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04/28/17 5:55am

The Oysterponds School District is proposing a spending increase of $24,373 — or .43 percent — in its 2017-18 school budget.

The district plans to raise the tax levy by .48 percent to stay under the tax cap. That translates to an increase of 18 cents per $100 of assessed value. An average home assessed at $6,000 would have an estimated increase of $10.82, according to a district budget brochure.

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04/09/14 8:00am
04/09/2014 8:00 AM
 Tonight's Oysterponds school board meeting is at 7:30 p.m.

The Oysterponds school board held its regular meeting Tuesday night. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson, file)

Oysterponds Elementary School officials are describing a recent state audit of the district’s finances as a positive experience. The new report found the district has maintained an excessive fund balance over the last four fiscal years.

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03/25/14 11:00am
03/25/2014 11:00 AM
Oysterponds Elementary School. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

The Oysterponds Elementary School in Orient. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder, file)

The Oysterponds school board is expected to adopt Superintendent Richard Malone’s proposed $5.5 million spending plan for the 2014-15 school year and two ballot propositions for windows and to establish a capital reserve fund at Tuesday night’s budget workshop, according to the agenda.

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02/26/14 10:00am
02/26/2014 10:00 AM
PAUL SQUIRE PHOTO | Board member Linda Goldsmith (second from right) discusses the veterans tax exemption with the rest of the board at Tuesday night's public hearing.

Oysterponds school board member Linda Goldsmith (second from right) discusses the veterans tax exemption at Tuesday night’s public hearing. (Photo by Paul Squire)

The Oysterponds school board didn’t take any action on a veterans tax exemption program Tuesday night and decided to reopen the discussion in the spring, meaning the exemption will not be in effect for this year.

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02/25/14 3:00pm
02/25/2014 3:00 PM
KATHARINE SCHROEDER FILE PHOTO | The Oysterponds school board meeting is at 6 p.m. on Tuesday.

The public hearing at the Oysterponds school board meeting is set for 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday. (Katharine Schroeder file photo)

The Oysterponds school board is scheduled to discuss a possible tax exemption for local veterans again at its meeting Tuesday evening.  (more…)

01/29/14 8:00am
01/29/2014 8:00 AM
RACHEL YOUNG PHOTO | Oysterponds teacher assistant Brittany Knote, standing, gives a technology demonstration to school board members Tuesday evening.

RACHEL YOUNG PHOTO | Oysterponds teacher assistant Brittany Knote, standing, gives a technology demonstration to school board members Tuesday evening.

Oysterponds school board members couldn’t stop playing with their iPads at Tuesday night’s regular meeting — but it’s not because they were bored. (more…)

12/17/13 4:30pm
12/17/2013 4:30 PM
KATHARINE SCHROEDER FILE PHOTO | The Oysterponds school board meeting is at 6 p.m. on Tuesday.

KATHARINE SCHROEDER FILE PHOTO | The Oysterponds school board meeting is at 6 p.m. on Tuesday.

The Oysterponds school board is expected to vote on contract extensions for Superintendent Richard Malone and principal Joan Frisicano at Tuesday night’s regular meeting.

Mr. Malone’s contract is set to expire this summer. He was hired in July 2012 to replace Ms. Frisicano after she resigned as superintendent. About a year later, the district hired her again in June to replace outgoing principal Françoise Wittenburg.

If the extensions are approved, Mr. Malone’s contract will expire June 30, 2016 and Ms. Frisicano’s contract will end June 30, 2015, according to the meeting’s agenda. Both agreements carry an annual 1.5 percent salary increase.

Tuesday night’s meeting starts at 6 p.m. due to tonight’s inclement weather, according to the district’s website.

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Oysterponds School board meeting agenda, Dec. 17, 2013