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...
Hopkinton High School

HHS student dies; school offers counseling

Hopkinton High School principal Evan Bishop emailed the HHS community Sunday afternoon to announce that a student had died, and to make students and staff aware there will be in-person grief counseling Monday. "It is...
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...
HHS graduation 2021

HHS Class of 2021 gets ‘appropriate and joyous send-off’ at graduation

(Editor's note: For photos from Saturday's graduation car parade, click here. For photos from Wednesday's Senior Gala, click here.) The Hopkinton High School Class of 2021 — which at 328 students is the largest in...
Hopkins School sign

School Committee OK’s later start times; reopening strategy addressed

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xZ0166BMNc&feature=youtu.be School will start later this fall at Hopkinton High School, Hopkinton Middle School and Hopkins Elementary School, School Committee members agreed Thursday. Start times for the high school and middle school would move to approximately...