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From the HUUSD Board

December 9, 2019

Subject: HUUSD Board Meeting Recap 12/4

Dear members of our six town community,

At our last meeting on December 4, 2019, of the Harwood Unified Union School District (HUUSD) Board: 

  • Michelle Baker, Director of Finance & Operations, gave a presentation and answered board member questions on the FY21 Budget. Her report, and all FY21 budget documents, can be found at https://huusd.org/business-office under “FY21 Budget Development”

  • The Administration gave a presentation and answered board member questions on the status of intra-district choice (IDC) for incoming 7th/8th graders for SY2020-21.

  • The following motion was made and tabled and will be discussed at the next meeting on 12/11: That all 7th and 8th graders attend Crossett Brook Middle School effective for the school year 20/21.


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

  1. Approved the following items as part of the consent agenda: Approve: Minutes of 11/20/19 (amending the first bullet under public comment to add “teachers” after “statement from some CBMS”); Accept: Voucher 1125 for $110,519.53; Approve: Bid from LGR1 Inc. for Crossett Brook MS Roof in the amount of $575,000 from the Maintenance Reserve Fund(s)


  1. Adopted: Add discussion of protocols regarding media/public events and/or written communications of both individual Board member and the full Board to a Board meeting agenda prior to Town Meeting Day 2020.


  1. Adopted: Add discussion of equity in our district - how it is evaluated, how it is applied, comparisons by student population, and costs per pupil - to a Board meeting during budget season 2019-20.


  1. Adopted: that the Intradistrict Choice policy and implementation continues unchanged for school year 20/21, allowing 7th and 8th graders to continue to apply for IDC at CBMS according to the policy and implementation that existed prior to the Nov 20 school board meeting


Our next meeting is Wednesday, December 11th at 6:00 pm in the Harwood Union School library. Please visit https://huusd.org/huusd-board to confirm time and place of meetings. 


You’ll also find all board and committee agendas, packets and minutes, and the link to board meeting videos. The direct link to watch this and other recent meetings is: https://mrvtv.com/category/school-board-meetings/. An archive of older meetings can be found here: https://archive.org/search.php?query=Harwood+Unified+Union+School+Board&sort=-date 


Thank you for your continued support and engagement.



The HUUSD Board

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