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School District Newsletter

The February District Newsletter is linked here. The New Hampshire State Fire Marshal’s January/February Safety Educator Newsletter is also available here. February Break is coming up soon! Pittsfield schools will be closed February 26 – March 2 and will reopen on March 5.

Superintendent

School District Budget Voting

Pittsfield voters are strongly encouraged to join the deliberative session of the annual school district meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 8, at the Pittsfield Elementary School for explanation, discussion, debate, and amendments to the proposed operating budget and warrant articles.

The two key articles include:

  • Article IV: collective bargaining agreement with teachers’ union
    • Since the defeat of the previous proposed agreement, Pittsfield teachers have been working without a contract this year; the proposed one-year agreement will cost an estimated $99,885 or a tax impact of $.37/thousand.
  • Article V: school district operating budget
    • The proposed budget includes no new positions or programs; due to increased cost of various obligations, the current version of the proposed budget includes an increase of $303,490 or a tax impact of $1.15/thousand.

The Board had originally developed a budget that was $92,500 greater than the current version; however, the Budget Committee recommended a reduction of this amount. The Board has since voted to support the Budget Committee’s recommendation and thanks the Committee for its thorough review of the proposed budget.

Voters are encouraged to visit the school district website – pittsfieldnhschools.org – to find proposed budget information. Reading school budget data can be confusing; good understanding of the budget has been hampered by misinformation being circulated in the community.  School Board members and the district administration are available to answer budget questions:

Pittsfield voters are asked to support our students, teachers, and schools with your participation in the deliberative session and to vote in favor of our collective bargaining agreement and proposed school district budget.  Our chlidren’s futures depend on the strong educational foundation provided by our Pittsfield schools.

Middle High School Calendar

Current Events

Deliberative Session Rules of Procedure

Pittsfield School District Deliberative Session Rules of Procedure

School District Absentee Ballot Applications

Completed applications may be mailed, faxed to 435-7922, scanned and e-mailed to eanthony@pittsfieldnh.gov, or hand delivered to the town clerk’s/school district clerk’s office at the Town Hall.  We will mail the absentee ballots as soon as they are available.  The last day completed absentee ballots can be received in person is the day before the  March 13th election.  If absentee ballots are returned in person they MUST be handed to the town/school district clerk or deputy town clerk ONLY.   Track your absentee ballot or check your party affiliation: http://app.sos.nh.gov.

2018 Absentee Ballot Application – School Election

2018 – 2019 Budget Information

2018 MS-27

2018 Default Budget

2018 Warrant

2018 2019 Budget Book

2018 – 2019 Proposed Budget

2018 – 2019 Projected Revenue

Default Budget Summary