Next Charter School gets grant

DERRY — The Next Charter School was awarded $500 from the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation's Community Spirit 9/11 Mini-Grant program. Diane Warren, an employee of Harvard Pilgrim, nominated the school for the award.

Grant funds will be used to support extra curricular activities for students.

The Community Spirit 9/11 Mini-Grant program started to commemorate Harvard Pilgrim members who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001.

The program allows each Harvard Pilgrim employee to award a $500 grant, funded by the Foundation, to the local charity of his her choice each calendar year. Since 2002, Harvard Pilgrim employees have directed more than $5.7 million to thousands of organizations throughout Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts and New Hampshire.

"We are so fortunate to have generous and dedicated employees who enrich our company and the communities in which we all live and work," said Karen Voci, president of the Harvard Pilgrim Foundation. "The Mini-Grant program is a wonderful way to support our employees as philanthropists and to help them make an impact in their own cities and towns."

Board seeks Fiscal Advisory members

DERRY — The Derry School Board seeks Derry residents interested in serving on the Fiscal Advisory Committee for a three-year term. There are currently several openings on the committee.

The group works with the school board to develop a budget for presentation to voters at the annual school district meeting and general election.

Applications are available through the Superintendent of Schools office, 18 South Main Street, or visit sau10.org. Deadline to apply is Sept. 28. 

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