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School Committee roudup: Budget approved; calendar debated; COVID policy questioned

The School Committee at Thursday’s meeting approved the fiscal year 2023 budget of $57,116,438 and discussed a range of topics from updating the school calendar to the decrease in COVID-19 cases in schools over...
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School Committee weighs continued COVID precautions against emotional strain from ‘culture of fear’

At Thursday's School Committee meeting, Chair Nancy Cavanaugh welcomed the Board of Health, which requested a joint meeting with the committee to discuss the rise in COVID-19 cases because of the omicron variant, which...
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School Committee roundup: No support for trail proposal; budget vote upcoming

The School Committee at its Thursday meeting voted unanimously not to support a current application proposed by the Upper Charles Trail Committee (UCTC) to extend a portion of its trail across the Irvine-Todaro property...
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Elementary school students learn math concepts through art

“A picture is worth a thousand words” is an adage that explains myriad ideas that can enter people’s minds while looking at art. Shelly Moran, the math coach for the Hopkinton Public Schools, has been...
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School Committee discusses strategy for dealing with COVID surge: Case numbers ‘are a little...

The School Committee held its Thursday night meeting virtually due to the town’s spike in COVID-19 cases, which has led to increased absenteeism in school this week both from cases and parents’ fear that...
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Hopkinton cancels school for Friday

Hopkinton schools will be closed Friday due to the predicted snowstorm. "As you may know, the upcoming snow event is predicted to be plowable and substantial; and further, the greatest impact is going to occur...
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Superintendent clarifies updated HPS COVID policy: 10-day isolation for positive cases

With students returning to classes Monday, Superintendent Carol Cavanaugh emailed Hopkinton Public Schools families Sunday to clarify the district’s policy on COVID isolation and quarantine. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently updated...
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HHS principal: Keefe Tech student from Hopkinton has died

Hopkinton High School Principal Evan Bishop emailed the HHS community Thursday to announce that a Keefe Tech student from Hopkinton has died. Bishop indicated that his staff was made aware of the student's death by...
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School Committee roundup: Special education costs soar; Elmwood proposal moves into feasibility period

In addition to re-implementing the mandatory mask policy at Hopkinton High School by a 3-2 vote, the School Committee discussed other issues at its meeting Thursday night. Special education costs rise Karen Zaleski, the student services...
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Divided School Committee votes to make masks mandatory at HHS due to surge in...

The School Committee on Thursday voted 3-2 to re-institute the mandatory mask policy at Hopkinton High School beginning today after a nearly hour-long discussion. “Everyone, I’m sure, has been hearing about the school outbreak,” said...