2023-24 Voting Information and Warrant Articles
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Teachers' Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) Informational Video:
The following brief informational video provides an overview of the proposed collective bargaining agreement (CBA) including teacher compensation, contract language adjustments, and school administration rationale. This proposed CBA will be included as a warrant article on each of our school districts’ ballots that will be voted on at the Tuesday, March 14, 2023 election. The proposed CBA was unanimously recommended by all of our districts’ school boards, and it was recommended by all of the respective towns’ budget committees, responsible for fiscal oversight and review of town and school warrant articles.
Three (3) important notes on the proposed collective bargaining agreement (CBA):
1. The CBA is a cooperative agreement at SAU 21. As such, the CBA warrant article needs to pass in all five (5) school districts within SAU 21 – in order for it to take effect in any one district. If one school district CBA warrant article fails, they all fail.
2. If the CBA fails, teachers do not receive pay increases or steps. This perpetuates a compensation differential with surrounding SAU’s. We need competitive compensation to better retain our great teachers, and the ability to attract high-quality new teachers. If the contract fails, we are concerned we will lose teachers who can move to a neighboring SAU and receive significantly better salary and benefits.
3. Our SAU 21 teachers are exceptional. They are in the classroom every day working with our students, providing individualized and personalized instruction. They provide hands-on learning opportunities and educational experiences. Our teachers excel at providing instruction to students at their level - challenging our advanced students while providing support and intervention for struggling students – both academically and social-emotionally. We are fortunate to have the tremendous faculty employed at our SAU 21 schools. Our teachers make our schools great.
Youth employment papers are currently being processed by the NH Department of Labor or at the SAU office BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Please click here OR contact Nancy Gosselin at 603-926-8992 X 101 or NJGOSSELIN@SAU21.ORG to make an appointment.
Child Find – SAU 21
School Administrative Unit 21 actively tries to locate any un-served children with educational disabilities (or with suspicion of educational disabilities), who reside within the SAU 21 school districts. We are interested in any children, age 0-22 who may have mental, emotional, or physical limitations. We may be able to provide services that could make a lasting difference for these children through referring, identifying, and evaluating their needs. If you are aware of any un-serviced children, please bring them to our attention by contacting the Student Services Office at 603-926-8992 x 114.
Elimination of Special Education Student Records – SAU 21
School Administrative Unit 21, Student Services Office is in the process of eliminating some of the student records now on file. Records of former students who were born in 1995 or earlier will be destroyed, as the records are no longer educationally relevant. If you wish to keep copies of your records or your child’s records while he/she was participating in special education, please contact the Student Services Office at 603-926-8992 x 114. If we do not hear from you by February 1, 2023, the records will be destroyed.
Quick Tip Digital Hotline
SAU 21 makes the safety of all students and staff in our schools a top priority. Click the "I'm in crisis/I know someone in crisis." link to find a list of emergency numbers and other crisis resources for immediate and longer-term support.
In our continuing efforts to improve the safety at all SAU 21 schools, we are introducing a new service. Starting on April 17, 2020, SAU 21 will be offering a Quick Tip digital hot line which is an anonymous reporting system. This “See Something, Say Something” tip line allows anyone to communicate concerns about unsafe behavior within the SAU 21 community.
Simply click "I need to report something." Providing your contact information is optional, otherwise you will remain anonymous.
See Something, Say Something!
I'm in crisis / I know someone in crisis
We are exceedingly proud of our schools due to a collective commitment to high academic standards with a growth mindset for improving student achievement. All SAU 21 schools have comprehensive instructional programs with opportunities for students at all ability levels.
We invite you to explore our SAU website and each individual school specific website for the latest information, news, and announcements.
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