Lamontagne is running for Governor in November. He will fight to
reduce business taxes and regulations, as well as insurance mandates
that are strangling our business owners and keeping them from
expanding and hiring more employees.
Lamontagne is for a family friendly state. Conserving the beauty of
New Hampshire so it will remain one of the best states to live in or
visit is a priority. He supports school scholarships for poorer
families, but is against unfunded mandates to our schools and will
work to keep government out of education so it can be run at the
people of New Hampshire have great hopes for the future but we need
representatives in office who share our values so they may help us
succeed in making our dreams come true. Go to
to read more about Ovide Lamontagne and how he will help make our
dreams come true.
for Ovide Lamontagne for Governor on September 11, 2012 in the
Primaries and again on November 6, 2012 and see what it really means
to live free or die.
Gilmanton Iron Works
Pirates Are Still At The Corner Library!
Pirates can still be seen at the Gilmanton Corner Library! Pirate
adventures in books,
DVDs and treasure is still to be found... telescopes, masks and
pieces of eight! There is still time to enter a Free raffle for a
pirate stainless steel water bottle, with just your name and phone
number, drawing August 6.
The library also has a raffle for
Superstars Of Vegas, on August 25, at the Flying Monkey in Plymouth.
Dana Z as Elvis, (All Shook Up), James Brown Jr. (I Feel Good), Judy
Teo as Tina Turner and Aretha Franklin, Tony Funches from The
Platters (Only You.) It is sure to be a night to remember! One
chance is $2.00 or 3 chances for $5.00. There will be two drawings
of 4 tickets each, so you can bring your friends!
To reserve a
book, request a book or for more information on tickets, phone
Gilmanton Education Association/School Board Contract Agreement
Gilmanton School Board and the Gilmanton Education Association are
pleased to announce that they have ratified a new teacher contract
agreement. During the last Annual School District Meeting, the
School District budget passed, but the Teacher Contract portion did
not. Citizens granted a Special School District Meeting in order to
reconsider another Teacher Contract proposal should a ratified
agreement be reached between the School Board and the Gilmanton
Education Association. An agreement has since been reached.
contract proposal is for two years covering 2012-2014. Due to the
current economic constraints, teachers have agreed to continue the
current salary schedule for the next two years. The new agreement
respects the wishes of the voting body present at the March Annual
Meeting in that there will be no raises; a 0% increase ($0), in Year
1 (2012-2013) of the new contract. Year 2 (2013-2014) provides
compensation for professional experience and longevity only. This
second year represents a 2.08% ($40,349) increase over the 2012-2013
teacher salary budget.
Language changes were made to the current
contract to bring it into compliance with the new state legislation
(SB 196). This includes Reduction in Force and Teacher Tenure.
Specific contract language was added to clarify that Gilmanton
Teachers do not have an Evergreen Clause in their contract.
Because Senate Bill 2 (Official Ballot Referendum) was voted in
during the last Annual School District Meeting, there will be a
Deliberative Session and a separate Voting by Ballot Session. At the
Deliberative Session, which will take place at the Gilmanton School
on August 14, 2012 at 6:00 pm, the School Board will present the new
warrant article to the public.
In an attempt to reduce costs to
the town, the School Board arranged the Voting by Ballot Session to
take place on September 11, 2012 at the polls in conjunction with
the Primary voting that will take place on that same day. Polls will
be open at the Gilmanton Town Hall – Academy Building from 7:00 am
to 7:00 pm on September 11, 2012.
Both the School Board and the
Gilmanton Teacher Association worked hard over many months to reach
this fair and equitable agreement. This agreement attempts to keep
the taxpayers’ needs in mind and will help keep and attract high
District residents will be the final
arbitrators of the contract on September 11th and both the School
Board and Gilmanton Teachers Association are hoping for support at
the polls for its passage.