Guest Contribution by Arthur Green
At tonight’s Board of Selectman meeting which I attended, the Sandown selectmen unanimously voted to establish a minority study committee under RSA 195:25 to study the feasibility and suitability of Sandown withdrawing from the Timberlane Regional School District.
The minority committee will do its own study while the “majority committee” made up of selectmen and school board members of all four towns in the district goes about its study.
The board appointed the following committee members:
- Cindy Buco (Board of Selectmen)
- Tony Piemonte (Sandown Budget Committee)
- Donna Green (Timberlane Regional School Board)
- Cathy Gorman (Timberlane Budget Committee)
- Bruce Cleveland (Sandown Moderator)
- Lisa Tapley (Sandown)
- Paula Martin (Sandown)
- Michael Constanzo (Sandown)
Selectman Buco plans to hold the initial organizing meeting of the minority study committee on Wed. May 20, 7 pm, at Sandown town hall. When the meeting notice is available, it will be posted on this blog,
Both majority and minority reports must be submitted to the state Board of Education by early November, 2015. If a plan to withdraw is approved by the voters as well as by the Board of Education, the very earliest Sandown could withdraw from the Timberlane school district would be July 1, 2017.