Londonderry School Board Resignations

On Friday afternoon, the School Board received word that Chairperson Michael Saucier had submitted his resignation from the Board, citing health concerns. The Board has accepted applicants for the other current vacancy created by the recent resignation of Vice Chairperson Jenn Ganem and has not at this point deliberated on a process or timeline for naming successors to these positions. The Board will consider both resignations in public session during their meeting tomorrow, Tuesday August 24. The Board does retain the ability to continue to meet and carry out their duties with a 3/5 quorum.

The Board will conduct a reorganizational process at the start of the meeting on 8/24 to select a temporary chairperson to serve until the full board can choose a chair to serve until March of 2022.

Londonderry School Board Reopening Task Force Work Session

TO THE INHABITANTS OF THE LONDONDERRY SCHOOL DISTRICT
The Londonderry School Reopening Task Force Work Session
Scheduled on
Wednesday, August 18th, 2021
at 6:00PM
will be held in the LHS Cafeteria
The Public is invited to attend
**The non-public session, preceding and/or following the regular sessions (if necessary) will be
conducted under the provisions of RSA 91-A:3, Section II (a)(b)(c)(d) and (e)

Londonderry School Board Seat Opening Notice

Public Notice

There is currently an open seat on the School Board.
The School Board invites any Londonderry resident interested in
applying for this position to email the School District Clerk Kerri Stanley
(kstanley@londonderry.org) a resume and a letter of interest.

The application process will remain open until the close of business on
Friday, August 20th.

The person appointed by the current Board members to this position
will complete the remainder of the term that lasts until March of 2022.
In March there will be an open election for the position for what would
then be a new three-year term.

Any questions can be directed to Kerri Stanley or to the School Board
(schoolboard@londonderry.org).

Bussing Information for the 2021-2022 School Year.

2021/2022 SCHOOL YEAR – Regular Education Transportation Grades K-12
Based on the CDC guidelines, the Londonderry School District will be following the following rules regarding
bussing of regular education transportation for Grades K-12.

MASKS:
Masks will be required for all drivers and students on regular transportation busses.
The CDC has mandated masks on all public transportation which they specifically say applies to school buses
traveling in state or in town. The CDC order specifically applies to School Buses regardless of the risk level in a
particular community. The CDC order by its terms, see below, is an authorized emergency action taken under the
CDC’s authority contained is 42 USC 264(a) and 42 CFR 70.2, 71.31(b) and 71.32(b).
School bus operators, including operations by public school districts, and their passengers are required to wear
masks as defined by the Order issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC Order
provides limited exemptions to the mask requirement for certain small categories of individuals, including
children under the age of 2; persons with disabilities who cannot wear a mask, or cannot safely wear a mask
because of a disability as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. 12101 et seq.); and persons for
whom wearing a mask would create a risk to workplace health, safety, or job duty.
The CDC states that passengers and drivers on school buses must wear a mask unless the driver is the only person
on the bus. This requirement applies to all school buses whether publicly or privately owned.

SEATING:
We are building bus routes to accommodate 2 students per bench.

ASSIGNED SEATS/SEATING CHARTS:
The bus company will have assigned seats/seating charts established by the end of the first week of school for
contact tracing purposes.

DAYCARES:
Due to current bus capacity limitations, we cannot provide transportation to or from the following daycares for
students in Grades 1-12: Applewood Learning Center, Creative Little Angels, Cozy Kids Child Care, Londonderry
Learning Academy, The Learning Tree, World of Discovery and the YMCA. Parents should contact these daycares
directly to discuss transportation.
Transportation will continue to/from ALL daycares for Moose Hill students.
The School District is building the bus routes from home addresses unless the District Office is contacted
immediately of an alternate address. Please email Lisa Muse at lmuse@londonderry.org and include the
Students Name, Home Address, Alternate address for bussing, School Attending and the Grade for the
2021/2022 year. Please note that this request does not guarantee transportation.
Like last year, EACH STUDENT WILL BE ALLOWED ONLY ONE ADDRESS (unless approved by the School District
due to a family situation)

We can assure you that these decisions are not made lightly. Many scenarios and options were discussed and
finalized based on what we think to be best for the School District, families and students.
If, at any time during the school year, we can adjust these decisions, we will notify all parents.
Sincerely,
Peter Curro
Chief Financial Officer
Londonderry School District

Message from the Chair of the Londonderry School Board

This is Mike Saucier – Chair of the School Board this year.

A large crowd is expected at the School Board meeting tomorrow night (Tuesday, August 10) and I wanted to explain the process we will follow in regards to the reopening plan.

We will open the meeting with a discussion of that reopening plan. We will use the following steps:

1. The Chair of the Task Force will lead a presentation on the recommendations the group approved
2. The Superintendent and his administrative team will lead a presentation on the recommendations of the administration
3. The School Board will then have a chance to ask questions and make comments (the Board may also ask questions during the presentations)
4. Public comment specifically to the reopening plan will be allowed – the public comment during this portion will be limited to 3 minutes for each individual. It is highly recommended that people email the full school board at schoolboard@londonderry.org prior to the meeting to let their feelings be known but with that said, public comment will be allowed for any Londonderry resident – they will have the 3 minutes only. At the end of the 3 minutes, the Chair will ask you to stop and return to your seat with no additional time.
5. After public comment, the Board will have a final chance to comment and question before holding a final vote to decide on the reopening plan.

To be clear, when a Board member, administrator, or member of the public is speaking, the people in the audience must remain silent and demonstrate a level of respect to the speaker. There shall be no heckling, calling out, or talking of any kind while the recognized speaker is speaking as a part of the meeting. That level of respect is a minimum we can expect from the parents of Londonderry students. If someone in the audience does not respect these rules, they will be gaveled down by the Chair. If they continue, they will have the opportunity to leave on their own accord, or will be declared out of order and removed from the meeting.

With all of that said, I as Chair am not interested in any of that happening. As Board Chair, I am thrilled that members of the public and parents have strong opinions about a wide range of issues that impact our students and schools. I expect that the people who attend the Board meeting will represent Londonderry well and demonstrate why we all take such pride in our community and our schools.

I look forward to a respectful and productive School Board meeting on August 10th.

Mike Saucier