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December 21, 2016 School Board Parents Highlights

This was created from Parents who attended the meeting. There was a very productive and informative School Board meeting this month. I’m embarrassed to admit that it was my first time attending a School Board meeting from start to finish, and worthwhile it was. Thank you to those parents who attended. Continuing with a parent […]

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Portsmouth Herald Article on Start times

By Brian Early PORTSMOUTH — The School Board voted 8 to 1 to start middle and high school later in the morning starting next school year. The change will push back the middle and high school start times about an hour and synchronize the elementary school start times. Currently the middle and high school start […]

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PHS Considering Eliminating 9th Grade Honors Class

If you are not aware, the Portsmouth High School is looking to end the 9th grade honors program in English and Science (for the 2017-18 school year). They plan to offer honors in grades 10-12, but are strongly pursuing the idea of stopping it in 9th grade.  Many parents of past and upcoming PHS students are concerned about this decision.  At […]

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RCL Notes of the October 19, 2016 School Board meeting

RYE NH SCHOOL BD. MEETING AT JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL 10-19-16 Notes provided by the Rye Civic League Time stamps of videotaped items of interest (MMM:SS, video available at 000:00 Present Chair (M)arion, (B)randon, (H)onda absent Hillman, Moynahan. Visitors Crawford and Tsetsilas. 001:00 (M) refers to an issue this month involving delay in providing draft […]

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RCL Notes of September 12, 2016 School Board Meeting

Document for Civic News:  RyeSchoolBoardNotes091216revBfinal One of the two Junior High boilers is leaking and no longer usable, a fact discovered in July or August.  It may be necessary to sole source the new boiler procurement to ensure heat by November 1 because of problems getting an engineering firm that will write a specification.  The […]

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School Board July 15, 2016 Work shop notes

  1.  Manifest of $2.921 million approved.  Most of this is High School tuition.  Discussion of HS attendance and cost (Part 1, 11:52 elapsed). 2.  Unassigned fund balance (surplus) will be up substantially this year (i.e. 2015-2016 school year), creating concern of next year’s tax rate needing to be larger in comparison (Part 1, 14:26 […]

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RCL May 26th School Board Meeting Notes

Rye NH School Board Meeting May 26, 2016 Rye Civic League Notes Note:  The video is available at  The times are in hours and minutes relative to the start of the video. 00:01 Brianna shadows April. 00:07Ryeteachers approved to have their 3 kids attend RES, though they do not live in the district. Reduced […]

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RCL April 13, 2016 School Board Time Stamps and Notes

Rye NH School Board Meeting April 13 2016 Video:    Click Here 0:01 Call to Order 0:02 Approve March minutes, public and non-public. 0:03 School Bd. Training/alignment 0:06 Spending from Trust funds 0:08 Update on RJH principal search 2 Rye 1 New Castle parents 0:11 Curriculum Cabinet update by Asst. Supt. Kelli Killen. Professional Development(teacher […]

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RCL School Board March 16, 2016 Notes and Time stamps

File for the Civic News:  RyeSchBdRclNotes031616revBfinal NOTES OF MARCH 28, 2016 RYE SCHOOL BOARD MEETING Final Revision B – Provided by the Rye Civic League Editor’s note:  For ease in finding particular sections using the archived video and audio on Vimeo, the elapsed time is indicated.  Use the slider and the elapsed time indicated at […]

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Rye Junior High Structure Discussions

March 16th Presentation:  MiddleSchoolStructure031616 March 16th Time stamps: 0:00 elapsed:  Election of Scott Marion as Chairman, Kevin Brandon as Vice-Chairman and Kate Hillman as  Secretary.  Misc. matters. 47:25 elapsed:  Presentation on three options for Middle School structure.  Model One:  Integrate Social Studies with Language Arts.  Model Two:  Social Studies taught by each of the other […]

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Rye Clean Water Information

Slides for November 8th Water in Rye: Water in Rye Presentation Final 8 Nov 17 Conservation Law Foundation – Efforts for […]

Rye Master Plan 2017 Updates Discussion

2015 Warrant Article 22

preparing-a-master-plan-for-your-community Short overview of what a master plan is:  Click Here Note:  Prior to the October 12th Public Hearing, newer […]

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”, […]

2017 Governance Committee

The Governance Committee and the Board of Directors of the Rye Civic League met on August 29, 2017 to, among […]

Seacoast Lacrosse 2018 Information

Welcome to the home of Seacoast Lacrosse including youth programs 6U,8U,10U,12U and 14U.  Registration for all spring programs are now OPEN.  […]

Town and School Budget 2018 Information

Budget Schedule:  Budget Schedule 2018

RCL October 23, 2017 BOS Notes

cancer cluster final report:  Cancer Task Force final report File for the Civic News:  RyeBOSrclNotes102317revBfinal A warrant article will be drafted to […]

RCL October 11, 2017 BOS Notes

File for Civic News:  RyeBOSrclNotes101117revBfinal Selectman Musselman proposed the creation of paid non-resident parking areas on side streets near the beach. […]

Town Hall Space 2017 Updates

The Heritage Committee continues to do all it can to raise funds to maintain the building.  The BOS is completing […]