Fall Mountain Warrant

This letter was sent to all Walpole as school parents.  Realizing that many of the subscribers here are not parents of school age children, I asked Sam Jacobs if I could share the information with you. – Lil

 

Information from the Walpole Site Based Committee
Important School Vote on March 10

 On March 10, the Fall Mountain Regional School District will be voting on the following issues.  The Walpole School Site Based Committee would like to share information and our recommendations with you, so you might feel more informed when voting in the upcoming election.  We encourage you to bring this document with you to the polls.  The Walpole Town Hall, St. Peter’s Church in North Walpole, and the Fire ​​Station in Alstead are all open for voting from 7 AM – 7 PM.  Thank  you for taking the time to vote on Tuesday, March 10.

 

Article 1Shall the Fall Mountain Regional School District raise and appropriate as an operating budget, not including appropriations by special warrant articles and other appropriations voted separately, the amounts set forth on the budget posted with the warrant or as amended by vote of the first session, for the purposes set forth therein, totaling $32,428,708?  Should this article be defeated, the default budget shall be $31,933,862, which is the same as last year, with certain adjustments required by previous action of the Fall Mountain Regional School District or by law; or the governing body may hold one special meeting, in accordance with RSA 40:13, X and XVI, to take up the issue of a revised operating budget only.  (Majority vote required.)  The School Board and the Walpole Site Based Committee recommend this article.  

The projected tax impact for the updated budget amount (as presently built) is as follows:

TOWN

2018/2019

Local

School

Tax Rate

2019/2020

Local

School

Tax Rate

2020/2021

Estimated

School

Tax Rate

Increase/

(Decrease)

Estimated Change

on a Property

Assessed at

$100,000

Acworth

$13.19

$14.44

$13.28

($1.16)

($116.31)

Alstead

$15.04

$15.00

$12.92

($2.08)

($207.96)

Charlestown

$23.71

$24.02

$20.17

($3.24)

($324.05)

Langdon

$17.30

$16.71

$15.55

($1.16)

($115.55)

Walpole

$13.18

$14.50

$12.77

($1.73)

($173.44)

A complete line-by-line general budget breakdown report can be found on the district’s website at http://www.sau60.org and in the Annual Report booklet.

 

Article 2 :This Article is for the Acworth voters only.

Article 3:This Article is for the Alstead voters only.

Article 4:This Article is for the Charlestown voters only.

Article 5:This Article is for the Charlestown voters only.

Article 6:This Article is for the Langdon voters only.

 

Article 7 Shall the Walpole voters vote to appropriate $162,500 for capital improvements to the Walpole Primary, Walpole Elementary and North Walpole Schools as detailed in the Capital Improvements plan, WES gym ceiling project, WES secure door control access and camera system, WPS secure door control access and camera system, NWS upgrade intercom system, and NWS secure door control access and camera system, with $143,777 of said funds to come from the Walpole Schools Capital Reserve Fund and $18,723 to come from one-time state funding?  The School Board and the Walpole Site Based Committee recommend this article.

 

Article 8 Shall the District vote to appropriate $156,500 to update restrooms for ADA compliance – phase 3, Ag program storage building, replace polycarbonate for greenhouse, architectural design for Ag barn/sugar house/classroom building, and a replacement outdoor scoreboard as detailed in the District capital improvements plan for the Fall Mountain Regional High School, with said funds to come from the FMRHS Capital Reserve Fund?  The School Board and the Walpole Site Based Committee recommend this article.

 

Article 9 Shall the District vote to raise and appropriate up to $500,000 to be placed in the district’s capital reserve funds with the breakdown as follows: 3.99% up to $19,950 to be added to the Acworth Capital Reserve Fund; 6.87% up to $34,350 to be added to the Alstead Capital Reserve Fund; 19.00% up to $95,000 to be added to the Charlestown Capital Reserve Fund; 2.68% up to $13,400 to be added to the Langdon Capital Reserve Fund; 17.46% up to $87,300 to be added to the Walpole Capital Reserve Fund and 50% for up to $250,000 to be placed in the High School Capital Reserve Fund, with said funds to come solely from any year-end unassigned general fund balance. These funds are to be held by Trustees of Trust Funds in the respective towns and no withdrawals shall be made without consent of the voters?  The School Board and the Walpole Site Based Committee recommend this article.

 

Article 10 Shall the District authorize the school board to convey to the Town of Walpole a 1.7 acre parcel of land on the westerly side of Main Street in the northeasterly corner of land belonging to the school district being part of the land shown as Walpole Tax Map 22, Lot 4, presently being used by the Town of Walpole for parking next to the Town recreation area, on such terms as the school board shall determine are in the best interest of the school district with all costs for the transfer to be paid by the Town of Walpole?  The School Board and the Walpole Site Based Committee recommend this article.

 

Article 11 Shall the school district accept the provisions of RSA 195 (as amended) providing for the withdrawal of the preexisting district of Charlestown from the Fall Mountain Regional School District, a cooperative school district in accordance with the provisions of the proposed withdrawal plan filed with the school district clerk?  The School Board and the Walpole Site Based Committee do not recommend this article.

 

Thank you for your continued support.

Walpole Site Based Committee

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