Ready for the new school year?

I hope you all have had a restful and relaxing summer!  It’s hard to believe it’s gone by so quickly! A special thank you to the administrative assistants, custodial and maintenance staff members who have worked hard over the summer to get our buildings ready for us and our students. Hopefully you found time to relax and enjoy some time off as well.

This year will be a busy one for MESSA.  We will be moving away from payroll deductions to EZPay directly through NEA-NH. This is an exciting change that we be a huge benefit to our association going forward. (Please bring your banking information with you to our opening day meeting)

Along with the other Monadnock associations, we are negotiating a new contracts for our custodians, maintenance professionals, paraprofessionals, and administrative assistants.  Your input prior to negotiations will be crucial to our negotiation team.  You will  be receiving a survey at our opening day meeting.

Should you need to contact me, the best way to reach me is to email me at melissa8laxmom@gmail.com or to call me at MRHS at 603-903-6705  and leave a voicemail message.

I am looking forward to welcoming you all back to school on Monday, August 21st at 12:45pm, where I will introduce our officers, building reps and negotiating team to you.

Enjoy your remaining days of vacation!

Sincerely,

Melissa Alexander
President

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Welcome Back to School!

We are pleased to welcome returning members and new colleagues to the District.  Please let us know how we can support you professionally and how we can improve learning conditions for our students!

Please attend the deliberative session!

This important meeting is on 2/6/16 at 10:00 a.m., at Monadnock Middle/High School in Swanzey.

Things You Should Know:

  • You must be a registered voter in order to participate, but non-voters can attend.
  • All warrant articles will be presented and discussed.  Some articles can be amended.
  • The meeting can last for two or three hours depending on the length of the debate.
  • The school district operating budget voted at the Deliberative Session is the budget figure that appears on the ballot in March.
  • At the Deliberative Session any voter can propose amendments to reduce or increase the operating budget.
  • Your presence at the deliberative session shows that you care about our schools!

Thank you for your support this year!

As the 2014-2015 school year draws to a close, the members of the MESSA would like to extend their gratitude to the Monadnock community for its support this year. Each June we look back at the school year behind us and reflect on the steps we took in the past ten months, both in the classroom and out. This year, in addition to the opportunity to educate, support, and nurture our students, the teachers and staff of the Monadnock Regional School District had the chance to work closely with the community to garner support our collective bargaining agreement. The MESSA is very grateful for the support of the voters who put education first and came out this year to stand up for the students in the Monadnock Regional School District. We are looking forward to growing this connection between the school and the community in the coming months and are excited to work with you again next year.

On March 10th, Vote YES on 7 and 8!

This year, the Specialists of Monadnock District and Monadnock Education Support Staff Association teamed up with the School Board to create new contracts.  The contracts are fair, fiscally responsible, and designed for sustainability.  Our agreements represent a mutual investment in the future of the Monadnock Regional School District. We are pleased to partner with the School Board in this effort to achieve our shared long-term vision of being the best school district in the state.

We understand that health insurance costs are rising, and if these contracts are approved by the voters on March 10th, employees will pay for a greater share of their premiums.

Please join us in supporting our school district, by voting YES on Articles 7 and 8!

Voter Information

Fitzwilliam Town Hall 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Gilsum Gilsum Elementary School 1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Richmond Veterans Hall 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Roxbury Meeting House 6:30 p.m. – mid meeting
Swanzey Christian Life Fellowship Church 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Troy Troy Elementary School 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.