School System

Mason NH School System

MES: Kudos for a job well done…

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The Gazette occasionally trolls the Mason, NH school web site for information. However, the “front page” appears to be under the control of the administration, it’s not until one digs down a little deeper that one finds the google back…

Right to Know, Mason Style

At the November 24, 2015 Mason NH selectman’s meeting, Townsend Rd. Mason resident Bob Young appeared before the board and cordially invited the selectmen to post their meeting agendas on the web. To paraphrase his comments: he is interested in…

Technology in Mason

At the October 18 school board meeting, the board once again took part in the great e-rate check receiving ceremony. E-Rate is a special reduced rate for internet connectivity that is available for schools and libraries. The reason why Fairpoint…

Movie Night with Mr. Rick

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Today we received our first auto e-mail that keeps us abreast of happenings at Mason Elementary School. “Just a reminder that tomorrow night, Friday, November 20th is Monthly Movie Nite! with Mr. Rick and Company. The movie will be “Wreck-It…

Mason School District Draft 2016-17 Budget

According to the online agenda, at the Monday, November 16 school board meeting, a “Rough Draft of Budget/Schedule and Warrant Articles” will be presented. Further on down the agenda indicates that the Mason Elementary School principal will present “Full day…

Smarter Balanced Test Results

The NH Department of Education has released the Smarter Balanced Assessment results. You can see the Mason results here. As a whole the students at Mason elementary were 74% at Level 3 or above in English Language, and 64% in…

Mason, NH 2015 Tax Rate

The 2015 tax rate for Mason, NH has been set. The following table includes an “extra” line “total school” which is the sum of the state and local education rate. However, the state portion comes out of your pocket just…

Mason Trust Funds Safe

A recent article in the Monadnock Ledger, paywall article caught the Gazette’s attention. The Gazette fired off an email to Trustee of Trust Funds George Schwenk and got this prompt reply: “No, we never even considered using that outfit. Our…