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Wednesday, June 07, 2023


Annual District Meetings & Reports

Annual District Meeting 2023:  March 21, 2023

Dear Rivendell Voters,
Many thanks to all who came out to the annual meeting on Tuesday night. It was wonderful to see so many people and hear what voters had to say. Democracy in action! Please know that you have been heard, even if the vote didn't go the way you wished. We look forward to engaging with all members of the Rivendell community as we develop a strategic plan. Stay tuned.

Kathy Hooke

Rivendell Interstate School District 2023 District Voting Results

District Wide – 245 ballots cast.

Article 4 (Budget) Yes 134, No 111 - The article passed.
Article 5 (Repairs and Contingency Fund) The article passed by voice vote.
Article 6 (Repairing Academy roof section) The article passed by voice vote.
Article 7 (ADA upgrades at Academy) The article passed by voice vote.
Article 8 (Security upgrades and new installation) The article passed by voice vote.
Article 9 (Theater lighting equipment) The article passed by voice vote.
Article 10 (Authorize spending of grants and gifts) The article passed by voice vote.

David Hooke of Vershire was elected moderator for one-year term (208 votes)
Jonathan Sands of Orford was elected treasurer for one-year term (193 votes)
Sara E. Day of Orford was elected at-large school board member for one-year term (196 votes)
Lillian G. Gahagan of Fairlee was elected Auditor for three-year term (195 votes)

For Clerk, there were no candidates on the ballot. There were numerous write-in votes, but no one received the 1% of checklist required. The School Board will fill this post.

Town School Board Elections - all for three-year terms

Fairlee: David Gagner 48, Write- ins 2, Blank 2, Total 52
Vershire: Kathy Hooke 45, Write-ins 2, Blank 1, Spoiled 2 Total 50
Orford: David W. Ricker 54, Charles Smith, Jr 44, Write-ins 1, Void 1, Spoiled 3 , Total 103

Thanks to the District staff for a smooth setup, and the election workers who came out and helped us get through the count efficiently.

David Hooke, Moderator

Warrant Annual District Meeting Rivendell Interstate School District

Annual Report 2023 
(Low Resolution - small file size - will download quickly)

Annual Report 2023 
(High Resolution large file size - might take a few minutes to download)

Slides for 2023 Budget Hearing
(Please note the detailed speaker notes)

General Response to Budget Questions FY 23-24 (***new***)


Sample General Ballot for All Towns 
Sample Ballot for Residents of Fairlee
Sample Ballot for Residents of Orford
Sample Ballot for Residents of Vershire

Rivendell Interstate School District Timelines for 2023 Annual District Meeting on March 21, 2023
Rivendell Public 2023-24 Budget Forum: Monday, January 23, 2023, 6:00 p.m. District Office, Orford NH & Via Zoom
Candidates for RISD Board and District Positions
2023 Filing Period Information
2023 General Election Information
Annual Meeting Flyer
January 30, 2023 Rivendell 2023-24 Public Budget Forum Minutes
2023 Annual Meeting Deadlines


Annual District Meeting Reports


Archived Annual Meeting Documents