Posts Tagged ‘budget’

Town Council Trims Public
Works Budget Requests

The Derry Town Council swept a new carpet for the Municipal Center under the carpet and trimmed several requests for overtime in Public Works Director Mike Fowler’s budget request for 2015, but otherwise approved the working budgets for eight of the 10 departments coming under the Public Works umbrella. Fowler presented his budget at Monday […]

Derry School District Budget
Awaits Voters March 11

The Derry Cooperative School District budget for 2014-15 withstood several challenges at the Feb. 8 School District meeting, and will go to the voters on March 11. The proposed budget is $80,539,895. It was reduced by $277,000, from $80,817,146, after the numbers came in from adding Hooksett students to Pinkerton Academy. The Hooksett freshmen who […]

Snow Woes Continue

With snowstorms coming so close together these past few weeks, it may seem as if this is a winter for the record books, but that still remains to be seen. Nevertheless, it’s been a trial for all of us, but particularly for the highway departments. Most are over budget by now and prepared to dig […]

Amendment to Cut Already
Reduced School Budget Fails

An effort to lower an already-amended Derry School District budget failed in a secret ballot, and the budget proposed by the School Board will go to the voters March 11. The School Board’s working budget of $80,817,146 was reduced to $80,539,895, a difference of $277,000, after an updated tuition figure came in from Pinkerton Academy, […]

Town Council Sets Goals

The Derry Town Council has finalized its goals for 2014 and unanimously accepted them. The goals, originally drafted in November, were reviewed by the Council and approved 7-0 in the first portion of a Special Meeting Jan. 28. Acting Town Administrator Larry Budreau presented the goals, codified into a report by the Primex insurance company. […]

School Officials Prepare for
Saturday’s Deliberative Session

The Derry School Board and administration held the last of their public information meetings on the budget, as they prepare for Saturday’s Deliberative Session. Superintendent Laura Nelson, board chair Brenda Willis, and board members Dan McKenna and Jen Lague gathered in the library of West Running Brook Middle School along with the school’s principal, Leslie […]

Residents Ask School Board
to Make More Budget Cuts

While the Derry Cooperative School District is proposing a budget lower than both last year’s approved budget and its default budget, residents at the Jan. 21 public hearing implored them to cut even more, including the possibility of closing a school. The working budget for 2014-15 is $80,817,146.18, including Food Service and federal funds, which are […]

School Board Gets Active
in Explaining Budget

The Derry School Board is taking to the road to explain this year’s budget. Superintendent Laura Nelson said at the Jan. 14 School Board meeting that board members have been attending Parent Teacher Association (PTA) meetings for the district’s seven schools. “They discuss the budget, how it was developed,” Nelson said. “We have developed a […]