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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

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

Mascenic School District: Still seeking answers after a internal controls audit

Monday, December 29, 2014

The district’s former business administrator is still calling for answers after hr contract was not renewed for the current school year in May, following several months of paid leave. The district saw some turmoil after the release of an internal controls audit done at the district in 2013. … 0

WLC School District: School consolidation moves forward

Monday, December 29, 2014

It was a close decision in March that decided the future of Wilton and Lyndeborough’s two elementary schools. In 2013, the Wilton-Lyndeborough Cooperative School Board started a late push to explore combining the district’s two elementary schools. In … 0

Peterborough/Wilton: Education in the wild

Monday, December 29, 2014

There are many ways to learn, and being inside a classroom is only one of them. Here’s another: Starting a hike up an Ecuadorian volcano in the dark of the night to experience daybreak at the peak, high … 0

Francestown: Students hold board’s feet to fire

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Editor’s Note: A previous version of this article erroneously reported that a draft version of next year’s proposed budget was $300,563,000 less than this year’s default budget of $45 million. The difference is $300,563. FRANCESTOWN — A group … 0

Jaffrey-Rindge: Final budget review details out

Thursday, December 18, 2014

JAFFREY — The Jaffrey-Rindge School Board continued its review of the district’s proposed budget Monday night, discussing funding for technology, facilities, the district’s Gifted and Talented program and the SAU offices. While the meeting was well-attended, the focus … 0

Jaffrey-Rindge: State law requires restraint, seclusion policy update

Thursday, December 18, 2014

JAFFREY — Updates to a pre-existing state law outlining seclusion and restraint regulations has the School Board looking to the district’s own policy to keep compliant. While the school district has had to streamline the recording process of incidents, most of the restraint and seclusion practices in the … 0

Spirit of Giving: SKIP: Helping parents by helping their kids

Monday, December 15, 2014

Jessica Agyemang of Peterborough wouldn’t know what she would do if School Kids In Peterborough didn’t exist. “I probably would have lost my mind a long time ago,” Agyemang said by phone Monday. She said she would have … 0

Peterborough: Committee doesn’t want schools closed

Monday, December 15, 2014

Although ConVal’s District Study Committee — composed of School Board members and Select Board members — remain split over a suggestion to close the district’s middle schools and profit from the buildings’ sales, the committee collectively agreed Wednesday … 0