Pittsfield school board humbled, honored by EDie award
“Pittsfield was particularly outstanding,” Comstock said, adding the board successfully involved students, parents and residents to help shape policy in the community.
While this is the first time the school board has received the award, Wolfe said officials feel they’ve been on the right track in the past few years. “We have a very good relationship with the students, the faculty and the town,” Wolfe said, adding the board tries to get the public involved in every aspect of schools.
While the students supported the proposal, Wolfe said the board felt it was not appropriate to amend the dress code. As a result of their relationship, which was built on mutual respect, he said the students accepted the decision maturely.
For the past two years, Wolfe said the board has been reviewing, combining and updating district policies, especially ones that date back to the 1980s or 1990s. He said this was long overdue, especially since officials never considered iPads or cyber bullying when the policies were written a generation ago.
“We’re going to try to improve,” Wolfe said. “We’re not going to slack off in anyway.”
Comstock said it’s important for residents to feel involved and to know their tax dollars are being used productively.
Last year, Comstock said the NHSBA recognized the school board from Fall Mountain Regional — which includes the communities of Acworth, Alstead, Charlestown, Langdon and Walpole — for excellence and the one from Mascenic Regional, serving Greenville and New Ipswich, in 2011.
The banquet is scheduled for June 8 at 4 p.m. at the Raddison Hotel, Center of NH, 700 Elm St. in Manchester. The cost to attend is $40 per person or $400 per table. As this is the 20th anniversary of the event, formal attire is encouraged, according to www.edies.org.
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