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04/13/18 5:59am

The Oysterponds School District is proposing a 1.584 percent increase in its 2018-19 budget for a total of $5.8 million.

The new budget, which complies with the 2 percent tax increase cap, includes an addition to the music department and the introduction of foreign language. The administration is looking to hire a part-time teacher in each discipline, Superintendent Richard Malone said. READ

10/15/14 3:00pm
10/15/2014 3:00 PM

Oysterponds Superintendent Richard Malone and school board president Dorothy-Dean Thomas at Tuesday night's school board meeting. (Credit: Paul Squire)

Oysterponds Superintendent Richard Malone and school board president Dorothy-Dean Thomas at Tuesday night’s school board meeting. (Credit: Paul Squire)

The Oysterponds school board will have to fill the vacant seat left by former board member Alison Lyne’s resignation next May.

But what happens to the seat after Ms. Lyne’s term expires in 2016 is up for debate.  (more…)

02/12/14 6:00am
02/12/2014 6:00 AM

RACHEL YOUNG PHOTO | Oysterponds Superintendent Richard Malone, left, and school board president Dorothy-Dean Thomas, right, discuss the veterans tax exemption at Tuesday's school board meeting.

Oysterponds School District Superintendent Richard Malone, left, and school board president Dorothy-Dean Thoma discuss the veterans tax exemption at Tuesday’s school board meeting. (Photo by Rachel Young)

The Oysterponds school board decided Tuesday it needs more information before voting to approve a new veteran tax exemption proposal.

During a public hearing to discuss the legislation, school board president Dorothy-Dean Thomas said she would have no problem voting for an exemption that would give veterans living in the district property tax breaks, but can’t since she believes the rules regarding the exemption “change every day,” making it impossible for the board to know what it would be voting for.

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