The HUUSD School Board hosted a Public Informational Meeting on the bond proposal this past Wednesday, October 27th. The request, for $59,545,312, would be used to make much-needed repairs and renovations at Harwood and to put a small addition on Crossett Brook Middle School.
The election is Tuesday, November 2. Polls will be open from 7AM until 7PM. Residents of Duxbury, Fayston, Moretown, Warren and Waterbury will vote in their town offices; residents of Waitsfield will vote at Waitsfield Elementary. This 10-minute video (huusd.org/bond-plan) offers a great overview of both the costs and the benefits of the proposal.
After the Public Informational Meeting concluded, the Board spent the rest of its time discussing the upcoming superintendent’s search.
The Board is asking for community input in the search. Community meetings will be held on November 8th and 9th to get feedback from teachers, staff, students, principals, and residents. Key questions we will be asking include:
There will be two sessions for parents, residents, taxpayers and other community members (other groups will get direct invitations/links later):
While we encourage you to attend the community meeting remotely, for those who cannot attend, there will be an online survey with these same questions open until November 10th. The survey is linked here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HarwoodVT
All data collected from the meetings and surveys will be collated into a report that will be shared at the 11/17/21 Board meeting. More information about the superintendent search is available at huusd.org/superintendent-search.
The Board will have its next regular meeting on Wednesday, November 10 at 6PM. This will be a hybrid meeting that can be attended in-person or remotely via zoom (https://us02web.zoom.us/j/386460007), or viewed on youtube (tinyurl.com/huwebapp-youtube-live).
As always, the Board welcomes feedback from our community. One of the easiest ways to share your thoughts is to send an email to [email protected], which will go to every Board member. There is also time at every Board meeting for public comment. Alternately, reach out to one of your neighbors who is on the school board and share your thoughts in a personal email or phone call (see a list of Board members and contact information at https://tinyurl.com/523wtrnj).