Nashua explores taking over Brentwood School
The Southeastern Regional Education Service Center, SERESC, which formerly operated the Brentwood school, announced several weeks ago that the school would be closing on July 1. According to SERESC Executive Director Richard LaSalle, Brentwood, which provided an alternative program for teens with emotional and educational challenges, was no longer financially viable.
LaSalle said that surrounding school districts that formerly sent students to Brentwood have been opting to provide in-district services to those teens. With declining tuition payments from those districts, SERESC was unable to keep up with the cost of maintaining the school.
“We didn’t expect it,” said Nashua Superintendent Mark Conrad. “Closing on such short notice left us with two concerns.”
Conrad proposed that idea to the Board of Education this week, and members seemed inclined to find a way to make it work.
“We would expect to pay that or more with other placements,” he said.
“It was sad to have to close the school,” said LaSalle. “But the degree to which Nashua has come in to try to continue to provide those services to these children has been positive.”
READER COMMENTS: 0
- Nashua Senior Center members want budget woes discussed openly - 0
- Derry Town Council backs Conservation Commission in land use tax vote - 0
- Francestown Town Hall repairs nearing completion - 0
- Franklin eyes consolidating city, school offices - 0
- Fines proposed for alleged labor violations at Unity Elementary School construction site - 1
- Group has plans to spruce up downtown Nashua - 0
- More than $5 million in surplus may offset Nashua tax rate - 1
- Gas pipeline proposal prompts Hollis meeting - 1
- Manchester aldermanic committee supports ordinance banning 'spice' - 1
READER COMMENTS: 0
- Scots spurn independence, vote to stay in the United Kingdom - 0
- Roger Brown's First and 10: Answers forthcoming - 0
- NHMS chief Gappens is on board with the Chase changes - 0
- Another View -- Ben Rose: How NH's John Stark helped defeat the British at Saratoga - 1
- Celebrating Claremont: A 250th birthday party - 0
- Trashed lunches: Brownies, broccoli and bucks - 7
- Hampstead's Suess ready for Whelen Modified race - 0
- College Football: Big Green kick off season vs. Cent. Connecticut - 0
- Son says shooting of mom during DEA raid was a mistake - 14
Supporters eager for Hillary's return to NH
Manchester family heartbroken after finding lost kitten was adopted from shelter, family refuses to return it