Superintendent’s Message – February 2014
I would like to thank the residents that participated in this year’s Deliberative Session. Last year I mentioned that I hoped participation would increase this year. I had no idea at the time, but it appears we met that goal. Almost one thousand people filled our Performing Arts Center to talk about the most important business in the world…educating our youth! Bringing our four towns together continues to be a major goal of ours. I was proud to be your Superintendent that night. Having the opportunity to listen to the concerns and wishes of our residents at the “Peoples’ Meeting” brings clarity to the charge issued by the School Board. “Demand excellence and settle for nothing less!”
We will continue to build on the things that bring us together. My hope is that excellence will be one of those things. We can agree or agree to disagree….but we need to always agree to work together and continue to put our students first!
Our budget season this year has identified many challenges and opportunities. We will continue to work on the budgeting process to deliver the absolute best district to our tax payers.
The message was clear that the Timberlane Regional School District has tremendous support. The passion and support for our schools in unrivaled in Southern New Hampshire. The message was also clear that some residents would like to see spending reduced but not at the expense of the quality. We need to strike that delicate balance of providing the best for our children and at the same time making sure we can afford it.
What can we afford? And what can we afford not to afford? Investing in our children, investing in our district and investing in our future is non-negotiable. Your voices were heard and I will continue to reflect and plan as we march on.
I will also continue to reach out to each of our four towns and meet with individuals or groups to listen and answer questions. Timberlane continues to be a great place to work and go to school because of the caliber of the people that call it home. Please feel free to call my office at 603-382-6119 extension 2217 or email me at Email with your comments, concerns or to schedule an appointment to meet with me. Thank you for your continued support.
Dr. Earl Metzler,
Superintendent of Schools