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Community Announcements

February 18, 2020

At Town Meeting this year, the HUUSD School Board will be asking voters to approve a nearly $40M budget to operate our seven campuses next year and to transfer nearly $2M into the district’s long term maintenance reserve fund. 

Details about the district’s work and finances from the last year as well as our plans for next year are available in our Annual Report. Our annual meeting will be held on Monday, March 2nd at 6PM in the Harwood Library. As for any of our meetings, community members are warmly invited to attend.

This has been a particularly challenging budget year that has played out over months of public meetings. We know that community members have a range of budget-related questions and we have put together a Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) document, which we invite you to peruse. We hope it will provide some detailed context for the difficult decisions faced by the Board -- and by our community.

Respectfully,

Caitlin Hollister, Board Chair

Torrey Smith, Board Vice-Chair

February 14, 2020

Subject: HUUSD Board Meeting Recap 2/12

Dear members of our six town community,

At our last meeting on February 12, 2020, of the Harwood Unified Union School District (HUUSD) Board: 

  • Teacher representatives of the Harwood Union Education Association presented on some possible impacts of the proposed budget on Academic Programs and answered questions from board members. 

  • The board discussed protocols regarding media/public events and/or written communications of both individual board members and the full board.

  • The first reading of the policy packet occured.

The Board took action on the four (4) items below:

  1. Approved the following items as part of the consent agenda: Approve: Minutes of 1/22/2020; Accept: Vouchers 1177, 1187 and 1189 equaling $592,258.02

  1. Approved: To direct administration to support the Board's public statement from 1/25 that a collaborative transitional team including staff will be convened and meet regularly to discuss staffing issues. 

  1. A...

January 27, 2020

Subject: HUUSD Board Meeting Recap 1/22

Dear members of our six town community,

At our last meeting on January 22, 2020, of the Harwood Unified Union School District (HUUSD) Board: 

  • The Student Representatives shared their monthly report;

  • Michelle Baker, Director of Finance & Operations, gave a brief presentation on options for funds for the lease and installation of the annex at Crossett Brook Middle School and on the warnings for Town Meeting Day; and

  • Nicole Mace, Esq. explained and answered questions from board members regarding the two petitions to amend the HUUSD Articles of Agreement that were submitted to the board.

The Board took action on the five (5) items below:

  1. Approved the following items as part of the consent agenda: Approve: Minutes of 1/15/2020; Accept: Voucher 1175 equaling $90,652.55.

  1. Approved payment of each town’s election expenses for June 9, 2020 bond vote. 

  1. Amended last week’s motion to reflect the addition of the cost of the annex: a...

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