HUUSD School Board Meeting Recap - 4/24/19

Dear members of our six town community,

At our last meeting on April 24, 2019, the Harwood Unified Union School District (HUUSD) Board took action on the four (4) items below (listed in order of the time in the meeting when the vote occurred):

  1. Approved the following items as part of the consent agenda: approved past meeting Minutes; accepted Board vouchers equaling $861,774.04; approved an out-of-state field trip for Warren Elementary School students; approved the lease agreement for CBMS Tractor/Mower
  2. Adopted: That the board approve list of challenges/opportunities we are trying to address through the PreK - 12 plan as a working document subject to change.
  3. Adopted: That the board approve the timeline for PreK - 12 plan
  4. Adopted: To set aside a longer time for the policy team that has been previously scheduled.

Also at this meeting, Assistant Principal for HUUSD, Sam Krotinger, along with Sally McCarthy and Lisa Therrien, presented on Proficiency-Based Learning. Their presentation can be found here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2uQwDkbPKEVcXFKeXFJa0pIZWdzOG1DSmhUazhRSm4tQ1Br/view

Our next meeting is Wednesday, May 8th, and expected to begin at 6:00 pm in the Harwood Union High School library. No committee meetings are expected to occur. Please confirm time and place of meetings by visiting our website as start times and locations are subject to change. Agendas are posted at least 2 days before the meeting. For more information on the SMART goals that drive the work of these committees, check the HUUSD board web page.

Please visit www.wwsu.org/huusd-board for board agendas and packets  (including committees that are meeting), detailed minutes, HUUSD Smart Goals for the 2018-2019 school year, and to find the link to watch board meetings. The direct link to watch this and past recent meetings is: https://mrvtv.com/category/school-board-meetings/.  There is also an archive of older meetings which can be found here: https://archive.org/search.php?query=Harwood+Unified+Union+School+Board&sort=-date

And finally, please note that the HUUSD board is also hosting multiple “Community Conversations” throughout our district from May 7 through May 23 and we hope you consider attending at least one, perhaps in a location other than your own town! The purpose of the community conversations is to dive deeper into survey results and get to the next level of developing a vision and goals that will guide decisions throughout our district. Stay tuned for specific dates and locations.

Thank you for your continued support and engagement.

Respectfully,

The HUUSD Board

Caitlin Hollister (Waterbury)  *Chair

Torrey Smith (Duxbury)  *Vice Chair

Hannah Clark (student rep, class of 2019)

Jonathan Clough (Warren)

Carlton Cummisky (student rep, class of 2021)

Gabriel Gilman (Moretown)

James Grace (Waterbury)

Tim Jones (Fayston)

Jake Lynn (student rep, class of 2020)

Garett MacCurtain (Duxbury)

Maureen McCracken (Waterbury)

Theresa Membrino (Fayston)

Kristen Rodgers (Moretown)

Christine Sullivan (Waitsfield)

Alexandra Thomsen (Waterbury)

Jeremy Tretiak (Waitsfield)

Rosemarie White (Warren)

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