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

Mascenic: Would-be school heads meet with public

Monday, July 6, 2015

Parents are invited to meet the potential Boynton Middle School principal and the newly appointed vice principal on Wednesday night. John MacArthur, who currently serves as the assistant principal in Weare Middle School, has been named as Boynton’s next potential leader. If hired, he will replace former principal … 0

ConVal: New track to be built for fall

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — The track at ConVal High School, which was built to last 20 years, started falling apart eight years after it was built. And as Director of Facilities Timothy Grossi and Athletic Director Mark Swasey prepare to … 0

ConVal: School district OKs money for Kubota

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — The ConVal School District hopes to use up to $43,000 of capital reserve money to replace its 25-year-old tractor. The School Board will hold a public hearing on July 14 at 7 p.m. at the SAU about the purchase, in addition to acquiring a new scoreboard … 0

Jaffrey-Rindge: Climb aboard the district’s ‘Mighty Book Bus’

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

The Jaffrey-Rindge School District’s library on wheels is hitting the road again for its eighth summer. From the outside, the Mighty Book Bus looks like a big moving van. Don’t let that fool you. Inside, there are over … 0

ConVal: Board nixes change in district billing policy

Monday, June 29, 2015

After a Temple Selectwoman faulted the ConVal School District in May with incorrectly billing each of the nine towns for enrollment, she recommended the district use current, preliminary enrollment numbers instead of finalized ones from the year before. The rest of the Selectmen’s Advisory Committee squashed Gail Cromwell’s … 0

Hancock: She’s helping children across the globe

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

If Beth Bradford had her way, every orphaned child would have their own family. Bradford, 44, an international child protection consultant, has combined her love of travel and children into a career focused on creating policies that get … 0

Jaffrey-Rindge: A fond farewell

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

A crowd of over 125 friends, family and colleagues gathered at The Monadnock Inn on Tuesday evening to honor Jaffrey-Rindge Supt. Jim O’Neill, who will retire June 30 after 14 years on the job. “I have enjoyed getting … 0

ConVal: ATC expands class offerings

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

PETERBOROUGH ­­­— Soon, students at ConVal and Conant High Schools will be able to earn academic certificates in computer science, engineering and manufacturing, through the Region 14 Applied Technology Center housed at ConVal High School. The expansion is … 0

Graduation:

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Mara Zrzavy of Peterborough graduated from Hollins University, Roanoke, Virginia, on May 24, earning a bachelor’s degree in History. She is a graduate of ConVal High School and the daughter of Helfried and Phyllis Zrzavy. … 0

Jaffrey-Rindge: Board approves new lights for gyms

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

The lighting systems at Conant High School’s Exercise Room, the Pratt Auditorium and the Rindge Memorial School gymnasium will be upgraded over the summer, after the Jaffrey-Rindge School Board approved bid to install the fixtures. Jack Beal Electrician LLC of Keene had the winning bid at $16,500, beating … 0