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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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School Board February 29 RCL Notes

RCL Video:  Part 1 and Part 2 RJH goal statement:  RyeEducVisionHandout022916 RJH Planned Discussion:  RJHtransitionModelHandout022916 Letter to Parents:  Message to Parents_030116_4

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Rye Clean Water Information

RCL Clean Water Document:  Clean Water Information RCL Sept 5, 2017 Table of State PFC levels:  State by State PFC […]

Rye Master Plan 2017 Updates Discussion

Our Master Plan is the Public’s guide for what happens in Rye.  With over $1.8 billion in assessed value, is […]

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”, […]

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 […]

Request to Budget Committee August 17, 2017

New Budget Committee Name

Dow Lane Safety Concerns

Most recent BOS letter:  Dow Lane Sept 5 letter to BOS Dow Lane Neighbors petition and letter – Provides the […]

RCL Notes of August 28, 2017 Board of Selectmen meeting

File for Civic News:  RyeBOSrclNotes082817revBfinal The new Fire Chief, Mark Cotreau, was introduced. More Detail A doctor or registered nurse […]

“The Last Run” September 13th RPL Book discussion

Rye resident Steve Clarkson Discusses his recent book, “The Last Run” Wednesday, September 13 6:30 pm at the Rye Public […]

Heritage Commision – Fall Foliage Tour October 2nd

 Monday October 2nd from 6 to 8pm aboard the Thomas Leighton, rain or shine, up river- Great Bay cruise, $25 […]