The HUUSD Board met remotely on Wednesday, November 11th. The meeting began with an update from the Superintendent regarding the administration’s current work, including budgeting, negotiations and COVID-19. One adult at HUHS/MS tested positive for the virus, and the protocol for handling this was outlined. All HUUSD staff will have access to voluntary testing through the district’s own mobile testing unit in the upcoming weeks.
The Board voted to adopt policy C5, regarding Board relations with school personnel, as recommended by the Policy Committee. Additionally, the Board approved the charges for the Middle School Facilities Committee and High School Facilities Committee. The committees were formed in an effort to determine next steps in the middle school merger process and the high school bond.
In an effort to prepare the Board for the upcoming budget season, the Director of Finance, Michelle Baker, offered a presentation on budgeting basics. The Board was invited to ask questions. The first look at a FY22 budget will be presented at the December 9th meeting.
Finally, the Board took some time to discuss the idea of reducing its size. A Board Size Committee presented pros and cons of various board reconfiguration options that they had researched and the full Board discussed the options presented. The Board passed a motion directing the Board Size Committee to discuss next steps and bring information to the Board at a December meeting for what a Town Meeting Day article would entail.
The next regular Board meeting will be November 18th, at 6:00PM. Remote meeting requirements have made it easier than ever to participate in or view School Board meetings, and we hope you will consider joining us. You can also email the board with your thoughts at [email protected]
-- To participate live through Zoom, simply click on this link at the meeting’s start time: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/386460007#success
-- To view either live or after-the-fact on YouTube, use this link: tinyurl.com/huwebapp-youtube-live
-- To view on Mad River Television, use this link: www.mrvtv.com
Thank you for continued support,
The HUUSD Board