Tag Archives: SAU 55

Round One: Metzler Takes on Commissioner of Education

Based on a complaint made by Danville’s  school board representative, Stefanie Dube, the NH Department of Education became aware of Timberlane’s administration of the Tripod student survey.  This is an online survey given to students in Timberlane schools about their … Continue reading

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Recording of NH Board of Ed. Green v. SAU 55

On Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, the New Hampshire Board of Education heard arguments to dismiss or not dismiss my complaint to them about salary setting practices at SAU 55. James O’Shaughnessy represented SAU 55.  He spoke first for 23 minutes, … Continue reading

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Green Prevails at State Board of Education

Today the New Hampshire State Board of Education took jurisdiction over the matter of my complaint concerning SAU 55.  Further, they ordered SAU 55’s board to hold a “fact-finding” public hearing.  The vote was 3-1-1.  SBOE member, Bill Duncan was … Continue reading

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The Timberlane Teachers’ Union Cares

School Board members arrived at their seats on Dec. 21 to find a letter from the Timberlane Teachers Association on top of their agenda material. To my knowledge, this has not been previously published.  I obtained it a few days … Continue reading

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Chronic Capital Confusion

Timberlane’s administration appears to inhabit a state of chronic capital confusion (sorry, couldn’t resist the alliteration) about which budget accounts constitute capital expenditures. | Keep Reading at timberlaneandsandown

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Metzler Wants to Shed 81.5 Jobs. Is he wrong?

In response to a board request to keep the budget flat and reduce it by our regular surplus, Superintendent Metzler has suggested laying off 20 support staff, 11.5 administrators and 25-50 members of the Timberlane Teachers’ Association.  That is a … Continue reading

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Timberlane Superintendent Argues Against Proposed Budget Cuts

You will never hear these facts anywhere but here:  Timberlane’s student enrollment has declined by 24% in ten years (1100 students), but our staffing has decreased by just 3%.  Timberlane’s cost to its towns has gone up 36% in those … Continue reading

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