Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Superintendent Michael Delahanty said on Wednesday that he has no reason to believe there was any malicious intent.
Salem School District staff are currently working to identify, target and clean up individual school computer servers after they were infected with a virus late last week. According to Superintendent Michael Delahanty, he has no reason to believe that the virus was targeted at the district. "This is not a common virus, it's more of a contemporary virus, but nevertheless it's not a virus that selects organizations to infect," said Delahanty. The virus is specifically impacting the SAU 57 office, Salem High School and Woodbury School. Delahanty said that he doesn't believe that elementary school files have been infected. Grades at SHS closed on Tuesday, and they are supposed to go out to students on either April 15 or April 16. "We are …
Friday, December 28, 2012
Preliminary votes next week and final votes the week after.
The Salem Municipal Budget Committee will conduct meetings to handle SAU 57 warrant articles on Thursday, Jan. 3 and Thursday, Jan. 10, according to a statement on the school district website. The Jan. 3 meeting will take place in the Media Center at Salem High School while the Jan. 10 meeting will take place in the Knightly Meeting Room at Town Hall. Both meetings will take place at 7 p.m. A presentation of the warrant articles, along with discussion and preliminary votes, will take place Jan. 3. On Jan. 10, the committee will hold a public hearing on the warrant articles and then will take their final votes.
Friday, December 14, 2012
Salem superintendent expects issues to be discussed more locally in the wake of Connecticut shooting.
SAU 57 Superintendent Michael Delahanty said he expected discussions about school security and emergency response to begin again locally in the wake of Friday's school shooting in Newtown, Conn. Delahanty said Salem schools did not take extra precautions or change any of their normal school day protocols as a result of the shooting. Without knowing full details on what happened in Connecticut, Delahanty said it could have been "potentially more problematic" to change protocols or increase police presence at schools. Some local communities did make changes Friday. As fate would have it, Delahanty said Salem High School conducted a lockdown drill Friday morning, before news of the Connecticut shooting broke. "The timing was coincidental and …
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
There may be as many as three warrant articles related to the 2013 renovation plans.
The Salem School Board voted Tuesday night for a school renovation plan that would provide extensive renovations for Fisk and Soule Elementary Schools and partial renovation work at Haigh Elementary School. The final wording for the bond articles for the 2013 school warrant will be voted on at a meeting next week, but the general framework of the board's desires was agreed to unanimously Tuesday. An initial article would provide for Fisk and Soule renovations without additional classrooms and a large multi-purpose room. The bonded number mentioned for that renovation would be $15.8 million. Additionally, about $369,000 would be bonded for work at Haigh. A second article would include an additional $805,000 in renovations for Haigh, …
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Salem School Board presents budget to Budget Committee up with $58.8 million in general fund costs.
The Salem Municipal Budget Committee was presented Wednesday with a 2013-2014 Salem School District budget up 2.68 percent over the current year. The increase for the budget, as reviewed by the Salem School Board, will likely be reduced to a 2.06 percent after more anticipated state adequacy funds are factored into the budget. Overall, the general fund budget presented for 2013-2014 is now $58.8 million, up from the present year total of $57.1 million. The majority of the increases in the budget presented Wednesday night come from salaries, benefits and maintenance. SAU 57 Superintendent Dr. Michael Delahanty explained that over $1.4 million of that increase includes an astronomical hike in state retirement costs to the tune of $785,620. …
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Plans to renovate either two or three elementary schools expected to be presented.
A public forum on the future of school renovations in Salem is scheduled to take place at 7 p.m. tonight at Salem High School in the Seifert Auditorium. The forum had originally been scheduled for last month but was pushed back due to Hurricane Sandy. At the forum, the Salem School Board will be seeking input from the public and questions regarding their plans for future school renovations. The agenda for the evening is available here. It is expected the School Board will present several ideas for plans that renovate some combination of the three remaining elementary schools in town. A possibility includes renovating Fisk and Soule Elementary Schools but not Haigh Elementary School. If the two-school plan passes, Haigh would be the last …
Monday, October 22, 2012
Capt. Shawn Hogan died during an ATV training exercise, according to the Union Leader.
A soldier who graduated from Salem High School in 2002 who lost his life in a training accident in Kentucky last week was remembered fondly Monday morning by his SHS principal. "He was an independent thinker," said SAU 57 Superintendent Michael Delahanty, Special Forces Capt. Shawn Hogan's principal when he graduated from SHS. "He was not a conformist at all, and an incredibly smart young man." The Union Leader published more details Monday about the death of Hogan, 28, of Salem, reporting he suffered fatal injuries during an ATV rollover accident Wednesday. The paper reported Hogan was stationed at Fort Campbell and was part of the 5th Special Forces Group. Before Hogan joined the military Delahanty recalled him as a "dedicated" cross-…
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Meeting begins at 7 p.m. in the Media Center at SHS.
The Salem School Board is expected to consider numerous nominations from SAU 57 Superintendent Michael Delahanty for new administrators at tonight's meeting. The agenda for tonight's meeting is available here. It will begin at 7 p.m. in the Salem High School Media Center. The most significant of the nominations is that of Salem High Principal Maura Palmer for SAU 57 assistant superintendent. She is expected to replace the retiring Edith Soley. To replace Palmer, Delahanty will nominate SHS Associate Principal Tracy Collyer. Collyer has been with the district since 2002. SHS Math and Science Director Deborah Payne will be nominated to be the district's first-ever finance director while teacher Bradley St. Germain will be nominated to …