Tag Archives: Timberlane Regional School District
Donna Green: Is this Normal?
When you raise issues about Timberlane’s financials to the TRSD auditor, you get stony silence, even as a board member. When you question a second time, you get threats from our SAU. I’ll leave you to decide if this is … Continue reading
Good Thing the Auditors Are Still At Work
During the public hearing on Timberlane’s budget, Arthur Green questioned why the revenue budget for 16-17 showed $250,000 from capital reserves. There was no answer that night, Jan. 11, 2018. Today the district’s unaudited annual report was published. Last year’s revenue budget … Continue reading
Second Board of Education Decision Favorable to Green
In the long saga that is my complaint to the NH Board of Education concerning the hiring and salary setting practices of SAU 55, there approaches a happy ending though you may not yet recognize it. Even Superintendent Metzler does … Continue reading
Relatives, come work at Timberlane!
For those who have ever been passed over in favor of a boss’ child, spouse or lover, you know how corrosive nepotism is to morale, and Dr. Metzler’s favorite expression, “The climate and culture of Timberlane.” Yes, we all know … Continue reading
My Response to Eagle Tribune Reporting Error
n “BOE Reverses January Decision about Green Complaint,” published on Feb 21, Kristen Giddings reported that subsequent to the Board of Education’s Jan. 11 decision in my favor, SAU 55 filed an appeal. In fact, SAU 55 never filed an … Continue reading
Aftershock: SAU 55 behaves badly again
If the revelations of last Thursday night’s public comment leave you complacent about the goodwill of SAU 55, this may push you over the edge. Below is an email sent to school board members tonight from a singularly articulate and witty NH … Continue reading
Metzler is Subject to the Will of the Timberlane Board, but Neither He nor the Board Knows It.
Recently I was perusing the Education Administrative Rules and discovered a gem. Contrary to Superintendent Metzler’s many declarations to the contrary, he is indeed subject to the will of the Timberlane school board. Education Administrative Rule 302.01 says this: |Keep … Continue reading
Donna Green: My Certified Letter to TRSD Auditor
During tonight’s school board meeting, Chairman Boyle pretended he knew nothing of my complaint to the Timberlane auditors. In fact, every board member knew of my letter to the auditor. They just chose to do nothing about it and shame on … Continue reading
Earthquake Hits Sandown Twice: Once by nature, once by politics
This morning a 2.7 magnitude earthquake hit Sandown. I ran to my window thinking the oil delivery truck I was expecting had flipped over and exploded near my house. As exciting as that was, it didn’t compare to the explosive … Continue reading
Timberlane Tax: Sandown +10%; Other Towns Catch a Break
Here’s an astonishing political fact. For three towns in the Timberlane district, the 2018-2019 budget is easily digestible while Sandown is taking an enormous blow. Whether the towns choose the default budget (near flat-line) or a $1 million higher operating … Continue reading