There will be a Support Our Schools meeting on Wednesday, February 27 at 7:30 pm at the Community House. The agenda includes:

  • Update on the school budget process from Richard Boroff, School Committee Chair
  • Proposed Senior Housing bylaw in Hamilton, presentation by Marc Johnson Chairman of the Hamilton Planning Board
  • School Override
  • Update on Gordon Conwell Seminary negotiations

On Thursday, February 28 at 7 p.m. at Buker School the School Committee has scheduled a presentation by Roger Hatch, school finance programs administrator for the Department of Education. Hatch plans to discuss Chapter 70 state funding for local school districts and take questions from the audience at the meeting. A great opportunity to be heard and get answers.

By March 31 the School Committee must vote on the FY09 budget. As we lead up to that deadline, the School Committee’s finance committee will get feedback from the Leadership team on their priorities and continue to build their budget, determining what will be the overall number and what will be included in the “protected” budget and what will be on an override.

This week the important meetings are as follows:

Tuesday: February 26,

  • School Committee Finance Subcommittee at 6:00 PM in the Superintendent’s Office.

Wednesday: February 27,

  • Wenham Finance Committee meeting, Hamilton Wenham Library at 6:30 PM.
  • SOS Meeting, 7:30 PM at the Community House.

Thursday: February 28,

  • School Committee Finance Committee meeting with Hamilton Finance Committee at 5:30 PM in the Superintendent’s Office followed by,
  • School Committee meeting at 7:00 PM at Buker School Multipurpose room.

For a look at the whole meeting schedule through March, please visit our new on-line calendar at

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