Category Archives: Donna Green

How Small School Budget Increases Result in Large Town Tax Increases

My first year on the Timberlane School District Budget Committee was one of utter befuddlement.  The budcom passed a budget with a seemingly modest increase of 1.98%.  To my subsequent surprise and horror,  Sandown’s school taxes went up 9.5%. How … Continue reading

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Donna Green: A Timberlane Blast From the Past

In reviewing old school board meeting clips, I came across this gem that so captures the attitude of the SAU to accountability, transparency, and their proper place in the pecking order. |Keep Reading at timberlaneandasandown

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Arthur Green: Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell

Looking ahead to the proposed budget for Timberlane 2018/19, should we be interested in facts? It would be interesting to know the October 1 enrollment, usually published by mid-October.  At last week’s School Board meeting (Nov. 2), Superintendent Metzler promised … Continue reading

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Timberlane Test Scores Nothing to Hoot About

Timberlane Regional School District’s mascot is an owl. Unfortunately, the district’s latest academic results are nothing to hoot about. Both SAT and Smarter Balanced scores show the district hanging by a feather above the state average while spending $800 per … Continue reading

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Donna Green: A Reply to Karen Yasenka

In the October 19, 2017, edition of the TriTown Times, Hampstead School Board Chairman, Karen Yasenka, had this to say about three Timberlane School Board members, myself included: | Keep Reading at timberlaneandsandown

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Timberlane Taxes Skyrocket… Again

When you Google “management,” this definition pops up:  “the process of dealing with or controlling things or people.” I’ll let you judge if Timberlane’s budget and our associated taxes are being “controlled.” New Hampshire’s Department of Revenue has released Timberlane’s … Continue reading

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Timberlane Regional School Board Neuters Itself and Sells Out Voters

The school board’s primary function is setting policy.  I’m sorry to report that the Timberlane Regional School Board is poised to pass a policy so deeply and profoundly flawed that it betrays every voter and parent in the district.  Please … Continue reading

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