HAMPTON NH — Superintendent Lois Costa and School Board Chair Les Shepard would like to thank voters for their support in passing the Hampton School District’s Fiscal Year 2023 budget and a series of warrant articles this week.
Each of the board-sponsored articles passed by a margin of 60 percent or more votes, making possible maintenance at the Marston and Centre School buildings and grounds, child benefits services at Sacred Heart School, and a fully-funded operating budget for the coming fiscal year.
Voters also approved a new collective bargaining agreement for teachers between the district and the Seacoast Education Association, as well a new agreement for paraprofessionals between the district and the Seacoast Education Support Personnel Association.
“I extend a sincere thanks to our voters for showing their commitment to our education system,” Superintendent Costa said. “As a district, we strive to create the best possible learning environment for students. Approving these contracts will support us in attracting and retaining talented educators and to continue to make the Hampton School District a desirable place to work.”
The new three-year collective bargaining agreements start in July. Both agreements outline salary increases that make the rate paid to teachers and paraprofessionals in the district comparable to that of neighboring districts.
“We are so grateful for the overwhelming support that we received at the polls. Thank you for supporting our teachers, our paraprofessionals, our students and the school district as a whole,” Chair Shepard said.