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Candidates for the position of superintendent of SAU 18 met with the public at a reception on Tuesday, May 5, 2015. Daniel LeGallo, currently the principal of Lamprey River Elementary School in Raymond (far left) and Jay McIntire, superintendent in Brewer, Maine (far right) answer questions from Franklin and Hill community members in the library of Franklin Middle School. The third candidate for the position is Brian O'Connell, chief financial officer in Killingly, Conn. The SAU 18 School Board was scheduled to interview the candidates following the reception and potentially make a decision

(SUSAN DOUCET / Monitor staff)

Superintendent candidates visit Franklin, Hill

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

The three candidates came to Franklin from across New England yesterday: One works in a New Hampshire school district, one is a superintendent in Maine, and one lives in Massachusetts and holds an administrative position in a Connecticut school district. All three men hoping to become the next superintendent of SAU 18 see something attractive about the small city and …

Bow High School celebrates education award

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Spirits are high at Bow High School after it was announced the school received a prestigious education award earlier this week. The school was one of three chosen to receive a New Hampshire Excellence in Education award this year. Also known as the “EDies”, the awards are given to one elementary, middle and high school each year. “We are absolutely delighted, over the …

Manchester, Ashland, Bow schools win New Hampshire ‘EDies’

Monday, May 4, 2015

Schools in Manchester, Ashland and Bow were recognized by the state of New Hampshire for excellence in education. The Excellence in Education awards, or “EDies,” were created more than 20 years ago to recognize public schools that meet high standards. This year’s elementary school winner is the Parker Varney School in Manchester. Ashland Elementary School won the K-8 award, and Bow High School …

Hopkinton’s Beech Hill School receives $1.3 million donation

Saturday, April 18, 2015

The Beech Hill School in Hopkinton just got a big financial boost. A $1.3 million boost, to be precise. As of last week, the independent middle school received the money to pay off their start-up debt. “The first time I said it out loud I said it to …

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 …

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 …

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. …