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GOVERNOR ADDRESSES NEWLY ELECTED SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS AT NHSBA TRAINING EVENT
5/5/2005

Summary:
Governor John Lynch welcomed over 80 new school board members to school board service at the NHSBA New School Board Member Orientation Workshop. This workshop was held at the Local Government Center in Concord.The focus of the workshop was to provide newly elected board members a basic understanding of their roles and responsibilities. In brief remarks, the Governor emphasized the importance of school board service, and stated that he knew that "school board members often work longer hours than the Governor." He also gave his impressions of the current status of school funding legislation, and said he would continue to advocate for a resolution that would be fair, predictable, and sustainable. The Governor also stated that one of his top initiatives will be to address the drop-out rate, and asked the Association for its assistance on this issue. In concluding, the Governor stated that he looked forward to continuing to work with NHSBA Executive Director Ted Comstock and the Association to promote public education in New Hampshire. NHSBA Executive Director Ted Comstock thanked the Governor for his leadership on public education issues, and specifically recognized the Governor for his efforts to include the Association in new education initiatives. Dr. Comstock stated that "we appreciate the opportunity to provide the Governor and his staff the "views" of our members on cutting-edge education issues, and we look forward to building on our excellent relationship with Governor Lynch."

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