The White Mountains Regional School District held its deliberative session on Feb. 7. No changes were made to the proposed $22.4 million operating budget, a 2.7 percent decrease from the previous year. It represents a tax decrease in Carroll (-23 cents per $1,000 of valuation), Dalton (-20 cents), Jefferson (-67 cents) and Lancaster (-94 cents). Whitefield would see a seven-cent tax hike. Meanwhile, two warrant articles were amended. Articles 5 and 6 would change the Building and Grounds Maintenance Expendable Trust Fund (ETF) to a Buildings and Grounds Maintenance Capital Reserve Fund in order to eliminate the expense of publishing notices of hearing in newspapers. The amount to be transferred was reduced by $135,100 to $1.51 million, to reflect the true amount of funds in the ETF.
- Registration is opening soon for weekly, overnight summer camp programs emphasizing outdoor skills or children ages 8-17
- Applications are being accepted for grants to support after-school and summer programs