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: Marshall chosen as high school principal

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Tom Marshall will be taking up the reins at Mascenic High School as its new principal. The School Board announced Monday that Marshall was its pick over the other finalist under consideration, Scott Strainge, to replace current Principal … 0

Mascenic: School board chair steps down

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

GREENVILLE — Mascenic School Board Chair Richard Wallace has resigned his position, effective June 10. The School Board announced Wallace’s departure Monday. Wallace sent his resignation to Vice-Chair Earl Somero via email on June 10. “I resign as … 0

Mascenic: District to pilot math program

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

The School Board found that the district cannot pursue a grant that would cover the majority of the start-up costs for an program to train emergency medical technicians. Mascenic Principal Tom Kelly approached the School Board to ask … 0

Hassan vetoes testing opt-out

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Gov. Maggie Hassan vetoed a bill last week that would have allowed parents to withdraw children from statewide assessment testing, saying it undercuts the evaluation process, puts federal funding for schools in jeopardy, and sets a dangerous precedent. The bill, HB 603, was spurred by opposition to the … 0

ConVal: Board: No to hiring more teachers

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — The ConVal School Board was faced with confronting declining enrollment Tuesday, debating whether it should hire more teachers for elementary schools with declining numbers or combine grades. At least one board member, however, was critical of … 0

ConVal: ATC teacher to be hired

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — With ConVal High School projected to have 52 less students in 2015-16, and 239 less in 2024-25, the School Board chose not to hire a new woodworking teacher in early June. It backtracked on that decision … 0

Achievement:

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

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Acheivement:

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Katelynn Kelleher of New Ipswich was named to the president’s list for the spring semester at Lakes Region Community College, Laconia. To make the list a student must achieve a 3.75 grade point average or above. This is the highest honor a student can achieve. Kelleher is studying … 0

Mascenic: Central Elementary School building, land sold

Monday, June 15, 2015

After years of sitting on the market, the former Central Elementary School has been sold. The sale officially closed last week. Adam Ames purchased the property and former school building for $100,000. The property, located at 571 Turnpike … 0

Lyndeborough: LCS alumni return to school to celebrate their memories

Monday, June 15, 2015

When Caroline Simpson-McQuade and Martha Riendeau walked into the newly built Lyndeborough Central School in 1939, things were much different than they are now. This summer, the school will undergo another major change, which will take it from … 0