Hooper Trustees Meeting Minutes – 5/14/20

Hooper Trustees Present:    Peggy Pschirrer (Chair); Cheryl Mayberry; Steven Dalessio

CALL TO ORDER:  Mrs. Pschirrer called this Hooper Trustees meeting to order at 7:14 PM.  The Hooper Trustees are in three separate locations.  This ZOOM meeting is being recorded remotely by FACT-TV.


HOOPER TRUSTEES MEETING – May 7, 2020:  Mr. Dalessio moved to accept the Minutes of the Hooper Trustees meeting of May 7, 2020, as submitted.  Seconded by Ms. Mayberry.  Mrs. Pschirrer asked if there was any discussion.  There was none.  With Mr. Dalessio, Ms. Mayberry and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the Minutes were approved.


Hooper Institute:  Mr. Dalessio reported that they are moving forward to have the Summer Intern Program.  They already have a number of places lined up.  There was a question of COVID-19 liability to the employer.  Mrs. Dalbeck is working on how toresolve this.  She talked with Mr. Mark Houghton about the summer programs as he is the Emergency Management Director.  Dr. Chuck Shaw will be brought into the discussion.  Mrs. Dalbeck also talked to Mr. Houghton about extending the heating system.  Mrs. Pschirrer expects the Governor to make an announcement tomorrow as it is the last day of his Order that states groups of ten (10) or more cannot meet. It will be continued or released.

Hooper Scholarship Committee: Mrs. Pschirrer advised that several members of the Hooper Scholarship Committee met Tuesday evening because the high school wanted to know the names of FMRSD applicants by May 15th. Only one student applied from the High School. The committee needs to hear from the students already in college before making a decision on an amount for the new applicant. The Scholarship Fund has a total of about $61,000.


Ms. Mayberry moved to adjourn this Hooper Trustees meeting.  The Hooper Trustees will return to the Selectboard meeting.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  Mrs. Pschirrer asked if there was any discussion.  There was none.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the meeting was adjourned at 7:18 PM.

Respectfully submitted,

Regina Borden, Recording Secretary

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