School Committee Has Been Formed.
As announced at the annual town meeting, a committee has been formed to study a proposal put forward by the Keene School District to tuition some or all of our students to Keene. The Sullivan Board of Selectmen appointed the committee and charged us to explore all options open to us and to report back by October 31st.
Officially known as the Sullivan Study Committee on Public Education, the committee has been meeting on alternate Wednesdays since March 17th. We have drawn up a list of questions regarding procedures, costs, future possibilities etc. We organized the questions into four major areas—cost, enrollment, outcomes, and options. Over the next few weeks, we will be obtaining answers to our questions and using the data to organize a survey for the community. It is hoped that we will have the data collected and into a draft report by the end of September and a final report by the October 31st deadline.
Obviously, community input will be vital was our town looks at what could be a momentous change in how we provide education for our children. The committee urges every member of the community to be involved in the survey and the public hearings that will be held next fall. To keep you informed we have posted our minutes on the town website at www.ci.sullivan.nh.us (from the menu, click on “School Study Committee”). If you do not have access to a computer, paper copies of the minutes may be obtained from the town offices. The public is welcome at any of our meetings. You may also discuss your concerns directly with the members of the committee—Paul Bolduc, Dana Briggs, Matt Burke, Stephanie Kleine, Jen Labadie, Dawn Martin, Chris Pratt, JJ Pryor, Malinda Scherpa, and Julie Wilber.
C. Christopher Pratt, Secretary