle School Library at 7:00 PM. A public comment period is typically held at the beginning of each regular meeting, and a second public comment period is often held near the end of the meeting.

To run for School Committee a person must be a registered voter in Hopkinton and either obtain and submit nomination papers by securing the signatures of 50 Hopkinton registered voters; or a person may qualify by being the top vote getter in one of the town political party caucuses; or a combination of both. School Committee member is currently an unpaid volunteer position, but compensation for any elected official could be voted on at any future town meeting.

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