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ConVal: Public to have their say on budget Saturday

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

ConVal School District’s Deliberative Session for its $44,746,514 proposed operating budget is Saturday at 10 a.m. at ConVal High School. The proposed 2015-16 operating budget is 1.7-percent less than this year’s $45,522,549 default budget. In March, the public rejected the proposed operating budget, forcing the School Board and administration to trim $770,000 to reach a default budget. The 2015-16 default budget is $44,547,714, which is a 2.14-percent reduction over this … 0

ConVal: Lawyer: Petition article is advisory

Monday, January 26, 2015

The petition article to close Great Brook School and have the students and staff combine with South Meadow School has been deemed a referendum by ConVal School District counsel. That means that even if the advisory article passes, the School Board wouldn’t be required to act on the vote. Dean B. Eggert of the firm Wadleigh, Starr and Peters, provided an analysis to … 0

ConVal: Board rejects petition articles

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — The number of students in the ConVal Regional School District has been declining for about a decade. Over the last several years, there has been conversation among the public and School Board about whether to close a middle or elementary school in response to the declining student population. And in the … 0

Technology: Digitally driven education

Monday, January 12, 2015

In a science class at ConVal High School, students do not create your run-of-the-mill, PowerPoint templates. Using iPads and a computer application, TouchCast, these students create an interactive presentation about energy use. Through TouchCast, students record a video … 0

Peterborough: Chamber of Commerce gives ACE Awards

Friday, December 5, 2014

The Greater Peterborough Chamber of Commerce recognized 50 students from ConVal High School in grades 9 - 12 for their Attitude, Character and Effort at the ACE Awards ceremony on Dec. 4 at Crotched Mountain Ski & Ride. … 0

Jaffrey-Rindge: Schedule information night set for Jan. 28

Friday, January 9, 2015

There will be a Scheduling Information Night on Jan. 28, from 6 to 7 p.m. at Conant High School. The CHS Counseling Center staff will be offering a summary of changes to course offerings, the seven period hybrid schedule, as well as outlining the scheduling process. … 0

Rindge: SAU 47 offices may have to move after building sold

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

The Jaffrey-Rindge School District is creating a contingency plan to move its SAU office, if they can’t negotiate a lease with the building’s new owner. The SAU 47 office is located at 81 Fitzgerald Drive in Jaffrey. Karen … 0

Jaffrey-Rindge: Collective bargaining calls for $211K in salary increases

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

RINDGE — The Jaffrey-Rindge School Board ratified the collective bargaining agreement with teachers and professional staff members at its meeting Monday, which would mean salary increases totaling approximately $211,000. About this tentative agreement, which voters still need to … 0

Mascenic: District spends $254K by mistake

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

GREENVILLE — Review by the State Department of Education has revealed that as much as $254,189 of state building aid anticipated to assist with bond payments for the construction of Highbridge Hill Elementary School was spent on items … 0

Mascenic School Board: Public comment process probed

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

The Mascenic School Board will be reviewing how they take comments from the public, after some board members expressed concerns that its current policies don’t allow an adequate avenue of public feedback. Currently, the school board only accepts public comments on items on each individual meeting agenda. Until … 0

Wilton: Zoning dispute draws Select Board’s ire

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Negotiations to resolve a zoning dispute between the town and a local paving company are underway, but the Select Board is not satisfied with the potential agreement as it stands, according to board members. Select Board member Kermit Williams explained that the issue was first raised earlier this … 0

Mascenic School District: Proposed budget is up by $876,968

Friday, January 2, 2015

The budget for the district is proposed to increase by about 4.7 percent this year, up from $18,418,380 last year to $19,295,348 for the coming school year. The default budget is set at $19,048,560. The majority of the $876,968 increase is attributed to contracted salary agreements and steep … 0

WLC: 7.6 jobs to be cut after the merger

Friday, January 2, 2015

Consolidation is expected to save the Wilton-Lyndeborough School District $359,000 in staffing costs, with the equivalent of 7.6 positions being cut for the 2015-2016 school year. The proposed budget for the district is expected to go up from 11,846,909 to 12,027,617, or 1.52 percent, with the majority of … 0