Feature

Vaping Education

According to the 2017 Youth Risk Behavior, 41.1% of students in grades 7-12 reported using an electronic vaping product. In an effort to educate students on the risks of vaping, students in grades 5-12 are participating in classroom and grade level discussions with our Student Assistance Program counselor and the Merrimack County Juvenile Services Department. Additionally, Breathe New Hampshire will be sharing a presentation entitled Vaping Unveiled and facilitating a panel discussion with school staff and community representatives on Thursday, November 27, at 7:00 p.m. in the PMHS lecture hall. Students, parents, and community members are all welcome to attend.

Administration

Education Funding in New Hampshire

Thanks to the many Pittsfield taxpayers who joined the recent meeting on Education Funding in New Hampshire. We were joined by many concerned taxpayers from across our state as we learned about the inequities in the state’s funding scheme and the failure of the legislature to address the issue in an equitable manner as required by the New Hampshire Supreme Court.

The presenters for our meeting – former Claremont case attorneys Andru Volinsky and John Tobin – draw two conclusions regarding next steps to correct the unjust system: a lawsuit that again challenges the state’s failure to meet its duty to our students and taxpayers and a focus on the issue of school funding in this fall’s elections for governor and the state legislature.

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