District News

2017-2018 School Year

The first day of school for students in grades K-12 is Tuesday, August 29. Please note that Wednesday, August 30, is a full day of school (not a late start) for students in grades 7-12. Pre-school starts on Tuesday, September 5. Also, our district-wide Open House is Monday, August 28. The Open House schedule includes 7th and 9th grade orientation from 4:30-6:00 p.m., a cookout at 5:30 p.m., and an opportunity to meet new and returning teachers from 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Superintendent

Pittsfield School District – Vote on Teacher Contract

School Meeting
7:00 p.m., Thursday, August 17, PES

Vote on Teacher Contract
Tuesday, September 19, Town Hall

What is SB2?

  • “SB2” is the name of the official ballot referenda form of government. (For more information on SB2, see https://www.revenue.nh.gov/mun-prop/municipal/documents/sb2-tech-assistance.pdf)
  • SB2 can replace the traditional town meeting form of government for voting on school funding, teacher contracts, and other articles.
  • Voters in Pittsfield voted to change to the SB2 form in March 2017, and SB2 is currently in effect for the school district.
  • District meetings will now have two sessions:
    • The first session, known as the deliberative session, is for explanation, discussion, debate, and amendments to warrant articles;
    • The second session, known as the voting session, allows voters to cast ballots to decide on articles, but does not allow for debate or discussion of articles.

Why are we having another district meeting?

  • In March, Pittsfield voters rejected a proposed teacher contract; this vote left the teachers without a contract beyond June 2017.
  • Following that vote, the voters then approved the calling of another district meeting to consider another contract.
  • In June, the School Board and teacher union agreed to new contract terms for 2017-2018, a one-year contract.
  • Another district meeting is now scheduled to consider the new proposed contract.
  • For this meeting:
    • The first session – deliberative session – will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 17, in the PES gym.
    • The second session – the voting session – will be held on Tuesday, September 19, at Town Hall during normal voting hours.

 What’s in the new proposed teacher contract? (more…)

Middle High School Calendar

Current Events

Upcoming Teacher Contract Vote

Teacher Contract Vote & SB2 Information

Current Job Opportunities

Middle School Foreign Language Teacher

Are you interested in student centered learning, Restorative Practices, and competency based teacher?  Pittsfield is seeking a full-time teacher for the 2017/2018 school year.  If you love teaching a foreign language, especially Spanish, please apply!  Pay is based on credentials and experience, and benefits are tied to the teachers’ Master Agreement, which can be viewed here. Please do not apply on Edjobs; submit a letter of intent, resume, trans., proof of certification, and 3 artifacts/letters of rec. to Danielle Harvey, 23 Oneida St., Pittsfield, NH 03263

Special Coordinator (I or II) – High School Level

This position involves health and personal care assistance.  The district will provide training.  Candidate must have a minimum of a high school diploma and must be over the age of twenty-one.  CNA or other medical training, including first aid training, would be helpful but is not required.

School District Election Results

2017 School District Election Results