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December 2016 School Board Update from the School Board

This e-mail was sent from the School Board to Parents. Welcome to the first Rye School Board monthly email communication. In these monthly emails you can expect to see the following information: Date, time & location of the upcoming School Board meetings. Meetings are typically held the third Wednesday of each month at 6pm in […]

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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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2018 RCL Election Support

Candidates Night Flyer: RCL 2018 Candidates Night Flyer Absentee Ballot application:  Click Here Pre-Deliberative Meeting Warrant Articles:  Click Here RCL Budget […]

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”, […]

2018 Rye Election Library Board of Trustees

  Jeff Ross I am eager to serve as a trustee of the Rye Public Library for two reasons: I […]

2018 Rye Election – Library Board of Trustee

  Jeff Ross:   I am eager to serve as a trustee of the Rye Public Library for two reasons: […]

School Board Candidates 2018

Matt Curtin: My name is Matt Curtin and I am seeking to join the School Board because I want to […]

2018 Planning Board Candidates

Jeffrey A. Quinn: Candidate for 1- year seat on The Rye Planning Board I am a 44-year full year resident […]

2018 Zoning Board of Adjustment Candidates

Dr. Burt Dibble:   PATRICIA M. WEATHERSBY, ESQ. 26 Neptune Dr. Rye, New Hampshire 03870 RYE INVOLVEMENT:    Resident, 25 years […]

2018 Board of Selectmen Candidate Information

Please scroll down to see information on all three candidates ( Mike Coutu: Information in a PDF:  Mike Coutu RCL Candidate […]