Hollis and Brookline
Hollis is a town in Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, United States. The population was 7,684 at the 2010 census. The town center village is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as Hollis Village Historic District. The town was incorporated in the province of New Hampshire on April 3, 1746 as Holles but later was switched to Hollis, which is another story altogether.
The Town of Brookline is located in Hillsborough County, New Hampshire with a population of 5011 as of 2011. First a part of Dunstable, Massachusetts, then settled as West Hollis, the town was granted in 1769 as Raby. Governor John Wentworth named it after his cousin, the 4th Earl of Strafford and Baron of Raby Castle. The town was renamed in 1798 at the suggestion of a leading citizen who was originally from Brookline, Massachusetts.
Today, the towns of Hollis and Brookline have a thriving equestrian community, with much of the landscape encompassing gently rolling pastures, apple orchards, and picturesque local farms and farmhouses. The towns also serve as bedroom communities for the Boston area as well as major New Hampshire cities.
SAU 41 serves three school districts:
- Brookline, a PreK-6 elementary district consisting of the Richard Maghakian Memorial School (Grades PreK-3) and the Captain Samuel Douglass Academy (Grades 4-6)
- Hollis, a grade PreK-6 elementary district consisting of the Hollis Primary School (Grade PreK-3) and the Hollis Upper Elementary School (Grade 4-6)
- Hollis Brookline Cooperative School District serving grades 7-12 in two buildings, the Hollis Brookline Middle School (Grades 7-8) and the Hollis Brookline High School (Grades 9-12).
I am writing to update you regarding our transportation issues. First, both the Hollis Transportation and the SAU apologize and share your frustration. Hollis Transportation started the school year fully staffed and ready to go. No one could have predicted what we would encounter. Two drivers are out with unforeseen long term issues and the bus company, like many employers, has experienced a rash of illnesses this winter season. This combination has forced the company to combine routes (primarily Hollis) to get all the students to and from school safely and as efficiently as possible.
The company presently has three drivers in training (1 fully cleared by Concord and needs 10 hours of training) that will drive full time and another driver who is coming on board to address field trips and extra-curricular/athletic trips. The company has been running regular ads and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. Acquiring a bus driver’s license (commercial driver license) is no easy task. The process from start to finish, can take anywhere from one to three months, possibly longer.
When the transportation company is forced to split routes an adjustment is made to our billing. We are not charged for services that are not delivered.
When we return from February break the bus company will utilize their Hollis Transportation Facebook page to post notices regarding the combining of buses or any route that maybe running late on a particular morning.
The transportation issue is not simply a Hollis and Brookline issue but rather a regional problem. There are companies that compensate their drivers better but for the last 39 years Hollis transportation has competitively compensated their drivers while providing dependable service to our SAU. What we are experiencing now is a unique situation that has impacted us “off and on” for several months. The bus company’s goal is to be back on track after the vacation week.
Mission & Vision Statement
The mission of SAU 41 is to ensure a strong, supportive learning environment focused on academic excellence.
The vision of SAU 41 is to help students acquire the knowledge and life skills for academic, social, and emotional success.
SAU 41 Strategic Plan
Given the tremendous amount of input received, the Steering Committee feels that the mission, vision, goals, and strategies that make up the Strategic Plan reflect the educational priorities of Hollis and Brookline’s elected officials, School Board members, parents, staff, and students. At each stage of the Plan’s development, the Steering Committee repeatedly reached out to the public to be sure that what the communities wanted is embodied in the Strategic Plan seen in the following pages. The Steering Committee is appreciative of leadership of the New England School Development Council in working with us in this process.
Read the 2012-2017 Strategic Plan.
Strategic Plan Deliverables Status
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|Strategy 2.6||1.27 MB||2013-06-14 21:57:50|
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|Strategy 1.2 B||744.59 KB||2013-06-14 21:56:27|
|Strategy 1.2 A and 4.4 revised||5.71 MB||2013-06-20 17:53:53|
|Strategy 1.2 A and 4.4||5.29 MB||2013-06-14 21:58:13|
|Strategy 1.1 C||2.02 MB||2013-06-18 13:32:59|
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|2014-06-25-Strategic Plan Deliverable-Progress Matrix||915.08 KB||2014-06-25 12:25:45|
|2013-2014 Strategic Plan – SMART Goals Year Two Deliverables||124.63 KB||2013-12-12 16:25:00|
|2013-06-17-Strategic Plan Deliverable-Progress Matrix||109.4 KB||2013-06-14 21:48:04|
SAU 41 Building Leadership Team 5 Year Plan
Read about the SAU 41 Building Leadership Team 5 Year Plan for the district.