Jaffrey-Rindge School District Town Meeting 2019

  • An aerial view of Jaffrey from Conant High School. Staff photo by Ben Conant

Published: 2/21/2019 2:57:03 PM
Annual Meeting: March 12Jaffrey

8 a.m. to 7 p.m

Jaffrey VFW

12 Hathorn Road


7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Rindge Memorial School

58 School Street

Proposed operating budget: $25,416,319

The proposed budget is a .12 increase over the previous budget

Default budget: $25,516,759

Candidates for office:

* incumbents

At-large School Board

(one three-year seat)

Jason Boyle

Marcea Gustafson-Belletete

Michael DiPasquale

Jaffrey School Board

(one three-year seat)

Patty Farmer

Rindge School Board

(one three-year seat)

Alicia Stenersen

District Moderator

(one one-year term)

Robert Schaumann*

Warrant Articles

■Article 1 is the election of the school district officers.

■Article 2 asks voters to spend $2.1 million for parking lot renovations at Jaffrey Grade School and Rindge Memorial School. The project would be funded through a bond. The first annual bond payment is estimated to cost the school district $52,500. This article requires a three-fifths majority vote to pass.

■Article 3 asks voters to spend $25,416,319 on the district’s operating budget. If defeated, the default budget, $25,516,759, 

■Article 4 asks voters to approve a three-year collective bargaining agreement between the school district and the Jaffrey-Rindge Education Association, estimated increases are $308,509 for 2019-20, $311,070 for 2020-21, and $325,123 for 2021-22.

■Article 5 asks voters to allow the district to call one special meeting to discuss the cost-related items of article 4 if voted down by voters.

■Article 6 asks voters to spend $190,000 on reconstruction, renovations, repair and improvement costs for the roofs at Jaffrey-Rindge Middle School and Rindge Memorials School. 

■Article 7 asks voters to spend $200,000 to allow the school board to acquire property abutting the district’s schools. The $200,000 would be spent from the district’s June 30 fund balance.

Town Meeting coverage so far

Jaffrey-Rindge budget hearing coverage

Jaffrey-Rindge deliberative session coverage


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