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Membership Has Its Rewards – Just Ignore The Part That Violates State Law

In what appears to be a “Head them off at the Pass” move by Merrimack School superintendent Marge Chiafery, tonight’s school board meeting includes a visit from…Ted Comstock, the executive director of the NH School Board’s Association (NHSBA), and Barrett Christina, a NHSBA staff attorney to discuss “NHSBA Membership Benefits” This conjugal visit from the …

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To The Manchester School Board – ‘You know..You’re Breaking The Law, Right?’

I wrote about this back on July 9th.  The Manchester School board voted to cut transportation funding as part of a deal to find the cash to put teachers back on the payroll. At the end of the day, cuts made to public school jobs were reinstated at the expense of school choice and charter …

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NH Unions Using Religious Bigotry to Affect Merrimack School Board Elections?

(Derp- Fixed the title.) I was recently informed (my source has asked to remain anonymous for good reason) that a teacher from a nearby town was repulsed at the sight of a Joe Kearns for School Board sign on a Merrimack residents lawn.   When asked “why that reaction” she proceeded to explain that her …

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Part 2 – Candidate Gary Krupp for Merrimack Town School Board

Here is part two of my interview with Gary Krupp, candidate for the Merrimack School Board.  We continued to talk about his qualifications, experience,  with an emphasis on finding efficiencies, working with unions and bargaining units, and some other facets of his candidacy. Note: Thanks to my video editor this is now in three parts …

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Endorsement (for my Gilford readers)- Doug Lambert for Gilford School Board

I have submitted the following to the local papers: First, the School Board decided to flaunt the will of Gilford voters, who voted 2-1 to not have a new Superintendent (hiring one the day before the election). Then, the Board decided to not hold the Special Meeting as petitioned by Gilford residents because of this …

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The Cost of Defining “Adequate” In Merrimack NH

I announced that if you took the total Merrimack School budget and divided it by the total student enrollment that it cost more than the sending your kid to UNH. This appears to have riled some people up. In fact someone sent me an nice itemized list of the “costs” of sending your kid to UNH for a year just to prove I was wrong, and to justify how Merrimack’s cost per child wasn’t as much.