Schools

Jaffrey-Rindge: Schools OK $700K back to taxpayers

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

RINDGE — With nearly $1 million in unexpected revenue returning to the Jaffrey-Rindge School District, the School Board had to decide how much would be kept and how much would be returned to the taxpayers. In a 5-2 vote, the School Board on Monday chose to retain $200,000 in unaudited, unassigned money to have funds available for emergency expenditures. The remaining estimated $720,580 will be returned to reduce taxes when … 0

Jaffrey-Rindge: District purchase policy mulled

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

RINDGE — Who pays for the $15 pizza when Jaffrey-Rindge teachers and administrators are working late? According to School Board member Charlie Eicher, that responsibility should fall on the staff. Eicher recently proposed a policy that would require any district purchase of entertainment, catering, food, beverages or venue rental for a non-student use … 0

WLC: Late start to school year for FRES

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

WILTON — Florence Rideout Elementary School’s first day of school will be Sept. 8, a week later than the district’s other schools, to allow teachers to set up their classrooms after the completion of major construction and renovation at the school. With Labor Day on Sept. 7 a planned day off for all three schools in the district, Florence Rideout will begin four … 0

ConVal: Wilson to replace Ferenc on board

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

The ConVal School Board replaced a Peterborough representative who stepped down because he is moving to Hancock. To replace Tom Ferenc, the board elected Jerry Wilson, who brings with him four decades of experience as a teacher and administrator. When Chairman Butch Estey introduced Wilson to the rest … 0

Jaffrey-Rindge: O’Neill named to Litchfield school post

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

James O’Neill has been selected as the interim superintendent of the Litchfield school district for the 2015-16 school year, according to school officials. This decision comes less than a month after O’Neill retired as the superintendent of the Jaffrey-Rindge school district, a decision he announced to the school … 0

ConVal: ATC course offerings weighed

Monday, July 20, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — Faced with declining enrollment at ConVal High School, administrators proposed offering more vocational classes, online classes and internships to offer an education they hope will attract more students to the district. “We feel strongly that an … 0

Mascenic: MacArthur named to Boynton post

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Teaching is in his blood, newly named Boynton Middle School Principal John MacArthur proclaimed in a recent interview. With two parents and a sister in the teaching field, it was nearly inevitable that he would end up in … 0

ConVal: Kindergarten, grade 1 intact

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — The ConVal School Board Tuesday reversed a June decision to combine kindergarten and first grade at two smaller elementary schools, approving the SAU’s request to hire a teacher for Francestown Elementary School and a paraprofessional for … 0

ConVal: Sponsor sought for school scoreboard

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — The ConVal Regional School District plans to spend up to $331,000 on a new track for the high school, a scoreboard, and a tractor, after the School Board approved the purchases Tuesday. The track will be the most expensive of the three purchases. The board authorized … 0

ConVal: Public hearing set for purchases

Monday, July 13, 2015

The public will have the opportunity to weigh in on two potential purchases: whether the ConVal Regional School District should use up to $66,000 to replace a 25-year-old tractor and/or buy a new scoreboard for the high school’s football field. The School Board will hold a public hearing … 0

ConVal / Jaffrey-Rindge: Get up, get out — learn something this summer

Monday, July 13, 2015

For most school children, summer is an opportunity to unwind from a busy school year full of learning, to play with friends and to go on family vacations. Children at the Jaffrey-Rindge and ConVal Quest camps are afforded … 0

Jaffrey: Jaffjam plans free field day, backpacks

Friday, July 10, 2015

On Aug. 1 at Community Field in Jaffrey, from noon to 3 p.m., Jaffjam will host a free field day. There will be 200 backpacks with supplies given away to school-age children, free food, a bounce house, face painting, live music, a rock climbing wall, dunk tank, carnival … 0

ConVal: ConVal High population declining

Monday, July 6, 2015

While School Board members insist that ConVal High School have a plan of attack to address projections that it will have 234 less students by 2024-25, the principal is defending his yearly strategy: Reduce staff to match the number of students. The high school has 800 students enrolled … 0