The HUUSD School Board met on Wednesday 10/13.
A large portion of the meeting was dedicated to the Superintendent search, starting with a review of the timeline of the process. In addition, the board discussed structural decisions such as whether the full board or a sub-committee will review applicants and conduct interviews, how to involve key stakeholders as well as the general public, and the role of student representatives in the process.
The board heard several presentations:
--Rob Montgomery and Andra Liberty of ATC Group Services LLC presented valuable information regarding PCB testing, mitigation and remediation process and how that might fit into the bond timeline.
--Jody Emerson, Director of the Central Vermont Career Center (sometimes referred to as Barre Tech) gave an update on their exploration into creating a separate school district to oversee CVCC.
--Student representatives offered an update on high school news.
The Board continues to prepare for the upcoming November 2nd bond vote. To watch a 10-minute video presenting the project, please head over to https://huusd.org/bond-plan. On this page, you can also find drawings of the plans, cost information, FAQs and election information. There is one more bond Q&A meeting planned on 10/27. The Board will host a Public Informational Meeting at 6PM at Harwood (or via Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/386460007).
The Board will have its next regular meeting on Wednesday, October 27 at 6PM, following the public informational hearing. 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). There is extensive information on the bond planning available on the district's website: https://huusd.org/bond-plan.
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).