Notes from Board of Trustees


2021-22 Year End Close Out

The September Board meeting was heavy with finance! The Board reviewed the 2021-22 Year End Close Out, which will be finalized by our outside financial auditor. We ended the year almost exactly as anticipated, with a deficit that was made up for by our PPP loan forgiveness and a planned Endowment draw. Over the years,...
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Looking to the Future, Again!

Embarking on the Strategic Planning Process! Do you have insights to share about the future of HMS? What are we doing well as a school community, and what could we improve in the coming years?  We would love to hear your opinions! The Board of Trustees is embarking on a new Strategic Planning process. The 2017-2021 Strategic...
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Final Board Meeting of 2021-22 School Year

On Wednesday night the 2021-22 Board of Trustees held their last meeting of the school year. We were thrilled to be able to close out the year with our only in-person evening meeting. It was a beautiful night on the deck of the Middle School.  During our meeting we completed the annual review of our...
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Celebrating Changes, and Looking Forward to Next Year

The HMS Board of Trustees gathered via zoom on Wednesday for our penultimate meeting of the school year. We are wrapping up current year activities while also focusing on next year. We were so pleased with the turnout at the March Open Board Meeting – thank you so much to everybody who attended!! We hope...
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A bright future, and seeking Board members

The HMS Board of Trustees gathered via zoom on Tuesday evening for our monthly meeting. It was a rich, full meeting, with animated, thoughtful discussion regarding the endowment, leadership, Board transitions, and succession, and getting focused for some important upcoming events. First, we learned a great deal about the endowment from our former Treasurer and...
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Celebrating our 50th!

THE BOARD NEEDS YOUR HELP! As we prepare to enter our 50th anniversary year, the Board is embarking on a few major projects, and we need community help! We are working on putting together two committees, and we are looking for enthusiastic people who would like to help us celebrate the past 50 years and develop a...
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Building Bridges at HMS

The Hilltop Board of Trustees gathered via Zoom for our first official meeting of the school year. We are excited for the upcoming year! We have a dynamic, enthusiastic, multi-talented group of Trustees this year, and we have some big projects to tackle. Keep an eye out for opportunities to work with the Board! This year, the Board...
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Maximizing Use of Federal Funds to Keep us Whole!

In the Spring of 2020, the federal government rolled out the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to help provide support for businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The initial round of the plan was based on the desire to maintain employees on payroll regardless of the impact of COVID closures, rather than laying people off and...
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Penultimate Board Meeting of 2020/21

The Hilltop Montessori School Board of Trustees gathered via Zoom on Wednesday evening for our penultimate meeting of the school year. It is hard to believe that we are almost at the conclusion of this school year! What an incredible year it has been, with so much amazing work from the whole school community to...
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Strategic Plan

We on the Board have been enjoying this winter break. Even though it has been quieter, we did take some time to continue our conversation regarding our Strategic Plan. Hilltop is currently in the last year of our current Strategic Plan. This Plan has been a true guiding document for the Board and Tamara during...
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