Follow up on Londonderry Police Log

As a School District, we always contact individual parents, groups of parents, and the public when it is appropriate when something happens within our schools that we need to communicate and share information. Many things that happen in our schools are private and legally protected between students and their parents, as well as for our employees.

Last night a few individuals read the Londonderry Police Log and came across the following information – “2:05 p.m. Suicide Attempt/Threat transported to a hospital from Moose Hill School on Pillsbury Road.”

Nothing that happened last Wednesday April 13th at Moose Hill, involving one employee was appropriate for the Moose Hill School or the School District to communicate to any one parent, any group of parents, or the community at large.

One of our wonderful SROs (School Resource Officers) did come to Moose Hill last Wednesday to help with a situation and their help did end up as this one statement in the Londonderry Police Log.

It is not appropriate for the Londonderry School District or Londonderry Police Department to share any more information.

We hope the Londonderry community at large can appreciate that many things that happen in our schools are meant to stay private, especially when they are legally meant to be private.

As a school system we are working very hard to address the stress, mental health, and social-emotional needs of both our staff and students right now. If you want to find out more of what we are doing please watch our April 19th School Board meeting  (from 1:42 (one hour and 42 minutes in) to about 2:35 (two hours and 35 minutes in).

We hope the community can work with us to support these efforts.

The Londonderry School Board Announces Formation of a Kindergarten Study Committee

At the April 19th 2022 School Board meeting the following charge for a Kindergarten Study Committee was made and approved 5 – 0 by the Londonderry School Board:

The Kindergarten Study Committee should include a chair and co-chair from the district office, two board members, up to 3 community members, the kindergarten principal and member of the kindergarten staff and a representative from the facilities committee.

The committee will be responsible for gathering community feedback, staff feedback and parent feedback within the context of feasibility to ultimately return to the board with a recommendation in regard to moving forward with a full day kindergarten plan or not backed by full day versus half day research. In the event of a full day recommendation the committee should research and present to the board the anticipated additional needs to support this.

The committee should meet at minimum once every two weeks and provide progress updates to the full board.

If any member of the community is interested in joining the Kindergarten Study Committee please email Dan Black at dblack@londonderry.org.

Response to Public Comment Misinformation from April 5th School Board Meeting

If there is misinformation shared during public comment at a school board meeting, school district administrators will respond to those comments in a coordinated manner with the School Board. There were a few examples of misinformation that came up during public comment at the April 5th 2022 School Board meeting. Below are a few factual statements to clear up the misinformation shared:


One member of the public held up a book at the April 5th School Board meeting and stated this was a book in one of our libraries – specifically the middle school – that was controversial and they did not approve of it. The member of the public held up the book – “This Book is Anti-Racist” by Tiffany Jewel. Our librarians determined that this book is not in the catalog at Londonderry Middle School nor any of the schools in our district.

One member of the public claimed at the April 5th School Board meeting from reading the Londonderry Police Log that there was a sexual offense that took place in Londonderry High School during the prior week. There was no sexual offense that took place at Londonderry High School. The School’s SRO (School Resource Officer) took a report regarding an alleged sexual offense that took place off campus during off-school hours. The SRO submitted an “Offense #” which initiates the report and investigation.  There is a “Location” section on that police log, which references LHS, because that is where the report was taken, not where the offense allegedly occurred. In the future, the LPD will not use a school address in a report if an incident did not occur within the school building.

There were a number of claims made about Critical Race Theory at the April 5th School Board meeting as well. The School District has been actively working with the NH Department of Education and we will be able to comment on those claims once they have completed their investigation.

Londonderry School Board Meeting Agenda 4/19/2022

AGENDA
SCHOOL ADMINISTRATIVE UNIT NO. 12
Office of the Superintendent of Schools
Londonderry, New Hampshire 03053
The meeting of the Londonderry School Board will be held on Tuesday, April 19, 2022 at 6:00PM at the
Londonderry High School, 295 Mammoth Road, Londonderry, NH in the LHS Band Room. The meeting will
also be broadcast on local Cable Access Ch. 21 as well as the District’s YouTube Channel.

Click Here for Agenda

Londonderry School Board Meeting Agenda 4/18/2022

AGENDA
SCHOOL ADMINISTRATIVE UNIT NO. 12
Office of the Superintendent of Schools
Londonderry, New Hampshire 03053
The meeting of the Londonderry School Board will be held on Monday, April 18, 2022 at 7:00PM at the
Londonderry High School, 295 Mammoth Road, Londonderry, NH in the LHS Cafeteria. The meeting will be
broadcast on local Cable Access Ch. 21 as well as the District’s YouTube Channel.

Click Here for Agenda

Londonderry School District: Voting Day Thank You

On behalf of the Londonderry School Board and School District, we would like to thank Londonderry’s residents for their support at Voting Day, on March 8, 2022! We are grateful for each voter, and are honored by your support.

Because of each of you, Londonderry will continue to provide quality academic and co-curricular programming to our students.  By approving the board recommended budget, we can now bring in lunch and recess monitors during elementary lunch periods to give our teachers the planning time they so deserve! Our high school students will be offered a Senior College Seminar course, helping increase opportunities to learn about the academic and financial impacts of college decisions. Our schools will offer an enhanced version of Math Academy to our students going into grades 2-8 again this summer, with our elementary schools continuing to offer it one day per week this fall and provide bus transportation afterwards!

Our teachers and allied health professionals have new three-year contracts which recognize the dedicated support they have shown for our children in the past two years.

We will continue to maintain our buildings and invest in our technology and associated networks, ensuring our students have access to the resources and materials they need.

The community has unreservedly shown its support to the district, our teachers, staff and most importantly, our students. We are humbled by the opportunity to serve our town and are grateful for your support.

Thank you,

Amy Finamore and Scott Laliberte

Londonderry School Board and Superintendent