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New Hampshire has more than 900 school board members, making it one of the largest bodies of elected officials in the state. Each school board provides direction and general oversight to the schools within its district. By serving on your local school board, you are part of a very powerful voice for quality public education. School board members are elected to three-year terms. Each school board has an odd-number of members, with at least three members. New Hampshire law stipulates that board members meet the following requirements:
  • Must be a registered voter in the district they wish to represent
  • Cannot be serving as district moderator, treasurer, or auditor
  • Cannot be a salaried employee of the school administrative unit, or any district in the SAU they wish to represent
The New Hampshire School Boards Association offers a variety of workshops and conferences throughout the school year designed to improve the leadership skills of local school board members, as well as inform members about new issues and trends in education.

For more than 50 years, the New Hampshire School Boards Association has supported and assisted school board members by providing services in a variety of areas, including state and federal government relations, labor relations, sample policies, and general school board governance.

If you would like more information regarding school board member service, please contact the superintendent at your local School Administrative Unit (SAU), or Ted Comstock, Executive Director of the New Hampshire School Boards Association.

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