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Mason: Town votes on budget for March meeting

Monday, February 8, 2016

MASON — In an unusual move, the district’s moderator offered an amendment to the budget during Saturday’s deliberative session — to restore her stipend, which was cut as part of the proposed budget. The district’s budget is up by 5.6 percent this year, coming in at $3.1 million, a $167,000 increase from last year’s budget. The default budget is only …

ConVal: Voters question cost of study

Monday, February 8, 2016

PETERBOROUGH — The only warrant article discussed in detail at ConVal’s 45-minute deliberative session was a petition that would require a third party to assess the impacts of the district closing, combining or relocating a school. The petition’s author and one supporter said it would be a check and balance on any effort …

Boynton: Students exposed to science behind photography

Monday, January 18, 2016

John Anderson, professor of photography at Plymouth State University, visited ConVal recently as part of the STEAM grant Making a Living Making Art. The grant was received through the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts. Anderson worked with chemistry students, creating the chemicals, developing and exposing cyanotypes …

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 …

ConVal: PES students make soldiers’ day brighter

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

PETERBOROUGH — A platoon taught second graders the true meaning of Christmas from 6,000 miles away. “Christmas isn’t all about presents,” said Rowen McClusky, 8, of Peterborough. “It’s about spending time with your family.” McClusky and the 30 other second graders in Shannon Dunning and Eric Rothhaus’s classes …

ConVal: Pickering named principal of the year

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

When Brian Pickering first became principal of ConVal High School, a student told him she needed extra help in physics. When Pickering looked at the school schedule, he realized there was no time in the day for her …

Jaffrey-Rindge: Union, district OK contract

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

A two-year contract between the Jaffrey-Rindge School District and the district’s support staff union has been finalized and ratified by the two groups. The largest change in the contract is a shift from the current HMO health insurance plan. Although many in the Jaffrey-Rindge Support Staff Association were …