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Last Day of School and More

Dear Newmarket parents, teachers, students and community members,

At last night’s meeting the Newmarket School Board established Wednesday, June 21st as the last day of school with no school on Monday, June 19th in recognition of Juneteenth as a national holiday. Wednesday, June 21st will be an early release day with NJSHS getting out at 11:30am and NES getting out at 11:55am. Additionally, the board approved converting the previously scheduled April 19 and May 17 early release days into full length school days. 

Teachers, paraeducators and tutors will have 3 workdays beyond June 21st. The administration will be working with the teachers and paraeducators unions to sort out what those days look like for staff. 

While we are not fully out of the woods yet for potential weather cancellations, the board felt that it was important to firmly establish the last day of school so that families and staff could begin planning for the end of the year and summer vacation. Please keep the following dates in mind as you plan for the end of school.

    April 19th is now a full day of school

    May 17th is now a full day of school

    June 19th is a no school day in recognition of Juneteenth

    June 21st will be the last day of school and will be an early release day

On another note, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the community for your support of the school budget and warrant on March 14th. Given the severe winter weather on election day I really appreciate all those who came out to vote. It was my first time through the voting process in Newmarket and it was wonderful to see all of the support from the community.

Congratulations to all who were running for various school district positions. All of the incumbents were re-elected. Terri Littlefield was re-elected as School District Clerk. Chris Hawkins was re=elected as School District Moderator. Annette Brousseau was re-elected as School District Treasurer. Dan Smith and Gary Swanson were re-elected to the school board. Dan was elected to a 3-year term and Gary to a 1-year term.

All of the district warrants passed with 80% or more of support. The two biggest issues on the ballot were the operating budget and the paraprofessional contract. The operating budget was Article 2 and received 80% support. The paraprofessional contract was Article 3 and passed with 87% support. The community also approved Article 5 that put the $162,110 of interest earned on the bond into the Capital Reserve Fund for School Improvement. Article 7 also passed and put $50,000 in an expendable trust fund to stabilize health insurance costs. The full warrant and vote counts can be found on the town website.

In closing, now that spring has arrived, I look forward to the disappearing snow and the increasing opportunities for outdoor activity. In just a few short weeks our spring athletes will begin competitions. Hope to see you at a track or ballfield in the near future.

Best Regards,
Todd Allen, Superintendent





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