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Great Brook School in Antrim hosts regional drone competition
03-12-2024 8:37 AM

By JESSECA TIMMONS

The gym at Great Brook School was transformed into a buzzing, whirring miniature airfield Saturday as 19 teams from Vermont, New Hampshire and Massachusetts competed in New Hampshire’s First Aerial Drones Competition.   The competition was...


ConVal swimmer Andrea Mattson signed to Keene State
03-12-2024 8:17 AM

By CAMERON CASHMAN

ConVal High School senior Andrea Mattson signed a letter of intent to Keene State College on Friday.Mattson, a member of the ConVal swim team and the Keene YMCA Dolphins (KYD), said she began swimming competitively when she was 9, after a swim...


ConVal faces Nashua High South in ‘Granite State Challenge’ Thursday
03-12-2024 7:46 AM

ConVal Regional High meets Nashua High South in the first round of “Granite State Challenge” Thursday, March 14, at 7:30 p.m. on NHPBS.Playing for ConVal are team captain and senior Laura Phillips, seniors Charlie Savage and Frank LeBlanc and...


ConVal’s attorney determines that towns would get first crack at closed schools
03-11-2024 8:33 AM

By CAMERON CASHMAN

An issue that has arisen prior to Tuesday’s vote on an article that could lead to Francestown Elementary School, Dublin Consolidated School, Pierce School in Bennington and Temple Elementary School closing is what may happen to any empty...


Questions about proposed ConVal reconfiguration
03-05-2024 8:34 AM

By JESSECA TIMMONS

What does the March 12 vote decide? The ConVal School Board has put forth a warrant article proposing an amendment to the 1967 ConVal Articles of Agreement. The article proposes that the wording of the Articles of Agreement change from...


ConVal School Board Chair Dick Dunning answers questions about reconfiguration
03-05-2024 8:31 AM

By JESSECA TIMMONS

Dick Dunning grew up Dublin, attended school in Dublin and Peterborough and was a teacher and then the longtime principal at South Meadow School in Peterborough. In total, he has spent 54 years in the ConVal School district.Dunning spoke to the...


ConVal officials, residents cite concern over charter schools
03-05-2024 8:30 AM

By BILL FONDA

If reconfiguration results in the ConVal School District closing any of its schools – the current recommendation is for Francestown Elementary School, Dublin Consolidated School, Pierce School in Bennington and Temple Elementary School to close –...


Looking back at the formation of ConVal
03-05-2024 8:29 AM

By ASHLEY SAARI

Since June of 2023, the ConVal School District has been gearing up to the upcoming vote March 12 on whether the district will be allowed to consolidate schools to save costs and expand program offerings – with a proposal on deck to close four of the...


Online survey shows opposition to ConVal plan
03-05-2024 8:20 AM

By BILL FONDA

Of 132 people who recently took an online, unscientific survey conducted by the Monadnock Ledger-Transcript as of March 1, 70 opposed the ConVal reconfiguration plan, while 52 supported it and seven were undecided. Three were not from the...


ConVal High students share feelings about class sizes, elementary experience
03-05-2024 8:16 AM

By ISABELLA MESSA

ConVal High School students Chrystina Hall (who attended Pierce School), Logan Nadeau (Greenfield Elementary School) and Juliana O’Mahony  (Dublin Consolidated School) recently answered questions about their experience in elementary school and...


Viewpoint: Alan Edelkind – Support is needed to further improve ConVal district
03-05-2024 8:16 AM

By ALAN EDELKIND

In the ConVal district, we strive to offer an equitable education, enriching educational experiences and achieving a higher standard of safety for our students.Our emphasis is to enhance/improve programming and offerings at the middle and high school...


Viewpoint: Laura Mafera – Why Francestown is looking at alternatives
03-05-2024 8:15 AM

By LAURA MAFERA

In recent weeks, it has been brought to the attention of members of the ConVal community that Francestown is seriously considering alternatives for their elementary school in light of the proposed closure of FES as part of the School Board’s plan if...


Viewpoint: David Stahlin – Elementary schools didn’t cause budget problems
03-05-2024 8:15 AM

By DAVID STAHLIN

The ConVal School District has been struggling with its budget in recent years. There is constant pressure to increase taxes, cut school programs or close school buildings.When addressing a problem, it’s often helpful to look at the root cause. This...


Viewpoint: Rose Lowry – Consolidation plan would do great harm
03-05-2024 8:15 AM

By ROSE LOWRY

ConVal Article 10 represents a very rare voting opportunity. It’s not often we get a chance to vote on something that could possibly cause significant, real hardship to thousands of our neighbors. This is not an exaggeration.Imagine this – my youngest...


Viewpoint: Dr. Greg Kriebel – Decision was not taken lightly
03-05-2024 8:15 AM

By DR. GREG KRIEBEL

As a pediatrician in this community for almost 20 years, I have had the opportunity to care for students and their families from all the towns in the district, and from all socioeconomic levels. I see first-hand how changes made at the schools through...


Viewpoint: Katherine Heck – Plan works best for all students
03-05-2024 8:15 AM

By KATHERINE HECK

The ConVal school district is faced with an issue that has no easy solution. The citizens who created the school district from nine towns in 1967 had every reason to believe the population of the region would continue to grow. In the 1990s, the...


Viewpoint: Mary (May) Clark -- Consider creative ideas to keep ConVal elementary schools open
03-05-2024 8:15 AM

By MARY (MAY) CLARK

On March 12, we will vote on a Conval District warrant article that, if it passes, will allow the School Board to close four elementary schools in the district: Bennington (Pierce School), Francestown Elementary, Temple Elementary and the Dublin...


Viewpoint: Jeanine Lesser: The threats to public schools
03-05-2024 8:00 AM

By JANINE LESSER

I have been a representative to the ConVal School Board for almost 10 years now. As we struggle through the process of right-sizing a district configuration that can accommodate both students and taxpayers, it is important to recognize the politics in...


Letter: Consider community impact
03-05-2024 8:00 AM

Consider the impactA significant amount of attention has been placed on the impact of school closings on student performance, for obvious reasons, yet little has been given to the impact of closing the village school on the community. This creates...


Letter: Ideas for ConVal
03-05-2024 8:00 AM

Keep and maintain all existing school buildings and facilities. They are already budgeted.Relocate the lower grades in middle schools to all elementary schools, maximizing capacity. If a student wishes to attend a larger elementary school for a...

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