Tag Archives: Timberlane Regional School District

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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Baseless Histrionics Over School Staffing

Your school board has indicated it wants to cut administrators and the budget.  Even though we regularly see surpluses in the $2 million range, a suggestion that we hold flat our budget and cut it by our surplus was met … Continue reading

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Timberlane Budget Committee Tells Metzler to Cut Spending

In an astonishing turn of events, the Timberlane Budget Committee voted tonight to instruct Dr. Metzler to cut $5.5 million from the next budget draft.  The superintendent has been instructed to return with a $69.6 million draft II budget. The first … 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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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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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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