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Trustees Adopt Budget Aimed at Helping Families During Pandemic

July 13, 2020 05:38 PM


Last month, the trustees adopted a budget for Hopkins House for the new fiscal year that began on July 1. Given the uncertain economic climate caused by the coronavirus pandemic and stay-at-home orders, the trustees adopted a budget they hope will offer some relief to families experiencing financial and other stresses. The $2.8 million budget, largely unchanged from last fiscal year, has three elements of particular benefit to parents of Hopkins House Preschool Academy students: 

  • To help working and military families with young children deal with financial stresses during this pandemic, the Preschool Academy tuition during the upcoming 2020-2021 preschool year will remain the same as last preschool year. 
  • To help current Hopkins House families, the temporary COVID-19 $100 per week tuition discount for students enrolled in the Academy prior to March 1, 2020, is extended through December 31, 2020; and, scholarships will be available for students whose families are facing particular financial hardship and ineligible for government and other tuition assistance. 
  • For unemployed individuals and those seeking to make a career change, and who are interested in the childcare field, the $300 / year program fee for the Early Childhood Learning Institute (ECLI) is temporarily suspended through June 2021. 

"Hopkins House is a nonprofit and depends heavily on the generosity of donors", said Hopkins House Treasurer Brandon Scott. "To make this budget work, without cutting staff or compromising on the PPE's we need to keep the Preschool Academy safe and healthy for students and staff, we will need all the donor assistance we can get."