NH House Passes Croydon Tuition Bill
Good news for Croydon students. Senate Bill SB-8, a town tuition bill often referred to as the Croydon Bill passed the NH House in a roll call vote of 210 – 147 after an amendment was added. The amendment empowers local school boards to make contracts with non-sectarian private schools as “school tuition programs.”
The amendment is consistent with existing practices. School districts often provide private school placement for students with special needs, and some extend that opportunity for other students as well. They may also do so per the Manifest Educational Hardship statute.
The amended bill now goes to the Senate Education Committee where they will determine if the bill should go to the Full Senate for another vote, or negotiate the differences between the versions passed by each body.
Governor Sununu issued the following statement on the Bill passing the House. “I look forward to signing SB 8 and fulfilling a commitment I made to the citizens of our state. Parents, children, and school districts must have the ability to choose the education path that is best suited for them and this legislation will ensure that small school districts have flexibility in choosing that path. This bill will not only resolve Croydon’s situation but will also benefit more than a dozen small districts across the state.”
Grantham Announces New School Superintendent
Grantham also has school news. Yesterday the Grantham School Board announced that Sydney Leggett would be the new Superintendent of SAU #75, which serves the Grantham School District.
Mrs. Leggett brings over twenty years of public education experience to the district as an educator, principal and most recently as the Director of Instruction with the Alton School District. Currently, Mrs. Leggett is completing her Doctorate in Educational Leadership through Southern New Hampshire University.
Leggett takes over from retiring Superintendent Jacqueline Guillette who served the Grantham School District for five years.
Change in Sunapee Traffic Pattern
Some of Sunapee’s traffic patterns have been changed due to damage from Wednesday night’s storm. North Road from Bishops Landing to Sargent Road will be single lane. Traffic signals are installed for safety but please use caution. Ryder Corner Road will remain closed and Perkins Pond Road is one lane.
Scott Hazelton, Highway Director said the town received 3-6 inches of precipitation within a 45-minute period in the Sunapee Heights area and severely impacted the roads. Any questions should be directed to the Town Office at 763-2212, or leave a message for Scott Hazelton, Highway Director at 763-5060
Hannaford’s Greek Pasta Salad Recall
A Greek Pasta Salad from Hannaford’s is being voluntarily recalled. A.S.K. Foods, Inc. of Palmyra, Pennsylvania is voluntarily recalling one lot of Hannaford Supermarkets’ TASTE OF INSPIRATIONS GREEK PASTA SALAD. The Taste of Inspiration Greek Pasta Salad may contain undeclared milk. People with allergies or severe sensitivity to milk; run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume the product.
The recalled Greek Pasta Salad was distributed and sold at Hannaford Supermarkets in ME, NY, MA, NH, and VT.
The product is in 10-ounce (284g) clear plastic containers with a label that states Taste of Inspirations Greek Pasta Salad on the lid. The code on the lid that states “SELL BY:/ 6-5-17 3649-1” and is marked with UPC 25439 98423 on the side/bottom label.
No illnesses have been reported to date.
The recall came after finding certain packages of the product contained an ingredient and nutrition label from Taste of Inspirations Classic Red Skin Potato Salad that did not reveal the presence of milk. If you still have this salad, please return it to the Hannaford Supermarket store that you purchased it from for a full refund.