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Almost 30 high school students sat behind River Marmorstein, their representative to the School Board, as he read a statement they prepared together. Marmorstein said the students don't feel the board isn't creating the best education for their students.

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 of 30 ConVal High School students spoke out at the School Board meeting Tuesday evening, asserting the board is not putting students’ … 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 of the discussions was much less contentious than its first session on the same topic, … 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 district will remain the same. During its meeting Monday, the board discussed changes to its … 0

ConVal: Board talks equality in district programs

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The ConVal School Board continued to chew over which extracurricular activities it should and shouldn’t provide for in the budget it is drafting for next school year. At their meeting at the SAU offices Wednesday, the board continued to voice concern over how each of their choices would … 0

ConVal: SAC backs athletic fees waiver

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

After the ConVal School Board narrowly approved doing away with fees for high school students to play sports, selectmen from the school district’s towns probed the board’s decision at the Selectmen’s Advisory Committee Thursday at SAU offices. But, … 0

Rindge: FPU to unveil new president

Monday, November 24, 2014

Franklin Pierce University will announce their fifth president at a press conference Monday. The ceremony, scheduled to begin at 12:45 p.m., will be held on the second floor of Marlin Fitzwater Center for Communications, 40 University Dr. The new president, whose name is being withheld until the ceremony, … 0

Peterborough: Students need community support

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

After a survey from last year showed that alcohol use at the high school is increasing, over 10 percent of students have had serious suicidal thoughts in the last year, and over three percent of students have tried … 0

Conval: District revamps report cards

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

For the first time in more than 20 years, every elementary school in the ConVal School District will be using the same report card this year. According to a school district press release, a group of teachers, administrators, parents, and special education staff began working two years ago … 0

ConVal: Committee nixes talk of consolidation

Monday, November 17, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — Several School Board and Select Board members on the District Study Committee insisted Wednesday that the committee not bring the subject of closing middle or elementary schools up again this year. They said they worry that if the public has to vote on anything about consolidation, … 0

Conval: Strategic plan commitee works toward inclusion

Monday, November 17, 2014

With the ConVal School District moving forward creating its five-year strategic plan, the committee drafting it is worried about not including the views of different groups that make up the school district and the nine towns it serves. … 0

Rindge: FPU president departs in January

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Franklin Pierce University President James Birge has announced he will be departing from the university effective Jan. 9. Birge informed the university in August that this school year would be his last. Originally, Birge had announced his intent to step down from his position effective at the end … 0

Student Voices: Home away from home

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Many people have a home away from home, and for many kids of high school age, this home away from home is school itself. I know what this feels like — I feel that I have a home away from home, at ConVal — and I couldn’t be … 0

Jaffrey/Rindge, Conval: Changes to New Hampshire’s standardized testing

Monday, November 10, 2014

This spring, elementary schoolers and eleventh-graders won’t just be bubbling in multiple-choice answers with a graphite pencil, as was typical of the NECAP and previous standardized tests. With New Hampshire incorporating a new test this year, students will … 0