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Schools Notebook: District turns down school choice option

by | Apr 7, 2022 | Education

At a brief meeting Thursday night, the School Committee voted not to participate in school choice for the 2022-23 school year.

Hopkinton traditionally does not participate in the program, which would allow students from other districts to enter the local schools. The student’s district would be responsible for the associated costs.

“In theory I would like to be able to open our doors, but in reality I know that we just don’t have room,” said School Committee Member Amanda Fargiano.

Fargiano and Chair Nancy Cavanaugh were the only two members at the meeting. Because the committee currently has only three members, they constituted a quorum.

Relay for Life set for May 27

The Hopkinton Relay for Life is scheduled for Friday, May 27, at the Hopkinton High School football field. The event runs from 5-9 p.m. Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. For more information, visit acsevents.org. …

The Polar Plunge, held March 18 behind Hopkinton High School, raised $2,455 for Special Olympics Massachusetts.

Local collegians recognized

Junior Evan Sisitsky and sophomore Julia Viveiros were named to the dean’s list at Loyola University in Maryland. …

Hopkinton Area Land Trust (HALT) is offering a $1,000 scholarship to a graduating high school student or students from Hopkinton whose intent is to major in a field related to conservation, ecology, natural resources/wildlife management or the environmental sciences. For more information, email kenneth.parker@simultof.com or contact the Hopkinton High School Guidance Department.

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