Schools

Many came to Monday's School Board meeting to show their support for Rindge Memorial School Principal Jurg Jenzer, who announced he is stepping down after this school year.

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 order to push the last day of school up to June 19. The changes allow for the last day of school to … 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 support of Jenzer took time to speak, both during and after the School Board meeting, … 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 District Model Study Committee published in 2012. Another petition article — to lift from Article … 0

WLC: School traffic, a growing concern, being reviewed

Monday, February 2, 2015

The Wilton-Lyndeborough Cooperative School Board has been working to come up with a new traffic plan to control traffic at Lyndeborough Central School, which is soon to become the district’s SAU offices, kindergarten and preschool facilities. The Lyndeborough Select Board has expressed concerns previously this year about what … 0

ConVal: Public to have their say on budget Saturday

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

ConVal School District’s Deliberative Session for its $44,746,514 proposed operating budget is Saturday at 10 a.m. at ConVal High School. The proposed 2015-16 operating budget is 1.7-percent less than this year’s $45,522,549 default budget. In March, the public rejected the proposed operating budget, forcing the School Board and … 0

ConVal: Lawyer: Petition article is advisory

Monday, January 26, 2015

The petition article to close Great Brook School and have the students and staff combine with South Meadow School has been deemed a referendum by ConVal School District counsel. That means that even if the advisory article passes, the School Board wouldn’t be required to act on the … 0

ConVal: Board rejects petition articles

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — The number of students in the ConVal Regional School District has been declining for about a decade. Over the last several years, there has been conversation among the public and School Board about whether to close … 0

Conval: Number of administrators questioned

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Numerous residents are speaking up about the number of administrators the ConVal Regional School District employs and how much they are paid. These residents say the number of salaries and administrators are out of sync with the district’s waning student population. But Supt. Brendan Minnihan says the number … 0

Achievement:

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Alisha Birk of Temple is the recipient of a 2015 Horatio Alger National Scholarship. She is a student at ConVal High School. Each recipient is awarded $22,000 to apply toward the tuition of the college or university of their choice. Additionally, National Scholars will have access to a … 0

Rindge: Board: To keep teachers, salaries must increase

Monday, January 19, 2015

RINDGE — At the Jaffrey-Rindge Cooperative School District’s hearing for their $25,616,015 proposed operating budget Thursday, the crowd tussled over whether teacher and professional staff member salaries should increase a total of $261,391 under their collective bargaining agreement. … 0

Conval: Merit raises to be piloted by school district

Monday, January 19, 2015

The ConVal School Board and ConVal Education Association are attempting to introduce a novel program, increasing teachers’ salaries because of their performance, not their seniority. This salary increase for merit would be implemented if the collective bargaining agreement — a contract for teacher’s, paraprofessionals, and professional service providers … 0

ConVal: Administrator salaries probed

Thursday, January 15, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — Following a brief public hearing, where ConVal administrators presented their $44,746,514 proposed operating budget and $426,596 collective bargaining agreements for 2015-16, several audience members blasted the school district ‘s spending. Al Burtt of Greenfield said that … 0

Mascenic School District: Proposed district budget is up $876K

Thursday, January 15, 2015

NEW IPSWICH — A huge turnout of residents packed the Mascenic High School library to hear the Mascenic School District’s proposed budget on Tuesday night, with many attendees calling for the budget to be reduced. The proposed budget … 0