School Reopening Task Force

The Londonderry School Board is in the process of forming a 2021 School Reopening Task Force, which will be tasked with reviewing and recommending elements of the District Reopening Plan for the 2021-2022 School Year. The Task Force will be composed of parents, staff, and community members, and efforts will be made to ensure that the members represent a broad range of our community. We are also actively seeking applicants with backgrounds in medicine, public safety, mental health, and policy development.

 

If you have interest in being considered for membership on the Task Force, and have the ability to commit to 5-6 virtual meetings during the month of July, you are encouraged to apply for membership using the form linked below. The School Board will deliberate upon the structure and membership of the Task Force at a special meeting on Tuesday, July 6 at 7:00. Those chosen for membership will be informed after that meeting.

 

Please click here to access the application form.

 

Applications will be accepted until 4:30 PM on Wednesday, June 30th.

School Board Meeting Agenda for Tuesday, June 22nd

The meeting of the Londonderry School Board will be held on Tuesday June 22nd, 2021 at 7:00PM at the
Londonderry High School, 295 Mammoth Road, Londonderry, NH in the LHS Cafeteria. In light of the current
health crisis, we will be observing social distancing guidelines in this evening’s meeting. The meeting will also
be broadcast on local Cable Access Ch. 21 as well as the District’s YouTube Channel.

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Mask Policy Update: June 17th

We are writing today to inform you of a change to our current safety protocols in the Londonderry School District. Yesterday afternoon, the New Hampshire Department of Public Health Services released new “Permissive” guidance regarding face masks in schools and child care facilities. This in effect gave us their recommendation that masks can now be optional in our buildings going forward. There was no time frame on the guidelines, and indications are that this will remain in place as long as community spread numbers continue to be low. While it is too early to say with complete confidence, it appears that this guidance could remain in place through the reopening of school in the fall.

Where we are following NHDPH guidance by virtue of our reopening plan, the District is empowered to make this adjustment now. We are currently working on a method by which parents can communicate their choice of masking for their child to the schools, which will likely be either a form or a permission slip. You will receive details on that method of communication from the buildings as soon as it is ready. Our summer programs start on 6/28 and we will certainly be ready by then.

Relative to masks in the fall, we do believe that this recommendation will still be in place by then, given the absence of a significant spike in COVID cases and a subsequent change in guidance from the NHDPHS. We intend to continue forward with our planning process to collect data as well as parent and teacher feedback over the summer, and to present our update to the reopening plan to the School Board in August.

YouTube Video of Tuesday, 6/8 School Board Meeting

Over the past weekend, it has come to our attention that YouTube has deactivated the video of the 6/8 meeting of the Londonderry School Board. The District regularly broadcasts meetings of the School Board on this format, and posts recordings of meetings in order to be sure that Londonderry residents have the ability to see meetings that are of interest to them. In the case of this particular video, we have been informed that the video has been taken down because it violates the YouTube Community Guidelines, and specifically their prohibition of content that contradicts the guidance of the WHO and the CDC regarding COVID-19 protocols. We have been alerted by YouTube that subsequent violations of this policy could result in the District’s channel being deactivated. The District has initiated an appeal of this decision, and in the meantime has posted a recording of the video on our own internal website. Residents may now view that video linked on the School Board page of the district website. It is of vital importance that members of our community have the ability to see what transpired during this meeting and all meetings of the School Board.

View School Board Meeting Videos Here.

School Board Meeting Agenda for Tuesday, June 8th

The meeting of the Londonderry School Board will be held on Tuesday June 8th, 2021 at 7:00PM at the
Londonderry High School, 295 Mammoth Road, Londonderry, NH in the LHS Cafeteria. In light of the current
health crisis, we will be observing social distancing guidelines in this evening’s meeting. The meeting will also
be broadcast on local Cable Access Ch. 21 as well as the District’s YouTube Channel.

Click to View Agenda