Home » News » Politics » Town Meetings
Pembroke School District voters pass $24.6m budget
"We're thrilled with the support from the voters, I mean, completely thrilled with the turnout today and all the support and for the people who stood up and spoke on our behalf and all the work from the school board, and the support from the budget committee. We couldn't be happier," Becky Butler, president of the Education Association of Pembroke.
The $916,237 contract begins in the 2014-15 school year and runs through 2016-17 and offers annual increases of $394,099, $257,974 and $264,164, respectively.
An amendment to the budget committee's proposed $24,528,230 district operating budget carried.
"We were hit by about $1.2 million in increases, and in order to come up with the budget we came up with, we had to make a number of substantial cuts, including several positions," he said.
" Given the amount of the cuts we took ... we felt it was important to see if the voters would support our amendment of ... almost $74,000 just to mitigate some of those cuts we had to take."
In addition, voters supported an article to withdraw $113,400 from capital reserve to accomplish various maintenance and improvement projects at Pembroke Academy, including replacing flooring in the school and bleachers on the athletics fields and also installing electronic safety access controls and door replacements and reglazing the building's windows.
Also passing were articles to add $100,000 to the Capital Reserve Building Fund and $50,000 to the Special Education Expendable Trust Fund, both of which are expected to be supported by unreserved fund balance.
READER COMMENTS: 0
- Timberlane schools want to be better communicators - 0
- PSU professor who was inspired by nurses honored for her own work - 0
- Keene State College holds student forum on pumpkin riot - 2
- Monitoring social media - 2
- Siege Day launched at Pinkerton; students gain hands-on experience with homemade catapults - 0
- Middle school student's mom says principal used chokehold - 0
- School board suspends driver's ed program in Manchester, will probe source of $180k deficit - 2
- Manchester middle school principal placed on leave - 2
- Lebanon begins search for new school superindendent - 0
READER COMMENTS: 0
- NHIAA: Lancers beat South - 0
- College Football: St. Anselm football loses third straight game - 0
- John Habib's City Sports: Tough decisions loom for Legion - 0
- A good first impression - 0
- NHIAA: Exeter keeps Memorial attack at bay - 0
- Windham clinches first with huge win - 0
- NHIAA: Campbell thumps Brady - 0
- NHIAA: Brummett scores 5 for Derryfield - 0
- NHIAA: Souhegan advances in OT - 0
Blackwater verdict stuns NH dad
Making it up: Shameless state Senate attacks
A good first impression
Thieves target cars in Hollis neighborhood