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Almost 30 high school students sat behind River Marmorstein, their representative to the School Board, as he read a statement they prepared together. Marmorstein said the students don't feel the board isn't creating the best education for their students.

Francestown: Students hold board’s feet to fire

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Editor’s Note: A previous version of this article erroneously reported that a draft version of next year’s proposed budget was $300,563,000 less than this year’s default budget of $45 million. The difference is $300,563. FRANCESTOWN — A group of 30 ConVal High School students spoke out at the School Board meeting Tuesday evening, asserting the board is not putting students’ … 0

Jaffrey-Rindge: Final budget review details out

Thursday, December 18, 2014

JAFFREY — The Jaffrey-Rindge School Board continued its review of the district’s proposed budget Monday night, discussing funding for technology, facilities, the district’s Gifted and Talented program and the SAU offices. While the meeting was well-attended, the focus of the discussions was much less contentious than its first session on the same topic, … 0

Jaffrey-Rindge: State law requires restraint, seclusion policy update

Thursday, December 18, 2014

JAFFREY — Updates to a pre-existing state law outlining seclusion and restraint regulations has the School Board looking to the district’s own policy to keep compliant. While the school district has had to streamline the recording process of incidents, most of the restraint and seclusion practices in the district will remain the same. During its meeting Monday, the board discussed changes to its … 0

Wilton-Lyndeborough: Students of the Month

Monday, November 10, 2014

Students of the Month Florence Rideout Elementary School and Lyndeborough Central School Principal Tim O’Connell gives out certificates and gifts to October’s Florence Rideout Student of the Month, Zachary Taylor, and Lyndeborough Central School Student of the Month … 0

Jaffrey-Rindge: Red ribbon week raises awareness

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Jaffrey Rindge Middle School faculty and staff worked together to offer meaningful and memorable opportunities during its annual Red Ribbon Week. Originally created to commemorate those DEA officers that have lost lives in the war on drugs, the … 0

ML: Board sees need for special ed reps

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — The ConVal School Board agreed Monday that special education administrators should be present at more committee meetings, after Board Member Linda Quintanilha of Bennington voiced her concern about committees being misinformed about a law regarding educating children with disabilities. In an interview on Wednesday, Quintanilha said … 0

Wilton-Lyndeborough: Board mulls staff dress code

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

WILTON — The Wilton-Lyndeborough Cooperative School Board is considering a revision to its dress-code policy for its teachers. The first draft of the new dress code calls for “business casual” dress, defined as “looking well put together, crisp … 0

Peterborough: Author speaks on bullying, empowerment

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

When author Jay Asher wrote his young-adult novel, “Thirteen Reasons Why,” he didn’t think he was writing about bullying. Asher said the novel about a teenager who records her motives for committing suicide on 13 cassette tapes was … 0

ConVal: School Board won’t talk consolidation for 3 years

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

TEMPLE — The ConVal School Board decided Tuesday to not consider a proposal to close the district’s two middle schools, at least not for the next three years. In arriving at the decision, the board referred to a … 0

ConVal: School district uses rebate for energy efficiencies

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

In addition to the money ConVal School District is saving installing more energy-efficient heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems, Public Service of New Hampshire awarded the district a rebate of $23,616 for installing them. The district has used that … 0

ConVal/Conant/Mascenic: Students get a taste of manufacturing during site tours

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Two groups of students visited local companies on Sept. 30, as part of National Manufacturing Day 2014 events. These events were sponsored statewide by the New Hampshire Manufacturing Extension Partnership. More than 30 students from ConVal and Conant … 0

ConVal: Selectman proposes closing middle schools to save

Monday, October 13, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — A committee of School Board members and selectmen is recommending the Conval School Board consider eliminating the district’s middle schools, having each elementary school serve kindergarten through eighth grade, and that the district sell the buildings of Great Brook and South Meadow middle schools. Barbara Miller, … 0

ConVal Voices: Can’t do math? Ask questions and learn from your mistakes

Thursday, October 9, 2014

“I can’t do math.” Many people of all ages, in many different situations, make this statement, and it’s accepted by an unbelievable amount of sympathizers. It may not be said this way exactly, but the connotation is the same. At some point, people have come to believe that … 0