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School News

March 28, 2013

Epping School Board News

EPPING - Welcome to the Epping School Board News Corner for the March 7, 2013 School Board Meeting.

Healthier US School Challenge Award – Epping Elementary School was awarded the Healthier US School Challenge (HUSSC) Bronze Award. This award has been given to only 4% of schools throughout America. Schools must demonstrate a commitment to excellence in both nutrition and physical education for a healthier school environment. Food Service Supervisor Bush presented the school banner and plaque that was awarded to the school earlier that day. The food service department, teachers, school staff, parents, and students were thanked for supporting this initiative and congratulated on receiving this award. It was also announced that the food service department completed all the requirements to receive an additional 6 cents in federal reimbursement for each meal served.

Policy – The Board received facility user input on recommended changes to further enhance security and safety and conducted a second reading on the revised Regulations for Use of School Facilities. The Board also conducted a first reading on Student Transportation Services to address legal parental agreements and Grade Reporting for High School Students to align with the new grading and reporting system. It was also reported that administration continues to work with parents on the EHS grading and reporting guidelines. These guidelines will be presented at a future meeting.

Financial/Facilities – It was reported that the 2005 bond has been refinanced resulting in a savings of $365,689 over the life of the bond beginning in 2014. The district was also found to be compliant with the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act after receiving a good inspection report. The Board was updated on progress made toward updating/addressing school and district safety protocols, facility safety resources, and other safety measures. This work has been designated a priority by the district. The Board approved the lowest telecommunication bids as required to receive e-rate funds.

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  •  Successful Conservation Collaboration

    On June 17, the sophomore class of Sanborn Regional High School made a field trip to the Old Frye Town Forest, one of Kingston's five town forests, to assist the Kingston Conservation Commission in the removal of invasive plants from the area near the trailhead, notably, an extensive and aggressive patch of Japanese knotweed. This project was the culmination of the school's third year of intra-curricular collaboration with the Commission to address local environmental issues, and to make conservation an area of study and research. Congratulations from the Commission to the teachers and students for a job well done!

    Successful Conservation Collaboration Posted 1 day ago 1 Photo
  • Volunteer of the Year

    Atkinson Academy Elementary School has named its Volunteer of the Year for 2014. Timberlane Regional High School graduate Ashley Higham, right, received the award from teacher Meredith Bastien, pictured left. Ashley volunteered her services three days a week for two hours in 5-K Intensive Needs classes during the school year.

    Volunteer of the Year Posted 1 day ago 1 Photo
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    Sanborn Regional High School Class of 2014 held commencement exercises in the school gymnasium with the School Song, “Dear Old Sanborn” etched in their minds. Ready for the big moment are friends, from left, Kylee Pailes, Fremont; Devlin McIntire, Fremont; and Lexi Kalinowski, Newton.

    Sanborn Graduates Class of 2014 Posted 15 days ago 1 Photo
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