Class Size

Budget Update: Grade 7 Class Size, Fees and more

Budget Update: Grade 7 Class Size, Fees and more

At its January 31 Working Session, the School Committee voted to submit a 2013-14 budget to the Town Manager, which represents a 4.4% increase over the current year’s budget. Key changes from the budget originally presented by Dr Hiersche in December include: 10% Reduction in […]






Public Hearing Tonight at 7:30pm – 2013-14 School Budget

Public Hearing Tonight at 7:30pm – 2013-14 School Budget

ATTENTION! If you can only attend one school committee meeting a year, this is the most important one to attend. It is your chance to voice your opinion on class size, fees or any other school budget topic before the School Committee votes on a […]






Update on Petition to Keep Grade 7 Class Sizes Small

Update on Petition to Keep Grade 7 Class Sizes Small

The Petition to Keep Grade 7 Classes Small, has received 162 signatures so far. It will be officially presented to the School Committee and Superintendent at tonight’s public hearing. To recap, the preliminary budget presented to the School Committee allowed for class sizes of 21 […]






Petition to Keep Grade 7 Class Sizes Small Next Year

Petition to Keep Grade 7 Class Sizes Small Next Year

A group of parents and residents has started a petition to keep Grade 7 class sizes small for the 2013-14 school year. The preliminary budget presented to the School Committee allows for class sizes of 21 for 6th graders, 26 for 7th graders, and 18 for […]






School Budget Update

School Budget Update

A huge “Thank You” to everyone who came to the School Committee Public Hearing and/or wrote to the School Committee with your thoughts on the 2012-13 budget. Your voices truly do make a difference! A few days after the public hearing the School Committee sent […]






Preliminary 2012-13 School Budget

Preliminary 2012-13 School Budget

Superintendent Landman presented his preliminary 2012-13 (FY13) school budget at the December 20 School Committee meeting. Some highlights are included below. Please note that nothing is final at this point, this is just the beginning of a process. The School Committee will provide feedback to […]






Educate Hopkinton Fall Survey Results – Final

Educate Hopkinton Fall Survey Results – Final

Thank you to everyone who took our fall budget topics survey! Although our survey is not scientific, it does give the Educate Hopkinton board some direction, and at least a rough idea of what topics are of most interest to our readers. 1) What Hopkinton […]






Tonight’s School Budget Public Hearing is Still On

Tonight’s School Budget Public Hearing is Still On

If you can only attend one School Committee meeting a year, this is the most important meeting to attend! After the public’s input at the hearing tonight the School Committee will consider making any changes they decide are necessary to the Superintendent’s budget before submitting […]