HUUSD School Board Meeting Recap - 10/10/18 and 10/24/18

Dear members of our six town community,

Below please find the votes and key agenda items from the last two HUUSD board meetings on October 10 and October 24.

October 10 Actions and Key Agenda Items

  1. Approved our consent agenda including meeting minutes, board warrants, and financial report.

  2. Approved our FY 2020 budget goals.

  3. Approved requests for the Superintendent and the HUUSD administrative team to submit both a level funded budget (based on Per Pupil Expenditure) and level service budget.

  4. Approved motion to acknowledge Open Meeting Law violation and approve solution moving forward - that the BOD will not use anonymous feedback methods in the board room or among board members.

October 24 Votes and Key Agenda Items

  1. Approved SMART Goals related to Developing Process for Monitoring District Performance (2.1 and 2.2)

  2. Various motions related to voting weights for each HUUSD board representative following the discovery of incorrect population data:  1) Unanimously approved a motion finding that the matrix appearing in Article 7 is/was in error; 2) Unanimously approved a motion to substitute a corrected matrix for the one found in Article 7; 3) Approved a motion (using the newly adopted matrix) to confirm and ratify all actions taken by the Board from July 1, 2017 to the present date (10/24/18). Note the policy on voting patterns will also be updated.

  3. Other:  Vermont Secretary of Education Dan French attended the meeting and answered questions from the board for an informative and interesting conversation

  4. A representative from the auditor RH Smith attended the meeting and gave information/answered questions from the board.

Our next HUUSD board meeting is scheduled for 6 pm on Wednesday, November 7 at the Harwood Union High School library. On November 12, the board will have legal training with Attorney Pietro Lynn, On Tuesday November 13 we hope a variety of stakeholders will attend our community engagement workshop (look for more information on this soon).

For more information, please visit for board agendas and minutes and to find the link to watch board meetings. The direct link to watch this and past meetings is:

Thank you for your continued support and engagement.


The HUUSD Board

Christine Sullivan (Waitsfield)  *Chair

Caitlin Hollister (Waterbury)  *Vice Chair

Alycia Biondo (Warren)

Jill Ellis (Fayston)

Gabe Gilman (Moretown)

Linda Hazard (Moretown)

Garett MacCurtain (Duxbury)   

Maureen McCracken (Waterbury)

Theresa Membrino (Fayston)

Melissa Phillips (Waterbury)

Torrey Smith (Duxbury)   

Alexandra Thomsen  (Waterbury)

Rosemarie White (Warren)

Rob Williams (Waitsfield)

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