Updated 4/10/2017 12:53PM – Updated incorrect date of Wednesday to the correct date of Thursday April 13th, 2017 for the regularly scheduled Hampton Falls School Board meeting.
Updated 4/10/2017 14:57PM – Chairman Mark Lane has responded with the following: As of this moment I still have not received a letter from the Hampton School Board. Obviously if I do get one the Board will investigate any opportunity and ultimately make a decision that is in the best interest of our students and the taxpayers of Hampton Falls.
As a follow-up to a Letter to the Editor in the Hampton Union, the Observer has received a copy of the request that was made by Chairman Les Shepard of the Hampton School Board (SAU90) to Chairman Mark Lane and Members of the Hampton Falls School Board (SAU21) on April 4th, 2017 asking for a meeting between the two boards with the goal to:
… discuss the possible collaboration of our two districts to meet the needs of our middle school students.
Going on to cite:
As each of our communities deals with relatively flat enrollments, it seemed sensible to the members of our Board to seek ways to keep costs at a reasonable level while still providing an excellent education – certainly an expectation in both of our communities.
Hampton Falls resident George Koch III, has sent an email to the Hampton Falls School Board including Chairman Mark Lane to request that this letter be added to the agenda for the Hampton Falls School Board meeting scheduled this Thursday April 13th at 6:30PM (or at the conclusion of the 5PM work session). Mr. Koch states in that email:
As I believe it is prudent to explore all options available…getting the costs and logistics of sending our middle school students to Hampton Academy would be in the best interest of all parties and to the Town of Hampton Falls.
A copy of the agenda for the upcoming school board meeting can be found on the SAU21 website: https://www.sau21.org/sau/images/Hampton_Falls/Meetings_Agendas/2016-2017/hf-2017-04-13-agenda.pdf and below.