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School News

September 5, 2013

Epping School Board News

EPPING - Welcome to the Epping School Board News Corner for the August 15 and, 2013,School Board Meetings.

Policy – The revised Policy JLCJ Concussions and Head Injuries was approved. The revision permits supervised gradual return to play under supervision of medical practitioner and athletic trainer.

Financial – a. School/district affiliated agreements with All Sports Booster Club, Blue Devils Special Olympics NH, EES PTO, Project Graduation, and TEMPO were approved. These agreements are required to fundraise in the schools. b. The Board approved $24,880 expenditure for the emergency repair of the elementary oil tank and $24,880 in revenue from the fund balance retention fund to offset the expense. c. The 2012-2013 financial figures were presented and the state documents signed. The year ended with a fund balance of $211,876 with $174,756 under expenditure, $16,587 over revenue, and $20,533 audit adjustment. The under expenditure was mostly due to health and dental rates coming in less than the guaranteed maximum rate. The additional revenue was due to a tuition payment. After the capital reserve payment of $50,000, the fund balance is $161,876. d. The estimated 2013-2014 revenues at budget time are reported to be $61,432 less primarily due to a reduction in the state education grant. e. The Board voted to retain $100,000 of the fund balance and return $61,876 to cover the estimated reduction in revenue. f. Tuition rates were approved per the state requirements. The 2013-2014 tuition rates are $13,551 ($2 less than previous year) for the elementary school, $14,313 ($112 less than the previous year) for the middle school, and $13,864 ($2,117 less than the previous year) for the high school. The significant reduction in high school tuition rate is due to special education tuition and transportation for out-of-district students.

Personnel – The Board welcomed the new Board Secretary Rebecca Myers. The Board approved Keely Gott as EHS Special Education Teacher, Elizabeth Tong as District ESOL Teacher, Kathleen Gillis as EES Kindergarten Teacher, Katherine Van Nostrand as EMS Social Studies Teacher, and Charisse Thompson as EES Technology Teacher. The Board did not approve the revised administrative model for the middle and high schools.

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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 5 days 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 5 days ago 1 Photo
  • EMS Honor Roll Posted 6 days ago
  • 'Working with Schools' Workshop Posted 6 days ago
  • Students on the Rise Posted 13 days ago
  • EEH Honor Roll Posted 13 days ago
  • July 11, 2014
  • Sanborn Class of 2014

    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 19 days ago 1 Photo
  • July 10, 2014
  • Run, Walk, or Stroll for Scholarship Updated 19 days ago
  • EKES Honor Roll Posted 20 days ago
  • Students on the Rise Posted 20 days ago

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