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March 7, 2013

Sanborn Connection

KINGSTON - The time is near. Voting for the Towns and the Sanborn Regional School District Warrant takes place next Tuesday, March 12. In this column, I would like to recap the three major articles that the District has on the warrant and encourage you to come out to the polls to have your voices heard.

The proposed budget that appears on the warrant is $31,683,936. This budget represents several reductions in staffing, reallocation of funds to better meet student needs, and additional programming to meet the increased demands placed on our students.

The budget was approved by the school board, but is not supported by the budget committee. They had recommended a budget that was $97,167 lower, but the funds were added back into the budget by the voters at the deliberative session. The estimated tax rate impact for the proposed budget is $0.56 per thousand (Assessed Valuation) in Kingston and $0.68 per thousand in Newton. The Default budget amount is $31,519,733. The estimated tax rate impact for the default budget is $0.44 per thousand in Kingston and $0.52 per thousand in Newton. The estimated tax rate impact difference between the proposed and default budget is $0.12 per thousand in Kingston and $0.16 per thousand in Newton.

We firmly believe that the proposed budget amount is fiscally responsible and meets the needs of both the community and the school district.

The Professional Staff have negotiated a three-year agreement with the Sanborn Regional School Board. The contract provides for 1%, 1.5%, and 2% increases plus a step for each year of the contract. We feel that this contract is fair, given the fragile but improving economy. The contract will give us the ability to maintain the current high quality staff we have and to attract and retain new professionals, particularly in hard-to-fill areas. Our teaching staff is providing the instruction necessary to propel the district forward as we strive toward our goal of becoming a top-performing district. The estimated cost to the taxpayers is $0.39 per thousand (of Assessed Valuation) in Kingston and $0.51 per thousand in Newton for the first year.

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    Several Sanborn Regional High School (SRHS) students were honored at the Seacoast School of Technologies National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) for their outstanding contribution in career and technical education. These students have demonstrated high quality in the areas of Skill, Honesty, Service, Responsibility, Scholarship, Citizenship and Leadership. These students have also achieved a minimum academic average of 90 in their technical program at SST for six quarters, shown a serious career interest, have demonstrated professional behavior in their academic pursuits, and have made significant contributions to the SST community. All NTHS inductees will wear a sash at the SST Certificate Ceremony and at their high school graduation. This year's inductees are: Christopher Chase, Matthew Cote, Mackenzie Deschenes, Michael Jesso, Nicholas Kaminski, Ryan Keiran, Ethan Larkham, Kevin MacMillan, Kyle McLaughlin, Robert Morse, Caitlyn Pagnottaro, and Jessica Wood. Congratulations to each of these students for showing their Sanborn P.R.I.D.E!

    Sanborn Students Honored Posted 5 days ago 1 Photo
  • Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

    Hampstead Academy ECC students have been celebrating Dr. Seuss during the month of March. The children in Pre-K and in Kindergarten have been enjoying his wonderful stories, eating green eggs and ham, and engaging in art activities. Pictured above are Pre-K students Jayen Reddy, Elise Fenn-Smith, Jackson Rogers, Bailey Andino, Kiley Coco, Liliana St. Laurent, Jessica Broughton, Daniel Livingston, McKenzie Durkin, Joshua Maranian, Ryann Orlando, and Aria Labao.

    Happy Birthday, Dr. Suess! Posted 5 days ago 1 Photo
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    PI Day at Swasey School Posted 13 days ago 1 Photo
  • Making Music Sanborn Style

    Sanborn Regional High School hosted its second annual Fine Arts Night at the high school featuring some of Sanborn’s finest musical talents. Eighth grade student Colin Holt is ready to hit the big stage. He is the son of Cheryl and Kevin Holt of Kingston.

    Making Music Sanborn Style Posted 13 days ago 1 Photo
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