The HUUSD Board met remotely via Zoom on Wednesday, June 9, 2021.
The Board received a presentation from students serving on the TBPS renaming committee, who reported on the process used to identify a new name and the outcome of the vote. The Board anticipates approving the new name “Brookside Primary School” at its June 23rd meeting.
The Board named an Ad Hoc committee to review responses to the Superintendent search RFP. There were two responses received.
There was discussion about developing a process and timeline for exploring the possible closure of the Fayston School. Much of this was focused on the need for significant community involvement and outreach to various stakeholders. No work is anticipated on this topic over the summer.
There was talk about community engagement for the purposes of the bond the Board anticipates putting before voters in November 2021. This will likely include opportunities for High School tours of some sort, forums, a survey, and a Q&A among others. An Ad Hoc committee was designated to meet over the summer to gather information and develop a concrete plan.
In her bi-monthly financial report, Finance Director Michelle Baker, indicated that the legislature had finalized the property tax yield, a key variable in computing property tax rates related to education spending. The final rate of $11,317 means that the district’s equalized educational property tax rate will increase only 2 cents from last year’s rate, though there will be differences in each town’s local rate depending on how much property values have changed in the previous year.
Lastly, as part of the consent agenda, the Board ratified a new two year agreement with District support staff. You can find current Contracts/Labor Agreements on the District website under the Staff drop down menu. The new Support Staff Master Agreement will be posted by July.
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