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Thursday, February 25, 2021

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RIVENDELL INTERSTATE SCHOOL DISTRICT
BUDGET and VOTING INFORMATION
Click here to download the Budget and Voting Information Mailer

Information Sessions via Zoom
6:30 pm Tuesday Feb. 23, 2021
6:30 pm Tuesday March 9, 2021
Meetings will be recorded. For access to recordings and instructions on how to connect to the meeting visit www.rivendellschool.org
or call 603-353-2170 x2136.

Annual Meeting Information

ANNUAL MEETING: Due to COVID restrictions, there will be no in-person meeting this year.

ANNUAL REPORT: This year’s annual report will be created to be more user friendly, economical, and practical. Our hope is that most community members will be able to access the report electronically on the local listservs and website. We will provide each town office with hard copies and mail hard copies to anyone who emails a request to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by March 4th.

VOTING: Voting on the budget and officers will be by Australian ballot. In the interest of keeping our poll-workers safe, we are once again encouraging everyone to vote by mail. Ballots will be mailed to each registered voter in an envelope labeled “Official Rivendell Ballot Enclosed.” If you do not receive your ballot by March 1st, please contact your Town Clerk. Voted ballots must be received at your town office by 3PM March 16th. For those desiring to vote in person or to drop off a ballot, polls will be open at Rivendell Academy 5-7PM on March 16th.

INFORMATION MEETINGS: There will be two information meetings held remotely via Zoom. This is your chance to learn about the budget, ask questions and offer comments. You can dial in on your phone or connect through the internet. 

  • 6:30PM Tuesday, March 9 
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Board

The Rivendell Interstate School Board members are committed to the School District mission and goals. Every member of the Board is completely conversant with the philosophy and principles that are the foundation of school district. The school Board applies this mission and related goals to decision making.

The Board is focused on the future and is proactive in identifying trends and issues that will need to be considered in maintaining the vitality and efficacy of the school system. The Board sets the direction of the schools through the development of policy and entrusting its administration personnel to carry out daily operations and instrumental processes. The Board members know about the intricacies of various roles, responsibilities and functions and inform interested parties about appropriate procedures for growing need information and resolving conflicts. The School Board operates as a whole except for carefully crafted and articulated work and functions of sub-committees.

School Board sub-committees are formed to enable achievement of goals with efficiency and effectiveness. Sub-committees operate with specific charges established by the Board and clear understanding of roles, responsibilities and relationships with the School Board as a whole. Each sub-committee has clear expectations and understands the importance of accountability.

The School Board is committed to maintaining continuity in quality education to trust and be trusted by the citizenry of all four-member towns making up the one school district. Board members are respectful of the uniqueness of each community and at the same time committed to the formation of a unified school district. They understand the importance of open and honest communication and the desirability of public engagement.

In addition, School Board members understand the legal requirements to function as a solidified legal entity and not as independent agents. Therefore, the School Board acts upon decisions and renders direction to the school district as a whole.

Public perception is important to this School Board. We are committed to engaging the public in meaningful conversation and in helping to frame public policy. There is an understanding of the need to process parental and citizen issues with efficiency and effectiveness. Therefore, Board members will be knowledgeable about roles, responsibilities, functions, responsibilities and relationships in order to properly advise constituent groups about proper procedure for resolving conflicts and addressing constructive input.

The School Board is invested in forming a trusting and respectful relationship with all members of the Rivendell interred and exterred community. Tough decisions are accepted as the responsibility of this Board. However, we are committed to understanding, empathy and compassion for all. Information and knowledge will inform decision making that is guided by our established mission and goals.

We value the role of the School Board and understand the need for continuity. Therefore, we are committed to making the role of individual School Board members reasonable and practical. Balance of life issues are important considerations. We are committed to attracting and retaining dedicated School Board members needed for carrying out our important civic and public policy work.