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. 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 professional development opportunities throughout the school year designed to improve leadership and governance skills for school board members, as well as to inform members about new issues and trends in education.
For more than 60 years, NHSBA has supported and assisted school board members by providing services in a variety of areas, including legal and policy assistance, school board best practices and good governance, legislative advocacy and training.