, Kingston, NH

May 23, 2013

Epping School Board News

By Barbara Munsey

---- — EPPING - Welcome to the Epping School Board News Corner for the April 18, 2013, School Board Meeting.

Guests – The Board approved the Epping High School Community Service Day on May 22nd. The Board agreed to discuss the needs of town recreation at the joint school/town meeting to be held on May 20th. The Board approved the district curriculum framework for English/language arts and social studies and the elementary grade level summaries in reading, writing, mathematics, science, and social studies.

Administrator Reports – a. EES Principal Vallone reported the school celebrated the artist in residence project unveiling new murals and wishing flags. Elementary and middle school staff attended a two-day math institute. EES also participated in the Smarter Balanced pilot test. The new test will require sophisticated computer skills. b. EMS/EHS Principal Repucci reported that 40% of the middle school and 37% of the high school received academic recognition in third quarter. The high school exam schedule, incorporating time for reassessment, was shared with the Board. Transition evenings were held for grade 5 and 8 parents. Dr. Malcolm Smith, UNH will be meeting with parents, students, and staff on the topic of bullying.

Facilities/Financial – a. Superintendent Munsey reported that the district has been in communication with the town planning consultant to assist with the determination of impact fees for the playground project. b. It was recommended that the Board reject the transportation bid and accept extending the existing contract at less cost. The Board approved the recommendation. c. It was reported that the comprehensive security assessment is underway. A nonpublic session on May 2nd is being requested to review the report with the Board.

Personnel – The Board approved with a thank you for service the retirement of Christine Luongo, Middle School Teacher.

Epping School Board News Corner is based on draft meeting minutes and is an unofficial meeting summary. Approved meeting minutes and other district and school publications can be viewed on the Epping School District, SAU14 website at Contact information is also located on the website.