Dublin: Dublin School pursues solar

Monday, March 30, 2015

DUBLIN — Currently seeking a state grant and approval from the town, Dublin School hopes to move forward with a 370-kilowatt solar array project this year that could cost up to $1.2 million. A sustainability effort to reduce the school’s electricity costs and carbon footprint, Head of School Brad Bates said that the array will help educate students, too. “We also want our students to be able to learn from … 0

Mascenic School District: Superintendent proposes $120K more in budget cuts

Monday, March 30, 2015

GREENVILLE — Superintendent Ruthann Goguen made a commitment at the most recent School Board meeting, to not only meet the district’s default budget, but to strive to operate well under what the default allows, in response to what she called a “loud and clear” message from voters at the polls. Some of those … 0

Aid cuts to schools could be costly

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

If the N.H. House Finance Committee’s proposed two-year budget is passed, the ConVal and Jaffrey-Rindge School Districts could each lose more than $1 million in aid. School officials say the consequences would be devastating. “I’m just very discouraged with the Legislature right now,” Butch Estey of Peterborough, chair of the Conval School Board, said Wednesday. “To have them make those cuts — they … 0

Wilton Lyndeborough: Extended day kindergarten OK’d

Monday, March 9, 2015

WILTON — After bandying the concept back and forth, the Wilton-Lyndeborough School District passed an article to create an extended day kindergarten program at its District Meeting on Friday night, along with most of the other articles on … 0

ConVal Voices: The first rule of Art Club

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Monday. The alarm goes off at 5 a.m.; by 7 a.m. I’m at school, hanging up my coat, well rested (hopefully), well-caffeinated (definitely), click on my computer, check on the kilns, fill the clay barrels and take a deep breath (maybe two). The halls of a high school … 0

South Meadow School: Dreher honored in Puma Pride ceremony

Monday, March 9, 2015

Once a month, South Meadow School in Peterborough holds a Puma Pride ceremony. Pride stands for perseverance, respect, integrity, dedication and empathy. Kids are individually recognized for their “pride.” On Friday at 7:30 a.m., during the regular Puma … 0

Lyndeborough: Kindergarten registration open now through April 17

Monday, March 9, 2015

Registration for incoming kindergartners will open on Tuesday, March 31, at Lyndeborough Central School. Students eligible for kindergarten in the fall must be 5 years old on or before Sept. 30, 2015. Open registration will begin on March 31 from 5 to 7 p.m. and continue daily from … 0

Jaffrey-Rindge: Board sets graduation date

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

RINDGE — The School Board unanimously approved two key scheduling decisions at Monday’s meeting, one setting a graduation date for Conant High School and the other moving two teacher workshops to the end of the school year, in … 0

Jaffrey-Rindge School District: Parents support retiring principal

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

RINDGE — It was a full crowd at the Rindge Memorial School cafeteria on Monday as a wealth of residents, teachers, and others came to show their support for retiring principal Jurg Jenzer, who announced his retirement in a letter to the district on Feb. 16. Those in … 0

ConVal: Petitions 8, 9 by the numbers

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

If the public votes to approve a warrant petition article to close Great Brook School, the ConVal School District would save at least $1,682,880 each year from closing the middle school in Antrim, according to a report the … 0

Mascenic School District: Default, proposed budget: both sides of the issue

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

The deadline to make a decision on the school district budget is looming. School officials are advocating for the default budget, claiming the proposed budget, slashed at the district’s deliberative, will be devastating to the operation of the … 0

Mason School District: Top Three Issues

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Mason School District Proposed operating budget: $2,950,683 Default budget: $3,025,997 ∎  Article 3 asks voters to approve the proposed operating budget of $2,950,683, which the School Board recommends. If the public votes down this budget, the default budget, which is $75,314 more than the proposed budget, will go … 0

Mascenic School District: Candidates both against cuts

Monday, March 2, 2015

There is a very large shake-up for the district potentially coming down the pipe, as voters will be going to the polls on March 10 to decide on the district’s budget, which was cut by $1.63 million at the deliberative session, or to implement the district’s default budget. … 0