School Budget Public Hearing 1.9.21

 Rollinsford School District/Town of Rollinsford 

Annual School District Budget Public Hearing* 

Saturday, January 9, 2021 

9:00 AM 

Public Hearing Access Information 

*In accordance with the Governor’s Emergency Order #12, pursuant to Executive Order 2020-04, this public body is authorized to meet electronically to hold the annual hearing on the proposed school district budget. The Rollinsford School District/Town of Rollinsford will be using zoom for this electronic meeting. 

Meeting Access Information: 

Join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device: 

CLICK HERE TO JOIN

Description: Annual school district budget hearing 

Or join by phone: 

Dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location): 

US: +1 646 558 8656 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 312 626 6799 or +1 669 900 9128 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 346 248 7799 

Webinar ID: 849 7741 1635 

International numbers available: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kbkkUqrYu1 

Meeting Agenda: 

1. Opening Remarks – Jon Ordway, Town of Rollinsford Budget Committee Chair 

2. Proposed School District Budget 2021-2022 Presentation** – Dr. Robert Gadomski, Superintendent of Schools and Katie Krauss, Business Administrator 

3. Public Comment*** – Facilitated by Jon Ordway 

4. Adjournment 

**Proposed Budget Information can be found at: 

http://www.sau56.org/rollinsford-school-district/rollinsford-sb2/ 

***Public Comment Process: 

Members of the public will be allowed the opportunity to offer public comment on the proposed budget at the conclusion of the Proposed School District Budget Presentation. 

1. Please access the electronic meeting via the link or by using one of the phone numbers provided above. 

2. You will be admitted into the meeting and placed in a virtual “waiting room” by Lori Lane, the Assistant Superintendent of Schools. The waiting room is similar to sitting in an in-person public meeting – you can listen to the meeting, but will not be allowed to make any comments until Public Comment section of the agenda has started. 

3. Once the Public Comment section of the agenda begins, members of the public wishing to make a public comment should virtually raise their hands. Each member of the public wishing to speak will be unmuted one person at a time. 

To raise your hand if you have joined the meeting via the link, please go to the bottom of your screen and click on “Participants”, then click on “Raise Hand.” 

To raise your hand if you have called into the meeting on your phone, please press *9 on your dialer. When it is your turn, you will hear a prompt telling you to unmute yourself. To unmute yourself, please press *6 on your dialer, then you will be unmuted. 

4. Before offering your public comment, please state your name and address for the record. 

5. Please keep your comments to no longer than five minutes. Once you are finished making your comment, you will be muted. 

Recording Information: The public is being advised that this hearing will be recorded. 

RGS Kindergarten Registration

Attention families with incoming kindergartners!

The Rollinsford Grade School is still accepting applications for kindergarten registration for the 2020-21 school year.  To get started, please visit our website  and select “Kindergarten Online Registration” to preregister.

A kindergarten packet will also need to be completed. Packets can be found online, or, if you need a packet mailed to you or have any other questions, please contact the main office at (603) 742-2351.

Kindergarten Registration

The Rollinsford Grade School is still accepting applications for Kindergarten Registration. Forms can be found on the school’s website, under the “Resources” section. Or, if you would prefer a packet mailed to you, please email your request and include your mailing address, phone number, child’s name and date of birth. Children eligible for kindergarten entry must have reached their 5th birthday by October 1st, 2020.

6th Grade Informational Forum

Monday, October 28, 2019
6:30 PM
Rollinsford Grade School Gym

Please join us for a public forum to discuss the feasibility of sending our 6th graders to Marshwood. The purpose of the forum is to hear from you all and answer your questions or concerns.

A panel of experts will take questions and provide information on:

– The advantages of students remaining in a K-6 environment
– The advantages of students entering middle school for 6th grade
– The financial impact of sending 6th grade to Marshwood

There will be plenty of time for questions and comments from the public. We look forward to seeing everyone there!

New Principal for Rollinsford Grade School

The Rollinsford School Board has selected Richard Hartford of Northwood, NH to become the new principal of Rollinsford Grade School.  Mr. Hartford will take over from Kate Lucas who is leaving after seven years to become the principal at Stratham Memorial School in Stratham, NH.

Mr. Hartford’s educational career spans nearly 25 years as a teacher and administrator.  He started his career as a physical education teacher and became an administrator in 2002, starting his career as an assistant principal.  He became the principal at Northwood Elementary School in 2009 where he worked for five years.  In 2016, Rich decided to return to his roots in the classroom and is currently working as the K-5 physical education teacher at Idlehurst Elementary School in Somersworth.

Judy Nelson, Rollinsford School Board chair states, “Rich was the top candidate presented to the Board for this position and we believe is a good match for Rollinsford Grade School.”  Lori Lane, Interim Superintendent of Schools for SAU 56 added, “Mr. Hartford will be taking over a school that is heavily invested in inquiry-based learning, a student-centered approach to learning.  He was the unanimous choice of the principal search committee which included staff, parents and school board members, to bring to the school board as their finalist.”

Mr. Hartford will start his tenure as the new principal of Rollinsford Grade School on July 1st.