Hyde Park, we have an historic opportunity before us: In the board's recent "FAQ" mailing to Hyde Park residents, we explained that the FAQ went to press just as the legislature adjourned, delaying our ability to provide tax projection statements.  The information needed to make tax projections has since become available and informs this announcement.  Hyde Park's tax rate is projected to do down, even if the proposed bond is passed on June 7.  How?  There are two chief factors that will drive down our tax rate.  First, the Act 46 merger provides direct tax benefits to each of the communities that voted in favor of district consolidation over the next several years.  We voted in favor, and we will benefit.  2.  We also have the option to make interest-only payments on the bond for the first few years.  Doing so will allow the net impact of the bond to be offset by the retirement of existing bonds because we will begin paying down the principal only once other existing bonds have been paid off.  Please visit www.hpes.org/school-board to see the full details. 

The final information session will be held this Thursday, June 2, beginning at 7 PM in the HPES gym, and this information will be explained fully at that meeting.  Our facility director, business manager, and architectural team will all be there to answer your questions.  Free community dinner (baked ziti and salad) will be provided beginning at 6 PM.  Childcare will be available beginning at 7 PM.

Please get the facts about this proposal before making your decision and voting on June 7.  Thank you.

Building Project Presentation: see the architect's 2/15/15 presentation here

From the Principal

Breaking News!  Tax rate goes down with bond for HPES renovations.  Be informed and get all the details on June 2nd.  Free pasta dinner before meeting!  Stay tuned for more information about dinner and childcare.

Informational Meeting on Proposed Building Project for June 7th Bond Vote

Thursday, June 2nd 7:00pm


Please join the Board and administration to hear the critical information about the HPES building project.  Thank you!


There is NO SCHOOL on Monday, May 30th in honor of Memorial Day.


The last day of school is Wednesday, June 15th.  We will be dismissed at 11:30 a.m.


Summer 2016 at River Arts

Youth Camps!  Some offerings this summer are River Arts Rock Camp, Parade Camp-Super Heroes Soaring, Messy Arts-Creation Station, The Great Green Adventure, Bike & Jam, Hip Hop, The Mural Project 2016, Sk8 the Arts, All the Worlds a Stage, and See It on the Radio.  Please call 888-1261 or visit RiverArtsVT.org for dates, times, ages, and prices.  Financial assistance is available!