Category Archives: Education

SAU 55: Timberlane is the poster child for fiscal irresponsibility

In yet more demonstration of a completely tone deaf school district management “team,” Timberlane’s draft one budget is asking for a $3.4 million INCREASE. We’re looking at the staggering ask of $75.1 million, up $3.347 million in one year. (Enrollment … Continue reading

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Legislator’s Response to Homeschool Bill

A bill hostile to homeschool freedoms, House Bill 1263, is expected early in the 2018 NH legislative session. It is sponsored by Representatives Robert Theberge, Yvonne Thomas, Larry Laflamme, and Edith Tucker and seeks to reinstate the pre-2012 evaluation requirements. | Keep … Continue reading

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Cornerstone: Education Choice Bill Advances on Bipartisan Vote

New Hampshire families just got a vote of confidence, as the House Education Committee narrowly recommended “ought to pass as amended” on SB 193. This important school-choice measure will go to the full House in January. | Read More at … Continue reading

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ACLU, NAACP Urge UNH to Pick a New President with ‘Record of Fostering Diversity’

Local chapters of the ACLU and the NAACP are asking the University of New Hampshire to emphasize issues of racial diversity and equity in the search for the university’s next president. In an open letter to the presidential search committee, … Continue reading

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Moving Educational Freedom Forward

In a split decision, the House Education Committee passed an amended version of the Education Savings Account bill, SB 193. The 10 to 9 Ought to Pass as Amended (OTP/A) decision saw Democrats and Republicans on both sides of the vote; … Continue reading

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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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