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Timberlane Predicts $550k Surplus Shortfall

Before any budget is approved, prudence and common sense require an examination of projected revenues. Unfortunately, Timberlane’s budget committee never looks at revenue before they give their stamp of approval. Why does this matter?  Shaky revenues mean a risk of … Continue reading

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Timberlane Taxes to Skyrocket

Timberlane School District residents will be asked to pay 8.9% more in taxes this November. As usual, Sandown and Danville will be slammed hardest. Also, as usual, the news was disguised. The administration reported at the June 1 school board … Continue reading

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Strategic Planning Community Survey

The Strategic Planning Committee of the Timberlane Regional School Board seeks to gain an understanding of the perceptions of stakeholders in our greater educational community. The committee developed a brief community survey that should take only 10 minutes of your … Continue reading

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Metzler Gets Max Bonus

At their May 17th meeting, SAU55’s board awarded Dr. Metzler a 3% raise and a 4% bonus effective July 1, 2017. His total compensation increase is approximately $11,000. Dr. Metzler’s contract limits his bonus to a maximum of 4% of … Continue reading

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SAU Board Likely to Decide Metzler’s Raise Tonight

SAU 55’s board will be discussing Superintendent Metzler’s evaluation tonight. Usually, at this time the conversation also includes decisions on his raise and bonus. It is always possible in these discussions that other contractual issues could be opened as well. … Continue reading

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How The Timberlane Regional School District Embarrasses Itself

At the first Timberlane Budget Committee meeting last night, Jennifer Caruso, new member from Danville, asked for department level expenditure reports for the year by August 1. Our fiscal year ends on June 30. You might think Mrs. Caruso was … Continue reading

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Metzler to Study Moving Bus Stop

At least night’s meeting, Superintendent Metzler agreed to discuss moving Sandown’s Lakeview bus stop when the busing schedule is re-examined with the bus service this summer. Thanks go to the new chairman, Brian Boyle, for bringing this issue up at … Continue reading

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