Proposed 2016-17 Budget Update – January 8, 2016
The Oyster River Cooperative School District School Board has spent many months deliberating over the school budget. This year has been particularly difficult due to the projected 16.8% increase in health insurance costs. This health insurance increase approaches $600,000. Another way to look at the health increase is that it represents to the SAU 5 budget a 1.5% increase all by itself. This increase would have been 5% higher except that the District pools its insurance through HealthTrust.
December 9, 2015
Last spring for the first time, students across New Hampshire took the 2015 statewide Smarter Balanced Assessment in mathematics and English language arts. We can be proud that students in the Oyster River Cooperative School District did well compared to their peers across the state.
Oyster River High School has an unused asset; unoccupied seats. According to the New Hampshire Schools Administrative Association (NHSAA), ORHS has at least 300 seats we could offer to school systems who want them.