Monadnock Regional groups seeking more school district input
More than 300 members of Monadnock United aired the concerns to the school board at a meeting Tuesday.
For instance the school board recently adopted a homework policy without consulting teachers in the district, Colbert said.
Richard Thackston, chairman of the Monadnock Regional School District School Board, said Friday that he is happy that more people want to be more involved, but the transparency and collaboration Monadnock United is asking for is already available to district residents.
“Everybody there came with good intentions and I think it’s a good beginning of a conversation,” he said. “Some people were very emotional and that’s hard.”
The group also takes issue with some of the recent decisions by the district to reduce staff, cutting some teachers.
“The right hand doesn’t always know what the left hand is doing. We’re just trying to form a really good collaboration between all the involved parties,” Colbert said.
Five years ago the high school was close to losing its accreditation.
“This administration has had to deal with reduced funding and at the same time they have had to improve the net results of our schools,” Thackston said.
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