Dear Friends of the Meeting School,
The process of seeking a new life and ownership for the Meeting School property is progressing. We have received the responses to our Request for Proposals (RFP) and the Board is deep into the process of determining which way to go. Our hope is to honor the legacy of the School and pass the property on as a whole but exactly what that will look like is not known at this time.
As of May 1, there are no longer any staff working at the School, we simply do not have the funds. Many, many people have given to the School over the years. Jackie, David, Craig and Megan have given so much, especially this past year as we worked to bring a new vision to life. We are forever grateful to all of you. Craig and Megan are continuing the vegetable CSA as an independent enterprise through this summer and early fall.
An opportunity to gather for a closing ceremony is planned for Sunday, May 27. There will be Meeting for Worship at 11 am in the barn followed by a brown-bag picnic lunch. Bring something to sit on—blanket, lawn chair or whatever. The School really is closed down so we are not able to offer hospitality beyond this. We do hope you will plan to join us for this time of honoring the joy, the audacity and the transformative love that was and is The Meeting School.
Student records will be kept at the New Hampshire Department of Education in Concord, NH. They contain transcripts, course evaluations and whenever possible, the senior graduating minutes. Contact Marie Morgan by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at (603)271-3759. For an official transcript, include the address of the other school so it can be sent directly to them; unofficial transcripts can be sent to the student.
The Friends Historical Library at Swarthmore College will be accepting The Meeting School archives. Preparing the archives will require many hours and will be done by volunteers over the summer. If you are interested in helping prepare the archives, please email Jackie Stillwell at email@example.com.
Stay tuned to this web page for future updates about the School. We plan to maintain this site, as well as the email address, for the immediate future.
Thank you for your ongoing support and for your prayers.
The Meeting School Board of Trustees