Schools

Wilton-Lyndeborough School District: Would-be superintendents to tour schools

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Two finalists for the superintendent position will be touring the schools and meeting parents next week. The district has spent the last few months advertising for and interviewing potential candidates to replace Dr. Christine Tyree as the district’s superintendent. Tyree’s contract is ending this year, and she was only willing to stay on as a part-time position. Wanting a full-time person on the job, the district began to look for …

Peterborough: Farm to table

Monday, January 25, 2016

Noah Patenaude, 6, of Peterborough, and his kindergarten classmates harvested carrots at The Cornucopia Project’s community gardens Friday. The carrots were washed and used in a vegetable bean soup served at Peterborough Elementary School. …

ConVal: District loses another leader

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

PETERBOROUGH — The principal at the elementary school has resigned, becoming the second administrator in the district to step down in the last three months. Ben Loi, principal of Peterborough Elementary School, will leave after the school year. The School Board accepted Loi’s resignation at its meeting Tuesday. Loi’s announcement follows Superintendent Brendan …

ConVal: Board OKs final numbers

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

PETERBOROUGH — Losses in revenue have kept the amount towns would owe the ConVal School District for 2016-17 high, even though the administration has reduced the proposed operating budget. “The budget would go down 0.76 percent. The district assessment would go up,” said Myron Steere, chair of the …

ConVal: Board won’t back petition calling for study

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

PETERBOROUGH — The ConVal School Board Tuesday voted not to support a petition warrant article that would require a third party to assess the impacts of the district closing, combining or relocating a school if it is proposed. Seven board members opposed the petition, while two members — …

ConVal: Why have recess at end of school day?

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

PETERBOROUGH — The Education Committee has instructed the SAU to look into why the second recess Peterborough Elementary School offers its kindergarten students is at the end of the school day. The Education Committee informed the rest of the ConVal School Board Tuesday of its request. The committee …

Achievement:

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

William Tremblay of Wilton has been named to the President’s List at Western New England University for the fall semester. Tremblay is working toward a degree in Electrical Engineering. Students are named to the President’s List for achieving a semester grade point average of 3.80 or higher. …

Jaffrey-Rindge School District: Preschool program on budget block

Monday, January 18, 2016

JAFFREY — Transportation issues and a lack of early intervention services are just two reasons why residents and teachers don’t want the Jaffrey Grade School’s preschool program cut. The Jaffrey-Rindge School District held a budget hearing Thursday to …

ConVal: School proposal will be discussed

Monday, January 18, 2016

PETERBOROUGH —While a recommendation to have each town pay for its own elementary school will not be on the ConVal ballot this year, it will be folded into future talks about changes to the district. Myron Steere, chair of the Budget and Property Committee, asked the rest of …

Mascenic: Costs down for 2016-17

Monday, January 18, 2016

NEW IPSWICH — Costs are down this year after the school district began to more accurately track its budgeting practices. The public hearing on the budget Thursday was an uncontentious one, with a small crowd and lasting only about half an hour. The proposed budget for 2016-17 is …

ConVal: Committee looks at recess schedule changes

Monday, January 18, 2016

PETERBOROUGH — In response to a parent organization calling for more unstructured play during the school day, the Education Committee has asked administration to look into adding a late afternoon recess for elementary schools. After board member Rich Cahoon motioned Jan. 11 that the committee recommend the administration …

ConVal: Petition calls for study if closure sought

Monday, January 18, 2016

A petition warrant article that would require a third party to assess the impacts of the ConVal School District closing, combining or relocating a school if it is proposed will appear on the ballot this spring. “If everything showed [a school closure] was in the best interest of …

ConVal: Proposed budget on tap tonight

Monday, January 18, 2016

PETERBOROUGH — The ConVal School Board will present its proposed operating budget and contract with the teacher’s union to the public tonight at 7 p.m. The hearings will be at the SAU Offices. The proposed operating budget for 2016-17 is up over last year because of a $1.15 …