Other school articles that passed included a $500,000 plan to support a Schools Buildings Maintenance Expendable Trust Fund; $100,000 for a School District Equipment Capital Reserve Fund; and two collective bargaining agreements between the school district, custodians and support staff that will provide minimal raises over the course of the contract.
In a three-way race, incumbent School Board member Nancy Hendricks and Dan Lekas earned the two open seats on the board, earning 1,129 and 960 votes, respectively. George Tsekrekas received 876 votes.
The day included not only voting business, but the usual community gathering in the gym lobby. Residents provided displays of their voting preferences and Girl Scouts sold cookies in the corner.
Resident Ann Chiampa staffed the Londonderry Historical Society table and said she sold out of all her baked goods. She was also offering information on the planned projects at the town’s museum on Pillsbury Road.
“We do this every year,” Chiampa said.
Residents went into the gym to vote, then came out and offered $110 in donations to the historical group.
Chiampa said the day’s voter turnout came in waves, but she always hopes more will get out and vote.
“We had our busy moments and our quiet times,” she said. “And I didn’t even ask for the money and they kept donating.”