Category Archive for 'Funding Our Schools'

Some really great news: Thanks to the civic-mindedness of our own HWRHS chapter of the National Honor Society, babysitting is available for both town meetings this Saturday. Details here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0b4baba929a3f85-kids For those of you on Twitter, please follow us @HWSOS. We will try our best to live-Tweet both meetings (depending on available connectivity). While it’s […]

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Hi, friends. Whether the snow has left us or not, the 2015 budget and election season is underway! Here’s what you need to know to support your schools in the coming weeks: Proposed school budget for 2015/2016 The budget (click to view) includes, among other highlights, a decrease of $185,000 in health insurance premiums, and […]

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Town Meetings are schedule for both communities tomorrow, Saturday, April 5. Please make every effort to attend and make sure school families are represented. Specifically, please vote to support the FY 2015 HWRSD budget, which includes all-day kindergarten and a 1:1 technology initiative for incoming high school freshmen. In Hamilton, this budget is expected to […]

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Public Hearing: School District FY2014 Budget Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013 7:00 PM Buker Elementary School Multipurpose Room This is the public’s last chance to ask questions and give feedback on the Superintendent’s FY 2014 school budget. Some families may not be aware that the budget includes cuts to the teaching staff at the High School. […]

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In a letter to the School Committee this week, the Wenham selectmen recommended that the school committee adopt a LEVEL SPENDING budget. This radical new proposal would mean roughly $1 MILLION of program and staff cuts to cover for other increased costs, like health care, utilities, transportation and contractual obligations. YOUR PRESENCE IS NEEDED Thursday […]

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The School Committee’s Public Forum on the Budget is scheduled for Thursday, March 8, at 6:30 p.m. If you are only going to attend one school committee meeting this year, this is the one. Without direct parental input, the School Committee is making tough budget decisions in a vacuum. This is the one meeting set […]

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Based on FY 2010 data, HWRSD spends approximately $850 per pupil (or 6.3%) more than the average district.  See “HWRSD Spending: Do we want to be average or competitive?”   Since we have approximately 2000 students in the HWRSD, our total above-average spending was $1.7M in FY 2010.   As noted in the “HWRSD Spending” section, we […]

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