Becky Abate

Hopkinton Teachers Association issues statement questioning safety of returning to school

Editor's note: During Thursday's School Committee meeting, the following letter from Hopkinton Teachers Association president Becky Abate regarding school reopening plans was read. Editor's notes/explanations are in brackets .To the members of the Hopkinton...
Hopkinton High School library

Hopkinton Teachers Association ‘rejects’ district’s timetable for return to full-time in-person learning

Editor's note: The following is a statement from the Hopkinton Teachers Association. It was read during Thursday night's School Committee meeting. Check the Independent website on Friday for more from Thursday's night's meeting.Dear School...
Marathon School

Hopkinton schools will go to entirely remote learning for 1 week right after Thanksgiving

Hopkinton schools will go to a fully remote learning model for the week after Thanksgiving, superintendent Carol Cavanaugh told School Committee members Thursday night.The move is designed to reduce the chances of possible increased...
School Committee

Teachers ‘disappointed’ with district but ‘will be in classrooms on Wednesday’

The question of whether to livestream some live classes is holding up an agreement between the Hopkinton Teachers Association and the school district for the upcoming school year, superintendent Carol Cavanaugh told the School...
Hopkinton Middle School

Hopkinton teachers union continues talks with district, denies recommending remote learning

While the Hopkinton Public Schools district has been working on a plan for the 2020-21 school year, it has simultaneously been negotiating with the Hopkinton Teachers Association, the union that represents teachers in the...
Marathon School

School Committee: District supports teachers in reopening

Editor's note: Hopkinton School Committee chair Amanda Fargiano issued the following statement regarding negotiations with the Hopkinton Teachers Association.With the return of Hopkinton teachers scheduled in just 10 days, the district and the Hopkinton...
Hopkins School

HTA statement: Teachers continue to raise concerns about livestreaming

Editor's note: Following is a statement from the Hopkinton Teachers Association. The Hopkinton school district’s reliance on livestreaming classes to students using remote learning plans is not effective, according to the Hopkinton Teachers Association. “The district’s...
Hopkinton Middle School sign

Superintendent: School Committee may soon form group to consider eventual full in-person return to...

School Committee members may form a group to consider returning students to school full-time, superintendent Carol Cavanaugh said Wednesday during an appearance on HCAM's Hopkinton Hangout Hour.That group, which is scheduled to be discussed...
Marathon School

Statement from HTA: Teachers reject district plan ‘heavy on livestreaming’

Following is a statement the Hopkinton Teachers Association released Wednesday evening.The members of the Hopkinton Teachers Association rejected by an overwhelming majority a proposed memorandum of understanding between the School Committee and union concerning...
Carol Cavanaugh

District, teachers to meet again as agreement not yet approved

A memorandum of agreement between the school district and the Hopkinton Teachers Association was not approved by the HTA, but superintendent Carol Cavanaugh said talks will continue and she remains optimistic about a resolution...