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School Ballot article 2 Similar NH Case

Similar case: On February 20, 2018, the Hillsborough Superior Court ordered a reduction in Weare, NH default budget because the default budget included a contract never approved by voters.  It held that the “effect of including the challenged contracts in the default budget is the appropriation of money by the governing body without any meaningful […]

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2018 School Budget Information & Dec. 13, 2018 Budget Committee Sumarry

Budget Summary 13 Dec 2017 below: Rye budget committee presentation Dec 13 Rye FY18-19 Proposed Budget Draft FY19 Rye Propsoed Budget Draft master (1) 1. SAU50 Assistant Business Administrator Amy Ransom presented the proposed operating budget for 2018-2019 of $14,023,994, up from $13,893,451 in 2017-2018 and $13,092,108 in 2016-2017. The proposed budget reflects a reduction […]

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School Use Feasibility Oct 25 Note from RES Pricipal Sept. 7, 2017 documents

Dear Parents and Community Members, A special thank you for all those who attended the School Use Feasibility Committee Public Input Session this past Wed, 10/25. It was an informative night and we appreciate your suggestions. For those who were not able to attend, please take a moment and review the presentation here. Feedback is welcome through November […]

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RCL School Feasibility 30 Aug. 2017 Meeting

For the Civic News:  RyeSchoolFeasibility083117revBfinal Anecdotal data from two realtors reveals that only thirty percent of Rye properties are being sold to families with children. More Detail Rye Junior High School enrollment, as of the start of the 2017-2018 school year is 134, 12 fewer than projected in the budget. The sixth grade class is […]

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RCL Notes of School Building Feasibility August 3, 2017

RyeSchoolFeasibility080317revBfinal Enrollment at the two schools is now 431, compared to a capacity of 400 students at Rye Elementary School, and 280 students at Rye Junior High School. Between 2011 and 2019, there is projected to be a decline of 156 students at the two schools, or about 30 percent. While live birth data has […]

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Note from RJH Principal on Staff Changes June 2017


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RCL Notes of School Feasibility June 15, 2017

File for Civic News:  RyeSchoolFeasibility061517revBfinal School Board member Paula Tsetsilas and Budget Committee member and former School Board member Peggy Balboni were elected Co-Chairmen. A disagreement arose between parents on the committee and Selectman and Member Craig Musselman on whether this is a school or town committee, and on the importance of meeting possible town […]

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School Building Use Committee

Per Warrant Article #3 of the 2017 School District Ballot, The School Board is leading the development of a School Building Use Committee. The purpose of this Committee is to “study the long-term enrollment projections and consider how to best use the current school district properties to best meet the educational needs of Rye students […]

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School Board Update E-mail to Parents

  January 2017 Welcome to your January 2017 monthly Rye school board update. It is our goal that this be your “one source” for School Board information. Each update will publish upcoming meetings dates, minutes from our last meeting along with key news items, and a “Did You Know?” section about our schools and/or school […]

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RCL notes built form the December 21, 2016 School Board Meeting

File for the Civic News:  RyeSchoolBoardAnnotatedMinutes122116revBfinal 1     Business Manager Jim Katkin will be retiring in the next few years.  To prepare for that, the SAU has increased its budget to provide for an Assistant Business Manager who would be able to assume his responsibilities.  This will add approximately $140,000 to the annual SAU50 […]

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2018 RCL Election Support

My voting Sheet:  Rye 2018 My Voting Sheet Warrant Article Presentation – updated after the Deliberative Meeting:  RCL 2018 Warrant Articles Information […]

Rye Clean Water Information

Slides for November 8th Water in Rye: Water in Rye Presentation Final 8 Nov 17     No Video – camera […]

RCL Support for Property Assemsment

Open this document:  RCL Property Assesment Support July 2017

RCL Discussion Topics

Here are the different topics for discussion.   We have started with some information and opinion “not right or wrong”, […]

Heritage Commission Education on Town Hall Questions

Selectman Musselman responding to assertions in John Loftus Letter to the Editor Click Here Resident produced clarification of public statements […]

2018 School Deliberative Meeting Notes

File for Civic News:  SchoolDelibSess020618revBfinal An attempt to decrease the operating budget by approximately $76,000, the cost of Rye’s contribution to […]

RCL February 26, 2018 BOS Notes

File for Civic News: RyeBOSrclNotes022618revBfinal A long-time resident provided documents to the Selectmen that, she said, supports her assertion that Esther […]

RCL February 12, 2018 BOS Meeting Notes

File for Civic News:  RyeBOSrclNotes021218revBfinal A resident expressed disappointment at the late disclosure of the fact that, if the Town were […]

School Ballot article 2 Similar NH Case

Similar case: On February 20, 2018, the Hillsborough Superior Court ordered a reduction in Weare, NH default budget because the […]

Rye Prescription Drug disposal service

A new program for Rye residents to safely dispose of their outdated and unwanted prescription drugs is being implemented by […]