FY14 Budget

Town Meeting Results Day 1

Town Meeting Results Day 1

REPORTS Article 1: Acceptance of Town Reports PASSED FINANCIAL – FISCAL YEAR 2013 Article 2: FY 2013 Supplemental Appropriations PASSED Article 3: FY 2013 Budget Transfers NO ACTION Article 4: Unpaid Bills from Previous Fiscal Years PASSED Article 5: Property Tax Exemption Increase PASSED FINANCIAL […]






Town Meeting Begins Tomorrow at 7:00pm

Town Meeting Begins Tomorrow at 7:00pm

Hopkinton Annual Town Meeting Day 1 Monday, May 6 at 7:00-11:00pm Hopkinton Middle School Auditorium There are 68 articles to vote on in the warrant this year. Town meeting will repeat the following evenings 7:00-11:00pm until all the articles are voted. We expect Town Meeting to […]






“Know Your Vote” Before Town Meeting

“Know Your Vote” Before Town Meeting

In preparation for Annual Town Meeting Educate Hopkinton will be hosting a “Know Your Vote” Question and Answer Forum on Wednesday, May 1 at 6:30-8:00 pm at HCAM-TV Studios, 77 Main St (Lower Level), Hopkinton. Residents are invited to attend the forum in person or watch on TV (Verizon […]






School Calendar Draft Updates

School Calendar Draft Updates

In our last blog, we posted a link to the draft school calendar for 2013-14. It turned out to be the most clicked-on link we posted to our blog all year, so we wanted to send out an update. The calendar is still not final, […]






Teacher Contract Ratified 2012-2015

Teacher Contract Ratified 2012-2015

At their meeting on February 28, the School Committee ratified a 3-year contract with the Hopkinton Teachers’ Association. It was ratified by a 5 to 1 vote, with all School Committee members in favor and Town Manager Norman Khumalo opposed. The contract covers September 1, […]






Draft School Calendar for Next Year

Draft School Calendar for Next Year

At the February 7 School Committee meeting, Dr Hiersche presented the first draft of the school calendar for 2013-14. Click here to view the DRAFT Calendar. Dr Hiersche made some changes from the typical Hopkinton calendar, such as moving Early Release Days to Fridays. The […]






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 […]






Teacher Evaluations – New State Mandate

Teacher Evaluations – New State Mandate

You may have noticed a budget line item of $271,000 in Hopkinton’s 2013-14 budget for Educator Supervision and Evaluation. This is due to the new state regulations requiring more frequent and more detailed teacher evaluations. Although the new system is expected to produce better results, […]