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Incoming Concord superintendent will earn more than predecessor

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The new Concord School District superintendent will start out earning more than her predecessor. Incoming Superintendent Terry Forsten’s starting salary will be $137,000 per year, according to her contract. That’s nearly $2,500 more than the annual salary of longtime Superintendent Chris Rath. “We knew we were going to have to pay more than what Chris was paid” when the board started looking for her replacement, School Board President Clint Cogswell said. Rath, who will retire June 30, makes $134,510 a year, according to recent figures from the school district. The state Department of Education website lists Rath’s current salary as $129,010, which reflects her base …

Former coach Vallante went from New England College to Keene State without word of previous misconduct accusations

Saturday, April 11, 2015

As the University System of New Hampshire reviews and modifies its policies to deal with sexual harassment and other misconduct, questions remain about the role New England College played after one of its former coaches was later fired by Keene State College. Officials in the state university system recently commissioned a Manchester law …

Forsten confirmed as Concord’s new superintendent

Thursday, April 9, 2015

It was a long day for Terri Forsten. Forsten, the incoming superintendent of schools for the Concord School District, was unanimously confirmed by the Concord School Board last night. Before the vote, she spent her entire day on …

Pembroke School Board punts headmaster-principal decision to next month

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

In its first meeting since a groundswell movement formed to reject a change to the title of Pembroke Academy’s top administrator, the Pembroke School Board didn’t take any action on the subject. The board voted months ago to change the position from “headmaster” to “principal,” when the new …

Kearsarge superintendent candidates, including Bow principal, make their pitch

Monday, April 6, 2015

The two candidates vying to be the next superintendent of schools of the Kearsarge Regional School District made their pitches to parents, teachers and administration yesterday afternoon. John House-Myers, the principal of Bow High School, and Winifried Feneberg, …

Changes under way at N.H. colleges to address sexual harassment

Monday, April 6, 2015

New Hampshire’s public colleges and universities are making swift and substantial changes after a recent review highlighted specific policy gaps and broader cultural concerns about how they handle sexual harassment and other misconduct. Attorneys at a Manchester law firm released investigative reports March 27 covering the general policies …

Declining school enrollment doesn’t always equal lower budgets

Sunday, April 5, 2015

It’s no secret that New Hampshire is an aging state, struggling to keep young people and families from leaving. One sign of this is declining student enrollment. Across the state, the number of students at both public and private schools are falling. Ten years ago, there were 200,975 …

Kearsarge Regional School Board announces candidates for superintendent

Thursday, April 2, 2015

The Kearsarge Regional School Board announced yesterday it has selected two finalists in its search for the new superintendent of schools. The finalists are Winfried Feneberg, the superintendent in Windham, and John House-Myers, the principal of Bow High School, according to a press release from the school board. …

At Concord High, images detail the school’s history

Thursday, April 2, 2015

The brick walls of the hallway that leads from the entrance of Concord High School through the cafeteria to the foyer of the gymnasium are lined with framed images of students, athletes, coaches, teachers and countless individuals who …

Concord School District search committee announces pick for superintendent

Thursday, April 2, 2015

After a six-month search, the Concord School District’s search committee has announced its pick to replace longtime Superintendent Chris Rath. The committee chose Laconia Superintendent Terri Forsten out of three candidates. Forsten is a Concord resident and began …

Soon, students may learn to code instead of taking French class

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Parlez-vous Java? Sprechen Sie Python? At least four states – including Washington, home of Microsoft – have either passed or considered measures that would delight high school students who have trouble rolling their r’s. Rather than taking Spanish to satisfy their foreign language requirement, they could take a …

Hill residents prepare to adjust following vote to withdraw from Franklin schools

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Anticipating the likely outcome of the Hill School District annual meeting, Jennifer Turner put her house up for sale a week ahead of it. Her premonition – that Hill would vote to withdraw from the Franklin School District and instead send students to the Newfound Area School District …