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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

DUBLIN: Elementary principal is retiring end of the year

Monday, October 13, 2014

When May Clark’s now-adult children attended Dublin Consolidated School, Clark said the elementary school lacked much of a science program. Clark, who loves science and teaching it to young students, volunteered. She said Friday this experience of becoming … 0

Antrim: ConVal grad to give travel talk

Thursday, October 9, 2014

On Wednesday, the Antrim Grange will open its doors at 7 p.m. to host a unique program by Daviana “Davi” Penny, youth member of the Grange and 2014 graduate of Conval High School. She will be presenting a travelogue of two trips taken earlier this year. The first … 0

ConVal:

Thursday, October 9, 2014

The Photo 1 Class at ConVal High School is partnering with the Fill the Void non-profit group to create a promotional and educational video. The hope is that this video will generate interest in and funding for the … 0

Jaffrey: Woman’s Club offers adult scholarship

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Applications are now available at the Jaffrey Chamber of Commerce and Jaffrey Public Library for the annual Jaffrey Woman’s Club Adult Continuing Education scholarship. This $1,000 award is given to a Jaffrey woman to further her education after a hiatus from school. She may be changing her degree, … 0

Call for submissions For ‘In the Schools’ pageS

Friday, October 10, 2014

The Ledger-Transcript has launched its “In the Schools” pages to bring readers more news for, about and from students, teachers and parents of the region. The goal is to share what’s happening in our schools with the broader community. To that end, we’re asking students, teachers, parents and … 0

CONVAL: District to hire a planning consultant

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — The ConVal School District is hiring a consultant to assist them in writing a new five-year strategic plan. This decision comes after a majority of the School Board approved appropriating up to $14,990 for that purpose at their Tuesday meeting. Pierce Rigrod, the board’s vice chair, … 0

ConVal: School track repairs in works

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Fewer and fewer visiting track and field teams will compete at ConVal and fewer members of the public will use the track because of the injury risks its deteriorating surface poses, Principal Brian Pickering indicated Monday. Meanwhile, Myron Steere chair of the School Board’s Budget and Property Committee, … 0

Rindge: FPU student completes thesis

Friday, September 5, 2014

Franklin Pierce University Master of Physician Assistant Studies student Cody Pulsipher completed an internationally focused community service project for his capstone project. All MPAS students are required to do a senior thesis or capstone project that impacts a … 0

ConVal: Spreading out $750K purchase

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — To soften the blow of a $750,000 invoice for science equipment for K-12, the ConVal School Board’s Education Committee is exploring the possibility of spending this amount incrementally over a number of years. Crista Salamy, speaking for the Education Committee, told the rest of the board … 0

Achievement: Achievement

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The following students were named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at the University of Massachusetts Lowell: Benjamin Blais of New Ipswich, majoring in computer science; Emery Doucet of Mason, majoring in physics; and Stephen Ganoe of Rindge, majoring in mechanical engineering. To make the list … 0