Departments


Volunteering at a School

We appreciate your interest in serving as a volunteer at one of our schools! The involvement of parents, volunteers and others in the community who serve as a resource to schools is fundamentally important to the success of school programs.

Why volunteer at a school?
School volunteers provide invaluable support in two primary ways - as individuals and through organizations.

Where can a volunteer assist?
Most volunteers give their time:
* Working with students in the classroom.
* Offering curriculum enrichment to students.
* Participating in school organizations such as PTO or Athletic Booster Clubs.
* Providing counsel to the school district as members of advisory committees.
* Improving school grounds and buildings.

What are the school goals for volunteers?
The school supports volunteer efforts to:
 * Increase children's motivation for learning.
 * Enrich children's school experiences.
 * Strengthen school-community relations.
 * Build understanding of schools among citizens.

How to volunteer?
The best way to volunteer is to contact the principal of the school via phone or email.

Donations

Making a Donation
The school is grateful for any donation that supports learning and teaching. Individuals or groups contemplating a gift to the school
are encouraged to review the School Donation List or discuss with the principal what gifts are appropriate and needed.

Donation Details
Please be aware that:

  • Whether your donation is tax deductible or not is a matter of discussion between you and your tax preparation specialist or attorney.
  • The school is not responsible for assessing value of in-kind goods or services.  This is your responsibility as the donor.
  • All items donated must be reviewed and formally accepted by the School Board.  After donations have been accepted by the School Board a formal thank you letter will be sent.

School Donation List
A number of teachers in the school have identified projects they'd like to implement with their classrooms.

Teacher Project Name Implementation Date Donation Request Detail
      Donation of supplies for classroom project
      Fundraiser for school project (i.e. First Lego League | Under the Sea)
      Fundraiser for school trip (Washington, D.C.)
      Fundraiser for charitable cause (i.e. Natural disaster | Soles4Souls)
      Donation of digital subscription for library
      Donation of periodical subscription for library
      Donation of equipment (i.e. computer | calculators | balls)
      Donation to the school endowment fund
      Donation to a school scholarship fund


List of Donators
The school expresses its gratitude to the following people, organizations, and companies for their donations to the school.

Name of Donator Donation Description
   
   
Attachments:
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Weather Related Delays and Closings

Sources for School Closing and Delayed Opening
The following media sources are available for information on school closing and delayed opening:

TV WMUR Channel 9
Available via broadcast or online at
 http://www.wmur.com/weather/closings

Radio Stations
WFTN (94.1 FM & 103.1 FM)
WINK (104 FM)
WKBK (1290 AM)
WKNE (103.7 FM)
WKXL (AM 1450)
WMLL (96.5 FM)
WOKQ (97.5)
WOQL (98.7 FM)
WZBK (1220 AM)
WZID (95.7 FM)


Automated Phone Call System
Connect 5 (formerly called AlertNow) system is an automated phone calling system used by the SAU and schools for contacting parents/guardians of students with school closings or delayed opening notifications due to inclement weather or other emergencies. 
 Click here for more information about SwiftK12 (formerly called Connect 5).


What is defined as inclement weather?
Inclement weather can include any kind of extreme weather, usually snow or ice, which might create hazardous driving conditions or significantly impair normal operations at the school. Inclement weather also may include severe thunderstorm activity, tornadoes, flooding or other natural perils.


How does the school respond to inclement weather?
Generally, there are three possible responses to incidents of inclement weather:

  • Closure of school. In the event of a closure, school is not in session for the day and students should not report to school.
  • Delayed opening. During a delayed opening, school officials publicly announce the specific time at which the school will open and students should report.
  • Early Dismissal. In the event of an early dismissal, the school closes at a publicly announced time.

 

When will parents receive notification that school has been closed or delayed opening?
Announcements will be made to local television stations, local radio stations, automated phone calling system (Connect 5), and notice posted on the SAU 24 website prior to 6:00 a.m. when possible.

 

Determination Procedure
We often receive questions regarding the process used when contemplating school closings. This is always a difficult decision and we understand that a decision to open or close in bad weather has a major impact on our families. While we recognize that students are best served academically by being in school, the safety of our students is always our top priority.

With that in mind, there are many factors that are taken into consideration when making a decision. The following information is considered in all decisions relative to the closing, delay opening or early dismissal of school:

  • The SAU administrators assess the conditions of the roads and parking lots, taking into account snow, ice, and other hazards such as downed trees or power lines.
  • The Superintendent of Schools consults with the road agents in the towns that are included within our SAU to evaluate the conditions and safety of the roads.
  • Short and long-term weather forecasts from multiple sources are reviewed.
  • The Superintendent of Schools consults with other schools and the local bus contractor to gather information about road conditions in surrounding areas.

The preliminary assessment of the weather situation starts at 4:30 a.m. After considering this assessment, the Superintendent of Schools will decide whether to open schools on schedule, delay opening or cancel school for the day. This decision will be announced prior to 6:00 a.m. whenever possible. The announcement is communicated to the public via local television stations, local radio stations, automated phone calling system (Connect 5), and posted on the SAU 24 website.

School officials may decide to delay the opening of schools by two hours if travel conditions are potentially unsafe at 5:30 a.m. but are expected to improve during the day. They may also delay openings if acceptable travel conditions exist at 5:30 a.m., but weather forecasts predict that conditions may soon worsen. In the event of a delayed opening, all half-day, morning pre-K and kindergarten programs will be cancelled. A two-hour delay announcement may be followed by an announcement that the school is now closed for the day, if a reassessment of conditions so warrants. The decision to close schools after previously announcing a two-hour school delay will be announced to local television stations, local radio stations, automated phone calling system (Connect 5), and posted on the SAU 24 website by 8:00 a.m.

Strategic Plan

What is a strategic plan?
A strategic plan is a document that determines where an organization is going, charts a course of action, defines what resources are needed, and conveys measures of success.  In contrast to long-term planning, which begins with the current status and defines a path to meet estimated future needs, our strategic plan began with the desired results in mind and works backwards to our current status.


Why have a strategic plan?
SAU 24's strategic plan serves a variety of purposes. First, the plan clearly defines a direction through the setting of goals at the SAU as well as at the schools. It ensures that our resources are utilized in the most efficient manner by focusing them on our key priorities. The plan also provides a base from which progress can be measured. Lastly, the plan communicates the work of the schools within the SAU to our parents, constituents, and the public at large.


What is the term of the strategic plan?
The SAU 24 Strategic Plan: A Blue Print for the Future was first published in April of 2012. Its original duration was five years and the plan was reviewed annually, with accomplishments noted in appendices and new goals added to promote a model of continuous growth.

The second phase of our strategic planning process is SAU 24 Strategic Plan Vision 20/20 and Beyond. Like our original plan, Phase II is organized into the same seven overarching categories: curriculum and instruction, assessment and data, professional development, personnel, climate and culture, facilities and operations, and community support and involvement. Its duration is five years and the plan is reviewed annually, with accomplishments noted in appendices and new goals added to promote a model of continuous growth.


Where can I get a copy of the strategic plan and annual appendices?
See the below attachments.

Policies & Procedures - Background

What is a policy?
Policies are clear, simple statements of how the school intends to conduct its services, actions or business. Policies are created then adopted by a committee, administrator or school board.

Why have a policy?
The school must take practical steps to minimize risks, promote safety, and comply with legal requirements. A policy also provides a set of guiding principles to help with decision making.

What is a procedure?
A procedure is an established or official manner of proceeding in a task or process. They describe how each policy will be put into action in the school. Each procedure outlines - Who will do what; what steps they need to take; and which documents or forms to use.

Why have a procedure?
A procedure ensures that a task or process is performed efficiently, safely, legally, and completely.

 

 

Equal Opportunity Employer
SAU 24 and its member schools provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, SAU 24 and its member schools comply with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every school. 

Where can I find what positions are available?
Open positions are posted on school/SAU 24 bulletin boards and listed on this website.  The schools and SAU are listed under the EMPLOYMENT menu (typically found on the left side of this page). Click on an entry to list all the open positions for the school or SAU.

What is the procedure to apply for an open position?
Review the information posted on the open position and follow the provided instructions.

What if I have questions about an open position or an application that I submitted?
Please contact:
Ms. Becky Lugtig
Human Resource Benefits Specialist
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Phone: 603-428-3269 X310

 

Staff Directory

The staff directory contains a list of everyone working at the SAU 24.  

Superintendent of Schools: Dr. Lorraine Tacconi-Moore
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Phone: 603-428-3269 x240

    Executive Secretary to the Superintendent: Mrs. Irene Gamache
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    Phone: 603-428-3269 x240


Assistant Superintendent of Schools: Jacqueline Coe
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Phone: 603-428-3269 x230


    Administrative Assistant to the Assistant Superintendent: Mrs. Cheryl Levandowski
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    Phone: 603-428-3269 x230


Director of Student Services: Mrs. Sandra Pickering
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Phone: 603-428-3269 x260


    Administrative Assistant to the Director of Student Services: Mrs. Jennifer Astholz
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     Phone: 603-428-3269 x260

Business Administrator: Mrs. Kathleen Sargent
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Phone: 603-428-3269 x280


    Senior Accountant: Ms. Deb Hooper
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     Phone: 603-428-3269 x290

    Payroll/Accounts Payable Specialist: Ms. Meredith Butler
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    Phone: 603-428-3269 x300


Director of Technology: Dr. Gregory Reinert
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Phone: 603-428-3269 x570


Human Resource Benefits Specialist: Ms. Becky Lugtig
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    Phone: 603-428-3269 x310

Community Outreach Coordinator: Mrs. Patti Osgood
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Phone: 603-428-3269 x350


Receptionist/Accounts Payable: Mrs. Lianna LaLiberte 
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Phone: 603-428-3269 x210

Literacy Coach K-8: Mrs. Kelli Killion
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HCS Phone: 603-428-3476
WMS Phone: 603-529-7555

Literacy Coach 6-12: Ms. Kelley Joseph
email: kelley.joseph@sau24.org
HCS Phone: 603-428-3476
WMS Phone: 603-529-7555

Math Coach K-8: TBD
email: TBD
HCS Phone: 603-428-3476
WMS Phone: 603-529-7555

Math Coach 6-12: Ms. Meghan Levine
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HCS Phone: 603-428-3476
WMS Phone: 603-529-7555

Out of District Coordinator: Ms. Nicole Cargill
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Phone: 603-428-3269 x370

Documents & Forms

A number of commonly requested documents and forms can be found here. Under Attachments, simply click on the file that you want to view or download.

Bus Routes

The bus routes for 2014-15 school year for all schools can be downloaded from the below attachments.

Attachments:
Download this file (HCS Published Bus Routes 2014-2015.pdf)HCS Published Bus Routes 2014-2015.pdf[ ]227 kB2014-08-20 14:43
Download this file (JSRHS-CWES Published Bus Routes 2014-2015.pdf)JSRHS-CWES Published Bus Routes 2014-2015.pdf[ ]298 kB2014-08-20 14:43
Download this file (SAU Bus Ridership Contract.pdf)SAU Bus Ridership Contract.pdf[ ]96 kB2014-09-02 20:37
Download this file (Weare School District Bus Modification Request.pdf)Weare School District Bus Modification Request.pdf[ ]212 kB2014-09-12 16:43
Download this file (WMS Published Bus Routes 2014-2015.pdf)WMS Published Bus Routes 2014-2015.pdf[ ]275 kB2014-08-20 14:43

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