Pursuant to the provisions of RSA 33:8-a, the Londonderry School Board of the Londonderry School District will hold a public bond hearing on Tuesday, January 24, 2023, at 7:00PM in the Londonderry High School Cafeteria, 295 Mammoth Road, Londonderry, NH, regarding the possible issuance of bonds or notes for the renovation of district facilities district wide.

The public is invited to attend.

Londonderry School District Legal Notice of Public Hearing

Pursuant to the provisions of the Municipal Budget Act, RSA 32:5, the Londonderry School Board of the Londonderry School District will hold a public hearing to discuss the proposed fiscal year 2023-24 General Fund Operating Budget and other proposed general and special warrant articles.  The public hearing is scheduled for Thursday January 12, 2023, at 7:00PM in the Londonderry High School Cafeteria, 295 Mammoth Road, Londonderry, NH,

The public is invited to attend.

Press Release: Londonderry School Board Unanimously Approves New Superintendent Daniel Black

Press Release Londonderry School District

Londonderry School Board Unanimously Approves New Superintendent Daniel Black

Londonderry, NH — At the December 20th School Board Meeting, the Board approved current Interim Superintendent Daniel Black as the District’s next permanent Superintendent. This decision comes after many months of work by the Superintendent Search Committee that was initially charged early last year under the guidance of the Bryan Group, who helped the committee determine Superintendent competencies and characteristics; collected and vetted applications; and ran an in-depth interview process.

After successfully going through short and long interviews, Black demonstrated most all of the competencies the District was looking for in their next permanent leader. He was moved on to a community Meet and Greet on December 12th, when community members could ask questions and make public comment. From there, the Board made their final vote on December 20th.

Black has been serving as the Interim Superintendent since July 1st; prior to that appointment, he was hired as the District’s Assistant Superintendent in 2016. Before coming to Londonderry, Black worked in Keene as the Assistant Superintendent. His collection of educational experience includes: founding Principal in New York City Schools, an Instructional Coach, a middle school science teacher, and Teach for America in Texas.  He earned his degrees from Vanderbilt, Harvard, and Plymouth Universities.

In Londonderry, Black is known for his data-based collaborative decision making. He has been instrumental in the formation of the District’s Portrait of a Graduate. He is focused on designing clearer competency-based curriculum. He is deeply committed to helping the District future plan effectively for issues such as student achievement, facilities planning, and the status of public Kindergarten. Black also makes visiting classrooms and supporting teachers and students a priority. He is well regarded by the Administrative Team, many of whom he assembled upon becoming Interim in July.

Before making the motion to appoint Daniel Black Londonderry’s Superintendent, Board member Bob Slater explained the grueling search process over the past year, and that he was looking for the best person to move the District in a positive direction. He noted of Black “I have watched this man since last spring when he was appointed Interim; he put a team together like no other to move the District forward—it was amazing. Since July, the District has gotten stronger and stronger, and this place is running like it never ran before. I feel as though this gentleman has those qualities to move us forward. The District is fortunate to have him.”

Black stated, “I am humbled and thankful for the support and praise from the School Board and Search Committee. I would also comment that Londonderry did a great job putting me through a hiring process, while at the same time recruiting me for the long term. At every step of the way, I was reminded of the great staff and community we have here in Londonderry, and how lucky I would be if given the opportunity to be their leader. I am so proud of our school system and how we rebounded to normalcy this year and reminded our community of how strong our academic program is, while providing our students with a wide range of co-curricular experiences to build their skills outside the classroom. We are in a strong place right now and will continue to take steps to improve where we want to get better for our students and community. I want to thank everyone for their kind words and support throughout this process – it kept me moving forward and excited to reach this point.”

One of Black’s first goals will be to lead the search process for a permanent Assistant Superintendent.

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Londonderry School District: Morning Commute

Dear Londonderry Families, Staff, and Students –

We are sorry for the mess of a commute into school today.

We approached today’s weather call as we always do; we:

  1. monitored the weather days before it approached.
  2. attended a statewide briefing on the storm yesterday afternoon.
  3. coordinated early this morning with the Londonderry Department of Public Works, our Buildings and Grounds Department, neighboring School Districts, and our Bus Company, studying the weather information and checking the roads ourselves to make this morning’s call.

At 5AM this morning, we came to the same conclusion as our neighboring districts, with the information we had that rain would continue through the morning commute, and we were in good shape for a normal opening.

Obviously, as we started our bus runs for Londonderry High School, the weather changed quickly to snow and ice, which caused a far more treacherous commute for everyone than we expected.

We had many bus delays and needed the help of Londonderry DPW to ice and salt the roads continually to get the routes moving, as well as the help of LPD to move some of our buses that were stuck. Additionally, a number of bus routes did not occur at the High School, Middle School, and our Elementary Schools.

This was a very problematic morning commute, and again, we are sorry for all of the troubles and inconveniences that occurred.

As of now, we have all our students in school that are going to make it in. We are seeing warming weather throughout the day, and the roads are already in much better shape. Based on the current weather forecast, we do not see the need for an early release. We do expect to start our afternoon bus runs and dismissal closer to 2pm at Londonderry High School, to give ourselves more time to get everyone home safely.

We are going to cancel PM Kindergarten and LEEP for today at Moose Hill so that we have enough bus drivers and are ready for PM dismissal for the rest of our schools.

We know there are many major events occurring in our schools after school and tomorrow, with more snow coming in tonight and tomorrow morning. We will work with all our schools on those events and come up with appropriate plans later today and tomorrow morning with further communication for affected students and families.

We appreciate your patience with this morning’s commute.

Interim Superintendent

Dan Black

Londonderry School Board Agenda 12-13-2022

The meeting of the Londonderry School Board will be held on Tuesday, December 13, 2022, at 7:00 PM 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.

12-13-2022 Agenda