Schools

The ConVal School Board debated over whether it should support a petition article that allows them to close one of the eight elementary schools. The board ultimately voted not to support the petition article, along with one other to close Great Brook School.

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 past two years, the issue of using … 0

Conval: Number of administrators questioned

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Numerous residents are speaking up about the number of administrators the ConVal Regional School District employs and how much they are paid. These residents say the number of salaries and administrators are out of sync with the district’s waning student population. But Supt. Brendan Minnihan says the number of administrators are in line with other school districts throughout New Hampshire, and that number … 0

Achievement:

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Alisha Birk of Temple is the recipient of a 2015 Horatio Alger National Scholarship. She is a student at ConVal High School. Each recipient is awarded $22,000 to apply toward the tuition of the college or university of their choice. Additionally, National Scholars will have access to a variety of resources including assistance for the selection of and preparation for college, access to … 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

WLC: Remembering elementary days

Friday, January 2, 2015

At the end of the summer, the Wilton-Lyndeborough School District will see a final piece of consolidation — its two elementary schools will become one. For those who formed early memories at either Florence Rideout Elementary or Lyndeborough … 0

ConVal: The people spoke, the district listened

Monday, December 29, 2014

In March, voters struck a blow to the ConVal School District, when they rejected the district’s about $45.8 million operating budget, along with several warrant articles, even though it passed in the district’s two largest towns, Peterborough and Antrim. Administrators and the School Board were forced to cut … 0