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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Timberlane voters approve all articles District's operating budget of $61.8 million passes easily

From the Eagle Tribune;

Timberlane voters approve all articles District's operating budget of $61.8 million passes easily
By Jo-Anne MacKenzie

PLAISTOW — Timberlane Regional School District voters just couldn't say no yesterday. They approved all articles on the warrant.

The proposed operating budget of $61.8 million was approved, 2,759-1,008. Voters also OK'd a contract with the Timberlane Teachers' Association, 2,096-1,775.

They agreed to put $100,000 in the School Building Construction, Reconstruction, Capital Improvement and Land Purchase Capital reserve Fund, 2,627-1,221.

Atkinson Academy will have a spruced-up kitchen. Voters approved spending $225,000, 1,993-1,886. Voters also agreed to accept everything in the 2009 annual report, 3,138-604.

In school district elections, Nancy Steenson of Danville won a three-year seat on the Timberlane Regional School Board. She received 322 votes, handily beating out Jennifer Caruso with 129 and incumbent Arlene Champey with 166.

In Plaistow, in a race for one three-year seat, incumbent Lisa Withee beat challenger Michael Addorisio, 563 to 244.

Sandown incumbent Lori Aubrey held onto her three-year seat on the board with 398 votes. But challenger Kelly Ward came close, gathering 349 votes. The third candidate, Cathy Lisi, received 126 votes.

There were no seats open in Atkinson.

For the Timberlane Regional School District Budget Committee, Danville resident and incumbent member Michele O'Neil handily beat challenger Paul Shalek, 425 to 175.

In Plaistow, Normand Bouchard beat Michael Addorisio for a three-year seat on the district Budget Committee, 529 to 242. Michele Conte beat Tricia Holt for a two-year term on the board, 410-367.

Sandown has two openings on the Budget Committee, one for three years, one for two years, but no candidates emerged. There were a number of write-in votes. For the two-year term, Heidi Chaput received 86 votes; Ralph Millard received 22 votes; and Kelly Ward received 11. Two of the same candidates received write-in votes for the three-year seat: Chaput had 28 votes and Millard had 17. Brenda Copp also received 17 write-in votes for that seat.

There were no openings on the committee to represent Atkinson.


Anonymous said...

Fire all teacher.s .The prince and everybody envolved and start from scratch

Anonymous said...

In order for that to happen, you would need a school board that's tough which we don't have.

Anonymous said...

the SB acts like it works for LaSalle instead of the other way around