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Mason: Town votes on budget for March meeting

Monday, February 8, 2016

MASON — In an unusual move, the district’s moderator offered an amendment to the budget during Saturday’s deliberative session — to restore her stipend, which was cut as part of the proposed budget. The district’s budget is up by 5.6 percent this year, coming in at $3.1 million, a $167,000 increase from last year’s budget. The default budget is only …

ConVal: Voters question cost of study

Monday, February 8, 2016

PETERBOROUGH — The only warrant article discussed in detail at ConVal’s 45-minute deliberative session was a petition that would require a third party to assess the impacts of the district closing, combining or relocating a school. The petition’s author and one supporter said it would be a check and balance on any effort …

Boynton: Students exposed to science behind photography

Monday, January 18, 2016

John Anderson, professor of photography at Plymouth State University, visited ConVal recently as part of the STEAM grant Making a Living Making Art. The grant was received through the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts. Anderson worked with chemistry students, creating the chemicals, developing and exposing cyanotypes …

Jaffrey-Rindge SCHOOL DISTRict: $215,000 cut; staff cut axed

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

RINDGE — After taking a deep look at the district’s budget, Jaffrey-Rindge officials found nearly $215,000 in net budget cuts. The School Board approved $316,917 in budget cuts at its meeting Monday, offset by $2,050 in additional funds for Jaffrey Grade School repair and maintenance grounds, and $100,000 …

Jaffrey-Rindge: District reviews facilities budget

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

JAFFREY — Jaffrey-Rindge School District officials are hoping that this year’s facilities budget will cover all maintenance projects during the 2016-17 school year. Facilities Manager William Sudsbury presented his budget to the School Board Monday, based largely on the projects he and his staff had to complete in …

Jaffrey: The gift of giving

Monday, December 21, 2015

Students from Victory High School gave presents to Jaffrey Head Start kids as a part of a Christmas party Friday. …

Rindge: FPU, union OK new agreement

Monday, December 21, 2015

RINDGE — Franklin Pierce University and the Rindge Faculty Federation have agreed to a three and a half year collective bargaining agreement, taking them through the 2018-19 school year. The faculty union represents 75 faculty members and has …

Jaffrey-Rindge School district: Student services raise costs

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

JAFFREY — The student services portion of the Jaffrey-Rindge School Budget for 2016-17 is set to increase 6.72 percent, as the district plans for more and more students with severe disabilities. Student services is the largest portion of …

Peterborough: $25,000 for an auditor a likely part of study

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — As the town gathers information about a petition warrant article that would compel the ConVal School District to study the impact of Peterborough’s withdrawal, the first bill would be $20,000 to $30,000 for a third-party auditor, …

ConVal: Budget increase cut down a bit

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

ANTRIM — The ConVal School District has cut increases to the proposed operating budget, even though the district expects to lose $1.15 million in revenue next school year. In the fourth version of the budget Business Administrator Marian Alese presented to the School Board Tuesday, the $45,348,221 proposed …

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, …