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April 18, 2022

Salary compensation adjustments approved The Hamilton School Board approved compensation increases for employee groups at its April 18 meeting. Most employees can expect to see between a 2.4 – 2.5% increase in 2022-23, however, total aggregate salary compensation per group varies because of adjustments for certain individuals and banding of positions to create a minimum […]

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April 5, 2022

Instructional start time in grades 4K-6 will change in 2022-23 The start of the instructional day for students in grades 4K – 6 will be modified in the 2022-23 school year as a result of School Board approval at its April 5 meeting. The most significant shift occurs at elementary schools where classes will begin […]

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February 21, 2022

High school  to pilot alternative program Hamilton High School will operate a pilot alternative program beginning in the 2022-23 school year. Hamilton High Teacher Jeanna Tinus, Counselor Helen Geracie and Principal Rebecca Newcomer along with Special Services Director John Peterson presented to the School Board on the advantages of having an alternative program in-house.  Students’ […]

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January 17, 2022

Board accepts CFAC recommendations to educate, resurvey community The Hamilton School Board accepted a recommendation from the Community Facilities Advisory Committee (CFAC) Jan. 17 to educate employees, families and community members regarding the facility needs of the district. Once a communication plan is implemented, the committee recommended conducting additional surveys in the future to determine […]

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December 20, 2021

Introductory theatre course approved Hamilton High School students will have an opportunity to take an introductory course in theatre and performance, after the School Board approved it as part of the newly formed Performing Arts Department.  “Introduction to Theatre and Performance” is designed to address the need for a theatre arts option for high school […]

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November 15, 2021

Concession stand at high school gets OK After reviewing four options for a concession stand that will be built on the athletic fields at Hamilton High School, the Hamilton School Board decided on the final plan that includes an overhang, 12 bathroom stalls, a concessions area, storage and a referee area with a toilet and […]

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October 18, 2021

Hamilton School Board certifies 2021-22 tax levy Hamilton School Board members adopted a budget and certified a tax levy Oct. 18 that resulted in the lowest mill rate in the district’s history. The budget totalled $68.70 million which was supported with a $34.07 million tax levy — the portion of revenue generated through local property […]

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October 5, 2021

Facility Advisory Committee to review growth, needs A committee to study community growth, enrollment projections and facility needs will be formed before the end of the year and will present its report to the Hamilton School Board by Jan. 17, 2022. The School Board approved a charge for a 2021 Facilities Advisory Committee to review […]

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September 20, 2021

Resolution passed to use 2019-20 costs to calculate parent transportation contracts The School Board approved a resolution to base calculation for parent transportation contracts on 2019-20 numbers instead of 2020-21. Business Services Assistant Superintendent explained that state law requires school districts to transport resident students to private schools or issue a parent contract based on […]

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August 16, 2021

Masks “highly recommended” for start of school The Hamilton School District will start the 2021-22 school year strongly recommending that students and staff wear masks, but the School Board stopped short of making it mandatory at its Aug. 16 meeting. Attending the meeting with interest in the decision were about 100 people. Speaking out on […]

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