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Wilton-Lyndeborough School District: Would-be superintendents to tour schools

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Two finalists for the superintendent position will be touring the schools and meeting parents next week. The district has spent the last few months advertising for and interviewing potential candidates to replace Dr. Christine Tyree as the district’s superintendent. Tyree’s contract is ending this year, and she was only willing to stay on as a part-time position. Wanting a full-time person on the job, the district began to look for …

Peterborough: Farm to table

Monday, January 25, 2016

Noah Patenaude, 6, of Peterborough, and his kindergarten classmates harvested carrots at The Cornucopia Project’s community gardens Friday. The carrots were washed and used in a vegetable bean soup served at Peterborough Elementary School. …

ConVal: District loses another leader

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

PETERBOROUGH — The principal at the elementary school has resigned, becoming the second administrator in the district to step down in the last three months. Ben Loi, principal of Peterborough Elementary School, will leave after the school year. The School Board accepted Loi’s resignation at its meeting Tuesday. Loi’s announcement follows Superintendent Brendan …

Jaffrey-Rindge: Fewer incidents as students age

Monday, December 14, 2015

RINDGE — Disciplinary changes may be forthcoming in future years for the Jaffrey-Rindge School District, after district administration discussed high school data last week. Parents have been approaching the School Board over the past month regarding disciplinary concerns …

Rindge: Oeser: Rindge paid too much school tax

Monday, December 14, 2015

RINDGE — With the blessing of her fellow Select Board members, Roberta Oeser will investigate a potential inequality between Jaffrey and Rindge regarding school district tax calculations. Oeser told the board Wednesday that she believes Rindge taxpayers paid …

ConVal: Lack of revenue swells budget

Monday, December 14, 2015

In the fourth version of the proposed operating budget for 2016-17, the budget is up about $185,000 — a drop from the about $730,000 increase the ConVal School District proposed in November. While the School Board won’t have the fourth version of the budget until its meeting tonight, …

Jaffrey-Rindge: Schools think small to save big in budget season

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

RINDGE — The Jaffrey-Rindge School District has a $25.8 million proposed budget for the 2016-17 school year, but officials involved in the budget process are questioning the cost of pencils, markers, and other small purchases to potentially reduce …

Jaffrey-Rindge: No mas language classes in K-5

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

RINDGE — World language positions will be cut at each school in the Jaffrey-Rindge School District next year, but district administration says students’ overall education will be unchanged. Superintendent Reuben Duncan said world languages will no longer be …

ConVal/Peterborough: Petition is first step in withdrawal process

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — A group of Peterborough residents have taken the first step in legally divorcing the town from the ConVal School District. A petition has been submitted to the town for a warrant article that, if approved at Town Meeting in May, would compel ConVal and selectmen from …

Conval: Allwarden tapped for admin post

Monday, December 7, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — The School Board has named an interim superintendent and an interim assistant superintendent in the wake of Superintendent Brendan Minnihan’s exit from the ConVal School District, Principal Ann Allwarden will be the interim assistant superintendent, Chair Butch Estey informed SAU 1 staff Wednesday. Allwarden will replace …

ConVal: Alese: Students better served at larger schools

Monday, December 7, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — If the ConVal School District were to close three of its smaller elementary schools and move those students into the two remaining, the students would be better served, not to mention SAU 1 would save over $700,000, two administrators said Wednesday. “We’re talking about having a …

ConVal: Schools to host public forums

Monday, December 7, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — The School Board will host two public forums this week to present its five-year strategic plan, its “roadmap” for SAU 1. “This strategic plan will help guide our thoughts and planning for the future and allocate our resources, so we can meet the needs of our …

ConVal: Christmas comes early for Cougars

Monday, December 7, 2015

Back in early November, Isaac Bacon’s mother asked him what he wanted for Christmas this year. The seemingly typical, annual question struck him funny, for when he thought about it, he didn’t really want anything in particular — …